The world premiere of Abigail by Papatango award-winning playwright Fiona Doyle will close The Bunker’s highly-acclaimed inaugural season. Abigail will be directed by The Bunker’s Artistic Director, Joshua McTaggart. Originally written in 2013 when it was long-listed for the Bruntwood Prize, The Bunker’s production stars Tia Bannon (The Winter’s Tale and Pericles, The Globe) and Mark Rose (King Lear, The Old Vic; Hangmen, Royal Court).
In a snow-covered Berlin, a young woman meets a middle-aged man and they fall in love. As the year progresses, they fall apart. Told across a fractured timeline where the past and present collide, Abigail explores the fragility of love and the desperate measures we all go to in order to keep control in an unpredictable world. How far would you go to take control? Would you lie? Would you fight? Would you scream and shout or shut down and cry? In a world where so many things are out of our control, what happens when the one thing you think you need is the one thing you cannot have?
The ethos of The Bunker is about nurturing a performance environment where audiences stay after the show to enjoy events, discussions and drinks in the auditorium. Alongside Abigail, The Bunker will be bringing together an array of artists to explore the question ‘How would you take control?’ with new work-in-progress showings, poetry evenings, music nights and dance response pieces including the brilliant Pint-Sized plays, the lyrical poet Bridget Minnamore, and performances from Shay Barclay Dance.
ABIGAIL plays at The Bunker 10 January – 4 February 2017 http://bunkertheatre.com/