London’s Bunker Theatre, which was due to close at the end of the month because of the redevelopment of its Southwark home, has announced that it will make its last week of programming available online.
The theatre closed its doors early due to the outbreak of Covid-19.
Where Do We Go Next?, the final week in the Bunker’s Takeover season, is a film project featuring six new short plays from underrepresented writers, which intends to explore the role of political theatre in a hostile environment.
The project is curated by Caitriona Shoobridge and the writers involved include Abraham Adeyemi, Adam Hughes, Matilda Ibini (Little Miss Burden), Charley Miles (There are No Beginnings), Nessah Muthy and Kat Woods.
In the wake of theatre closures across the UK, the six short films will now not be screened in the space as originally intended, but will be made available online on Vimeo on Demand from March 24-29.
A decision had already been taken to cancel last week’s programme – Morgan and Abi’s Power Share, curated by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and Abi Zakarian – ahead of the government announcement for the public to “avoid” theatres due to the spread of Covid-19.
Led by artistic director Chris Sonnex since September 2018, the Bunker Theatre has made an impact on the London theatre scene since it opened three and a half years ago, and was awarded fringe theatre of the year at The Stage Awards 2020.