The Invisible Opens at the Bush Theatre

Play written in response to real-life cuts to legal aid

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The Bush Theatre's latest production The Invisible, written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz and sponsored by the Law Society, opens today, Monday July 6.

In 2008 Rebecca became the first living female playwright to have an original play, Her Naked Skin, staged on the Olivier stage at the National Theatre.

Her quietly powerful and all-seeing new play, written in response to real-life cuts to legal aid, weaves together the stories of ordinary people fighting for their right to justice.

On her one night off this week, lawyer Gail is on a date with a man called Ken. It isn’t going well. All he really wants is some sympathy. All she wants is a bottle of rosé, a little fun, and to forget it all.

But Gail can’t switch off. Not really. Because in a bedroom in Southall a woman is being abused and there’s no one to help her. Up and down the country people are being forced to represent themselves in court. Tomorrow morning an old man will wake up to a different world. Changed. Hated. Invisible.

The Invisible runs till August 15, with Saturday Matinees on July
11, 18 and 25 and August 1, 8 and 15 and Wednesday Matinees
July 15, 22 and 29 and Augusut 5 and 12 August.

On July 22 at 6pm there is the BushGreen Live Debate: In an age of austerity, why defend legal aid?

There is a captioned performance on July 24 at 7.30pm and audio described performance at August 1, at 2.30pm.

Tickets cost £15 - £20 and can be booked online or call the box office on 020 8743 5050 between midday and 8pm, Monday to Saturday.

 

July 5, 2015