Brexit Shorts

What does Brexit mean to you?

The Brexit vote was the single most significant event in UK politics since WW2. Headlong and the Guardian have joined forces to explore the temperature of the country. In a series of short films, leading theatre voices reveal individual stories in a divided Britain.

This major new series of online dramas stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Penelope Wilton, Meera Syal, Steffan Rhodri, Bronagh Gallagher, Dean Fagan, Nasser Memarzia, Scott Reid and Joanna Scanlan.

All films can be viewed on the Guardian Website https://www.theguardian.com/stage/series/brexit-shorts

BURN by James Graham, Starring Joanna Scanlan, Directed by Amy Hodge https://www.theguardian.com/stage/ng-interactive/2017/jun/26/brexit-shorts-burn-by-james-graham-starring-joanna-scanlan-video

GO HOME by Charlene James, Starring Dean Fagan, Directed by Amy Hodge https://www.theguardian.com/stage/ng-interactive/2017/jun/19/go-home-brexit-shorts-charlene-james-dean-fagan

PERMANENT SUNSHINE by A L Kennedy, Starring Scott Reid, Directed by Amy Hodge https://www.theguardian.com/stage/ng-interactive/2017/jun/19/brexit-shorts-permanent-sunshine-al-kennedy-scott-reid-video

YA MA’S A HARD BREXIT by Stacey Gregg, Starring Bronagh Gallagher, Directed by Amy Hodge https://www.theguardian.com/stage/ng-interactive/2017/jun/19/brexit-shorts-your-mas-a-hard-brexit-stacey-gregg-bronagh-gallagher-video

Amy Exec Produced the remaining films in the series

Featured at the ICA as part of the LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2018

https://www.ica.art/whats-on/lsff-brexit-shorts-dramas-divided-nation-special-guest-performance-panel

Boys Will Be Boys By Melissa Bubnic

Some say the City is still a man’s world. In Boys Will Be Boys the players are all women.

Astrid Wentworth is ruthless. If there is a special hell for women who don’t help each other, Astrid’s got the top table reserved and a martini waiting.

But, when the young and ambitious Priya applies for a junior position on the trading floor, Astrid recognises something in her and decides to give her a go. After all, what’s gender got to do with it?

“What do you say? When someone tells you you’ve sold your soul?”

“I say it’s mine to sell. And the devil knows how to dance.”


The Bush Theatre and Headlong take over the iconic Bush Hall for an exhilarating night out featuring cabaret music and performed by an all-female cast.

 

BOYS WIL BE BOYS

Written by Melissa Bubnic

Directed by Amy Hodge

Designed by Jo Scotcher

Lighting Design by Lee Curran

Sound Design by Emma Laxton
Composer James Fortune
Movement Director Sarah Dowling
Pianist Jennifer Whyte
Casting Lotte Hines
Fight Director Ruth Cooper-Brown of Rc-Annie Ltd
Cast: Kirsty Bushell, Ellora Torchia, Helen Schlesinger, Emily Barber, and Chipo Chung

7-75

 

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Wed 29 Apr, 8pm
 
7-75 is a heart stopping collision of dance and theatre.
 
It asks questions about how women on the cusp of change are perceived by society.
Five women from the ages of 7 – 75 share their stories, their dance moves and their hula hooping skills.
 
It’s fun, honest, uplifting and heartfelt as these women explore being in the shoes of a generation they might not understand.
 
“Amy Hodge’s thrilling, beautiful work-in-progress devised piece 7-75 suggests Caryl Churchill and Pina Bausch collaborating on a reimagining of Albee’s Three Tall Women.”Boycotting Trends
Book tickets!!
Pre-show FREE workshop, 6.15pm
 
Dancing with hula hoops; discover what lies beyond the tricks and how Amy Hodge uses hula hoops in dance-theatre to explore women on the cusp of change in 7-75.
 
No dance experience or specific equipment required.

 

 

Am I Dead Yet?

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Two friends, talking (and singing) about what happens when we die, how we think about dying, and most importantly, how some of us might be brought back…

Written and Performed by Jon Spooner and Chris Thorpe

Directed by Amy Hodge

Designed by takis

Lighting Design by Katherine Williams

Sound Design by Pete Malkin

Created in consultation with Dr Andy Lockey

 

Show dates: Premieres at The Bush Theatre, London 13-15 November 2014

Performances: 7.30pm on Thursday 13, Friday 14 and Saturday 15 November 2014

Duration: 75mins

For ages: 14+

Who’s the show for? Anyone interested in what happens to us when and after we die, science, art and music.