by Mike Bartlett
A razor-sharp play about the fine line between office politics and playground bullying, 'BULL' offers ringside seats as three employees fight to keep their jobs.
Mike Bartlett's acid-tongued play 'BULL' opened at the Young Vic, London, in 2015. It was originally performed at the Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield, in 2013, where it won the UK Theatre Awards for Best New Play. It also won an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre in 2015.
'Sinewy, stinging, witty... it's as if Bartlett has taken the nastiest needling from a Mamet or a Pinter play and put them into a space of pure verbal aggression'
'Mike Bartlett’s new play drills into the head and heart like a screwdriver. It attacks its subject from slightly different angles but always presses on the same tender spot. This is a riveting 55 minutes.'
'Short, slick and emotionally unflinching... delivers a decisive punch'
'A gem of a new play... chillingly evokes the dynamics of bullying, in school, the work place, and elsewhere'
'A writer with a startling breadth of ambition coupled with an ear for dialogue unmatched by many of his contemporaries... Bull taps into something incredibly relevant and potent'