Joshua McTaggart will step down as artistic director of The Bunker Theatre in September 2018. David Ralf will continue to lead the London off West End theatre in his new role as executive director.
Love London Love Culture’s Editor Emma Clarendon spoke to Amy Bethan Evans about her play Libby’s Eyes, playing as part of the Breaking Out season at the Bunker Theatre.
The songs which open and close the show (explaining the night and the rules) are simple and funny, the cast is strong and believable, and the two presenters create a comfortable atmosphere for everyone in the room.
The first of six productions in the Bunker Theatre’s inaugural Breaking Out season is Amy Bethan Evans’ play Libby’s Eyes. Inspired by her own experience with the PIP system, the play explores our varying definitions of the word ‘functioning’ and how it affects the way we live our lives.
What it lacks in terms of plot, it more than makes up for in its portrayal of the general mood in a world where it often feels things will never get better. An interesting and thought-provoking show for the millennial generation.
Section 2 is an important and timely piece of theatre, raising awareness of the far-reaching impact of mental illness, and sectioning in particular. More than that though, it’s a play about friendship and human relationships.
Leoe & Hyde, a musical theatre duo from Manchester, are preparing for the world premiere of their latest show GUY, a new gay rom-com about the hook-ups and downs of 21st-century dating at The Bunker Theatre as part of the Breaking Out season.
Second Circle Theatre’s artistic director Hannah Samuels talks about bringing their second show, Kiss Chase, to the Bunker Theatre as part of the Breaking Out season.
In a week’s time, Paper Creatures Theatre will take to the stage as part of The Bunker’s latest venture: Breaking Out with Peter Imms’ Section 2.
What would happen if almost every self-identifying woman in the world grew to nine foot tall? Sleepless Theatre Company explores this intriguing concept in Alex Wood’s Nine Foot Nine at the Bunker Theatre, directed by Helena Jackson.
As ever, if you’re insatiable for new theatre, there are plenty of openings for you. In London, Space Dogs plays a short run at Theatre N16, Laura Linney makes her London stage debut in My Name Is Lucy Barton at the Bridge Theatre.
Created by visually impaired writer Amy Bethan Evans, and starring two visually impaired actors, Libby’s Eyes is a play about disability, the benefits system and sight loss.
Kicking off on 11 June 2018, Breaking Out is a festival of world premiere shows by emerging theatre companies. One of those shows is Nathan Ellis’ No One Is Coming to Save You from This Noise, a new theatre company that tries to find contemporary languages for political action.
It’s now just under a month to go until the Breaking Out season begins at The Bunker Theatre, so I took the opportunity to chat to Alex Da Silva (Kay) and Esmé Patey-Ford (Rachel) who will be appearing in Paper Creatures’ Section 2.
Section 2 is a new play by London-based playwright Peter Imms which addresses the sensitive subject of mental health. It’s been developed in collaboration with emerging theatre company Paper Creatures.
“You worry (especially with fringe theatre): are you going to put bums on seats? Is it going to be able to portray the message you want? Will the audience get much out of it?”
The Bunker’s Summer 2018 season celebrates exciting work from both emerging and established companies. A highlight of this season is Breaking Out – a new initiative introduced by Artistic Director Joshua McTaggart – which champions the most ambitious and innovative theatre companies who are embarking on their theatrical journey.