Collapsible

Collapsible

Bush Theatre · 05 FEB - 14 MAR

I’ll tell you what I really want. I want to jump clean out of my brain.

Overview

Essie’s lost her job. Her girlfriend’s left. But she’s alright. Except lately she feels more like a chair than a person. One of those folding chairs. Solid one minute. And then.

From award-winning Irish writer Margaret Perry (Porcelain, Abbey Theatre), Collapsible is a funny, furious new monologue about holding on in this collapsing world. For anyone who has ever felt crumbly.

Winner of the Origins Award for Outstanding New Work, VAULT Festival 2019.

Critic reviews

Holahan is heart-breaking, the writing flinty and rich, and if the final few minutes don’t quite hit home, this captures the dislocating sense of watching the world continue to turn while you feel as if you are disappearing

Lyn Gardner for Stagedoor

Hypnotically performed play about one woman’s gradually unravelling

The Stage

A troublingly realistic study of mental health

The Scotsman

Articulates the horrors of melancholia with singular brilliance

A Younger Theatre

The perfect insight into the mind of someone afraid to jump, unable to know if there's anything solid waiting to meet them

WhatsOnStage

On display like a bust in a museum, Breffni Holahan is superb in this Beckettian monologue by Margaret Perry

The Guardian

A terrifically natural, nuanced performance, finding warmth in a show that could have felt just glum

The Independent

Date & time

Opening 05 Feb 2020
Wed 5 Feb - Sat 14 Mar, 2.45pm & 7.45pm

Venue

Bush Theatre
7 Uxbridge Road London W12 8LJ London, UK · Get Directions
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