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The Space: ‘BLUEBIRD’ by Simon Stephens

Off West End Award-nominated Space Productions are thrilled to announce the cast for their upcoming production of Simon Stephens’ BLUEBIRD on from 24 July – 4 August.

A man in a Hawaiian shirt, sucking Special Brew through a straw. A prostitute of indistinguishable age. A bouncer in black jacket and dicky bow. Taxi driver Jimmy Macneill has met them all. But despite spending his nights listening to confessions, fantasies, even the odd flirt, there is something he can’t speak of to anyone. Except his ex-wife. If only she would answer the phone.

20 years after its Royal Court debut this haunting play remains as relevant today; a celebration of forgiveness and a love letter to London at night.

Starring Jonathan Keane as Jimmy (The X and Richard III, Arcola Theatre) and Anna Doolan as Clare (And the Nightingale Sang, The New Vic and The Hour, BBC) this production also features the talents of Kathryn O’Reilly (YOU Vault Festival Show of the week award-winners) and Felicity Walsh (The Suicide, The Space). Assistant Directed by Bric A Brac Theatre’s Anna Crozier (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama), this will be an inventive re-imagining of a modern classic.

The Space is fast becoming one of the most exciting fringe venues in London “continually providing a launch pad for new talent” (Spy in the stalls, 2018) programming “incredibly ambitious and interesting new work” (Theatre Box Blog, 2018). Their in-house production of BLUEBIRD will be no exception. SEEN has attended a number of recent productions (The Castle, Ajax) and can attest to the high quality of the work produced there.

Further praise for Space Productions:
‘This is an excellent production, where every individual element comes together to create a glowing bang’ A View from the Gods on Festen – 4 stars
“An invigorating and brain-stirring show […] this theatre is a haven of warmth and humanity” – Remote Goat on The Castle, 4 stars.

The Space
269 Westferry Road
Isle of Dogs
E14 3RS