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VenueBush Theatre
Other spaces: Holloway Theatre, Studio
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From13th October 1999
To6th November 1999
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Drink, Dance, Laugh and Lie/One Life and Counting

Drink, Dance, Laugh and Lie/One Life and CountingT01264768070
These two short plays to be presented as part of Breaking In, the unique collaboration between Channel 4 and the Bush Theatre. They have been selected from among six commissioned in the scheme, and will be presented as a double bill for a limited three week season. Drink, Dance, Laugh and Lie casts a satirical eye over the cult of celebrity, It concerns Reade Collins, who was once famous but has enjoyed happy obscurity ever since. Suddenly everybody seems to know who he is again, and both his work and love life take an upward turn. But Reade, after a time lapse of twelve years, discovers the flipside of fame on his second brush with celebrity. One Life and Counting is a fantastical tale of Elvis-worship in the parallel universe of Wombstone-over-Edge, where Noah and his two sons' slobbish existence is improved by the arrival of Linda, won as a personal slave in a card game. Aaron dreams of escaping this world and the tyranny of television, taking Linda with him, but escape is not so easy, and the comfort of the familiar proves dangerously seductive.
Author Sam Adamson
Author Mette Bolstad

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Director Angus Jackson (Drink..)
Director Sasha Wares (One Life..)
Design Es Devlin (One Life..)
Performer Paola Dionisotti
Performer Paul Hickey
Performer Lee Ingleby
Performer Ryan Early
Performer Michael Higgs
Performer Tabitha Wady
Performer Clive Wood
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