Following the success of his first season at The Bunker, artistic director Chris Sonnex’s new season cements his vision for the theatre, representing and sharing the stories of its community.
Jean-Paul Sartre wrote 1943’s The Flies while living in Nazi-occupied Paris. Exchange Theatre, dedicated to bringing French theatre to British audiences, has given it a modern, multimedia pop opera twist for our times in their celebrated revival, now running at the Bunker Theatre. Check out our full gallery of production shots – and then get booking!
Two of the Featured Show campaigns I’ve been working on recently have been two plays tapping into the political unrest of our times: the return of Tom Salinsky and Robert Khan’s Brexit comedy to the King’s Head Theatre and the Exchange Theatre’s tenth-anniversary revival of Jean-Paul Sartre’s classic The Flies.
Electra, Orestes and their tragic family take to the stage from tonight (11 June 2019) at London’s Bunker Theatre, with Exchange Theatre’s tenth-anniversary revival of Jean-Paul Sartre’s The Flies. Meet them all with our gallery of character portraits. Time to get booking!
We’re counting down to the tenth-anniversary return of Exchange Theatre’s bi-lingual production of Jean-Paul Sartre’s The Flies. What has influenced the set design for Jean-Paul Sartre’s political classic? How have the cast been getting on in rehearsals? Check out our behind-the-scenes photos galleries – and then get booking!
Exchange Theatre first staged their production of Jean-Paul Sartre’s The Flies in 2009 in the wake of the Iraq War and lies around Weapons of Mass Destruction. A decade later, how much (more) relevant is it? Watch our series of behind-the-scenes videos as the bi-lingual company prepare for this timely, tenth-anniversary revival. Time to get booking!
Multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary Exchange Theatre celebrates its tenth anniversary next month with a revival of their inaugural hit, Jean-Paul Sartre’s The Flies, performed in both English and French. Casting is now announced, including Meena Rayann, best known for her appearances in Game of Thrones.
Written and performed by Joana Nastari, F*ck You and Pay Me is described as a love letter to sex workers, it dispels some of the myths, is celebratory, humorous and witty but doesn’t sugar coat.
Exchange Theatre artistic director David Furlong chatted to Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon about his production of Jean-Paul Sartre’s play The Flies. His tenth-anniversary revival of the Exchange’s first production runs at London’s Bunker Theatre from 11 June to 6 July 2019.
Emma Dennis-Edwards has created a character that gets under your skin in Funeral Flowers at The Bunker Theatre. You laugh with her, feel for her and desperately want someone to ask the right questions and be there for her.
Monsay Whitney’s Box Clever, a dark look at the bureaucracy of being poor and vulnerable, is not an easy watch.
There’s a consensus of opinion on Twitter – Killymuck and Box Clever, both playing at The Bunker, are brilliant and hit audiences right in the gut. See what’s being said on social media then book your tickets!
Chris Sonnex, the Artistic Director of The Bunker, took to Twitter this week to passionately encourage audiences to see benefits-class double-bill Killymuck and Box Clever, and to offer support to anyone who may have difficulties getting a ticket for the production. Check out what he has to say, and the first images of the show, then book your tickets!
As benefits-class double-bill Killymuck and Box Clever opens at The Bunker this week, we take a look at at what happened in rehearsals for these hard-hitting, vital plays. Check out our gallery, then book your tickets!
What happens when the systems that should be there to support you let you down and in fact, work against you. That’s the issue faced by a mother in Monsay Whitney’s Box Clever. In her interview, the playwright tells us about the real cases that moved her write the play that’s presented at The Bunker in a double bill with Killymuck. Read her interview, then book your tickets!
In a searingly honest interview, playwright Kat Woods tells us about the annoyance and irritation that led to writing Killymuck, why it’s important to recognise the difference between the working class and benefits class, and why the team at The Bunker are a breath of fresh air. Have a read, then book your tickets!
A tale of life on an Irish housing estate and one of the system failing a mother, double-bill Killymuck and Box Clever, by Kat Woods and Monsay Whitney, bring important, insightful stories to London’s The Bunker later this month. Book your tickets now for this dramatic duo!
Love London Love Culture chats to Mohand Hasb Alrsol Badr about Welcome to the UK, playing at the Bunker Theatre from the 22 January 2019.
So many of the recommendations for shows to see next year focus on the West End. And for sure, I’m excited to catch big ticket numbers like All About Eve, Come From Away and Waitress, but I wanted to cast my eye a little further afield.
Written by Reece Connolly and directed by Georgie Staight, Chutney is a black comedy that examines the ‘less-civilised’ aspects of human nature and whether we can – or should – curb our ‘baser’ instincts.