Leah and Sophie have been together, here, for a long time. They are happy here.
But there’s a problem. There’s a fucking massive problem and soon they’re going to have to talk about it.
The award-winning Antler present a playful, intimate dissection of a relationship teetering on the edge of collapse. Lands is an absurd tragicomedy, exploring the impossibility of relationships and our inability to understand one another. This moving play follows a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe with a UK tour prior to a season at the Bush Theatre, London from 13 November – 8 December (press night 8 November).
A Bush Associate Artist 2017-18, Antler is an award-winning company, telling stories through theatre and film. Winners of the IdeasTap Underbelly Award and Pulse Festival Suitcase Prize, nominated for The Stage Best Ensemble Award, and winner of Best Short Fiction at BFI Future Film Festival, Antler have transferred shows to the Bush, Soho Theatre and toured the UK.
Their previous shows include This Way Up (2012), Maria 1968 (2012), Where The White Stops (2013-2014), If I Were Me (2015-2016), Days Like This (2016) and Lands (2017).
Jaz Woodcock-Stewart is co-artistic director of Antler. She was a finalist for the RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award 2018. She was also a finalist for JMK Award in 2016 and the Genesis Future Directors Award in 2017. She was recently on attachment at the National Theatre Studio working on a new play, Wifmon and has been nominated by National Theatre as part of MITOS21, the European Theatre Network, to workshop a new piece at Performance Laboratory Salzburg 2019.
For the theatre, Jaz has directed The Bacchae (East 15 Acting School), Civilisation (First Drafts, Yard), Lands (Summerhall), Days Like This (BAC/BeFestival), You're So Relevant by Joel Horwood (Five Plays, Young Vic, If I Were Me (Soho Theatre/Underbelly), Where The White Stops (as co-creator; Underbelly/Bush Theatre/UK Tour), Whistleblower (ObamAmerica,Theatre 503) and Schoolboy (Little Pieces of Gold, The Cockpit). Film for Antler includes: Emmeline (short) winner of BFI Future Film Award for Best Fiction
Theatre work as a Staff/Resident/Assistant Director includes: Network, Dir Ivo van Hove (National Theatre) Lazarus, Dir. Ivo van Hove (Kings Cross Theatre) Shape of the Pain, Dir. Rachel Bagshaw (R&D) Adler and Gibb, Dir. Tim Crouch, Karl James, Andy Smith (Royal Court tour), Measure for Measure, Dir. Joe Hill-Gibbins (Young Vic), Stink Foot, Dir. Jeff James (The Yard), Eye of a Needle, Dir. Holly Roughan (Southwark Playhouse).
Her training is a culmination of time spent on the National Theatre Studio Director's Course, The Jerwood Assistant Director Program at the Young Vic, Uri Roodner's Contemporary Theatre course at East 15 Acting School and Dartington College of Arts.
Sophie Steer’s theatre productions include It’s True, It’s True, It’s True (Breach Theatre) at Underbelly and New Diorama, Tank (Breach Theatre national tour), Still Ill (Kandinsky Theatre) at New Diorama, Astronauts of Hartlepool by Tim Foley, winner of Vaults Festival ‘Origins Award’ for New Work, Sparks by Simon Longman at Old Red Lion, Buckets at the Orange Tree Theatre and Romeo and Juliet at the Watermill Theatre. On television she has appeared in Chickens (Big Talk Productions) and her short films include Caliban’s Cave, the short film adaptation of Tim Crouch’s I Caliban, and A Thousand Empty Glasses which was nominated for ‘Best Short’ at Raindance/Palm Springs.
Leah Brotherhead’s theatre includes As You Like It (The Lamb Players), Two Gentleman of Verona (The Globe Theatre/Liverpool Everyman), Wolf Hall & Bring Up The Bodies (RSC/Aldwych Theatre/The Winter Gardens On Broadway), Another Place (Theatre Royal, Plymouth), Pride and Prejudice (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Doctor Faustus (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Glasgow Citizens), People Like Us (Pleasance), Euphoria (Ensemble 52), DNA (Hull Truck/UK tour), The Kitchen Sink (Bush). Television appearances include White Gold (BBC), Doctors (BBC), Vera (ITV), Casualty (BBC), Boy Meet Girl (Tiger Aspect). Leah appeared in the short film Jess/Jim and on radio Leah is a BBC Carleton Hobbs Award winner and has played numerous roles for the BBC Radio rep company.
LANDS at the Bush Theatre
6 November – 1 December at 7.45pm
Wednesday matinees on 10, 17. 24 November, 1 December at 2.45pm
Saturday matinees on 15, 22, 29 Sept, 6, at 2.45pm
Captioned performance on Thurs 29 November at 7.45pm
Audio described performance on Sat 1 December at 2.45pm
Count Me In: £10
Adult: From £20
Count Me In tickets are just £10 and are available for performances in the Theatre. These are unreserved tickets which will be allocated to a seat on the day of performance. Audience members might not be sitting next to the people they booked with but will be guaranteed a seat.
Concessions: Bush Locals, Senior Citizens, Disabled and Unemployed patrons, and Bush Connect (Students and U26) members will be eligible for concession prices.
Phone 020 8743 5050
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