Cast announced for Mike Bartlett’s Olivier award-winning play: Max Bennett (Posh, The Hollow Crown), Susannah Fielding (Ian Charleson Award, The Merchant of Venice), Nigel Lindsay (Speed-the-Plow, Four Lions), Marc Wootton (The Same Deep Water As Me, Nativity!) make up the company in Clare Lizzimore’s production.
Additional performances on sale now – due to demand, the run has been extended to 16 January 2016 and tickets are available for a Christmas Eve performance at 3pm
Three colleagues battle over two jobs in Mike Bartlett’s sharp shock of a play. In a cutthroat office environment, where every word is a weapon, playground tactics quickly escalate into manoeuvres of a far more vicious nature. The detailed drama plays out in a workplace-come-bullfighting ring designed by Soutra Gilmour. Audiences surround the stage on all sides and can observe the fight from close quarters by choosing standing tickets.
A new cast is announced for the return of the production: Max Bennett will play Tony, Susannah Fielding will play Isobel, Nigel Lindsay will play Carter and Marc Wootton will play Thomas.
Bull received this year’s Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre following a run in the Young Vic’s Maria 8 January – 14 February 2015. The production’s original run at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield won it the UK Theatre Award for Best New Play 2013 and in the same year Bull transferred to 59E59 in New York where it played as part of the Brits Off-Broadway season starring Adam James, Eleanor Matsuura, Sam Troughton and Neil Stuke: the original London company.
Mike Bartlett’s King Charles III premiered at the Almeida Theatre, enjoyed a West End transfer at the Wyndham’s Theatre 2 September 2014 – 31 January 2015 and opened at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway on 1 November 2015. The play won the Olivier Award for Best New Play and the South Bank Sky Arts Theatre Award 2015. Mike Bartlett’s other recent plays include Game (Almeida), Theatre UK Best New Play winner Love, Love, Love (Paines Plough/Royal Court), 13 (National Theatre) and Earthquakes In London (Headlong/National Theatre). Television credits include Doctor Foster (BBC).Mike has previously been writer in residence at the Royal Court, National Theatre and Paines Plough.
Clare Lizzimore was awarded The Arts Foundation Fellowship for Innovation in 2009. Recent credits include premieres of Nick Payne’s One Day When We Were Young(Paines Plough) and Faces In The Crowd by Leo Butler (Royal Court). She also directed the original production of Robert Holman’s Jonah and Otto at Manchester Royal Exchange. She was previously resident director at Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre, where her production of Tom Fool by Franz Xaver Kroetz was nominated for 4 CATS Awards and transferred to the Bush Theatre.
Soutra Gilmour was awarded the 2012 Evening Standard Award for her work on Inadmissible Evidence (Donmar Warehouse) and Antigone (National Theatre) in the same year. She has been nominated for three Olivier Awards, for The Lover & The Collection (Comedy Theatre), PIAF (Donmar Warehouse) and The Pride (Royal Court).
Bull is playing at the Young Vic Theatre 11 December 2015 – 16 January 2016. Click here to book tickets