Bram Davidovich

Playwright
 

about

Bram Davidovich is an award-winning playwright. 

His work has been described by critics as innovative, harrowing, and compelling. 

Bram's plays have been performed at the Arcola Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, Rose Theatre Kingston, The Hope Theatre, Brockley Jack Theatre, The Blue Elephant Theatre, the Cockpit Theatre and VAULT Festival.

Maryam Grace as Shez in Strawberry Starburst at The Blue Elephant Theatre in 2016.

 

Strawberry Starburst

With support from Arts Council England, Soho Theatre, and Southwark Playhouse, Strawberry Starburst has had full-productions at several London theatres including The Rose Theatre Kingston, The Brockley Jack Theatre, The Blue Elephant Theatre, and VAULT Festival. This award-winning and critically acclaimed play about one girl's battle with an eating disorder continues to move audiences young and old.

I close my eyes and think back to the days when I used to stuff my face with mum’s spaghetti bolognese and I loved it, tomato juice dripping all down my chin. OK. Challenge accepted.

Compelling

Expertly written

Fresh and innovative 

Poignant and important

Strawberry Starburst was winner of the Highly Commended Award at VAULT Festival 2018.

Research into eating disorders

Young ambassadors from charity B-eat were interviewed as was an expert in the field of eating disorders Dr Jessica McClelland.

Dr Jessica McClelland, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London:

 

'Davidovich has taken extraordinary steps to carry out extensive research into the characters of this play [and] put the utmost effort into ensuring the extreme, raw, emotional rollercoaster of experiencing Anorexia Nervosa is accurately portrayed'.
 

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Matilda Childs as Kelly and Melker Nilsson as Jacko in
RAT KING at The Hope Theatre, 2021.
 

RAT KING 

RAT KING had a one week run at The Hope Theatre in October 2021, and is scheduled for a one week run at VAULT Festival 2023. It has been well-received by audiences, press, and industry, drawing much needed attention to the growing problem of youth homelessness in the UK.

 

Kelly wants change.

School is boring and the medication she takes looks like tic tac’s and tastes like crap.

The world is a big place that she’s desperate to explore, so she's preparing to run away.

Jack is living on the streets, life's hard for a homeless youth like him but he's surviving.

As Kelly takes her first steps towards freedom she lands herself in trouble.

Jacko comes to her rescue and they are catapulted into a journey that will change their lives forever.

Running and running

my lungs are burning

I'm coughing and spluttering

we get to a house that's old and crumbling

and it's not on any main streets,

half of it backs onto wastelands

the other half is attached to an old factory.

He goes through a door with no hinges.

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What They Say About

RAT KING

 

A powerful and rewarding piece of theatre

Broadway Baby

“Intriguing, efficient and direct storytelling”

—The National Theatre.

Lyrical yet authentic, a play and a writer to watch

London Pub Theatres Magazine

Beautifully written, Davidovich's writing has an exquisite richness and poetry

View From The Outside

“the quality of the writing is impressive”

—Talawa Theatre Company.

“Gripping”

—Bruntwood Award (Longlist 2019).


“Vivid and compelling”
—Papatango Theatre Company.

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Aimee Bevan as Becca and David Samson as Joshua in Birthright at VAULT Festival 2019.
 

Birthright

Joshua is obsessed with shoot em' up games.

Becca's highest priority is always her nails.

On touching down in Tel Aviv they soon find themselves in the middle of a whirlwind of cultures that they don't understand, and as their views change, contort, twist and burst they are driven to explore more than just the soil they stand on, but the depths of their souls.

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JOSHUA
I’ll admit it, beautiful isn’t it? Shame about the politics.

BECCA
What politics can you possibly be thinking about when you’re surrounded by all of this?

JOSHUA
The politics of whose land this is. I’m slowly starting to see it.
There's not an inch of this place that isn’t submerged in conflict and racial politics and I haven’t even seen anyone get killed yet!

You rarely find such a pleasant comedy that makes you feel so good...a great show for any occasion.

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Birthright had it's premiere at VAULT Festival 2019

where it was well received by critics and audiences.

 

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Imogen Comrie in Strawberry Starburst, performed at VAULT Festival 2018.