Photography: Marc Brenner
29 April - 11 June 2022
The “House of Ife” is the latest production at the Bush Theatre to be production managed by Pete Rickards from eStage as part of an ongoing partnership to provide a Production Manager on a regular basis to the venue. For this production, Pete was working with designer Frankie Bradshaw to create an isolated abstract space in traverse.
Set in a small council flat in the wake of the sudden death of their eldest son, Ife, one family is forced to confront the traumas they’ve long tried to bury. As the sun beats down on their North London flat, and the head of the family arrives from Ethiopia for the funeral, tensions rise, cultures clash and past betrayals are unearthed.
A tense and captivating story of what it means to belong, and what happens when a family’s secrets shake its foundations. This explosive drama by Ethiopian-British writer Beru Tessema is a new Bush commission directed by Artistic Director, Lynette Linton.
Writer: Beru Tessema
Director: Lynette Linton
Set and Costume Designer: Frankie Bradshaw
Lighting Designer: Jai Morjaria
Sound Designer: Duramaney Kamara
Company Stage Manager: Crystal Gayle
Assistant Stage Manager: Helen Potter