The Bush Theatre has extended the run of its new production of Dreaming and Drowning.
Dreaming and Drowning was due to finish on 23 December, but will now extend performances to 5 January 2024.
Also production photos are in for the show, which stars Tienne Simon (Grime Kids, BBC).
Written and directed by Kwame Owusu (The Bacchae ), Dreaming and Drowning is a Mustapha Matura Award-winning play that is an intimate and visceral deep-dive into the boundless mind of a young Black queer man wrestling with anxiety.
Writer and Director Kwame Owusu was the Resident Assistant Director at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, 2021/2022 and is a Young Associate at the Gate Theatre. His work in theatre as a director includes The Bacchae (Lyric Hammersmith) and Othello (ArtsEd); and he was assistant director on Lyonesse, currently playing at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London. His writing for theatre includes HORIZON (Bush Theatre).
Tienne Simon graduated from LAMDA in 2022. He recently finished shooting one of the lead roles in Barnaby Roper’s new film Animal opposite Eddie Marsan, Sam Claflin and Burn Gorman. Last year he shot one of the lead roles in Theresa Ikoko’s BBC series Grime Kids.
Production Producer Sarah Allen said in a statement: “It has been a privilege to work with Kwame Owusu and the Bush Theatre on Dreaming and Drowning. I’m thrilled that we’ll be extending the work we’ve been doing and extending such an important show which clearly means so much to so many people. Everyone on the team has put their hearts and souls into ‘Dreaming and Drowning’ and we’ve been so thankful for the response so far, we can’t wait for more people to see it.”
Bush Theatre Artistic Director Lynette Linton said: ‘To watch Kwame’s journey over the last years has been a privilege. This has been a play that we have seen develop over the last few years and are so proud to see it finally on our stage. Extending the show so more people can see this wonderful piece of theatre is so exciting!”
Also currently playing at the Bush Theatre is Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen, to 23 December 2023.