Run ends 15 August 2015

Two weeks left to see Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s world premiere, directed by Michael Oakley

The Invisible, Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s new play examining the human impact of cuts to the Legal Aid system, will end its run at the Bush Theatre on 15 August 2015.  .

87b5e1e731b6f2d6_100x100arThe cast of The Invisible includes Nicholas Bailey, Niall Buggy, Alexandra Gilbreath, Scott Karim andSirine Saba. It is directed by Michael Oakley and designed by Ruth Sutcliffe.  The production received its world premiere at the Bush Theatre in July.

94e6de280a01189d_100x100arBased on interviews with real people at all levels of the British justice system, this play tells the stories of those ordinary people affected by the cuts and examines how they are driving ever deeper cracks into the fabric of our society.  With cuts currently totalling £350m, the reforms to the legal aid system are arguably one of the biggest threats to human rights in Britain today.

Rebecca Lenkiewicz is an award-winning writer who, in 2008, was the first living female playwright to have her work produced on the Olivier Stage at the National Theatre, London. Rebecca is currently under commission to Out of Joint Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York, and the National Theatre. Rebecca’s screenplay Ida, co-written with Pawel Pawlikowksi, won Best Film at various festivals including the London Film Festival as well as the Oscar for best foreign language film at this year’s awards.

Michael Oakley’s most recent credit is directing Caroline Quentin in The Life and Times of Fanny Hill at Bristol Old Vic Theatre. In 2012 he was Co-Artistic Director of Theatre on the Fly – a pop-up venue at Chichester Festival Theatre – where his productions included the acclaimed Playhouse Creatures. Prior to this, he was Trainee Director in Residence at Chichester Festival Theatre, and a recipient of the prestigious JMK Award for young directors.

The Invisible will be followed in the Bush’s autumn season by the world premiere of F*ck the Polar Bears by Tanya Ronder (11 September – 24 October 2015), a surreal family drama about the power of the individual to affect changes to our planet.

Supported by The Law Society


3 July – 15 August 2015
By Rebecca Lenkiewicz

Mon to Sat at 7.30pm
2.30pm Saturday matinees
2.30pm Wednesday matinees

Captioned performance 24 July, 7.30pm
Audio described performance 1 August, 2.30pm

Ticket prices:

Evenings: £20

  • £12.50 concessions (registered unemployed and disabled)
  • £15.50 for Senior Citizens
  • £12.50 for students/under 26s
  • 10% off for Bush Local members

Previews: £15.50

  • £10.50 concessions (registered unemployed and disabled)
  • £12.50 for Senior Citizens
  • £10.50 for students/under 26s
  • £12.50 for Bush Local members

Matinees: £15

  • £10.00 concessions (registered unemployed and disabled)
  • £10.00 for students/under 26s
  • £10.00 for Senior Citizens
  • 10% off for Bush Local members

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