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BITS - Cuckoo Bang

100 Ways The Fire Starts 

Writer: Max Wilkinson

Director: Chris Yarnell 

Performed by: Kirsten Foster, Peter Silva and Shiraz Haq

"100 Ways the Fire Startsis a new play about simulated violence. How apocalyptic narratives from the media and Hollywood scare and excite us, while real, physical violence becomes more abstract. What does this hysteria do to us? What happens when the real invades the fake? What are the consequences of the virtual?"


​BITS is a new writing night showcasing the best emerging and established writers, directors, actors and theatre-makers both in the UK and internationally. Held every other month at venues across London, BITS provides a platform for new work to be seen, developed and supported. 

With an audience made up of the general public and invited industry professionals BITS is a supportive, friendly, fun and varied night featuring six 10-20 minute pieces of new work mixing all genres and performance styles.

Previous writers include: Reece Connolly, Sami Ibrahim, Rachael Carnes, Holly Mallett, Kyle Ross, Josh Barrow, Ben Schwarz, James Piercy, Marcus Bernard, Holly Boyden

Previous directors include: Alex Howarth, Chris Yarnell, Eleanor King, Amie Burns Walker, Catriona Bolt, Ben Anderson, Charlie Norburn, Jamie Woods, Olivia Stone

Previous performers include: Philip Wright (Doctor Foster, The Innocents, Line of Duty), Aaron Vodovoz (Killing Eve), Carla Harrison Hodge (Amadeus, National Theatre), Chris Mayo (Electric Dreams), Kirsten Foster (Othellomacbeth, Lyric Hammersmith), Joshua Riley (Richard III, Almeida Theatre), Nicholas Gerard Martin (Amadeus, National Theatre), Richard Stephenson Winter (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Evelyn Lockley (The School For Scheming, Orange Tree Theatre) and lots more.