The critically acclaimed European premiere of hit Off-Broadway play The Busy World Is Hushed is now running for a limited season at London’s Finborough Theatre, marking the UK debut of American playwright Keith Bunin.
“If you take God away, the world is no less horrible”
Hannah, a widowed Minister and Bible scholar, finds her faith at odds with that of her long-estranged gay son, Thomas. She has recently hired an inquisitive young writer, Brandt, to assist with her book about a newly discovered manuscript that appears to be a lost gospel, one that may predate those in the Bible itself. As she notices the chemistry brewing between Brandt and her son, she decides to risk all on an unconventional opportunity for reconciliation that has unexpected consequences for all three of them.
Originally premiered at New York City’s Playwrights Horizons with a cast including Jill Clayburgh, The Busy World Is Hushed examines – with wisdom, humour and insight – the contradictions we find in our faith, our families and ourselves…
Founding Artistic Director of Theatre503, and 2017 OffWestEnd Award winner, Paul Higgins has returned to the Finborough Theatre to direct The Busy World Is Hushed, which stars fellow Finborough alumni Kazia Pelka and Mateo Oxley along with Michael James.
For the Q&A after the performance on 2 November 2017, I’ll be joined by the director and cast.