by Sonia Jalaly
directed by Ruby Thompson
Bump is about what it means to remember. It’s about dancing to Candy at birthday parties. It’s about us.
We’ve become a bit obsessed with remembering and we’re not even old enough to forget yet. Did you know, when we’re older and we look back at our lives, this is the time we’ll remember the most? Here. Right now. Our teenage years. That’s a scientific fact. So, what’s going to stick? What will you remember?
This production will take place at The Grange Business Hub, Neasden Lane, NW10 1QB
Sonia is a writer, performer and facilitator from Manchester making collaborative, accessible and playful work with and for unheard communities, particularly young people.
She is currently part of the 2018 BBC Comedy Room and is under commission with HighTide Theatre. She trained as an actor at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and has devised, written and performed work with a number of companies including the Kiln Theatre, Paines Plough, Company Three, Hull Truck, Battersea Arts Centre, Theatre Delicatessen and Duckie. She also frequently facilitates community workshops for theatres including the National Theatre, Old Vic Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Orange Tree Theatre, Bush Theatre, Unicorn Theatre and Southwark Playhouse.
Ruby directs theatre with and for young people as Co-Artistic Director of Hull based theatre company The Herd; The Ugly Duckling (Hull Truck) Slime (Hull Libraries/ Back to Ours/ Hull Truck), Wired Differently (Hull 2017), Ten Foot Tales (Hull Truck). Other devised projects with young people include; Transmission Space by Joe Harbot/ Yardlings (The Yard Theatre), Take the Stage; The Way of the World (Donmar Warehouse), and Dramajam (Hull Truck), Combo (The Herd/ Croydon Council). Other directing credits include Happy Birthday Without You (Tricycle Theatre/ Paines Plough’s Roundabout) Retreat (Little Pieces of Gold/ Southwark Playhouse) and Boxes (Contact Theatre), and was Resident Assistant Director of The Yard Theatre 2016-2017.
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