Up In Arms, the Bush Theatre and Farnham Maltings present

WHILE WE'RE HERE

by Barney Norris

Eddie and Carol were lovers once, but their lives went in different directions. Now they meet again on a park bench in a town full of memories, and find something still burns between them.

On the country's southern margin where the towns give way to the English Channel, both search for the centre of their lives. Will they find a way to let go of the past for the sake of their futures?

Alice Hamilton's productions of Barney Norris's plays Visitors and Eventide for Up In Arms have been described as 'heartbreaking' (New York Times), 'outstanding' (Times), 'astonishing' (Evening Standard) and containing 'all the still, sad music of humanity' (Guardian).

Critics Circle and Offwestend Award-winning playwright and novelist Barney Norris has been heralded as 'one of our most exciting young writers' (Times), 'a rare and precious talent' (Evening Standard), 'a writer of grace and luminosity' (Stage) who is 'fast turning into the quiet voice of Britain' (British Theatre Guide).

A moving new play from acclaimed touring theatre company Up In Arms in co-production with the Bush Theatre and Farnham Maltings, supported by Arts Council England with development seeding by house.

Cast

Andrew French - Eddie

Tessa Peake-Jones - Carol

Company

Writer | Barney Norris

Director | Alice Hamilton

Designer | James Perkins

Lighting Designer | Sally Ferguson

Composer and Sound Designer | Dom Coyote

Costume Supervisor | Victoria Smart

Production Manager | Jasmine Sandalli

Company Stage Manager | Charlie Young

Deputy Stage Manager | Ashley Illman

Assistant Stage Manager | Beth Absalom

Producer | Sarah Wilson for Farnham Maltings

While We're Here

Dates

Bush Theatre, London | 26 April - 27 May

The North Wall, Oxford | 5 June - 8 June

Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol | 9 June - 10 June

The Spring, Havant | 13 June - 14 June

Salisbury Playhouse | 15 June - 17 June