Bucket Club

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press for fossils

★★★★ 'A smart script... strong and stylish' - 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 experienceFest

★★★★ '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.'  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'  -  A Younger Theatre

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

★★★★ 'A fantastically inventive piece of theatre with a charming story' -  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

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.'  - Fest

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

★★★★★ 'This is a sparkling show with superb acting'  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.'  Scotsman

★★★★★ 'Funny, touching, exquisitely crafted and, ultimately, completely unmissable.'  - 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