The Bunker has announced its spring season. The new productions include a transfer from Hampstead theatre about playwright Ken Campbell, an adaptation of Electra, an American play about the Monica Lewinsky scandal and a production about Lesbian culture in London.
The Bunker’s ethos encourages audiences to stay in the auditorium long after performances have ended, offering the opportunity for audiences to mingle with artists. In this vein, the venue is committed to keeping its work accessible to its core audience, expanding its Under 25s £10 ticket offer to now include all under 30. For the Spring Season, The Bunker will also unveil its new entrance area, which will be freshly decked and refurbished, with a brand new bar area serving craft lager and ales on draught for the first time.
Ken (The Bunker in association with Hampstead Theatre)
Wednesday 24th January – Saturday 24th February
1978, London. A 23 year old aspiring playwright in a rundown flat-share off the North End Road is wrestling with his masterpiece for the Royal Court. The house phone rings, the young man answers a call for the person who used to occupy his room, recently moved to Amsterdam. But even once this information is imparted, the man at the other end refuses to hang up. His name is Ken. And he’s about to change the young man’s life forever…
Directed by Lisa Spirling, Artistic Director of Theatre 503, Ken is the retelling of an extraordinary friendship from beginning to end, replete with wickedly funny anecdotes, magnificent hoaxes, and general chaotic lunacy – all infused with the
spirit of the great man.
Terry Johnson and Jeremy Stockwell reprise their roles following a sell-out
run at Hampstead Theatre to bring to life Ken Campbell’s wild and idiosyncratic perspective on life.
Electra (Dumbwise Theatre)
Tuesday 27th February – Saturday 24th March
A Queen masterminds the murder of her Husband and takes the throne with her new lover. Her Daughter, Electra, grows up in the grip of a cruel regime, swearing revenge. Her Son Orestes, exiled as a boy and raised in the arms of the rebels, waits to embark on a holy mission to reclaim his country. Two decades later a twist of fate brings Brother and Sister together; united by hate butdivided by faith. With the country on the brink of civil war, the most powerful family in the Kingdom are torn apart from the inside as their dark past once again becomes the present. The revolution will be televised, but are The Gods watching?
Devil With The Blue Dress (The Bunker Theatre and Desara Bosnja)
Thursday 29th March – Saturday 28th April
What do a First Lady, a secretary, a daughter, a confidant, and an intern all have in common? This barbed spin on a political drama conjures the five women who collided in what became known as The Lewinsky Scandal.
Hillary Clinton and Monica Lewinsky find themselves centre stage in a
theatrical feat that takes us through the corridors of power and behind the closed doors where the abuse of that power took place. Slyly exhuming the little blue dress that launched the biggest media circus of a generation, Devil With The Blue Dress, written by Kevin Armento and directed by Joshua McTaggart, grapples with one of the most challenging questions in American political history:
How do we respond to women seeking power?
Grotty (Damsel Productions)
Tuesday 1st May – Saturday 26th May
Welcome to the desert. The London lesbian scene. A couple of little sad old basements that drip with sweat and piss. We sit there, listening to second-hand pulsating noise coming from some gay boy night upstairs. And it’s a Wednesday. And it’s a night called the ‘Clam Jam’. Can you imagine being straight and going to a night called the ‘Cock and Hole’? The women in black. The best tables are marked theirs by a crowd of empty prosecco bottles. They sit there in their uniformed black, a deep rich black only lots of money can buy… and they are looking at you.
They are not nice girls. But this is not a nice story. Grotty is a dark, savage, and unflinching exploration of lesbian subculture in London. Written by award-winning writer Izzy Tennyson (Brute, Runts, Career Boy) and directed by Hannah Hauer-King (Dry Land, Brute, Fury), Damsel Productions presents this fierce new lesbian drama that takes no prisoners.
Tickets are available priced £19.50, £15 (Concession)
Preview and Earlybird tickets are £12
Season Pass Ticket for all four Spring Season shows are £60
(equivalent to £15 per ticket)
Ten £10 tickets are available at each performance for under 30s.
Available from https://www.bunkertheatre.com/
and 0207 234 0486.