Up in Arms, Bush Theatre & Farnham Maltings

While We’re Here

Written by Barney Norris Directed by Alice Hamilton

“I remember the crunch of the gravel under my feet, and thinking my life might be over. I might have had all of my fun. And then him. And we don’t get to choose who we fall for.”

Eddie and Carol were lovers once, but their lives went in different directions. Now they meet again in a town full of memories, and find something still burns between them.

On the country’s southern margin where the towns give way to the English Channel, both search for the centre of their lives. Will they find a way to let go of the past for the sake of their futures?

Alice Hamilton’s productions of Barney Norris’s plays Visitors and Eventide for Up In Arms have been described as ‘heartbreaking’ (New York Times), ‘outstanding’ (Times), ‘astonishing’ (Evening Standard) and containing ‘all the still, sad music of humanity’ (Guardian).

Critics Circle and Offwestend Award-winning playwright and novelist Barney Norris has been heralded as ‘one of our most exciting young writers’ (Times), ‘a rare and precious talent’ (Evening Standard), ‘a writer of grace and luminosity’

Age guidance: 14+

Reviews

"With enormous empathy and equal amounts of restraint, the cast quietly snap your heart. I adored While We’re Here."

The Times

"A little gem of a play, sensitively written, deftly delivered."

Financial Times

While We’re Here

6 June 2017 - 8:00 pm
7 June 2017 - 8:00 pm
8 June 2017 - 8:00 pm
Tickets

Full Price: £14 + fee*
Concessions: £12 + fee*
Members: £10 + fee*

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