The Bush Theatre has announced Kelly Gough will appear in Harm, a new monologue by Bruntwood Prize award-winning playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell opening on 17 May. Harm, a thrilling and twisted new comedy on the corrosive effect of social media and isolation will be directed by Atri Banerjee.
When an unhappy estate agent sells a house to Alice, a charismatic social media influencer, the two strike up an unlikely friendship. But as her obsession with Alice’s perfect world intensifies, the lines between online and reality become dangerously blurred.
A filmed version of Harm was broadcast on BBC Four on 13 April and is currently available on iPlayer. This first for the Bush Theatre is part of BBC Arts Lights Up season, which partners with theatres across the country to produce plays for audiences at home as part of the BBC Arts Culture in Quarantine initiative. The role was played by Leanne Best in the BBC version.
Harm by Phoebe Eclair-Powell is at Bush Theatre 17 May – 26 June, full details and tickets can be found here