“The North of England is full of such interesting and spirited communities, loads of wonderful, surreal, striking people. I’ve known so many, yet I don’t really seem to see them in the theatre as audiences or characters.” Playwright and performer Michael Black is trying to change that with Starved. Read what he told us then book your tickets!
FIRST LOOK PHOTOS: Peek into the stressful lounge of dark comedy Killing Nana
Lounges can be claustrophobic places, especially when you’re stuck there all day every day with the same dependent person. Take a look at one such lounge and its stressed inhabitants in new black comedy, Killing Nana, then book your tickets for the show running this week only!
‘Not an easy watch but full of humour’: BOX CLEVER – The Bunker Theatre
Monsay Whitney’s Box Clever, a dark look at the bureaucracy of being poor and vulnerable, is not an easy watch.
NEWS: Tale of toxic couple Starved premieres at Bread & Roses Theatre
New production about a couple on the run, holed up in a squat on a northern estate, Starved, the latest show from Faded Ink Productions, premieres at the Bread and Roses Theatre later this month. Grab your tickets for the gritty dark comedy now!
‘Isn’t afraid to say what is often left unsaid’: KILLYMUCK – The Bunker Theatre
Killymuck, looking at life for a Northern Irish working-class woman living amongst the Troubles, isn’t just a moving portrayal of the past but a worrying reminder of how little has changed for those facing poverty.
PHOTOS: Take a look at what’s happening in rehearsals for Killing Nana
While Lee Lomas’ new play Killing Nana focuses on a central character caught in a claustrophobic, anxiety-ridden situation, rehearsals for the play look anything but. Check out these behind the scenes pictures, then book your tickets.
‘These shows deserve a packed out audience’ Twitter reacts to Box Clever & Killymuck
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!
Bunker Artistic Director offers personal help to anyone struggling to see Killymuck & Box Clever! PLUS first look production images
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!
PHOTOS: Peek into the rehearsal room of drama double bill, Killymuck & Box Clever
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!
‘These issues and these women deserve more support’: Monsay Whitney on what moved her to write Box Clever
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!
‘I suffered badly with anxiety in my early 20s’: Lee Lomas on what inspired new play Killing Nana
From struggling with anxiety to the influence of Pinter, Osborne and Mamet, and following the success of Sunrise for the Blind, actor and playwright Lee Lomas tells us everything about Killing Nana. Discover more in his interview, then book your tickets!
‘We are the often silenced and the greatest taboo’: Kat Woods on the frustration that led to writing Killymuck
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!
NEWS: Lee Lomas follows Sunrise for the Blind’s success with new play Killing Nana
After bringing Sunrise for the Blind to the Tristan Bates Theatre in February, playwright, performer, actor and producer Lee Lomas will stage his latest play, Killing Nana, at London’s Hen & Chickens Theatre next month. The dark comedy about a complicated love triangle runs at the north London venue from 9 to 13 April 2019. Book your tickets now!
NEWS: Killymuck & Box Clever bring working- & benefits-class stories to The Bunker
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!
‘There is no doubting the powerful message’: KILLYMUCK – Edinburgh Fringe
There is no doubting Killymuck’s powerful message, it is moving and tough but there is also love and laughter along the way.
EdFringe interview: Writer Kat Woods on Killymuck & frustration with theatre elitism
Award-winning writer/director Kat Woods returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with Killymuck. Here she talks about breaking working-class stereotypes – and why you should always perform like it’s press night.