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Bright Half Life
Drama + LGBT

Bright Half Life

‘‘I’d give you more than a life if I could’’

What if life came with a rewind button?

Jumping across time, Bright Half Life tells the four-and-a-half-decade story of Vicky and Erica, who meet, fall in love, start a family, and traverse the highs, lows, joys, and fears that come from sharing your life with someone else.

Author of the ground-breaking Pulitzer Prize-nominated play BLUE DOOR, Tanya Barfield writes a contemporary classic about love, heartbreak, skydiving, and the infinite moments that make up a relationship. Depicting queer love in the richest and most original of ways, Bright Half Life is an intensely romantic and moving play depicting love that is complicated and ever-changing.


Vicky performed by Eva Fontaine
Erica performed by Susie McKenna

Writer Tanya Barfield
Director Steven Kunis
Movement director Maria Koripas
Voice and Accent Coach Amanda Stephens-Lee
Set and costume designer Cara Evans
Lighting designer Alex Lewer
Composer and sound designer Asaf Zohar
Dramaturg Krysianna Pappadakis
Casting director Anne Vosser
Production manager Kit Hinchcliffe

Producer Panorama Productions
General manager Paul Virides for David Adkin Limited
Assistant general manager Bailey Harris-Kelly

Marketing Emma Martin
PR Anna Arthur
Artwork design Steph Pyne

With special thanks to Old Diorama Arts Centre.

Bright Half Life was Commissioned by Center Theater Group, Los Angeles, CA.
Bright Half Life was developed during a residency at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwright Conference in 2014.
Executive Director Preston Whiteway
Artistic Director Wendy C. Goldberg 

The New York Premiere of Bright Half Lifewas produced in 2015 by Women's Project Theater.
Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty

Ticket Price

£18 - £30


7th September - 1st October


King's Head Theatre



"If you liked Constellations, you’ll probably love this... packed with heart for a 21st-century audience" ️️️️ The Reviews Hub

"Heartfelt, character-driven story-telling that has you invested from the start” ️️️️ The Reviews Hub

"Kunis’ slick production never loses sight of the intense passion that drives this relationship" The Stage

"Everything Eva Fontaine says, such a powerful funny and moving show. Amazing energy and tight connection between the compelling leads, they take exciting emotional and physical risks all the time. Don't miss it."   Beatrice Hollyer


Trigger warning: Please be aware this production contains use of strobe, water-based haze and themes of long-term illness


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