The Place Theatre, Bedford

Bella Heesom - My World Has Exploded A Little Bit
Bella Heesom
My World Has Exploded A Little Bit
Directed by Donnacadh O'Briain
30th June at 7:30pm
Supported with public funding from Arts Council England

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Bella Heesom's debut play is part true story, part farcical performance lecture. It tells a deeply personal story of loss and love, through a darkly comic 17-step guide to bereavement. Mixing tender intimacy and unflinching honesty with hard-hitting philosophy, clownish silliness and an enchanting live piano score, it takes the audience on a powerful emotional journey, shot through with jet black comedy.

Performed by Bella Heesom and Eva Alexander, and directed by Donnacadh O'Briain (director of Olivier-nominated production of Rotterdam by Jon Brittain, & Always Orange by Fraser Grace at the RSC) the show comes to The Place as part of a national tour following a critically acclaimed run at Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 and a Highly Commended transfer to VAULT Festival 2017.

★★★★★ sublime (ToDoList)
★★★★★ profound and stunning (EdFestMagazine)
★★★★★ We need more radical honesty and honest artistry of the kind that Bella Heesom offers. She has created something very powerful indeed. (EdinburghSpotlight)
★★★★ funny, energetic, profound and heartbreaking all at once (ThreeWeeks)
★★★★ we are putty in their hands: one moment laughing, the next near to tears (BroadwayBaby)

Running time: 70 minutes

Age range: Recommended for 12+. Children 8+ admissible with parents, at their discretion.

Prominent death theme.

Tickets for this show are priced at £10.00, with a concession price of £8.50.