Multi-award-winning stage stalwart Kate Fleetwood (High Society, Old Vic Theatre; Medea, Almeida) plays a dejected cocktail waitress hiding from an abusive ex in a grotty Oaklahoma City motel room and self-medicating with a slew of drugs and booze. Heartthrob of the BBC's recent adaption of War and Peace James Norton returns to the stage after four years of making his name on screen to play former solider Peter, a stranger who turns up seemingly out of the blue.
But just as you think you know where the encounter will lead, a swarm of dark comedy and psychological degeneration propels the narrative to an increasingly tense and devastating finale. Expect nudity, violence and all the creeping, crawling, parasitic sensations suggested by the title.
Small, dark and separated form the bustle of Charing Cross Road by many flights of stairs, Found111 Theatre is an apt space for a play that plays on claustrophobic intensity. Director Simon Evans has already cranked up the tension, overloading the stage with junk for The Dazzle, so we look forward to seeing how he evokes the insalubrious American motel room and the swarm of insects.
With an intimate capacity, a short six-week run and such a starry cast, Bug tickets will sell out in a flash; book here.
|What||Bug, Found111 Theatre|
Charing Cross Road, , London, WC2H 0BE | MAP
|Nearest tube||Charing Cross (underground)|
24 Mar 16 – 07 May 16, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
|Website||Click here to book via Soho Theatre|