Prima Facie meets Victoria Wood in GUSH – Abby Vicky-Russell’s astonishing new character comedy.
Neil is a working-class plumber from Sheffield. He’s been called in on short notice to fix a leak in The Vaults studio, so a contemporary dance troupe can continue performing their very important piece exploring the relationship between pomegranates and vulvas.
But what happens when a man constricted by his own dogmatic masculinity is given an uncharted medium to explore his unanswered questions? His tense relationship with his daughter explodes into the spotlight, forcing him to finally examine why most of his affection is reserved for brown sauce on fried spam.
GUSH is shortlisted for the Tony Craze award with Soho Theatre, after having a sell-out debut at the Camden People’s Theatre as part of Figs In Wigs’ ‘Calm Down Dear’ festival.
Abby Vicky-Russell is an actor, writer and comedian from Sheffield. She was a Resident Artist at both The Sheffield Crucible and The Roundhouse Theatre where she wrote and performed “Community”. She was announced as an Emerging Brit by the NYFA and co-wrote the short film “Kindred” which premiered at BFI Imax, 2019. Abby is NYT REP Company Alumni and has appeared in shows for ITV, Channel 4, BBC, Disney+ and Amazon TV.
Will Armstrong is an actor, director, comedian, writer, and drag queen (aka Jennifer Schmennifer). Truthful and inventive with a deluge of queer irreverence, he blends disciplines to create original and uniquely funny work. In 2021, Will toured 'Animal Farm' (★★★★★ 'Will Armstrong was excellent') and 'Othello' with NYT's prestigious REP company. Will co-directed and hosted 'The Climate Cabaret' at COP26. He has performed comedy with Soho theatre, Pleasance and Underbelly. Will is the co-creator and host of acclaimed drag cabaret 'idiots. gay idiots.', currently in a sold-out residence at The Glory. He was a 'Max Turner comedy prize 2022' finalist.
Cast & Creative Team Writer and Performer: ABBY VICKY-RUSSELL
Director: WILL ARMSTRONG
Set Designer: MARTHA ARMITAGE
Costume Designer: EMMA FERGUSON
Assistant Producer: JACK BOAL