The Buzz - A Play by Lydia Rynne
Top 3 of The Bread & Roses Playwriting Award 2016/2017
"Success turns smart people crazy. Like smack, it’ll never be enough, only leave you gurning for more.”
Kyla was once a TV personality. Now she's the dress hanging on the arm of her celebrity popstar boyfriend. When her anti-establishment squatter brother pays her a surprise visit on the night of the biggest music award ceremony of the year, she is forced to confront the life, and lie, she's been living.
The Buzz is a dark comedy exploring the seduction of fame, overnight celebrity culture and the injustices we disregard in favour of our own success. The Bread & Roses Theatre is proud to present The Buzz as the final instalment of the 2016/17 Playwriting Award.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ "muti-layered and topically relevant" - Act Drop
⭐⭐⭐⭐ " captivating" - London Pub Theatres Magazine
"Funny and heartbreaking" - The Plays the Thing
"Lydia Rynne’s smart script evokes the mood (...) that troubles our time" - British Theatre Guide
Lydia Rynne is a writer for stage and screen. A finalist in BFI/Creative England's Funny Girls scheme, Lydia penned the short film Nugget Love which was selected as a Sundance Ignite Finalist. Her one woman play Hear Me Howl premiered in London in March 2018 and went on to the Plymouth and Edinburgh fringe festivals in Summer 2018.