As we greatly treasure you, our lovely blog readers, we try to do the odd nice thing for you to reward your loyal reading. And here is one such thing. We've managed to secure a very special ticket offer for you in the form of £5 tickets for any night this week (Tuesday to Saturday) to see WRECKS at The Bush.
It's by Neil La Bute, it's directed by Josie Rourke and it stars Robert Glenister of SPOOKS and HUSTLE and many great stage roles fame. He's breathtaking in it. And Lucy Osborne, who designed ARTEFACTS so beautifully for us last year has transformed The Bush into a funeral parlour which is exquisitely lit by another ARTEFACTS alumni, Hartley T A Kemp. All of which makes for a superb night in the theatre. For a fiver. Hell, we're going again.
All you have to do is pick up the phone and ring 020 8743 5050 and speak to the lovely Claire at the Bush Box Office who - in exchange for the top secret password "nabokov £5 offer" - will furnish you with a ticket. This blog post will self-destruct in five seconds.
Here's the lowdown on the show:
Edward Carr is an ordinary man; a doting father of four and a successful businessman. His world has been shattered by the death of his beloved wife JoJo. Through his grief, he picks through his past, piecing together the story of his life, like the wrecks of the cars he so lovingly restores.
A fiercely passionate and unflinching monologue about the nature of life and death, and what society will accept in the name of love.
Neil LaBute's previous plays include The War on Terror, Helter Skelter/Land of the Dead, The Shape of Things, The Mercy Seat, Fat Pig and In a Dark Dark House.
Robert Glenister is known to millions for his performance as Ash Morgan in the hit BBC drama Hustle and as the Home Secretary in Spooks. His extensive theatrical career includes regular performances for the RSC, National Theatre, Royal Court and West End.
"The theatrical equivalent of a nuclear depth charge...another coup for Josie Rourke and a theatre that so often punches far above its weight."
British Theatre Guide
"Robert Glenister...gives a performance of insinuatingly understated power and minutely-calibrated control."