Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen

Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen Tickets

Bush Theatre, London
Booking to 23 December 2023
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★★★★★ “A masterclass in comic delivery” WhatsOnStage

Samuel Barnett stars in Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen at the Bush Theatre in London.

This Edinburgh Fringe sensation transfers to the Bush Theatre for its first London run.

Fresh from sweeping critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe – winning both a Scotsman Fringe First and The Stage Edinburgh Award – Samuel Barnett reprises his starring role in Marcelo Dos Santos’ laugh-out-loud exploration of intimacy, anxiety and ego.

Directed by Matthew Xia, strap in for a delightfully dark journey through self-awareness and self-sabotage as he decides whether love is worth the price of a killer punchline.

Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen is playing at the Bush Theatre from 10 November to 23 December 2023.

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What's the story of Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen?

“I’m 36, I’m a comedian, and I’m about to kill my boyfriend…”

After years of swiping, a permanently single, professionally neurotic stand-up finally meets Mr Right – and then does everything wrong.

Who is in the cast of Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen?

Starring Samuel Barnett (The History Boys, Twenty Twelve, Penny Dreadful)

Who are the creative team of Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen?

Written by Marcelo Dos Santos, directed by Matthew Xia.

Associate Director Blythe Stewart; Stage Manager on Book Chloe Forestier-Walker; Lighting Designer Elliot Griggs; Set and Costume Designer Kat Heath; Sound Designer Max Pappenheim; Production Manager Jack Boissieux; Associate Producer Dianne Roberts; Co-Producer Kater Gordon; Producer Francesca Moody Productions.


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Reviews of Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen

Reviews from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022

★★★★★ "The magnificent Samuel Barnett" - What's On Stage (Bush Theatre)
★★★★ "Fast, filthy and powerful" - Evening Standard (Bush Theatre)
★★★★ "Sex, death and comedy in this ingenious monologue" - The Telegraph (Bush Theatre)
★★★★★ ‘Faultless execution is matched only by this audience’s thunderous, cathartic, cry-laughing response.’ FEST (Edinburgh)
★★★★★ ‘A masterclass in comic delivery’ What's On Stage (Edinburgh)
★★★★★ ‘The gag-count is ridiculously high’ Telegraph (Edinburgh)

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 23 December 2023
Age restrictions
14+
Running time
Approx. 1 hour
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday

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Access performances:

Relaxed & Sensory Adapted Performances Saturday 25th November at 2:30pm & Thursday 14th December at 7:30pm; Captioned Performances Thursday 30th November at 7:30pm & Saturday 9th December at 2:30pm; Audio Described Performances Saturday 2nd December at 2:30pm & Thursday 7th December at 7:30pm; Touch Tours Saturday 2nd December at 1:30pm & Thursday 7th December at 6:30pm


Venue Information

Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 8LJ
Nearest Tube or Train: Shepherd’s Bush (Central Line); Shepherd’s Bush Market (Hammersmith & City Line)
Nearest Buses: 31, 49, 207, 237, 260, 607, C1, 148, 72, 94, 95, 220, 272, 283, 295, N207, 207, 427, 607
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Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen starring Samuel Barnett – New Trailer
A new trailer has dropped for Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen starring Samuel Barnett at the Bush Theatre in London. After getting rave reviews at last summer’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and winning a Fringe First award, this bitingly honest comedy drama is now playing at the Bush Theatre until 23 December 2023. And the reviews have been great, with ★★★★★ from What's On Stage, and impressive four-star reviews from the Evening Standard, and the Telegraph. Watch the new trailer for Feeling Afraid... https://youtu.be/L2hq7jDdGGc From the Olivier Award-winning producers of Fleabag and Kathy and Stella Solve A Murder!, double Tony Award nominee and Olivier Award nominee Samuel Barnett (History Boys, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency) revives his The Stage Edinburgh Award-winning performance. Written by Marcelo Dos Santos (Backstairs Billy), this laugh-out-loud exploration of intimacy, anxiety, and ego is directed by Actors Touring Company Artistic Director Matthew Xia (Blue/ Orange, The Wiz), who won an Olivier Award for Hey Duggee: The Live Theatre Show. The creative team also includes Set and costume design by Kat Heath; Lighting design by Elliot Griggs; Sound Design by Max Pappenheim; Associate Director Blythe Stewart; and additional dramaturgical support by Oscar Toeman. Book tickets to Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen at the Bush Theatre in London Feeling Afraid.... Production Photos [ngg src="galleries" ids="1424" display="pro_tile"]
The Bush Theatre announces 2023 Summer / Autumn Season
London's Bush Theatre has announced their Summer / Autumn season for 2023. The new season from Artistic director Lynette Linton features a new Bush Theatre commission, the return of two popular shows and the Edinburgh Fringe First winning hit show Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen starring Samuel Barnett. The season opens with the world premiere of AJ Yi's A Playlist for the Revolution, a new Bush commission directed by Emily Ling Williams. Running from 23 June to 5 August, the play tells the story of two young people falling in love and fighting to survive in Hong Kong amidst the largest demonstrations in the city's history. Following this, Red Pitch, a hit production written by award winner Tyrell Williams and directed by Daniel Bailey, returns to the stage. The play explores the impact of gentrification versus regeneration on London's communities, following the story of three football-obsessed teenagers. Kedar Williams-Stirling, Emeka Sesay, and Francis Lovehall will reprise their roles in the production, which won the Off West End Award for Best New Play in 2022. Red Pitch runs from 7-30 September. In addition to Red Pitch, Elephant, a critically acclaimed semi-biographical piece by Anoushka Lucas (known for her work in Oklahoma!), will also make its return to the stage. The show runs from October 14th to November 4th, directed once again by Jess Edwards. The season will also feature Samuel Barnett in Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen, which will make its first London run at the Bush Theatre following an acclaimed debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Written by Marcelo Dos Santos and directed by Matthew Xia, the award-winning show will play from 10 November to 23 December. About to start at the Bush Theatre is August in England, starring Lenny henry, which runs from 28 April to 10 June 2023. Book tickets to Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen at the Bush Theatre in London Book tickets to August in England at the Bush Theatre Book tickets to Red Pitch at the Bush Theatre
Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen transfers to the Bush Theatre starring Samuel Barnett
Samuel Barnet will star in the Edinburgh Fringe First winning hit show Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen which transfers to the Bush Theatre from 10 November to 23 December 2023. After winning rave reviews at last summer’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, extra performances were added to the sell-out run to meet popular demand for this bitingly honest comedy drama from the Olivier Award-winning producers of Fleabag, Kathy and Stella Solve A Murder! and Baby Reindeer (the Bush Theatre’s fastest selling show in history). Double Tony Award nominee and Olivier Award nominee Samuel Barnett (History Boys, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency) was named the first winner of The Stage Edinburgh Awards 2022 for his performance in the one-man play, which he will reprise at the Bush Theatre. Actors Touring Company Artistic Director Matthew Xia (Blue/ Orange, Young Vic; The Wiz, Hope Mill Theatre), who recently won an Olivier Award for Hey Duggee: The Live Theatre Show, directs this stripped back production by Marcelo Dos Santos (Lionboy, Complicité). Actor Samuel Barnett said: “I’m so excited to be returning to Feeling Afraid. . . and to be reunited with the original team from the Edinburgh run. I’ve loved previously performing at the Bush Theatre and it’s a perfect space for this story. I can’t wait to share Feeling Afraid. . . with a London audience and I’m so grateful to Francesca Moody and the Bush for giving a further life to this brilliant play.” Director Matthew Xia said: “I’m delighted to be reuniting with the phenomenal team responsible for Feeling Afraid… Marcelo Dos Santo has written a beautifully honest, hilarious but heart-wrenching character and Sam brings him to life with such vitality and humour. At the end of our sold-out, Fringe First and Stage Award winning Edinburgh run there was incredible demand for the show to be seen in London, thanks to Francesca Moody and the Bush we shall satisfy that demand!” Full creative team to be announced. Book tickets to Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen at the Bush Theatre in London
Final Fringe First Awards announced in Edinburgh
The Scotsman newspaper has announced its final week of Fringe First Awards, celebrating the best of shows at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The winners are: Age Is A Feeling, written by Haley McGee, at Summerhall until 28 August; This Is Not A Show About Hong Kong, written by Max Percy, at Underbelly Cowgate, until 28 August; This Is Memorial Device , adapted by Graham Eatough from the novel by David Keenan, at Wee Red Bar until 29 August; Silkworm, written by Vlad Butucea, at Assembly Roxy until 29 August; and Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen, written by Marcelo Dos Santos, at Summerhall until 28 August. The judging panel for the Fringe Firsts is chaired by the Scotsman’s chief theatre critic, Joyce McMillan, and judges are critics Mark Fisher, Susan Mansfield, Sally Stott, Fiona Shepherd and David Pollock. Last week's winners were Ode To Joy, written by James Ley, at Summerhall until 28 August; You're Safe Til 2024: Deep History, written by David Finnigan, at Pleasance Courtyard until 29 August; Brown Boys Swim, written by Karim Khan, at Pleasance Dome until 28 August; Manic Street Creature, written by Maimuna Memon, at Summerhall until 28 August; Truth's A Dog Must To Kennel, written by Tim Crouch, at Royal Lyceum Theatre Studio until 29 August; and Aberdeen, written by Cassie Workman, at Just the Tonic at the Nucleus until 28 August. The first week's winners were: Breathless, written by Laura Horton, at Pleasance Courtyard until 29 August; And Then The Rodeo Burned Down, written by Chloe Rice and Natasha Roland, at TheSpace @Niddry Street, ended 13 August; The Beatles Were a Boyband, written by Rachel O’Regan, at Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose, ended 13 August; Happy Meal, written by Tabby Lamb, at Traverse Theatre until 28 August; Masterclass, written by Feidlim Cannon, Gary Keegan & Adrienne Truscott, at Pleasance Dome until 28 August; and The Last Return, written by Sonya Kelly, at Traverse Theatre until 28 August. Check out reviews from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Edinburgh Festival here.

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