Directors’ Festival: Bull A dark comedy about survival. Is this nature or nurture?

Directors’ Festival: Bull

The Wardrobe Theatre

Key Information
  • Dates Thu 12 May 2022 - Sat 14 May 2022
  • Location The Wardrobe Theatre
  • Ticket Price

    Tickets £10 per double bill
    £35 for a festival ticket

  • Times


  • Written by Mike Bartlett
    Directed by Ben Nash
    Designed by Hazel McIntosh

A dark comedy about survival. Is this nature or nurture?

“I feel the need to bring you down. I think it might be an evolved thing in a society, in a culture; that if we see someone who’s going to bring down the whole tribe or whatever, someone who’s really going to fuck up the rest of us.”

Tony, Isobel and Thomas are waiting to hear which of them will lose his or her job.

As they await the arrival of their boss, Carter, to deliver the verdict, the three of them debate each other’s chances of survival.

For alpha male Tony and calculating Isobel, it’s clear that Thomas is getting the chop. And in the struggle for survival, no blow is too low.

This amateur production of Bull is presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.
This play is part of a double bill with How My Light Is Spent as part of Directors’ Festival 2022.


Thomas Tom Atkinson

Tony Tom Mordell

Isobel Joséphine-Fransilja Brookman

Carter Patrick McAndrew

Creative and Technical Team

Director Ben Nash

Designer Hazel McIntosh

Voice Coach Zoe Littleton

Lighting Designer and Operator Alice Truman Boal

Sound Designer and Operator Zoe Mackinnon

Assistant Production Manager Joe Culpin

Costumer Supervisor Bethany Boldero

Stage Manager Hannah Lipton

Deputy Stage Management Tom Barge

I've worked with visiting professionals this year that I never would have even dreamed of working with. It's been an amazing experience. Thomas Donnan, BA Professional Acting Student