It’s a tale as old as time: boy meets boy, boy loses boy, boy punches hole in universe to get boy back. Join Mico and James as they tell you their reality-bending story of love, loss and trying to find decent sausage rolls in a universe that never invented Greggs.
Writer/performer Alan Flanagan's previous theatre writing credits include Irish horror 'Eyes Teeth Soil' (Pleasance), dark comedy 'Bingo' (Pleasance, currently adapting for television), and historical biography 'I Run, I Sing, I Swim, I Dive'. For television he's written over 50 episodes of Channel 4's 'Hollyoaks', and in radio he's co-produced horror drama 'Dark Shadows' and written for the 'Doctor Who' and 'Dorian Gray' series. Selected for BBC Drama Room 2023.
BRENDAN O ROURKE
Brendan O'Rourke is an Irish actor. He has been based in London since graduating from The Oxford School of Drama. Theatre credits include: Incident At Vichy (Finborough Theatre, The King's Head), Tom Molineaux (Brockley Jack), Fight Night (Vault Festival), Hunted and Crooks (Colab Theatre), Finale (Vault Festival), The Trial (Brockley Jack), The McGowan Trology (Kino Teatr), How to Find Us (Soho Theatre) and Othello (Northwall Theatre, Oxford). Screen credits include: Game of Thrones and The Lodgers (Irish feature film).
Over lockdown Brendan co-created comedy web series Star Force, starring alongside James McAvoy and Catriona Balfe.
Dan is a director, theatre-maker & dramaturg.
THEATRE includes: EYES. TEETH. SOIL. (Pleasance), CONSPIRACY (Barrel Organ), Anyone's Guess How We Got Here (UK Tour), We Didn't Script This (Cambridge Junction Young Company), Big Guns (Yard Theatre), Bingo (Pleasance), Lucy, Lucy, & Lucy Barfield (Pleasance) & The Spanish Tragedy (Old Red Lion). As Associate Director: Daughters of the Sun (Camden People's Theatre). As Assistant Director: The Glass Menagerie (Headlong), Pioneer (curious directive) & Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Royal & Derngate).
Dan was an Artistic Associate at The Yard 2016-2019.
Press & Reviews
LONDON LIVING LARGE
“A heart-warming tale with a clever twist… put The Silver Bell on your must-see list”
“Heart-warming and moving”
"Hilarious and heartbreaking, a beautifully written and performed observation of the acceptance of loss, imperfection and the inevitable."
THE QUEER REVIEW
"Warm-hearted and peppered with the tragic and comic, [The Silver Bell] is intriguing and skilfully performed."
Cast & Creative Team Writer / 'Mico': Alan Flanagan
'James': Brendan O' Rourke
Director: Dan Hutton
Lighting Designer: Amy Hill
Movement Director: Sacha Plaige