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9 Jul to 7 Aug 2021

Bush Theatre

Lava at the Bush Theatre

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Show details


This is nice, init? I like it.

Good little set-up to tell you the story of my name.

The story of my true name.

When a woman receives an unexpected letter from the British Passport Office, she is forced to confront an old mystery: why does her South African passport not carry her first name?

Armed with the soundtrack to your favourite 90s TV shows, she sets out on a journey that will take her back to the turmoil of Mobutu's Congo, growing up in post-Apartheid South Africa, moving to Ireland and finding love in a hostile England .

As her journey becomes inextricably linked with the tides of global history, how far will she go to unravel the truth?

By turns wickedly funny and strikingly lyrical, Benedict Lombe's Lava is an explosive debut that will turn the way you see the world on its axis.

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Age suitability: Not available

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Postal address:
7 Uxbridge Road
London W12 8LJ

Box office tel: 020 8743 5050

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Previews from:Friday 9 July 2021

Closes:Saturday 7 August 2021

Performance days & times

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Running time: To be confirmed


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Author: Benedict Lombe


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