Biology PhD student Steve Bush has written a play which opens this week at the Rondo Theatre in Bath and runs until Saturday.
Steve is currently in his third year of research for a PhD in evolutionary biology. He started writing plays as a hobby, which he admits has become a lot more serious with the opening of his very first production this week.
Steve describes ‘With Something Like Sympathy’ as his first ‘real’ play. The play tells a story of those moments when it can be particularly difficult to find the right words to describe how we feel.
Having left it to the last minute, Greg is stuck in a side-room at a crematorium, struggling to finalise a eulogy for his friend Jenny. Fortunately, his old friend Jason has arrived to lend a hand, having some experience in these matters – he’s dead. And if that’s not enough for Greg, Jenny’s got something to say too.
Steve’s play is a dark, funny and poignant production about, well, everything you don’t discuss at a funeral.
Steve said: “I am collaborating with Edward Browning, a local actor and producer, who has helped to bring the show to the Rondo. It’s exciting to have got to this point, I’m really enjoying it.”
We wish Steve the very best of luck with the play and for his future both in biology and as a playwright!
Tickets are still available for the play from the Rondo Theatre website.