The B*easts

by Monica Dolan
Suzanna Rosenthal for Something For The Weekend, in association with the Bush Theatre, presents
Book tickets
12 Feb to 03 Mar
BAFTA-winning actress Monica Dolan has starred in W1A, Appropriate Adult, The Witness For The Prosecution and Strike: The Silkworm. She brings her first play, The B*easts, to London following a hit run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe where it won a Stage Edinburgh Award 2017.

A searing ‘What If?’ exploration of the pornification of our culture and the sexualisation of our children.

Setting the modern obsession with putting your own child first, against our responsibility as a society towards our children as a whole, this dark tale, written by and starring Monica Dolan, explores how far one mum will go to give her child what she wants.

The B*easts is directed by John Hoggarth, co-director of the North Wall, designed by James Button, with lighting by Tom Clutterbuck. “Monica Dolan is stunningly good” Guardian (Edinburgh Top Pick).

“A fantastically assured piece of writing and acting from Monica Dolan… full of hard truths and soft edges”
The Times ★★★★★

Times & Prices

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Dates

12 February - 03 MarchFrom £10

  • Senior Citizen: From £10
  • Adult: From £10
  • Unemployed (ID Required): From £10
  • Disabled: From £10
  • Bush Connect (Student/Under 26): From £10
  • Wheelchair: From £17.50

Wednesday Matinees

14, 21, 28 FebruaryFrom £10

  • Senior Citizen: From £10
  • Adult: From £10
  • Unemployed (ID Required): From £10
  • Disabled: From £10
  • Bush Connect (Student/Under 26): From £10
  • Wheelchair: From £17.50

Saturday Matinees

17, 24 February and 3 MarchFrom £10

  • Senior Citizen: From £10
  • Adult: From £10
  • Unemployed (ID Required): From £10
  • Disabled: From £10
  • Bush Connect (Student/Under 26): From £10
  • Wheelchair: From £17.50

THEATRE

Running time approx 1 hours

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Post-Show Q&A: Thu 22 Feb

Ask cast and creatives about the creation and performance of The B*easts after the show. Free to ticket holders on the night.

Access details

Age 14+

Audio described performance

Sat 24 Feb, 2.30pm

Captioned performance

Thur 1 Mar, 7.30pm


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"Bold, provocative piece about our increasingly sexualised culture"
The Stage
'Dolan is about the best actor on TV at the moment'
Guardian
"A fantastic actress"
Telegraph
"Superb performance"
The Independent
“This arresting play remains important long after you leave the world of the theatre"
Broadway Baby

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