THIS MUST BE THE PLACE

By Brad Birch & Kenneth Emson

Directed by Justin Audibert & Josh Roche

"Observant, angry, compelling.”

★★★★★ LondonTheatre1

“Tales of loss and alienation … Justifies the sell out audience.”

★★★★ Remotegoat

“This production doesn’t disappoint.”

★★★★ West End Wilma

 

 “A captivating tale of living in the 21st century.”

★★★★ Millennial London

“Captivating … A must see.”

★★★★ Mind The Blog

 

“A striking production.”

★★★★ Theatre Bubble

 

“Admirable post-post modern ambition.”

★★★★ Plays To See

 

 “Comic dialogue perfectly timed.”

★★★★ Rev Stan’s Theatre Blog

“This is not a London story.

No timely tale of protests on the street. Nor night bus puke recollections.

No rising rents and financial complaints. No.

None of that here.”

★ TOP PICKS OF VAULT 

The Stage

Time Out

Evening Standard

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This Must Be The Place premiered at Latitude Festival, Suffolk on the 16th July 2016, before transferring for a sell out run at VAULT, London on the 8th February 2017.

“Cracking collaborative mastery” 

Exeunt

 “Solidly engaging intriguing collaborative piece.” Stage 

Two friends, fugitives from their problems, try and start again in the big smoke but find themselves waiting on the margins still.

A man in the midst of crisis tries for a clean break from technology, connectivity andthe pressures of city life.

Two short ballads about being alive and not...

About migration, missed connections and life on the edge of respectability.

About where we are now and whether we are really living.  

About getting away from it all.

An exhilarating first time collaboration between Pinter Commission winning Brad Birch and BAFTA-nominated Kenneth Emson.

Brad Birch has recently received rave reviews for The Brink at the Orange Tree Theatre and was awarded the 2016 Pinter Commission to write a play for the Royal Court.

 

Kenneth Emson is currently under commission from the Bush Theatre, previously won the Adrienne Benham, OffWestEnd Adopt A Playwright and Mercury Theatre Essex Playwriting awards, and has been nominated for both a BAFTA and BAFTA Cymru.

CAST

JAMES COONEY - Adam
FELIKS MATHUR - Tate
MOLLY ROBERTS - Lily
HAMISH RUSH - Matty
MIKE NOBLE - Adam (original cast)
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CREATIVES

Writers | Brad Birch & Kenneth Emson

Directors | Justin Audibert & Josh Roche

Stage Manager | Susan Burns

Lighting | Joe Price

Sound | Kieran Lucas

PR | Chloe Nelkin Consulting 

Photography | Mathew Foster (Vault) & Helen Murray (Latitude)

Assistant Director | Rosa Crompton (for Latitude)

Assistant Producer | Corinne Salisbury (for Latitude)

Original Cast

Mike Noble, Feliks Mathur, Molly Roberts, Hamish Rush

London Cast

James Cooney, Feliks Mathur, Molly Roberts, Hamish Rush

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