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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.


Writer Tanya Barfield
Director Steven Kunis
Movement director Maria Koripas
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



Trigger warning: Please be aware this production contains themes of long-term illness


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