The UK premiere production of Taylor Mac’s Hir will play at the Bush Theatre from the 15th June until the 22nd July.
Isaac gets home from serving in the marines to find war has broken out back home. Fed up with her broken American Dream, mom Paige has stopped washing, cleaning and caring for their ailing father. Once the breadwinner, dad Arnold has suffered a stroke and toppled from the head of the household to a mere puppet in the new regime. Ally to their mother is Isaac’s sibling Max. Only last time Isaac checked, Max was Maxine.
Directed by Nadia Fall, the cast for this UK premiere will include Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who, Broadchurch, Once) as Isaac, Griffyn Gilligan (Teddy Ferrara) as younger sibling Max, Ashley McGuire (Shopping and F***ing, The Suicide) will play their mum Paige and Andy Williams (The 39 Steps, War Horse) plays her husband Arnold.
Taylor Mac is a multi-award-winning writer and performance artist at the forefront of alternative responses to American culture. He has written seventeen full-length plays, winning great acclaim for the 24 hour durational concert, A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, which reframed and re-enacted 240 years of US history.
This new production will feature designs by Ben Stones, lighting by Eliott Griggs with sound design by Elena Peña. Fight direction is by Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown.
Hir will play at the Bush Theatre from the 15th June until the 22nd July. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://www.bushtheatre.co.uk/event/hir/.