BU21 by Stuart Slade

"Every night on the news there's literally always some sort of massively catastrophic end-of-the-world shiz going down: genocide, earthquake, terrorism, school shooting - it's endless, you know? And I always wonder how would I cope, if that happened to me?"


The Drama Merchant, by arrangement with ORiGiN™ theatrical, on behalf of Nick Hern Books presents Stuart Slade's acclaimed play BU21, as an intimate & staged event at Backdock Arts, limited to an audience of 40!

The macabre obsession we have, as general members of society, to the shock value, the scoop, the Big Bad Ugly is explored in this piece of verbatim theatre, staged in the form of an intimate mockumentary.

Comprised of six interlinking monologues, told by six twenty somethings, you’ll witness a support group getting together and opening up about their traumas after a terrorist attack in the heart of London. You’ll hear them talk about gruesome scenes as they shed their fears and pains & become raw and naked.

How does tragedy affect us? How do we cope? How does it change the path that we were on before? And how does that one moment of our lives dictate our behaviour, personality, views on life? All this is explored in this piece of verbatim theatre from the very near future.

By turns terrifying, inspiring, brutal, heartbreaking, and hilarious, why not join the session at Back Dock Arts


Cast (In order of appearance)

Taylor Holmes

Mikeal Bobart

Imogen Saxton-Heine

Bailey Seymour-Smith

James Blee

Nathan French


Stage Manager: Pagan-Leigh Camilleri

Lighting: Charlie Graham


This Show is a ‘Black Box’ intimate event with a limited seating number of 40.

Wed 15th June 7:00pm

Thurs 16th June 7:00pm

Friday 17th June 7:00pm

Ticket price

$40.00 per person

$35.60 for free subscriber


LOCATION: 103 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

BY CAR: There is street parking surrounding the venue, the closest spots to park are on Amelia st (directly opposite the venue) as well as Water st and Warry st which is just around the corner.

BY BUS:  The bus stop closest to the venue is Stop 6 on Brunswick st

BY TRAIN: Fortitude Valley Train Station is just 200m from the venue  - less than a 5min walk