As We Face The Sun a new play written by Kit Withington (Living Newspaper, Royal Court) and directed by the Bush Theatre’s Artistic Director Lynette Linton and Young Company Director Katie Greenall runs 22 – 26 August
‘Work with the Community and talent development are central to everything we do at the Bush Theatre’, says Artistic Director Lynette Linton. ‘It is really important this work is braided together with everything we present on the Bush’s main stage, the Holloway Theatre. Our Bush Young Companies, which began during the disruption of the pandemic, have thrilled us all with the amount of talent shown. Developing this talent and bringing it into our industry is fundamental to our programme and shouldn’t be separated from any other main stage work, which is why it is an honour to be co-directing with Katie Greenall, bringing Kit Withington’s ‘As We Face The Sun’ to the Bush’s main stage and matching a writer and performers who I know have a bright future.’A Bush Theatre Community production for the 18-25 Bush Young Company
Written by Kit Withington
Directed by Lynette Linton and Katie Greenall
Set and Costume Design by Hazel Low
Lighting Design by Simeon Miller
Sound Design by Khalil Madovi
Movement Direction by Mateus Daniel
Tues 22 – Sat 26 August, 7.30 pm
Sat matinee, 2.30 pm
They all agreed: every year they will throw the same party in the same place. What else can they do?
Determined to remember their friend, a group of classmates commit to throwing an annual party in her honour. It’s what she would have wanted. And year after year, they stuck to the tradition. Now in their twenties, another party is about to start. The cake has arrived safely, the buffet is all set, and the aux cable is finally working – but something doesn’t feel right. As We Face The Sun is a stark and tender story about growing up, the pleasures of friendship, why we hold onto things and how we might start to let go.
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