A Sheffield Theatres Production


By Mike Bartlett

Public Dress Rehearsal




Access Performances: See Dates & Times tab

Presented at Studio

Running time: aprox. 55 mins (no interval)

‘This is nothing to do with business’

Two jobs. Three candidates. This would be a really bad time to have a stain on your shirt…

By one of the UK’s most exciting young writers, Mike Bartlett (Earthquakes in London, Chariots of Fire, Love Love Love), this is the world premiere of Bull, a razor sharp play about office politics; or playground bullying – depending which side you’re on.

Standing Tickets available for £10.00 (£8.00 at previews)

For Mike Bartlett ‘s Bull, award-winning designer Soutra Gilmour has transformed the Studio into an arena. Cheaper standing tickets are available for every performance, and we are encouraging audience members to stand and experience the Studio in a completely unique way.

Join us in Crucible Corner after the performance
Buy one drink, get one free* when you show your Standing ticket at the bar in Crucible Corner pre or post-show. You’ll have plenty to talk about after this production!

T&Cs *Offer valid on pints of Carlsberg and Tetley, or a regular glass of house wine (white, red and rose). Free drink will be the same as bought drink. One offer available per standing ticket.

Wed 6 Feb 8:15pm Public Dress Rehearsal £1.00 Currently Unavailable
Thu 7 Feb 7:45pm Preview £10.00 (£8.00 Standing)
Fri 8 Feb 7:45pm Preview £10.00 (£8.00 Standing)
Sat 9 Feb 7:45pm Preview £10.00 (£8.00 Standing)
Mon 11 Feb 7:45pm £14.00 (£10.00 Standing)
Tue 12 Feb 7:45pm £14.00 (£10.00 Standing)
Wed 13 Feb 4:00pm £14.00 (£10.00 Standing)
Wed 13 Feb 7:45pm £14.00 (£10.00 Standing)
Thu 14 Feb 7:45pm £14.00 (£10.00 Standing)
Fri 15 Feb 7:45pm £14.00 (£10.00 Standing)
Sat 16 Feb 4:00pm £14.00 (£10.00 Standing)
Sat 16 Feb 7:45pm £14.00 (£10.00 Standing)
Mon 18 Feb 7:45pm £14.00 (£10.00 Standing)
Tue 19 Feb 7:45pm £14.00 (£10.00 Standing)
Wed 20 Feb 4:00pm £14.00 (£10.00 Standing)
Wed 20 Feb 7:45pm £14.00 (£10.00 Standing)
Thu 21 Feb 7:45pm Talkback, Signed £14.00 (£10.00 Standing)
Fri 22 Feb 7:45pm £14.00 (£10.00 Standing)
Sat 23 Feb 4:00pm £14.00 (£10.00 Standing)
Sat 23 Feb 7:45pm £14.00 (£10.00 Standing)

‘You cannot avoid being drawn into the contest and becoming complicit’

‘Bartlett identifies something true about all of us: nobody likes a loser’

‘It may only be a sliver of a play, but it’s a steely one – and Clare Lizzimore’s production garners fearless performances’ 4 stars

The Guardian

‘staged in an arena of combat’ 4 stars

Financial Times

’[a] 50 minute zinger of the play that grips you by the throat’

‘This is Lord of the Flies in sharp suits for grown ups’

‘This has to be one of the most uncomfortable, brilliant pieces of theatre in Yorkshire right now’ 4 stars

Yorkshire Post

‘Clare Lizzimore’s tight, inventive production’

‘Line by line, this is sinewy, stinging, witty’

‘stunning design by Soutra Gilmour’

The Times

‘Water cooler politics are hung out to dry in Mike Bartlett’s short, slick and emotionally unflinching new play’

‘The production delivers a decisive punch’

The Stage

‘Mike Bartlett has written a gem of a new play’

‘Bartlett’s play is witty, ‘razor sharp and acid tongued’ and highly entertaining’

‘There are excellent performances from all four actors’

British Theatre Guide

‘I would advise anyone thinking of going to try and obtain a standing ticket’

Broadway World

The Cast

Adam James

Adam James


Adrian Lukis

Adrian Lukis


Eleanor Matsuura

Eleanor Matsuura


Sam Troughton

Sam Troughton



Clare Lizzimore


Soutra Gilmour


Peter Mumford

Lighting Designer

Christopher Shutt

Sound Designer

Studio Theatre

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