MFA Theatre Directing

  • Thu 28 Sep 23

    20:30 - 22:30

  • Loughton Campus

    Dance Studio

  • Event type

    Student Production

You can’t literally conceive of it happening to you. And then it does. It does happen to you. And nothing prepares you for how fierce it is.

Written by Stuart Slade
Directed by Jon Fentiman
This production takes place in the Dance Studio, Loughton Campus

'The play I have chosen to direct is BU21 by Stuart Slade, which follows the journey of six people in the aftermath of a recent terrorist attack on London.

In equal measure, BU21 is brutal, heartbreaking and hilarious in its depiction of how people deal with and manage sudden trauma.'

Note from the director

'Intelligent, questioning and very funny'  The Stage

'Brave, topical dark comedy'  Daily Telegraph

'Thrillingly theatrical'



Izzy – Rheanna Trueman
Alex – Chris Agha
Graham – Jackson Wright
Ana – Lia Marin
Floss – Maria Naterstad
Clive – Jad Sayegh
DSM – Shawn Lu

Content Warnings

Strong Language, Classism, Islamophobia, Prejudice towards Roma communities, Racism, Sexism, Ableist Language, Nazi Imagery, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder/Anxiety, Suicidal Ideation, Eye Contact (with audience). Possible jump scare, Derealisation

Mention of 

Terrorism, Death (including parental death and death of a child), Severe Injury, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Rape

To book industry tickets, please email corbett@essex.ac.uk