Two rarely seen short plays by Steven Berkoff are professionally performed together for the first time in this much-anticipated West End premiere. LUNCH and, written 20 years later, its sequel THE BOW OF ULYSSES are both set at the seaside where a couple first passionately collide and, decades later, sit reflecting on their wasted life […]
Steven Berkoff’s plays are curious examinations of one couple’s relationship from when they first met, then fast forwarding to twenty years later but strongly brought to life by Emily Bruni and Shaun Dooley’s performances.
As part of her post-show Q&A series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to actor-turned-director Nigel Harman along with Emily Bruni and Shaun Dooley, the stars of his just-opened, Mates-acclaimed Steven Berkoff double bill, Lunch and The Bow of Ulysses at Trafalgar Studios after the evening performance this coming Monday 17 October 2016. Got any questions? Book tickets to join her via the links below.
It’s a series of observations and inner thoughts spoken aloud. This is how it made me feel, it was as if I was a fly on the wall, that I was party to the inner wants and dreams of two people meeting.
In a powerfully devastating and unrelentingly humorous look at the dark and unspoken truths manifest in the psyches of men and women after decades spent together in a relationship, the double header of Steven Berkoff’s Lunch and The Bow of Ulysses at Trafalgar Studios is gripping theatre that will possibly provide less than comfortable cab rides home for some of the couples in the audience.
There’s something instantly inviting about the bench on the seaside pier where average Tom meets average Mary and the crash of the waves under the boardwalk echoes the crash of the noisy internal monologues through which they convince themselves to first connect.
Shaun Dooley and Emily Bruni are to star in a major West End season of Steven Berkoff one-act plays, Lunch and The Bow of Ulysses, directed by Nigel Harman at Trafalgar Studios in October.