“Standing at the Beach’s Edge: London to Sarasota”

June 7, 2024 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Hermitage Beach
6660 Manasota Key Road
"Standing at the Beach's Edge: London to Sarasota" @ Hermitage Beach

“Standing at the Beach’s Edge”
with Hermitage Major Theater Award Winner Chris Bush

Chris Bush’s residency and Hermitage Major Theater Award are made possible with generous support from Flora Major and the Kutya Major Foundation.

Friday, June 7 at 6:30pm

Hermitage Beach (entrance at 6660 Manasota Key Rd, Eglewood, FL 34223)

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Registration is required. $5 per person.

London theatergoers can’t get enough of 2024 Hermitage Major Theater Award winner Chris Bush’s latest musical Standing at the Sky’s Edge. After its premiere in the town where it’s set and this gifted theater maker hails from, Sheffield, the production moved to the National Theatre in London and is now running on the West End, garnering accolades and rave review along the way. Now, one of the show’s lead creative minds is coming to Sarasota. Hear from Hermitage Major Theater Award winner Chris Bush about her career, creating theater in the UK, and how she plans to reimagine Virginia Woolf’s iconic novel Orlando for the 21st century and set in Florida.

A Sheffield-born playwright, lyricist, and theatre maker, Chris Bush is the 2024 recipient of the Hermitage Major Theater Award. Current and past work includes Standing at the Sky’s Edge (Sheffield Theatres/National Theatre – Olivier Award and UK Theatre Award for Best Musical, South Bank Sky Arts Award for Best Theatre), Pericles and The Odyssey (both National Theatre); Rock/Paper/Scissors, The Band Plays On, What We Wished For, A Dream, and The Sheffield Mysteries (all Sheffield Theatres); Jane Eyre (Stephen Joseph Theatre, New Vic Theatre); The Doncastrain Chalk Circle (CAST Doncaster/National Theatre); Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World (Kenny Wax, UK Tour – UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children & Young People); Hungry (Paines Plough); Kein Weltuntergang/Not the End of the World (Schaubühne, Berlin); Nine Lessons and Carols: Stories for a Long Winter (Almeida Theatre); Faustus: That Damned Woman (Headlong/Lyric Hammersmith/Birmingham Rep); The Last Noël (Attic Theatre/UK tour); The Assassination of Katie Hopkins (Theatr Clwyd – UK Theatre Award for Best Musical); The Changing Room (NT Connections); A Declaration from the People (National Theatre: Dorfman); and Larksong (New Vic, Stoke-on-Trent). Film includes Mars (dir. Abel Rubinstein).