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Adam James, Eleanor Matsuura and More Set for BULL at 59E59 Theaters

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) is thrilled to announce playwright Mike Bartlett's (Artefacts in 2008) return to Brits Off Broadway with the US premiere of BULL. Produced by Sheffield Theatres and directed by Clare Lizzimore, BULL begins previews on Thursday, April 25 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 2. Opening Night is Thursday, May 2 at 7:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). The single ticket price from April 25 - May 5 is $35 seated, $30 standing ($24.50 - $20 for 59E59 Members). The single ticket price from May 7 - June 2 is $45 seated, $35 standing ($30 - $24.50 for 59E59 Members). Tickets are available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at For more information, visit

Two jobs. Three candidates. This would be a really bad time to have a stain on your shirt... BULL is a razor sharp play about office politics; or playground bullying - depending which side you're on.

Called "Lord of the Flies in sharp suits for grown ups" (Yorkshire Post), BULL was written as the companion piece to last season's Off Broadway hit Cock.

The cast of BULL features Adam James (Don't Dress for Dinner at the Roundabout; The Pride at MTC); Eleanor Matsuura (Danton's Death at the National, Enron at the Royal Court/West End); Neil Stuke (Boing-Boing at the Comedy Theatre; Blue/Orange in the West End); and Sam Troughton (Romeo & Juliet, RSC at the Armory; Love, Love, Love at the Royal Court).

The design team includes Soutra Gilmour (set); Peter Mumford (lighting); and Christopher Shutt (sound). The choreographer is Alistair David. The fight director is Christian Thompson.

Mike Bartlett's (playwright) plays include Medea (Glasgow Citizens/Headlong); Chariots of Fire (based on the film; Hampstead/West End); 13 (National); Love, Love, Love (Paines Plough/Plymouth Drum/Royal Court); Earthquakes in London (Headlong/National); Cock (Royal Court/Off-Broadway); Artefacts (Nabokov/Bush/Brits Off Broadway); Contractions and My Child (Royal Court). He is currently Associate Playwright at Paines Plough, was Writer-in-Residence at The National Theatre in 2011, and at The Royal Court Theatre in 2007. Cock won an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre in 2009. Love, Love, Love won the TMA Best New Play award in 2011. Directing credits include Medea (Glasgow Citizens/Headlong); Honest (Northampton Royal & Derngate); Class (Tristan Bates). He has written seven plays for BBC Radio, winning the Writer's Guild Tinniswood and Imison prizes for Not Talking, and his three-part television series, The Town, was broadcast at the end of last year on ITV1.

Clare Lizzimore's (director) awards include the Channel 4 Theatre Directors Award and the Arts Foundation Theatre Directing Fellowship for Innovation. She has been resident director at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow and a staff director at the Royal National Theatre. Clare has directed numerous international plays and travelled extensively for the Royal Court's International Programme, developing new work with artists in Africa and the Middle East. Recent productions include One Day When We Were Young (Roundabout Season, Crucible Studio Theatre/Shoreditch Town Hall); Lay Down Your Cross (Hampstead); Pieces of Vincent (Arcola); Faces in the Crowd (Royal Court); War and Peace, Fear and Misery (Royal Court/Latitude Festival); On the Rocks (Hampstead); Jonah and Otto (Royal Exchange); Tom Fool (Glasgow Citizens/Bush). Nominated for four CATS Awards: The Most Humane Way to Kill a Lobster (Theatre503) and, as Co-Director with Max Stafford Clark, The Mother (Royal Court).

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