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NESTING

By Ellen Robertson

Tue 04 Jul 2017 - Sat 08 Jul 2017

Linda is a self-confessed ‘collector’. She has all the necessities: broken umbrellas to match any outfit, unopened Amazon parcels delivered in 2012, shoes that don’t fit but were a bargain and trainers because, one day, she will definitely take up running. To add to her collection there is Toby, an affectionately named rat who has taken up residence in her home.


With the arrival of Jonathan, a man who can’t sleep if the sponge is in the wrong place by the kitchen sink, comes a more life-changing situation than Linda could ever have imagined. The journey that follows is one of love, loss and an infatuation with Stevie Wonder memorabilia.

A poignant new play by Ellen Robertson, Nesting is a funny and moving look at compulsive behaviour and finding love in the most unlikely of places.

Nesting is also touring to village halls, rural venues and arts centres. Click here for the full tour schedule.

The Sackler Trust  are the Principal Supporter of The Watermill's outreach touring programme.

  

Directed by Emily Burns

David Bonnick Jr

Jonathan

David trained at Mountview School of Dramatic Arts (BA Acting), graduated in 2008.

Theatre includes: Malcolm in Macbeth (The Scope); Chris in Gifted (White Bear); Various Roles in The Day The Waters Came (Sheffield Crucible); The Respect Award for Black History Month (Museum Of London); Tyler in Dover (King’s Head Theatre); Bouncer & Curtis in Scratched Out The Urban Musical (Riverside Studios); Various Roles in Hitler Wrote 20 Pop Songs Have You Heard Them? (B.A.C).

TV & Film includes: Sam in Guerrilla; Bus Conductor in Prime Suspect 1973; Bobby in Whitney & Bobby Addicted to Love; Estate Agent in EastEnders; Tom in The Plague; Street Gambler in Tube Poker; Freddie in Film 72; Hit man in S.S.D.D; Graffiti Artist in Writers Block (London Film Academy). Police Man in Britney Spears ‘Criminal’ (music video).

Cathy Walker

Linda

Cathy trained at the Poor School, after achieving First Class Honours in English from Sheffield University, where she also won the William Empson Prize for Acting.

Theatre includes: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (National Theatre Productions at Apollo & Gielgud Theatres); Untold Stories (National Theatre Productions at Duchess Theatre); The Mousetrap (St Martin’s Theatre); Present Laughter (Theatre Royal Bath); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Jersey Opera House); Normal (RIFT_ Spring Season 2017); The H-Word (RIFT_ Shakespeare in Shoreditch Festival 2016); Perchance To Dream (MakeBelieve Arts national tour); several seasons with Outside Edge Theatre Company, Blunderbus Theatre Company and Riding Lights Theatre Company; a residency with Frozen Light Theatre; and formerly half of a clowning double act, The Flying Chestycoffs (Kazzum).

TV & Film includes: Photos Of God (Berlin Film Festival); Deep Cuts (TV drama); Alexander The Great (SplitMoon short); Goldfish (MET). Cathy worked on the National Theatre Education projects of Pericles, The Tempest and Word Alive; is a Creative Associate with MakeBelieve Arts; and also works regularly for Freshwater Theatre Company and as a freelance musician.