The Bunker

By Robbie Gordon & Jack Nurse

The Bunker is a compelling comedy musical reflecting on our diverse experiences of lockdown. This new co-production by Ayr Gaiety and Wonder Fools is commissioned by Greenspace as part of the Covid memorial project Remembering Together. Created in collaboration with the local community, this original production is a laugh out loud jukebox musical with songs we all know and love from artists such as The Clash, Rod Stewart and Dua Lipa, played live by a professional cast joined onstage by 50 community performers.

The story follows four strangers who gather in a bunker to spend lockdown together. Their disagreements and different worldviews provide plenty of laughs whilst their individual stories, all rooted in real conversations with local people in South Ayrshire, explore themes around isolation, grief, and a yearning for connection. The Bunker will be a great night out whilst allowing audiences to reflect on our collective lived experiences during the pandemic.

Join us at the Gaiety on Wednesday 26th June for one night only.

Show details:

Dates: Wednesday 26th June 2024

Times: 19:30pm

Age: 14+

Venue: The Gaiety Theatre Ayr, Carrick St, Ayr, KA7 1NU

“What unfolds is the perfect example of what makes live theatre so brilliant.” ★★★★ — Broadway Baby on Meet Jan Black

Breathtakingly skilful, fast-moving and creative, featuring a quick-fire script that can flick in an instant from laugh-out-loud comedy to devastating sadness — ★★★★The Scotsman on Robbie Gordon and Jack Nurse’s Same Team

“Black Watch reimagined for a small town function room” — ★★★★ The Herald on 549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War

“Powerful” — ★★★★★ Reviews Hub on Lampedusa

Gordon and Nurse’s play zips along with a winning combination of authentic grit and infectious humour.” — ★★★★ The Stage on Robbie Gordon and Jack Nurse’s Same Team

“A formidable piece of popular small-scale touring theatre in the 7:84 tradition, educating working class audiences across Scotland about their own history, while providing a superb night out.” ★★★★ Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman on 549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War

Written by Robbie Gordon & Jack Nurse

Directed by Jack Nurse

Designed by Mela Adela

Musical direction by Shonagh Murray

Sound design and Original Composition by VanIves

Stage managed by Emma Yeomans

Associate Artists (Creative Engagement) – Leila Nashef and Ben Standish

Community Coordinator – Claire Gary-Wilson

Produced by Mat Page

An Ayr Gaiety production in association with Wonder Fools and commissioned by Greenspace as part of the Covid memorial project Remembering Together.