Mammals (play)

Mammals is a play by Amelia Bullmore. It was first staged at the Bush Theatre, Shepherd's Bush, London, from 6 April to 7 May 2005. This production then toured the UK in Spring 2006. With a cast of six, including Niamh Cusack, Mark Bonnar and Nancy Carroll.

The playwright was awarded the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for the work.

The play depicts a marriage in crisis following husband Kev's revelation to his wife Jane that he is in love with someone else. The arrival of Kev's best friend Phil with his whirlwind of a girlfriend triggers a series of confessions which threatens to upturn all of their lives. Kev and Jane's increasingly desperate attempts to discuss their problems whilst hiding them from their two daughters makes for an insightful and often painfully amusing drama. (Taken from Hannah Knowles's review)


Role Premiere Cast, 8 April 2005
London, The Bush Theatre
British Tour, 20 January 2006
Oxford, The Oxford Playhouse
Jane Niamh Cusack Niamh Cusack
Kev Daniel Ryan (actor) Daniel Ryan (actor)
Jess Jane Hazlegrove Jane Hazlegrove
Betty Helena Lymbery Helena Lymbery
Phil Mark Bonnar Mark Bonnar
Lorna Nancy Carroll Anna Chancellor
Directed by Anna Mackmin Anna Mackmin

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