A play by Stephen Volk
(The Bush Theatre, London: 15 March 2013)

Directed by Madani Younis
Development director: Melanie Aram
Executive director: Sian Alexander

"Ghost do not go away. Sometimes they are seen, and sometimes merely felt. This man knew about death. But worse - far worse - he knew the limits of death... and what things lie beyond..."

This is the chilling tale of young undertaker Charlie Nimrod and the night he gets an unexpected visitor knocking at his door...

The Bush Theatre is delighted to present an exclusive, script-in-hand reading written by Stephen Volk. This once-in-a-lifetime performance stars one of the Bush Theatre's finest alumni, and is directed by Artistic Director Madani Younis.

Marking his sensational return to the stage, Academy Award winner and British film legend Jim Broadbent (Cloud Atlas, The Iron Lady, Iris, Longford) stars in this not-to-be-missed, spellbinding ghost story. Joining him will be actor, writer and comedian Reece Shearsmith, well known for his roles in TV's The League of Gentlemen and Psychoville. Reece has also enjoyed success on stage, starring in The Producers, Betty Blue Eyes, Ghost Story, and most recently, Absent Friends.

Read the playscript of THE CHAPEL OF UNREST here

The cast:

Older Man.................Jim Broadbent
Younger Man.............Reece Shearsmith



Jim Broadbent's return to the stage - in The Guardian

Shearsmith joins Broadbent in Bush gala