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by Simon Stephens

23, 24 June 2021

A radio play available on YouTube

Booking details below


Director: Margarita Papadopoulou

This revival of an early work from Olivier Award winning playwright Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time), Bluebird follows Jimmy, a mini cab driver, over the course of one night in London, exploring the city’s roads and the lives that dwell around them. Jimmy listens as his ‘fares’ tell their individual stories in the back of his Nissan. He hears from a father mourning the murder of his daughter, a bouncer’s memory of a violent night at his club, a disillusioned engineer of London’s underground, as well as Jimmy’s estranged wife Claire. Because as it turns out, Jimmy’s own is the darkest story of all.

Contains strong language.

Programme Link

Bluebird Prog v5
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In House Crit (thanks to Andy Bakewell)

In House crit - Bluebird (3)
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Tickets are available now

This is an audio performance and you will receive a link 24 hours before the booked performance date. The broadcast platform is YouTube for which you do not need to have an account. You simply need to click the link to listen via your phone, computer, web-enabled TV, or other device. You should use the link only at the time and date specified. If you log in early you may need to try again at the exact performance time. Do not worry if you miss the start, as you will be able to re-wind to the beginning and listen to the whole performance. You can listen on the performance date booked, but the link you receive will not work on any other day. You may receive other emails confirming your booking, but only the email from the West Bridgford Dramatic Society will contain the valid link for your show.


Jimmy Macneill -- Malcolm Todd

Clare Macneill -- Dawn Cochrane

Guvnor -- Luke Bratton

Robert Greenwood -- Richard Young

Angela Davies -- Ellie Ball

Richard Wright -- Mark Buckley

Andy Green -- Adrian Bacon

Girl -- Arran Mackay

Young Man -- Dom Gaskell

Woman/Man -- Vic/Jerome

Billy Lee -- Tim Farrow

Janine Williams -- Lesley Flounders


Production Manager - Rosie Farrow

Sound Designer - Calum Sharp

Costumes - Michelene Harris


This is an amateur performance, licensed by special arrangement with Casarotto Ramsay & Associates and Cursing and Sobbing Ltd. All rights are reserved. This performance is authorised for non-commercial use only. By accepting the audio recording, you agree not to authorise or permit the recording to be copied, distributed, broadcast or otherwise exploited in whole or in part in any media now known or hereafter developed.

First performed at the Royal Court Theatre, Upstairs, London, on 1 December 1998.


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