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Preview Production: Bush Meat

Sunday 17th September
by Jon Barton The Cinema
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HighTide presents a preview production of Bush Meat by Jon Barton.

"Ebola? Who cares. It is the backbone of a beggar's life. I am done begging."

Sierra Leone, 2014. A government nurse is caught between two fires when the arrival of Ebola provokes a family feud. As tensions simmer and the crisis comes to a head, fragments of memory reveal themselves and truths buried in the past slowly begin to unravel.

This is a semi-staged performance of a production that will feature as part of HighTide 2018.

We welcome your feedback on this early draft to help the development of the scripts.

Jon was one of the writers of the Old Vic New Voices 24 Hour Plays, and also appeared at the Old Vic New Voices Festival. In 2013, Jon was selected for the Kudos/Bush Theatre Writers’ Scheme and recently developed his first feature film with the BFI and Creative England. 

Running time: 1h 30m

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Dates & Locations

HighTide Festival Aldeburgh 2017 Sunday 17th September Book tickets
HighTide Festival Walthamstow 2017 Friday 6th October Book tickets

Cast & Creatives

  • Jon Barton Writer

    Jon was one of the writers of the Old Vic New Voices 24 Hour Plays, and also appeared at the Old Vic New Voices Festival. In 2013, Jon was selected for the Kudos/Bush Theatre Writers’ Scheme and recently developed his first feature film with the BFI and Creative England. Jon is a writer who has been a victim of funding cuts. Whilst his plays have previously been optioned for production by several theatres, they are yet to be produced for lack of finances and the general risk of producing new plays. Jon’s play tells the story of a Liberian woman and her relationship with a nurse during the 2014 Ebola Outbreak, detailing the fallout and the recovery of their relationship during this time, with a focus on the future for both women now that the crisis is over.

  • Matthew Xia Director

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