Hannah, a widowed Minister and Bible scholar, finds her faith at odds with that of Thomas, her gay and long estranged son. But when an inquisitive young writer, hired to assist Hannah with her latest book, learns painful secrets from Hannah's past, she spies a risky and unconventional opportunity for reconciliation.
Originally premiered at New York City’s Playwrights Horizons, and nominated for the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, The Busy World is Hushed examines – with wisdom, humour and insight – the contradictions we find in our faith, our families and ourselves…
Founder of Theatre503 and OffWestEnd Award winner, Paul Higgins, returns to the Finborough Theatre to direct.
REVIEWS & AWARDS
★★★★ 'INTIMATE, INTENSE, AN ABSOLUTE MUST SEE' THE UPCOMING
★★★★ 'WONDERFUL, DEEPLY MOVING AND UNSETTLING' BROADWAY WORLD
★★★★ 'BRILLIANTLY WRITTEN, OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES' EVERYTHING THEATRE
★★★★ 'POWERFUL. COMPLETELY ENGROSSING' BOYZ MAGAZINE
★★★★ 'FASCINATING' LONDONTHEATRE1
★★★★ 'THOUGHTFUL' EPAUL IN LONDON
★★★★ 'EXTRAORDINARY' MY THEATRE MATES
★★★★ 'MUST-SEE' LONDON PUB THEATRE
'SMART WITTY AND INTELLIGENT' BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
'OUTSTANDING TALENT' ARTSDESK
BIOS AT DATE OF SHOW
Theatre includes U/S Prior Walter in Angels in America (Royal National Theatre), Three Days In The Country (Royal National Theatre), The Drowned Man; A Hollywood Fable (Punchdrunk and Royal National Theatre), California Suite (St. James Theatre), Scenes From 68* Years (Arcola Theatre), Draw Me Close: A Virtual Reality Memoir (National Film Board of Canada, Royal National Theatre).
Workshops and readings include The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Wig Out!, The Cherry Orchard (NT Studio), After Orlando (Finborough Theatre), This Much (Park Theatre), Wonderboy, Olympic Fencing (Soho Theatre).
Film includes Magpie.
Trained at the Arts Ed London School of Acting.
PRODUCED BY ARSALAN SATTARI
IN ASSOCIATION WITH NEIL MCPHERSON
AT FINBOROUGH THEATRE
SCHEDULES & TICKETS
2 - 27 January 2018
Prices 6, 7, 8 October– £12
Prices until 15 October 2017 – £16 (£14 conc)
Tues £14 all seats | Fri & Sat £16 all seats
£10 for Under 30s Tues to Sun of the first week.
£12 for residents of the RBKC on Sat 7 October 2017
Prices from 17 October 2018 – £18 (£16 conc)
Tues £16 all seats | Fri & Sat £18 all seats
AGES 12+ | STRONG LANGUAGE