PUMPGIRL

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There's one in every town, and they call her the Pumpgirl. She works

in the garage, changes the oil and thinks she's one of the lads. She's

sweet on 'No-helmet' Hammy, but he loves no-one but himself. He's

out all night with his racing boys, whilst wife Sinead's off on a

joyride of her own, with an ache that's about to be cured.

A turbo-charged race through the diesel fumes and country music of the Armagh badlands, Mike Bradwell directs an exhilarating tale of humour and horror by a major new voice in Irish writing. Abbie Spallen's explosively comic new play takes us deep into the unspoken thoughts and darkest desires of three lives destined to collide.

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James Doran

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Orla Fitzgerald

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Maggie Hayes

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08 Dec
I cannot recommend #TheArrival at @bushtheatre highly enough. Jolting and beautifully written, the performances are… https://t.co/f8ceUTdAvr
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07 Dec
“a script filled with warmth and humour that's not afraid to tackle complex issues with nuance and maturity" ⭐️⭐️… https://t.co/BmeSuNwkI8
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07 Dec
Omfg I love this gorgeous jewel of a show. Congrats @tamashatheatre @painesplough @bushtheatre teams on a stunning… https://t.co/rmaB97Oshe
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07 Dec
It is rare to see a play that is at its best in moments without words, but #TheArrival @bushtheatre is just that. I… https://t.co/eGvvtJ2ovt
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06 Dec
Deeply moving, beautifully written debut play from the hugely talented #bijanshebani #thearrival @bushtheatre Exqui… https://t.co/jfJzTVCpDm
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06 Dec

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