Bullet Point Theatre have announced the full cast and creative team for the upcoming return of Lucinda Coyle’s acclaimed play Our Last First. The play returns to The Space on the Isle of Dogs, London from 6th-14th June following a sold out run at London’s Union Theatre in 2021. The production will also be available to watch via livestream from 8th-14th June.
Bullet Point Theatre has also announced that the production has received support from Sir Ian McKellen, Ambassador Theatre Group and Sean Mathias through the Ian McKellen on Stage Production Grant scheme. McKellen is also the principal patron of The Space.
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Written without any pronouns, genders, names, ages, or physical description Our Last First is designed to be played by any and every actor. For the upcoming production the performers will enter the stage and be cast live into their roles for the performance. This arrangement allows the play to have a wide array of combinations and topics such as a couple dealing with societies views of same sex marriage, another on the rights of trans love, and love across different cultural backgrounds.
The cast for the upcoming production are Beca Barton (they/she), Joshua Eldridge-Smith (he/him), Annie Loftus (they/them) and Eoin Quinlan (he/him).
The production marks queer theatre company Bullet Point Theatre’s first production in London. The company is founded by show’s playwright Lucinda Coyle (she/her) and Samuel Xavier (he/him), who will direct the production. Bullet Point Theatre was created with one aim, for each show topic to be about a voice or conversation that is not allowed time or space.
Joining Xavier on the creative team are Vanshika Rajeev (she/her, Acid’s Reign – Vault Festival) as Stage Manager, Lucy Sneddon (she/her, The Band’s Visit – Donmar Warehouse) as Designer, Jack Baxter (he/him, Redemption – The Big House, Off West End Award nomination) as Sound Designer, Adam Jeffreys (he/him, After The Act – New Diorama) as Lighting Designer, Katharine Hardman (she/her, The Great – Hulu) as Intimacy Co-Ordinator and Pooja Sivaraman (she/her) as Assistant Director and Amelie Peters (she/her) as Production Assistant.
Lucinda Coyle said of the play’s return and grant announcement, “Our Last First is more than just a play. It is proof that more needs to be done in our industry to cast based on talent than looks. It is giving a platform for so many beautiful and unique love stories to be shared. Though we are moving in the industry, and more queer, more unique love stories are being told, still more needs to be shown. Audiences are out there wanting to be surprised, and educated and Our Last First is really a love letter to those actors and those audience members who want to be seen, want to be heard and want to be celebrated.
I am beyond thrilled that Our Last First is returning to London, not even 2 years after its premier at The Union, and to have the support of Ian McKellen, Sean Mathias, and ATG with the Ian McKellen Production Grant is just incredible, and beyond my wildest dreams. The support they have shown the play solidifies my belief that plays like this must be created, and I look forward to seeing where the journey leads.”
For more information and tickets, visit https://space.org.uk/event/our-last-first/.