BROKEN SPACE SEASON

Mon 6 - Sat 25 Oct, 2008

We've had a series of leaks that have made our lighting grid unsafe to use, so we can't turn the lights on for the next few months while a whole host of surveyors with clipboards help us work out how to fix the problem.

We're not scared of the dark though so we've created The Broken Space Season, a festival of dazzling short works by the brightest writers in the firmament. At 7.30pm you can see one of three new monologues commissioned from three of the UK's most important playwrights; at 8.30pm every night is the centrepiece - the world premiere of ST PETERSBURG by Declan Feenan, a masterpiece in miniature. At 9.30pm - if you dare - you can catch one of six ghostly new plays by six of the most exciting new voices in theatre, all taking place in pitch black.

The Bush is broken but undaunted. Darkened but undimmed.

SEA WALL by Simon Stephens
Directed by George Perrin
Starring Andrew Scott

BUFONIDAE by Bryony Lavery
Directed by Nathan Curry
Starring Kika Markham

THE WAR ON TERROR written and directed by Neil LaBute
Starring Michelle Terry

ST PETERSBURG by Declan Feenan
Directed by James Grieve
Starring Geoffrey Hutchings, Mairead McKinley, Zak Bann-Murray and Bradley Ford

THE FLOODED GRAVE by Anthony Weigh
Directed by Josie Rourke
Starring John Ramm

HE SAID... by Mike Bartlett
Directed by Anthony Weigh
Starring Tom Brooke

TWO CIGARETTES by Jack Thorne
Directed by Anthea Williams
Starring Tom Brooke and Michelle Terry

HIS GHOSTLY HEART by Ben Schiffer
Directed by Hamish Pirie
Starring Rupert Evans and Sinead Matthews

PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY by Lucy Kirkwood
Directed by James Grieve
Starring Rupert Evans and Josephine Butler

LITTLE DOLLS by Nancy Harris
Directed by Charlotte Gwinner
Starring Sinead Matthews and John Ramm

 

What the papers say

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'The lights may be out, but there is still somebody at home at the Bush where the demise of the theatre's lighting grid has engendered a glorious solution that typifies the inventiveness of British theatre.'

The Guardian

creatives

Design - Lucy Osborne
Lighting Design - Natasha Chivers
Sound Design - Emma Laxton

 

cast includes

Zac Bann-Murray
Tom Brooke
Josephine Butler
Rupert Evans
Geoffrey Hutchings
Bradley Ford
Kika Markham
Sinead Matthews
Mairead McKinnley
John Ramm
Andrew Scott
Michelle Terry

 

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