I mean, what does it all mean? Eh? Do you have any idea what it all means? At all?
Thatâ€™s four pounds seventy.
A man, in a Hawaiian shirt, sucking Special Brew through a straw. A prostitute of indistinguishable age. A bouncer in black jacket and dicky bow. Taxi driver Jimmy Macneill has met them all. But despite spending his nights listening to confessions, fantasies, even the odd flirt, there is something he canâ€™t speak of to anyone. Except his ex-wife. If only she would answer the phone.
Off West End Award Nominated Space Productions present Bluebird, the Royal Court debut from Olivier award winning playwright Simon Stephens (Fatherland,Â The Lyric / Frantic Assembly andÂ Seawall,Â The Old Vic).Â AÂ haunting modern classic, a celebration of forgiveness and a love letter to London on a summer night.
There will be a post show Q+A on the 2nd August with The Forgiveness Project and CELBS.
Jonathan Keane and Geofferson RainsfordÂ in Bluebird
Viscerally funny, and celebratory too; a love affair with language, with London, and with the messiness of being human
The Spy In The Stalls 4 STARS
If thereâ€™s a play that will give you hope for London in its current haze, that play isÂ Bluebird.
The Play’s The Thing UK
A moving study of grief and guilt, imaginatively staged and set in a London we can all recognise
Blog of Theatre Things
Hard-hitting, bitingly written and with a cast that just wonâ€™t quit […]Â a love song to the nationâ€™s capital that will break your heart
A Younger Theatre
Plenty of gut-wrenching emotion
A deep well of humanism…Â Bluebird takes you on the ride of your life.
Jonathan Keane and Anna Doolan in Bluebird
Writer – Simon Stephens
Director – Adam Hemming
Assistant Director – Anna Crozier
Sound Designer – Keri Chesser
Lighting Designer – Andy Straw
Costume Designer – Kelli Baleta
Jimmy Macneill- Jonathan Keane
Guvnor / Billy Lee – Geofferson Rainsford
Robert Greenwood – Mike Duran
Angela Davies – Felicity Walsh
Clare Macneill- Anna Doolan
Richard Wright – Adam Pringle
Andy Green – Nathan Hughes
Janine Williams – Kathryn O’Reilly