Decades - new play at the Ovalhouse in south London


The Bridge Company will present the world premiere of Decades, a new play by Leo Butler, at the Ovalhouse in south London from 7 to 25 June 2016, as part of a tour that will also see runs in Brighton and Plymouth.

The show examines changing attitudes over the past 100 years and will be directed by Eva Sampson, with set design by Susannah Henry, lighting by Andy Purves and sound by Giles Thomas. The cast includes Ashleigh Brown, Esme Seber, Ffion Jones, Harvery Badger, Humera Syed, Joden Joseph-Wright, Kate Ovenden, Khai Shaw-McGhie, Phil Brewer, Ruby Holder, Saskia Collyns, Seamus McNamara and William Bass, who are all recent graduates from The BRIT School.

"Summons up the last ten decades from 1916 to 2016, exploring the lives of young people - from soldiers to debutantes, hippies to punks, ravers to millennials. Tensions rocket and values crumble, exposing the best and worst of what it means to be human in a roller coaster of euphoria and despair as different generations of young people ask the same question: where do we go from here?"

Director Eva Sampson sopke about the production: “Directing ‘Decades’ is an exhilarating journey – flitting from era to era and back again at break-neck speed. For a play so gutsy it’s got an awful lot of heart. It’s a testament to Leo’s writing, which is so layered and well observed. The acting company are some of the most talented actors that I’ve had the pleasure of working with. It’s been a joy."

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