Presented in association with Live Theatre Newcastle, where it will be performed after its Bush run as part of the fall season there, the company will comprise Robyn Addison, Sian Breckin, Monica Dolan, Laura Elphinstone and Gillian Hanna. According to press materials, the play revolves around five decades of birthdays, weddings and hen dos, and asks whether we we ever really cut the apron string that ties us to our parents.
In a press statement, Younis commented, "I'm thrilled and proud to direct Lee's new play as my inaugural production at the Bush. I first encountered his work at last year's Edinburgh Festival with Donna Disco – a play crafted with love and honesty; it knew what it was, and the world it spoke of. He's a writer who knows and understands implicitly the community of the North East and he writes of it with such integrity. He has the ability of making the everyday feel epic, and demonstrates a bravery in embracing risk to explore the theatrical form of his story telling."
To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 8743 5050, or visit www.bushtheatre.co.uk.