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The Contingency Plan

Bush Theatre, London

London: The Contingency Plan : In repertoire to June 6, 2009

Posted by : Carole Woddis on May 10, 2009 – 13.50pm London

The Contingency Plan

On the Beach; Resilience

Bush Theatre,
Shepherds Bush Green, London W12 8QD
7.30; 2.30 & 7.30 Sats for both plays: see website for details

On the Beach runs 2hrs incl one interval;
Resilience runs 2hrs 15 mins incl one interval.

Signed perfs 9 May 2.30pm & 7.30pm Audio Described perfs Sat, 16 May 2.30pm & 7.30pm Captioned perfs Sat, 23 May 2.30pm & 7.30pm

TICKETS: 0208743 5050
In person: Mon– Sat
On-line: www.bushtheatre.co.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen May 7, 2009

Steve Waters has been brewing up for something special for a while now. Continue reading

Misty

Trafalgar Studios, Studio 1, London *****
Review of performance seen Sept 13, 2018:

© Helen Murray, Mya-Napolean as his young sister, Arinze-Kené writing, being an artist - ain't easy...

© Helen Murray, Mya-Napolean as his young sister, Arinze-Kené writing, being an artist – ain’t easy…

Sometimes you just know you’ve seen the future. I missed seeing Misty at the Bush. I can only imagine that for once, the transfer has settled it into an even better, more appropriate venue. For this mostly solo tour de force and `force of nature’ as he has already been dubbed expands to fill the larger Trafalgar Studios space as if built for it. Continue reading

Guards at the Taj

Bush Theatre, London (****)

© Marc Brenner, Darren Kuppan (Babur) and Danny Ashok (Humayun) - the two guards, on guard...

© Marc Brenner, Darren Kuppan (Babur) and Danny Ashok (Humayun) – the two guards, on guard…

Revamped to the tune of £4.3million by those troubadours of theatre architecture, Haworth Tompkins (the Young Vic, the Royal Court, the Donmar and the Almeida are just some of their recent judicious face-lifting credits), the Bush Theatre kicks off its new life with a design befitting its new enlarged status. Continue reading

Boys Will Be Boys

Bush Hall, London (*** for play/**** for production)

© Helen Murray. Provocative...

© Helen Murray. Provocative…

Melissa Bubnic’s fierce denunciation of the City and its financial practises makes for uncomfortable viewing if you’re a woman. To survive, `you whore’, says her anti-heroine, Astrid Wentworth bluntly. `You do whatever it takes to make clients like you.’ Continue reading

Right Now

Bush Theatre, London (****)

© Simon Annand, (l-r) Lindsey Campbell (Alice), Guy Williams (Gilles), Ben (Sean Biggerstaff), Juliette (Maureen Beattie), (and upside down) Dyfan Dwyfor (Francois)

© Simon Annand,
(l-r) Lindsey Campbell (Alice), Guy Williams (Gilles), Ben (Sean Biggerstaff), Juliette (Maureen Beattie), (and upside down) Dyfan Dwyfor (Francois)

 

There’s an interesting gallic breeze blowing across British theatreland at present. It may of course all be coincidental but if Catherine-Anne Toupin’s oleaginous husband Gilles and his equally repugnant wife, Juliette, had anything to do with it, nothing comes by chance. All is meant to be. Continue reading

Pink Mist

Bush Theatre, London (****)

© Mark Douet, Alex Stedman, Phil Dunster, and Peter Edwrads in Pink Mist by Owen Sheers

© Mark Douet, Alex Stedman, Phil Dunster, and Peter Edwrads in Pink Mist by Owen Sheers

They call it the fog of war but Owen Sheers’ Pink Mist presents us with a modern contemporary version – `pink mist’, the moment when `one of your mates…goes in a flash, from being there to not…that’s all they are. A fine spray of pink…’. Continue reading