bu21 by stuart slade

theatre503, 15 march - 09 april 2016




writer: stuart slade

director: dan pick

Producer: Holly hooper

assistant director: Kane desborough

movement director: jessica boyd

production designer: alex doidge-green

lighting designer: christopher nairne

sound designer: owen crouch

asm: lottie mclarin




alexander forsyth          

clive keene                 

graham o'mara

florence roberts

roxana lupu

thalissa teixeira  


“Every night on the news there’s literally always some sort of massively catastrophic end-of-the-world shiz going down: genocide, earthquake, terrorism, school shooting – it’s endless, you know? And I always wonder ‘how would I cope, if that happened to me?”

BU21 follows six young people in the aftermath of a terrorist attack in the heart of London. By turns terrifying, inspiring, brutal, heartbreaking and hilarious, BU21 is verbatim theatre from the very near future.

Intelligent, questioning and very funny
— ★★★★★ The Stage
A daring feat of writing... a theatrical joyride
— ★★★★ Whats on stage
An outspoken and ground-breaking approach to the crude reality of our society, featuring excellent acting in a meticulous production. Unmissable
— ★★★★★ Everything Theatre
Strikingly real, shocking, heartbreaking and surprisingly funny
— ★★★★★ The Upcoming
Topical, disturbing and dark comedy… it sent me home reflecting deeply.
— ★★★★ The Telegraph