Bucket Club



Vanessa’s life is science. Fact based, evidence led, no nonsense, no monsters. But when a photograph surfaces showing something in Loch Ness, she must embark on a very personal research project.

An extinct fish, a missing father and breath-taking live electronic sound in a new play from the makers of multi award-winning Lorraine & Alan.

Supported by Tobacco Factory Theatres. Fossils played at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe before transferring to New York for Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theatres in Spring 2017 and the New Diorama Theatre, The Wardrobe Theatre and Bath Spa University in Autumn 2017.

★★★★ The Scotsman     ★★★★ Fest      ★★★★ The List

★★★★ A Younger Theatre      ★★★★ TV Bomb      ★★★★  Broadway Baby

'A beautifully hewn story about how we connect to the past, and how our lives are shaped by the no-longer living things we carry with us... A gem of a piece by Bucket Club, a company taking its own very solid place in the world.'  Total Theatre

'Bucket Club’s style mixes story theater and toy theater with both whimsy and rigor... scientific precision and obvious warmth... A wonderfully weirdo score that should have Léon Theremin giggling in his grave.' New York Times

Shortlisted for the Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence

Directed by Nel Crouch

Written by Nel Crouch and the company

Designed by Rebecca Jane Wood

Sound and music by David Ridley

Lighting by Joe Price

Dramaturg: Marietta Kirkbride


Adam Farrell

Luke Murphy (2017 dates)

David Ridley (2016 dates)

Helen Vinten

Developed with Rose Wardlaw