Dreaming and Drowning - Bush Theatre. Image by Joel Meshak

Dreaming And Drowning Tickets

Bush Theatre, London
23 November 2023 - 23 December 2023
Find Tickets

The world premiere production of Dreaming and Drowning is coming to the Bush Theatre this winter.

Dreaming and Drowning is an intimate and visceral deep-dive into the boundless mind of a young Black queer man wrestling with anxiety.

This electrifying world premiere stars Tienne Simon (Grime Kids, BBC), and is written and directed by the Mustapha Matura Award-winning playwright Kwame Owusu.

Dreaming and Drowning is playing at the Bush Theatre from 29 November to 23 December 2023.

What's the story of Dreaming And Drowning?

“I had that dream again. Drowning and gasping but I’m trying not to think about it.”

Malachi’s been looking forward to a fresh start at uni for months. He’s settling in, he’s got a stack of books to read and he’s met someone new – Kojo, a musician with a megawatt smile, who’s basically perfect.

But something doesn’t feel right. He keeps having the same nightmare – sinking, crushed by the weight of the ocean – and it’s getting worse… A beast grows in the water, hungry, relentless, hunting him but always just out of sight. As the boundaries between nightmare and reality fracture, Malachi must fight harder than ever to stay afloat.

Who is in the cast of Dreaming And Drowning?

Performed by Tienne Simon

Who are the creative team of Dreaming And Drowning?

Written and Directed by Kwame Owusu

Further creatives to be announced

Show Information

Performance dates
23 November 2023 - 23 December 2023
Age restrictions
Running time
60 minutes (no interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.

Important Notes

Access performances:

Chilled performance – 7 Dec at 8 pm

Captioned performance – 13 Dec at 8 pm

Audio-described performance and touch tour – 20 Dec at 8 pm

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

Ticket Information

Official London Theatre tickets for  Dreaming And Drowning at the Bush Theatre, London

Book tickets to Dreaming And Drowning at the Bush Theatre, London with WestendTheatre.com. You will be purchasing official London theatre tickets from an authorised retailer and member of the Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers.

Dreaming And Drowning booking calendar and seating plan→

Book by Month
Upcoming Performance Days

More Great Plays

More >
Filter by
Exact matches only
All Shows

Leave a Review or Comment

Comments and reviews are subject to our participation guidelines policy, which can be viewed here. Our policy is for readers to use their REAL NAMES when commenting.