Day 7: “It was Greek to me”

I’ve been noticing a bit of a trend this year for all things Ancient Greek – whether it’s TV programme Troy: Fall of a City on the BBC, stage productions of ancient plays, or shows inspired by myth & legend. Aside from the Tudors, Ancient Greece was my absolute favourite topic. It was great to […]

Read More Day 7: “It was Greek to me”


Following last year’s debut play Dilate, George Jaques (playwright and founder of Athenaeum Productions) returns with his new play BREATHE. This time it is at The Bunker Theatre for a short run, directed by Hannah Hauer-King and starring a cast of six young actors – including Jaques himself. BREATHE looks at teen suicide, considering both the […]


GUY: A New Musical

Guest reviewer: Evie Freeman GUY: A New Musical (paired in the BREAKING OUT season with KISS CHASE) is about the difficulties millennials face when trying to find love on dating apps. The show revolves around a pair of friends: Guy (Brendan Matthew) and Tyler (Steve Banks). Tyler finds it easy to speak to, and gain connections […]

Read More GUY: A New Musical


Guest reviewer: Evie Freeman KISS CHASE is an interactive evening of speed dating. It gives you the chance to connect to a room of strangers, regardless of your usual romantic ‘type’, over an hour of games and activities. Within these games, planted actors within the crowd break into verbatim speeches, constructed from hours of interviews, give […]


Section 2

Teamed with No One Is Coming To Save You is Paper Creatures Theatre’s new play Section 2. Written by up & coming playwright Peter Imms, it is based on his own experiences of a friend being sectioned – there is a growing number of plays (and indeed musicals) that deal with aspects of mental health, […]

Read More Section 2

No One Is Coming To Save You

This Noise’s contribution to The Bunker’s BREAKING OUT programme is the two-person play No One Is Coming To Save You, written by Nathan Ellis. The title may be a bit of a mouthful, but it so effortlessly sums up the play – and modern life itself. And depending on how you look at it, this statement […]

Read More No One Is Coming To Save You

Nine Foot Nine

Paired with Libby’s Eyes for BREAKING OUT is Sleepless Theatre Company’s Nine Foot Nine, written by Alex Wood. In the company’s words, it explores a “what-if” scenario that will get audiences thinking about a range of topics, from the balance between men & women, the human response to change, and our attitude towards people who are […]

Read More Nine Foot Nine

Libby’s Eyes

The first of six productions in The Bunker Theatre’s inaugural BREAKING OUT season is Amy Bethan Evans’ play Libby’s Eyes. Inspired by her own experience with the PIP system, the play explores our varying definitions of the word ‘functioning’ and how it affects the way we live our lives – what are the implications for the […]

Read More Libby’s Eyes