‘Bring the Bucket’ – a new dark comedy by BeFrank Theatre Company at Richmix, Shoreditch
Chuggers (street fundraisers) armed with buckets are as common a feature of London’s streets as black cabs and red buses. These platoons of enthusiastic youths strategically deployed on London’s busy streets are another obstacle to overcome as you go about your daily business. Each attempt to prick your conscience and help you become a better person – the sick, the poor, the homeless, the environment – it doesn’t stop.
But who are the people shaking the buckets?
How committed to the cause are they?
And what happens to all of that cash?
“Bring the Bucket” takes a comic look at what takes place between two chuggers as they change shifts and comment on London’s citizens as they rush by, each determined to avoid digging deep into their pockets or bank accounts. It’s an entertaining, lightly provocative dark comedy that reflects on a part of the moral decline in today’s western society.
“Bring the Bucket is a witty and current portrayal of life for newly graduated young people in London.”
Written and directed by Tommy Lexen
Cast: Kate Brown, Vikash Bhai and Neil Walker
Ensemble/Chorus: Gabriela Romanov, Kedeem Boyce, Simon Brandon, Ken Smart, Luke Fleming, Lewis Jeffrey, Stella Anderson, Pauline Nakirya, Cydney B. Dunbavin-Hands, Sophie Tergiest, Clare Buckingham, Esther-Grace Button, Eleni Papaioannou, Josie Catherine, Zory Burner, Christopher Panayi, Craig Hendry, Tara Aggarwal, Carmen C.Borras, Maggie Tolmie
Design and costumes: Ko-eun Lee
Lighting design: William Ingham
Assistant director: Fana Cioban
Dramaturge: Amanda Fromell
Production assistant: Philippa Kane
Producer: Neil Walker
“Bring the Bucket” is part of a double bill of new work exploring “Stories of London” curated by RichMix.
To book tickets: http://www.richmix.org.uk/whats-on/event/bring-the-bucket-and-jsa-job-seekers-anonymous-mark-ii/
BeFrank is a London-based international theatre company formed in 2010 by Artistic Director Tommy Lexen. The company focusses on subjects that encompass the bigger questions and highlight new perspectives on the world in which we live, both on a social and political level. We work from authentic source material, in a process where research, field studies and a dynamic development of expression results in a performance with high artistic and intellectual quality as well as being engaging, interesting and accessible for a larger non-political audience. We aim to push the audience experience beyond their comfort zone, without losing their trust or focus.