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The Bunker Diary


Wednesday 10 May - Friday 12 May 2023


Bedlam Theatre




Juliet Gray


Book by Kevin Brooks, play adaptation by Juliet Gray

I can’t believe I fell for it. It was still dark when I woke up this morning. As soon as my eyes opened I knew where I was. A low-ceilinged rectangular building made entirely of whitewashed concrete. There are six little rooms along the main corridor. There are no windows. No doors. The elevator is the only way in or out. What’s he going to do to me? What am I going to do? If I’m right, the lift will come down in five minutes. It did. Only this time, it wasn’t empty.

People are really quite simple, and they have simple needs. Food, water, light, space, privacy. Maybe a small measure of dignity. A bit of freedom. What happens when someone simply takes all that away?

Six people, all from different backgrounds mysteriously find themselves in an underground bunker where there are no windows and no way to escape but the elevator that brought them there. The book is the diary that the main character, Linus Weems, keeps in his time trapped in the bunker. In his diary, we witness the arrival of the other “inmates”, their struggles and their fight to figure out where they are and most importantly- to escape.

Cast and Crew


Actor (Bird) Beth Cunningham

Actor (Jenny) Elle Catherine Willcocks

Actor (Linus) Sam Waite

Actor (Russell) Noor Kabbani

Director / Writer Juliet Gray

Producer / Publicity Manager Sophia Hindmarsh

Set Manager Holly Spragg

Stage Manager / Assistant Director Megan Norcott

Tech Manager Naqib Fakhrul

Welfare Manager Edie Gillett


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