From the Director of Bob Hope Theatre’s version of Kindertransport comes Allan Osborne’s second production Bluebird. With a talented cast including Laura Ashenden (Nell Gwynn; Bombshells; Little Voice and Road) and Piers Newman (Road and Nell Gwynn) and 12 other sensational actors who have all performed at the Bob Hope Theatre – this promises to be a sensationally moving production.
From the writer/adapter of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Bluebird is a sensitive and melancholy play, composed of brief conversations and lifelong sorrow.
Taxi driver Jimmy hears about other people’s lives, just for a few moments. In the time it takes to drive them where they want to go, Jimmy hears about walking the streets, lost daughters and changing the lightbulbs by the tube tracks. He is asked whether he believes in ghosts, in love, in the human spirit. And as he drives through the night, the play gets closer to the core of his silences, to the tragedy of his own life, and to where he goes when there’s no one in the back seat of his cab.
The play has 13 characters who share a cab journey in one evening. All are somehow connected to Jimmy; as we finally find out what has led to Jimmy’s downfall.
The play is about redemption and deep grief but told in a humorous way with a real sense of pathos and human enlightenment.
With just a week to go, we advise getting your tickets for this wonderful gem of a production as soon as possible.
PARENTAL DISCRETION ADVISED.