Bucket Club




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press for fossils

'A smart script... strong and stylish' 4* - The Scotsman

'An object lesson in how to take a simple character-driven story and by sheer stagecraft to elevate it to another level of experience' 4* Fest

'The excellent three-strong cast multi-task superbly between roles, as well as creating a live Sufjan Stevens-like soundscape from voices, harmonium, violin and theremin-like electronics... it's a captivating, poignant reflection on love, longing and the importance of mystery in all our lives.' 4* The List

'What Bucket Club does so well is not just tell a story but truly immerse you in it... If you see anything this Fringe, see this'  4* -  A Younger Theatre

'A moving testament to the secret lives we all lead... a unique and clever piece of theatre' 4* TV Bomb

'A fantastically inventive piece of theatre with a charming story' 4* - Broadway Baby  

'Fossils is 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. The emotion creeps up on you, gently and without fanfare: the tricks, wit and japes of the initial theatrical frivolity dissolving into a granite-hard nub of sadness. 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

'This is a show like no other... it mesmerizes the audience from the first minute to the last' Broadway World New York

'Bizarrely brilliant masterpiece... an enthralling, one-of-a-kind productionTheatre is Easy

Press for Lorraine & Alan

'It's a very lovable show, with buckets of charm' - Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

'Bucket Club's humorous, junk theatre take on the Scottish selkie myth is a triumph of layered, lo-fi storytelling and unexpected poignancy.' 4* - Fest

'There is so much to love in this ambitious, quirky comedy'  4* The Stage

'This is a sparkling show with superb acting' 4*   Broadway Baby

'Excels in its warmth, humour, and its acute observations of life. While it does not diverge from the framework of the original myth, it encapsulates much of human life – falling in and out of love, having children, losing a parent – succinctly and without fuss, but with great sensitivity.' 4*  Scotsman

'Funny, touching, exquisitely crafted and, ultimately, completely unmissable.' 4*  - EntertainmentWise

features and interviews

Guardian Blog - Late-night discos and lock-ins: a young company takes their show on the road.

The New CurrentEdinburgh Fringe 2014 Preview

A Younger TheatreIncoming Festival Preview