Bed by Jim Cartwright will be presented by the Old Bomb Theatre Company Tuesday 11 through Saturday 29 September, 2012, with an opening set for Thursday, 13 September at 7.45pm at Jack Studio Theatre in London.
In Jim Cartwright's extraordinary play about sleep, insomnia and growing old, eight elderly characters relive their lives and evoke their dreams. After a year of epic national events, Old Bomb Theatre's superb production questions ageing ideas of Britishness, and what still holds true for us in the wake of the 2011 riots?
Old Bomb brings you another intimate and atmospheric show, complete with specially composed music and a very large bed...
Cast: Sean Aydon, Sally Mortemore, Christina Thornton, Barbara Miller, Dudley Rogers, David Hugh, Jackie Kane and Nick Downes.
Director: Cecily Boys Producer: Emma Spence
Designer: Ruby Savage Lighting designer: Simeon Miller
Old Bomb Theatre Company has had a succession of hit plays at York Theatre Royal and has now moved to London to build on this exciting and dynamic reputation in the north. Old Bomb delivers perfectly timed, provocative, punchy drama that expands the mind and reflects the community that supports it. Credits include the critically acclaimed Being Tommy Cooper at the Old Red Lion Theatre, which has received five-star reviews and four Off West End Award Nominations, the award winning, sell-out Talking In Bed by Tom Green at Theatre 503, and for York Theatre Royal: Bed, Pinter...esque, Cigarettes and Chocolate, On the Shore of the Wide World and Waiting for Godot. In London, Old Bomb has just finished a dynamic summer of three shows in three months, including Twelfth Night at the Nursery Theatre and The Church of IfEyeHad at The Bush.
Jack Studio Theatre is located at 410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH. Tickets: £13, £10 concs. Box office: 0844 847 2454. Book online: www.brockleyjack.co.uk (no booking fees).
Rail: Honor Oak Park (10 mins London Bridge) and Crofton Park (10 mins Blackfriars)
Tube: East London Line to Honor Oak Park
Bus: 171, 172, 122 and P4 (all stop directly outside the theatre)