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11 mar

9pm

The Silver Bell

£8/£10/£12

writer

Alan Flanagan

director

Dan Hutton

show info
cast
production team

Meet Mico. Mico has just lost James, the love of his life, and should really begin grieving. Instead he punches a hole in the universe and travels between parallel worlds to try and get his dead husband back. Join Mico, James and a million other Jameses as they bring you on the wildest ride of your life…in this world at least…

Writer/performer Alan Flanagan (Hollyoaks, Eyes Teeth Soil - Pleasance), performer Brendan O’ Rourke (Game Of Thrones, Incident At Vichy - Finborough Theatre) and director Dan Hutton (Big Guns - Yard Theatre, Associate Director at Barrel Organ) bring a story of love, grief, and trying to find decent sausage rolls in a universe that never invented Gregg’s.

'Alan Flanagan’s story-telling is rich, strange and brutal'
– The Reviews Hub, on Eyes Teeth Soil

'It's hard not to smile when this odyssey comes to its defiant, rocket-fuelled conclusion'
- The Stage, on Bingo

'Please, please, please go see Bingo.'
- A Younger Theatre

'O'Rourke is an absolute genius and performs Joseph K, and indeed the other characters superbly.'
- Everything Theatre, on The Trial

This event is part of Measured Festival. All profits made by Forward Thought Theatre will go to charities Rethink Mental Illness and Beat. The festival comprises a roster of electric late-night preview and work-in-progress shows, presented after each performance of Emma O'Brien's witty and moving new play Measured. Award-winning comedy, improv, spoken word and performance art celebrate mental health awareness and foster a lively and enthusiastic environment in which frank discussions about the difficulties of living with a mental health illness can be had.

Rethink Mental Illness improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through their network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning. Their goal is to make sure everyone severely affected by mental illness has a good quality of life.
For advice and information: https://www.rethink.org

Beat are the UK’s eating disorder charity, their mission is to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders, for both those suffering and those living alongside them.

Latecomers may not be admitted. Please arrive in good time for the start time of 9pm.
Under 18s are not permitted into the theatre for this performance. 
No re-admittance once the performance has commenced. Refunds and exchanges are not available.

Mico

Alan Flanagan

Alan is a writer and actor for theatre, television, radio and film. Theatre credits include ‘EYES. TEETH. SOIL’. (Pleasance), ‘Bingo’ (Pleasance, Dublin Gay Theatre Festival - Best Writer Winner), ‘Dupont & Davenport’ (Edinburgh Fringe, Dublin Gay Theatre Festival - Nominee, Best Actor), ‘Everyone’s Dead!’ (Edinburgh Fringe). In television, writer and story creator for Hollyoaks (30+ episodes). In radio, co-producer and co-head writer on horror drama Dark Shadows (120+ episodes), other credits include Doctor Who, Dorian Gray. In film, credits include The Red Line (Calgary, Palm Springs, Cork Film Festivals).

James

Brendan O'Rourke

Brendan is an Irish actor, based in London since graduating from The Oxford School of Drama.
Theatre credits include: Incident At Vichy (Finborough Theatre, The King's Head), Tom Molineaux (Brockley Jack), Fight Night (Vault Festival), Hunted and Crooks (Colab Theatre), Finale (Vault Festival), The Trial (Brockley Jack), The McGowan Trilogy (Kino-Teatr), How to Find Us (Soho Theatre), Othello (Northwall Theatre, Oxford).
Screen credits include: Game of Thrones, The Lodgers (Irish feature film). Over lockdown Brendan co-created comedy web series Star Force, starring alongside James McAvoy, Florence Pugh and Catriona Balfe.

writer

Alan Flanagan

director

Dan Hutton

producer

Forward Thought Theatre

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