The doctor’s new one-man show, the Number Nine Bus to Utopia (directed by Emma Kilbey and her dog, Ronnie Barker), will be making its debut at the Earth Ship in Stanmer Park for four nights this year during Brighton festival, 7th, 8th, 21st, 22nd May. 7.30pm.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Simply executed with just a table, chair, coat-stand and hot tub (!) the No 9 Bus to Utopia takes the audience on a roller-coaster ride through the history and philosophy of some of the West’s most fantastical communities combined with Bramwell’s own autobiographical adventures and insights into how, practically, we could all bring a greater sense of community back to our city lives.
The No 9 Bus to Utopia combines Bramwell’s trademark styles of theatre, comedy, anecdote and lecture-style slide shows, and recalls the storytelling styles of such performers as Ken Campbell, Claire Dowie and Spalding Gray.
The show ends with the unveiling of Bramwell’s own plans for turning Brighton into his own utopia and a Q&A that could turn messy…
The Number Nine bus to Utopia follows on the success of The Haunted Moustache, a one-man storytelling theatre show which premièred at the Brighton Festival in 2008. and won two Fringe Festival Awards and a BBC radio 3 commission.
Brighton’s Earth Ship, Stanmer Park
Fri/Sat 7th/8th May, Fri/Sat 21/22nd May 7.30pm
£10+£2.50 bus fare
Big Lemon Bus leaves 6.30pm each evening @ Three at Ten Old Steine or make your own way there.