The Bus

Written by Stanislav Stratiev
Translated from Bulgarian by Thomas Crowe
Directed by Stephen Reimer

“Citizens! I ask you… Where are we going?”

When the timetable of our lives falls to pieces, how will we choose to conduct ourselves? On a frosty evening in late autumn, nine characters unsuspectingly board an ordinary bus that ought to take them to the city centre, as it always has. Their beloved Driver has something else in mind.

KDC Theatre presents The Bus, an absurdist comedy about resigning oneself to a higher power, from the mind of one of Bulgaria’s most celebrated playwrights: Stanislav Stratiev.

David Lindley-Pilley – REASONABLE
Sophie Martin – ALDOMIROVTSI
Kim Taylor – GIRL IN LOVE
Jack Lupton – BOY IN LOVE
Jula Konieczny – UNREASONABLE
Julia Blyth – WOMAN
Nick Mouton – MAN
Gabrielle Woolgar – IRRESPONSIBLE

Made possible with the generous support of Anna Ganev.

Trigger warnings: Physical violence

Friday 31 March: Post-show Talk Back session
The Bulgarian Cultural Institute at the Embassy of Bulgaria to the UK will be hosting a “Talk Back” session with the cast and director of “The Bus” immediately after the performance. Learn more about the playwright, Stanislav Stratiev, and ask your own questions to join in the discussion. The post-show Talk Back session will be approximately 45 minutes and no additional tickets are required to attend.

Performance dates: 28 March – 1 April 2023
Venue: Drayton Arms Theatre