50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
This event has now finished. Until Jan 10 2009
Time Out says
Having proved hugely popular earlier in the year, the Bush has revived its Latitude-commissioned, multi-authored piece with added Christmassy trimmings. It seems strange, however, that only a year after being threatened with an Arts Council funding cut, and having ferociously fought its case as a vital, unique, much-loved new writing powerhouse, the Bush should give over its space twice to what is essentially a comedy sketch show. While the show does offer a couple of more serious monologues, these are more countered by a raft of (mostly very funny) comic songs and emotional desolation-themed Christmas carol rewrites. Written by a team of six young playwrights, the material varies in quality from some blackly funny, observational stuff, through a bunch of likeable absurdism, to some more humdrum pieces. Highlights include Ralf Little and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith's rap about an unfaithful girlfriend and a series of sketches in which Little repeatedly fails to leave his over-assertive posh girlfriend.