Of Kith and Kin

by Chris Thompson
A Bush Theatre and Sheffield Theatres co-production
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23 Oct to 25 Nov

‘He can’t call you both Dad. One of you should be Dad and the other one Daddy, surely?’

Daniel and Oliver are about to have their first baby. With their best friend, Priya, acting as surrogate, they’ve turned the study into a nursery and the bottles are sterilised. All that’s missing is the bundle of joy they’ve been pining for.

But when Daniel’s chaotic mother gatecrashes the baby shower with a few home truths, the cracks in Daniel and Oliver’s relationship begin to show. Are they as ready for this as they think they are? And more importantly, is Priya?

Everyone knows you can choose your friends. Chris Thompson’s gripping new comedy takes us to the heart of what happens when we choose our family too.

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A co-production with Sheffield Theatres.

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23 October - 25 NovemberFrom £10

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Wednesday Matinees

25 October and 1, 8, 15, 22 NovemberFrom £10

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Saturday Matinees

28 October and 4, 11, 18, 25 NovemberFrom £10

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Theatre

Running time approx 2 hours

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The running time includes a 20min interval.

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Captioned performance

Fri 3 Nov, 7.30pm

Audio described performance

Sat 11 Nov, 2.30pm


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“a funny, biting and chilling comedy about surrogacy and family”
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“an intimate look at family"
Broadway World UK
“Funny, moving and thought provoking”
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Joshua Silver Headshot
Joshua Silver
Joshua Silver plays Oliver. For theatre, his work includes Photograph 51 (Michael Grandage Company at the Noel Coward Theatre), Wolf Hall/Bring Up the Bodies (Aldwych Theatre/Winter Garden Theater, Broadway), A Tale of Two Cities (Royal and Derngate), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Blue Stockings (Shakespeare’s Globe), Trelawny of the ‘Wells’ (Donmar Warehouse) and The Hotel Plays (Grange Hotel). For television his work includes The Moonstone.
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Chetna Pandya
Chetna Pandya plays Priya. Her recent theatre work includes Guess Who’s Coming To Tea (Hampstead Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East), Mother India (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Pereira’s Bakery at 76 Chapel Road, Mahua, The Westbridge (Royal Court), Much Ado About Nothing (RSC) and A Disappearing Number (Complicite). Her recent television work includes Motherland, Aliens, The Wrong Mans, Count Arthur Strong, Line of Duty and Toast of London.
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James Lance
James Lance plays Daniel. His theatre work includes The Dead Monkey (Park Theatre), Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense (Duke of York’s Theatre and UK tour), Ingredient X (Royal Court Theatre), Pythonesque (Underbelly, Edinburgh), Ordinary Dreams (Trafalgar Studios) and Henry IV (Donmar Warehouse). His television work includes Hoff the Record, I Want My Wife Back, Houdini and Doyle, Siblings, Black Mirror, Hotel Babylon, Sensitive Skin, Absolute Power, Teachers, The Book Group, Spaced and I’m Alan Partridge; and for film, The Bookshop, Northern Soul, Swansong, The Look of Love, Estranged, The Roundabout, Bel Ami, Bronson and Marie Antoinette.
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Donna Berlin
Donna Berlin plays Arabelle. Her theatre work includes Anna Karenina (Royal Exchange/West Yorkshire Playhouse), The Rolling Stone (Royal Exchange, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Orange Tree Theatre), Blood Wedding, The Bacchae (Royal & Derngate), Elmina’s Kitchen (UK tour, Garrick Theatre) and Puffins (Nabokov/Southwark Playhouse). For television, her work includes Requiem, Game Face, New Tricks, Extras, Lead Balloon and Beautiful People; and for film, In Darkness, Monochrome and Dinner with My Sisters.
Joanna Bacon Headshot
Joanna Bacon
Joanna Bacon plays Lydia and Carrie. She returns to Sheffield Theatres having previously appeared in Iphigenia. Her other theatre work includes Scarlett (Hampstead Theatre), Each Slow Dusk, In This Place (Pentabus Theatre), Gaslight (New Vic Theatre), Spring Storm, Beyond The Horizon (Royal & Derngate, Northampton and National Theatre), Calais (UK tour). Her television work includes Prime Suspect 1973, Cradle to Grave, Him & Her, The Shadow Line, Wallander; and for film, A Quiet Passion, Rock’n’Rolla, Venus and Love Actually.

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First look at the fabulous cast of #OfKithAndKin ahead of press night. Break a leg one and all ✨👶🏽👨‍❤️‍👨🥃🍾🌈 https://t.co/ImOU4retkD
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20 Oct
Last time I ended up in Boyz magazine it wasn’t for my writing! Loving this five star review #ofkithandkinhttps://t.co/PcG21xjwl5
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21 Oct
A great privilege to join @lechris_t at #OfKithAndKin @bushtheatre last night. A triumph of a play, a gay play for… https://t.co/4UfLtuHkag
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21 Oct
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21 Oct
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A great privilege to join @lechris_t at #OfKithAndKin @bushtheatre last night. A triumph of a play, a gay play for… https://t.co/4UfLtuHkag
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21 Oct

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