Bula Loop is a poignant new comedy that follows a day in the life of a family living with autism. Adam dreams of travelling the world on a ‘Bula Loop’ round-the-world ticket, but all goes pear-shaped when his brother gets there first and announces his gap-year plans over dinner.
Written by 18 year-old Tom J Page and inspired by personal experience, this was “a sharply observed play where domestic bickering masks heartfelt pain” (Eastbourne Herald). Tom took the central role accompanied by professional performers Nick Collett and Deborah Clair, with Eastbourne College pupil actors Megan Good, George Tomsett and Hermione Wohlrab playing Adam’s younger siblings.
The play began life last March when Tom Page devised a 20-minute A level performance with fellow drama pupils Albert Harvey-Hendley, Luke Howard, Venetia Inchbald and Beth Stephens. This short devised performance was stunningly effective and Tom was encouraged to develop the script into an hour-long play. The production supported the National Autistic Society with post-show collections and ticket proceeds from Saturday’s performance.
Tom and his brother Ben are also taking on the Three Peaks Challenge for the NAS – donations may be made at Tom and Ben's Just Giving page