THE ALIENS

by Annie Baker
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KJ and Jasper are professional slackers and best friends. They spend their days outside the back of a small coffee shop in Vermont, talking music and Bukowski. 17 year old Evan is just getting ready for life, eking out his Summer working at the café. KJ and Jasper draw him into their world of magic mushrooms, philosophical musings and great-bands-that never-were.

One of the freshest voices to come out of America in recent years, Annie Baker’s gentle, engaging and deeply funny play introduces two new cult heroes in the shape of KJ and Jasper, and puts modern day America under the microscope to ask what happened to the generation who never grew up.

The Aliens opened in New York at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in April 2010. It won the 2010 Obie Award for Best Play, joint with Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation. Both plays were also given a Special Citation by the New York Drama Critics Circle

Peter Gill is considered to be one of the most influential directors of the last 40 years. He directed groundbreaking productions by D.H. Lawrence and Joe Orton at the Royal Court during the 60’s and founded the Riverside Studios, Hammersmith and the National Theatre Studio in the 70’s and 80’s

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The Bush has teamed up with Jamie’s Italian in the Westfield Centre to offer audiences of The Aliens an exclusive booking service so you can enjoy a pre or post show Italian meal without waiting in line for a table!

To book, just call 020 80909070, Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm and quote “Aliens”. You will need to present your theatre ticket on the night. Valid from 15 Sep – 16 Oct

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Olly Alexander

TV includes: The Fades, Lewis: Allegory of Love, Summerhill.

Film includes: The Dish and the Spoon, Gulliver’s Travels, Dust, Tormented, Bright Star, Enter The Void.

Mackenzie Crook

Theatre includes: Jerusalem (Royal Court); The Seagull (Royal Court and Broadway); Exonerated (Riverside Studios); One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Gielgud Theatre).

TV includes: The Accused, Merlin, Skins, Demons, Little Dorritt, The Office, The 11 o’Clock Show.

Film includes: Ironclad, The Adventures of TinTin, Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘r’ Roll, Solomane Kane, 3 and Out, City of Ember, Pirates of the Carribbean 1, 2 and 3, Land of the Blind, The Merchant of Venice, Brothers Grimm, Churchill: The Hollywood Years, Sex Lives of the Potato Men, Finding Neverland, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, Still Crazy, Ant Muzak.

Ralf Little

Theatre for the Bush includes: 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.

Other theatre includes: Stacy (Trafalgar Studios); On The Ceiling (Garrick); Billy Liar (ATG); Notes on Falling Leaves, Presence (Royal Court).

TV includes: Married Single Other, Massive, Miss Marple, Robin Hood, Heartbeat, The Royle Family, Brief Encounters, Two Pints of Lager & A Packet of Crisps, The Eustace Bros, Pear Shaped North Face of the Eiger, Paradise Heights, The Bill, Always & Everyone, Flint Street Nativity, Bostockis Cup.

Film includes: Powder, Telstar, The Waiting Room, Frozen, 24 Hour Party People, Al’s Lads.

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28 Jun
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