Bull (2013 edition) (Bin End Stock)

By Mike Bartlett

Bull (2013 edition) (Bin End Stock)

Winner: Best New Play - UK Theatre Awards 2013

Winner: Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre, Olivier Awards

Category: Modern drama (post-1945)

First Staged: Studio Theatre, Sheffield, February 2013

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A razor-sharp, acid-tongued new play by Mike Bartlett, one of the UK's most exciting and inventive young writers.

Two jobs. Three candidates. This would be a really bad time to have a stain on your shirt...

Bull opened at Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield, in February 2013 in a Sheffield Theatres Production, directed by Clare Lizzimore. It won the 2013 UK Theatre Award for Best New Play, and the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre in 2015.

'Sinewy, stinging, witty... it's as if Bartlett has taken the nastiest needling from a Mamet or a Pinter play and put them into a space of pure verbal aggression'

- The Times

'Short, slick and emotionally unflinching... delivers a decisive punch'

- The Stage

'A gem of a new play... chillingly evokes the dynamics of bullying, in school, the work place, and elsewhere'

- Whatsonstage.com

'A writer with a startling breadth of ambition coupled with an ear for dialogue unmatched by many of his contemporaries... Bull taps into something incredibly relevant and potent'

- Exeunt Magazine

Mike Bartlett is one of the UK's most exciting and inventive young writers. His original plays have been performed at the National Theatre, the Royal Court, and around the UK, and include Earthquakes in London, 13, My Child, Cock (also in New York), and Love, Love, Love. He has written adaptations of Chariots of Fire (Hampstead and West End) and Medea (Headlong), and his drama series The Town was broadcast on ITV1 in 2012.

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