This autumn, British-Bosnian writer Igor Memic brings his award-winning play to the Bush Theatre in London. Based on real events, Old Bridge is a fresh take on tales of love and war.
It’s 1988 in Mostar, Yugoslavia. Mili, a boy from out of town, dives from the famous Old Bridge. Mina, a local girl, watches on. As he falls, she begins falling for him.
Fast-forward to Mostar, Bosnia in 1992. There are growing divisions in the town but Mina and Mili never doubt that their future lies together. But nor can they imagine the dangers that future will bring.
A tale of love and loss
This contemporary and heart-wrenching love story takes a bold look at the impact of war. It’s an epic tale exploring love and loss, of those who lived through a war that Europe forgot.
Old Bridge’s writer, Memic, is originally from Mostar. He grew up in London after leaving Yugoslavia in 1992 and studied at the University of Liverpool and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Old Bridge marks his professional debut and it won him the 2020 Papatango New Writing Prize.
Throughout the run of Old Bridge at the Bush Theatre, there’ll be listening stations available in the foyer. These stations allow you to hear Nkenna Akunna’s Some of Us Exist in the Future, Tom Powell’s The Silence and The Noise and Tajinder Singh Hayers Ghost Stories from an Old Country. Following the play’s run, these listening stations will be touring theatre venues across the country until February 2022, in partnership with English Touring Theatre.
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When: On until 20th November 2021
Where: Bush Theatre main space, 7 Uxbridge Road, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 8LJ
£: Tickets cost from £10
More info: www.bushtheatre.co.uk