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Bug


  • Due to phenomenal demand we are delighted to announce a one week extension from 9 – 14 May.

    Simon Evans triumphantly returns to Found111 to direct this critically acclaimed, smash hit revival of Bug, the powerful play by multi award-winner Tracy Letts (August Osage County, Killer Joe), following his celebrated, sold out production of The Dazzle. He directs James Norton (War and Peace, Happy Valley) and Kate Fleetwood (London Road, Medea) with Alec Newman (The Motherf**ker with the Hat), Daisy Lewis (Downton Abbey) and Carl Prekopp (Love for Love/Queen Anne).

    Found111, a thrilling new pop-up theatre space at the site of the original Central Saint Martins School of Art on Charing Cross Road has been described as:

    ‘Indispensable. Emily Dobbs’s Found111 is terrifically well-programmed with ferocious plays’ 
    Susannah Clapp, Observer, 3 April 2016

    A seedy motel room. Oklahoma City. Summer.

    Agnes, a lonely cocktail waitress, is holed-up from her violent ex-con ex-husband, seeking solace in drink and drugs. Until a stranger arrives.

    Tense and blackly comic, Bug is a taut exploration of two people on the edge; where the lines between reality and delusions become blurred.

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    Performance Times

    Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
    Wednesday & Saturday matinee 3pm

    TICKET PRICES
    £45 (No booking fee)

    Ticketing supplied by Soho Theatre

    Age recommendation 12+ Contains adult themes.

    Running time One hour and 50 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)

    Arrive early to secure the best seats in the house and enjoy a Super Mother Bug cocktail!  A bespoke invention from our mixologists at MOTEL, the exclusive roadhouse bar for BUG ticket-holders.

    Seating for this production is unreserved and all tickets are collection at Found111. Online sales close 90 minutes before the performance begins. Any remaining tickets will be available to purchase on the door at FOUND111, 111 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DT

  • James Norton

    Peter

    James Norton is best known for his television roles for ITV in Grantchester, and War and PeaceLady Chatterly’s LoverLife in SquaresDeath Comes to PemberleyOur StoryDr Who and Happy Valley (for which he was nominated for BAFTA Supporting Actor 2015) for the BBC. His theatre credits include The Lion In Winter (West End, Haymarket), Journey’s End (West End & No. 1 Tour), That Face (Sheffield, Crucible) and Posh (The Royal Court). His recent films included Clausio Faeh’s Northmen: A Viking Saga, Amma Asante’s Belle and Turner directed by Mike Leigh.

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    Kate Fleetwood

    Agnes

    Kate Fleetwood most recently starred as Tracey Lord in High Society at the Old Vic, followed by the title role in Medea for the Almeida. In 2008 she was Tony nominated for her portrayal as  Lady Macbeth in the Chichester Festival Theatre production which transferred to Broadway and in 2012 was nominated for an Olivier Award for London Road at the National Theatre. Other theatre credits include King Lear (National Theatre) and Life is a Dream (Donmar Warehouse). On screen she has starred in JJ Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the feature film adaptation of London Road, Philomena directed by Stephen Frears, The Widower for ITV and War and Peace for the BBC.

    Alec Newman

    Alec Newman’s theatre credits include Hapgood (Hampstead Theatre), The Motherf**ker With The Hat (National Theatre), These Shining Lives (Park Theatre), King Lear (Donmar/BAM New York), Danton’s Death (National Theatre), The Fastest Clock In The Universe (Hampstead/Leicester Curve), The Soldiers Fortune (Young Vic),Certain Young Men (Almeida Theatre). Film includes The Snowman (Working Title Films), Guy Pitt’s Greyhawkand Lonely Place To Die directed by Julian Gilbey. Alec’s television roles include Bastard Executioner for FOX and The Last kingdom for Carnival Films.

    Daisy Lewis

    Daisy Lewis recently appeared in Churchill’s Secret for ITV. Other television credits include Downton Abbey (ITV), The Lady Vanishes, Doctor Who (both for the BBC) and Son’s of Liberty (History Channel). Theatre credits include The Way Of The World (Sheffield Crucible), The Westbridge (The Royal Court), Playlist (Arcola Theatre), Amazonia (The Young Vic) Seven Jewish Children (The Royal Court), Three Sisters On Hope Street (Hampstead Theatre), Silence (National Youth Theatre) and The Good Family (The Royal Court). On screen she has starred in Lotus Eaters (McGuinnessLee), Pusher (Vertigo Films) and Julian Fellowes’ From Time To Time (Ealing Studios).

    Carl Prekopp

    Recent Theatre includes: Love For Love/Queen Anne (Royal Shakespeare Company), Peter Pan (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), The Rivals(Arcola Theatre), The Saints (Nuffield Theatre), Dealer’s Choice (Royal and Derngate), Roots (Donmar Warehouse), The Rover (Historic Royal Palaces), Love On The Dole (Jagged Fence), Ruffian On The Stair (Orange Tree Theatre), Richard III (Riverside Studios), Calendar Girls(Chichester/Noel Coward Theatre) and Sexual Perversity In Chicago (Norwich Playhouse). Recent Television includes: Doctors (BBC), Lewis(ITV Studios), Law & Order: UK (Kudos Limited) and Holby Blue (BBC).

  • Simon Evans

    Director

    Simon Evans was universally acclaimed for his production of The Dazzle, starring Andrew Scott, David Dawson and Joanna Vanderham, which launched Found 111, produced by the Michael Grandage Company and Emily Dobbs Productions. Simon was Resident Assistant Director at the Donmar Warehouse (working with Michael Grandage, Jamie Lloyd, Rob Ashford and Bijan Sheibani), Staff Director at the National Theatre, Performance Director for Secret/Future Cinema, Creative Associate at the Bush Theatre and Artistic Director of Black and White Rainbow. He is Artistic Director of Myriad & Co. For theatre his work includes Silence of the Sea (Donmar Trafalgar), Almost,Maine (Park Theatre) Hannah (Unicorn Theatre), Shawshank Redemption, The Laura Marling Project,Ghostbusters and Project Rumpus (Secret Cinema), Thom Pain (based on nothing) (Print Room), The Provoked Wife, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Go People), The Rubber Room (The Old Vic), The Separation, Something Perfect, Disappear, Devolution(Theatre503), Madness in Valencia (Trafalgar Studios).

    Ben Stones

    Designer

    Ben trained in stage design at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and went on to win a Linbury Prize commission to design Paradise Lost for Rupert Goold. His designs now span theatre, ballet, hip hop and fashion shows.Designs include; Way Upstream (Chichester Festival Theatre), Good With People (Paines Plough, 59E59 NYC), Creditors (Donmar Warehouse and BAM New York), The Kitchen Sink (Bush Theatre), An Enemy Of The People(Sheffield Crucible), Hobson’s ChoiceTwelfth Night (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), Doctor FaustusEdward IiTaste Of Honey (Royal Exchange), The Mighty Boosh (National Tour),Paradise Lost (Headlong Theatre) A Breakfast Of Eels, (Print Room at the Coronet).For Dance; Some Like It Hip Hop (Sadler’s Wells, National Tour), ZooNation Unplugged (Sadler’s Wells), World premiere reimagining of Kes — a Dance Theatre production (Sheffield Crucible), The Mad Hatters Tea Party(Royal Opera House) Into the Hoods (Sadler’s Wells).For Fashion; Burberry: London in Shanghai(Shanghai Shipyard), Burberry: London in La(Griffith Observatory). Future productions: Into The Hoods (Sadlers Wells National Tour, The Suicide(National Theatre)

    Richard Howell

    Lighting Designer

    Previous theatre work includes:  The Homecoming, East is East (Trafalgar Studios for Jamie Lloyd Company) Privacy (Donmar Warehouse) A Doll’s House, Little Shop of Horrors(Manchester Royal Exchange) The Glass Menagerie (Headlong, UK Tour) I See You (Royal Court, Jerwood Theatre Upstairs) Playing for Time (Sheffield Crucible) The Crucible (Bristol Old Vic) Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Northampton Royal, Northern Stage & Manchester Royal Exchange)  Bad Jews (Bath Ustinov, St James & Arts) The Life and Times of Fanny Hill (Bristol Old Vic) Les Parents Terribles, The Dance of Death (Donmar Trafalgar)  Jane Wenham: The Witch of Walkern (Out of Joint, UK Tour) Utopia (Soho Theatre/Newcastle Live) The Recruiting Officer, Stepping Out (Salisbury Playhouse) The Island (Young Vic, Clare) Jack and the Beanstalk (Lyric Hammersmith) The Artist Man and the Mother Woman (Traverse) 4000 Miles, Fifty Words and In A Garden (Bath, Ustinov) The Invisible (Bush Theatre) The Sound of Heavy Rain (Paines Plough, Roundabout) Arabian Nights (Tricycle) Romeo and Juliet (York Theatre Royal and UK Tour) Uncle Vanya, Snake in the Grass (Print Room) Sherlock’s Last Case, Laurel and Hardy, The TempestLettice and LovageGreat ExpectationsHeroes and Single Spies (Watermill Theatre) Blue Remembered Hills, Playhouse Creatures, Fred’s Diner (Theatre on the Fly, Chichester Festival)

    Previous Opera and Dance work includes: Madama Butterfly (Den Jyske, Danish National Opera) Il Trittico, Flight, Madama Butterfly, La Fanciulla (Opera Holland Park) Swanhunter(Linbury Studio & Howard Assembly Rooms) My First Cinderella, My First Coppelia (English National Ballet) Marriage of Figaro, La Clemenza Di Tito (Royal Conservatoire, Glasgow) The Magic Flute (Royal College of Music)

    Edward Lewis

    Composer & Sound Designer

    Edwards’s recent theatre includes:The Rubenstein Kiss (Nottingham Playhouse), Gravity (Birmingham Rep Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Almeida), Molly Sweeney and Thom Pain (Print Room), On The RocksAmongst FriendsIgnorance and Darker Shores (Hampstead Theatre), The Speed TwinsSlowly,Hurts Given and Received and Apple Pie (Riverside Studios), Baddies,Cuckoo, The NutcrackerBritain’s Best Recruiting Sergeant, The Caucasian Chalk CircleBreaking The Ice and Hannah (Unicorn), Measure For Measure (Cardiff Sherman), Emo(Bristol Old Vic and Young Vic), Once Upon A Time in Wigan and 65 Miles(Paines Plough / Hull Truck Theatre),Krapp’s Last Tape and Spoonface Steinberg (Hull Truck), The Shallow End (Southwark Playhouse), I Am Falling (Sadler’s Wells & The Gate, Notting Hill), Orpheus and Eurydice and Quartet (Old Vic Tunnels), The Cement Garden (The Vaults), Abigail’s Party, Pereira’s Bakery and OK Tata Bye Bye (Leicester Curve), The Beloved (The Bush), Chef (SohoTheatre), The StrongerThe Pariah,Boy With A SuitcaseWalking The TightropeLe Marriage and Meetings(The Arcola), Hedda and Breathing Irregular (The Gate, Notting Hill),Madness In Valencia (Trafalgar Studios), Margaret Thatcher Queen Of Soho (Leicester Square Theatre),The Madness Of George IIIKalagora and Macbeth (National Tours), The Separation (Project Arts, Dublin), AlmostMaine (Park Theatre), Othello (Rose Theatre, Bankside), Knives In Hens (Battersea Arts Centre), Personal Enemy (White Bear & NewYork), CuddlesMilk Milk Lemonade and Full Circle (Oval House).

  • ★★★★★
    ‘James Norton and Kate Fleetwood give deeply committed performances in Simon Evan’s impassioned production’

    Michael Arditti, Sunday Express, 3 April 2016
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    ★★★★
    ‘A show that gives fly-on-the-wall drama a whole new meaning’

    Sarah Hemming, Financial Times, 2 April 2016
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    ★★★★
    ‘Indispensable. Emily Dobbs’ Found111 is terrifically well-programmed with ferocious plays’

    Susannah Clapp, Observer, 3 April 2016
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    ★★★★
    ‘Magnificent performances in Simon Evans’ tensely paced and gruesomely funny revival’

    Paul Taylor, The Independent and I, 31 March 2016
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    ★★★★
    ‘This twisted tale of romance and paranoia gets under your skin’

    Evening Standard
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    ★★★★
    ‘The audience are left bug-eyed, appalled and wickedly entertained’

    The Times
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    ★★★★
    ‘James Norton has a creepy authenticity in the hippest pop-up space in town’

    Daily Telegraph
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    ★★★★
    ‘It’s a play that gets under your skin and gnaws away’

    WhatsonStage
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    ‘James Norton is brilliantly creepy in Bug’

    Radio Times
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BUG Production Photography

Photography by Simon Annand

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Alec Newman

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Alec Newman & James Norton

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Kate Fleetwood & James Norton

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James Norton

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James Norton & Kate Fleetwood

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James Norton

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Kate Fleetwood

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Kate Fleetwood

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Alec Newman & Daisy Lewis

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James Norton & Carl Prekopp

 

BUG Rehearsals

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James Norton

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Kate Fleetwood

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Alec Newman

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Simon Evans

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Daisy Lewis

 

WhatsOnStage
James Norton and Kate Fleetwood discuss Bug

16 March 2016

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