iN BLOOM Presents
by Stephen Laughton
★★★★★ 'a piece of deep emotional and cosmic brilliance' - Grumpy Gay Critic
★★★★★ 'A triumph' - Jewish News
★★★★ 'Phenomenal piece of writing' - LGBTQ Arts Review
'Vital Viewing, highly recommended' - Exeunt Magazine
Run tells the story of 17-year-old Yonni. It's the last day of term and he's avoiding everything… He's been feeling crappy all day and he's eager to get home, eager to go to his room, to avoid shabbat, and to talk to Adam. The only person he wants to be around, think about, be about…
And as the night unfolds and falls into chaos – some of it real, some of it not so – Yonni pulls us into his world… A world filled with school riots, first loves, beached whales, political demonstrations, sunshine, cinema, sex and rebellion.
Set over that summer we'll always remember and encompassing all of space, Run explores what it means to love, what it means to lose and how to grow from a boy into a man…
With such sheer force that I hurtle through space…
POST SHOW EVENTS SCHEDULE
Wednesday 22nd March
The Queer Torah: Exploring LGBTQI Themes in the Bible.
Join rabbis Charley Baginsky - one of the most senior female rabbis in the UK and Rene Pfertzel, a gay rabbi at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, Stonewall Trans activist Shaan Knan and LGBT activist Zach Polanski as they discuss LGBTQI themes in the Torah including that troublesome Leviticus verse...
Thursday 23rd March
Debate: Has Britain become intolerant
Rising homophobia, anti-Semitic art, Islamophobia on our streets... Have we always been this intolerant, or has the post-Brexit era given a voice to hate?
Panelists include David Chikwe, Creative Director of Blacklisted Films, Coco Khan, Journalist, Arran Angus, Liberal Democrat for Waltham Forest, Lisa Cadwallader, Creative Director, Vice Magazine, and Sonia Mehta, Chair of the South Asian Women’s Collective.
Friday 24th March
Join renowned DJ Dennis Da Silva as he spins us into the weekend.
Saturday 25th March (afternoon)
Lunchtime Learning: A Short History of Jewish Theatre
Join us before the show to chat everything from Yiddish ghost tales to Harold Pinter, Tony Kushner and everything in between…
Saturday 25th March (evening)
Mystery Movie Night
It's a secret…shhh!
Sunday 26th March (afternoon)
Theatre workshop for Students
What are the signifying factors that create an identity? Someone's sexuality perhaps? Their skin colour? Maybe, their religion or the clothes they choose to wear? We try and guess who people are on first glance. It is subconscious and it's an instinctive reaction but, what would happen if we just saw each other as human? We noticed that like ourselves they have hands. They have faces and voices and fingernails. We are all the same.
Tuesday 28th March
Who Runs the World?
Do we really have an equal playing field in the arts? Prominent and emerging practitioners from across the spectrum offer their insights into women’s representation in the arts. Panelists include playwrights Camilla Whitehill and Florence Keith-Roach, and director Sarah Meadows.
Wednesday 29th March
Debate: Does Theatre Have A Class Problem?
Is class and financial privilege choking British theatre? And if so, what can we do about it? Panelists include Lisa Spirling, Artistic Director Theatre503, Isley Lynn, Playwright, and David Paisley, Actor.
Thursday 30th March (afternoon)
Educational Session: Writing
Join playwright Stephen Laughton after the show in a writing workshop.
Thursday 30th March (evening)
Ask Us Anything…Cast and Crew Panel
Join Tom Ross-Williams, Actor, Stephen Laughton, Writer, Lucy Wray, Director, Anna Clock, Sound and Music Design, and Lucy Hansom, Lighting Design, to discuss the process behind the show.
Saturday 1st April
Lunchtime Learn: A Short History of LGBTQI Theatre
Join us before the show to chat everything from LGBT cabaret to politik and everything in between.
In Bloom would like to thank their sponsors:
Double M Films
Richard Carne Trust