Out of Joint; Curve Theatre, Leicester; The Octagon, Bolton; Royal Court Theatre; and Salisbury Playhouse present

Bang Bang Bang

three woman are stood in a vertical line two are looking at one who is speaking, in the background there is a sign saying 'brennan's bar'

“You get a cook, a cleaner, a driver and you get paid. I’ll be watching out for you.”

A seasoned humanitarian worker and her idealistic young colleague embark on a trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo. For Mathilde it’s an induction into a life less ordinary. For Sadhbh (pronounced “Sive”) it’s back to madness and chaos away from her lover and London – exactly as she likes it. But while Mathilde lets off steam with a photographer and a spliff, Sadhbh has her own encounter: tea with a smart, brutal young warlord she’s investigating. Or is he investigating her?

REVIEWS

“A talented international cast. Wonderful writing. Stella Feehily’s best work to date”
– Whatsonstage.com

“Hard-hitting play shot through with gallows humour. The talented cast is excellent. Explosive theatre”
-Leicester Mercury

“Stella Feehily’s engrossing new play explores what happens when aid workers are sent to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Orla Fitzgerald is fiercely convincing. [This] tense production takes no prisoners”
-Sunday Times ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“Flicking between London and the DRC, between frantic partying and dreadful danger, Stella Feehily’s carefully researched play places Sahbh on the horns of a very real dilemma, and Orla Fitzgerald is both sympathetic and infuriating as she wriggles there, somewhere between bravery and foolishness, but a plane ride away from indifference.”
-Time Out ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“Witty, warm and human”
-The Public Reviews ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

CAST & CREATIVES

Cast includes: Frances Ashman, Babou Ceesay, Julie Dray, Jack Farthing, Orla Fitzgerald, Dan Fredenburgh and Paul Hickey.

Director: Max Stafford-Clark
Designer: Miriam Nabarro
Lighting: Johanna Town
Sound: Andy Smith
Movement Director: Mark Murphy

PERFORMANCES

5-17 September 2011
Octagon Theatre, Bolton

21-24 September 2011
North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford

27 September – 1 October 2011
Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

4-8 October 2011
Curve Theatre, Leicester

11 October – 5 November 2011
Royal Court Theatre, London

8-12 November 2011
Northcott Theatre, Exeter

15-26 November 2011
Salisbury Playhouse

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