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Created by Light The Fuse

Produced by Scribbled Thought

Directed by Gemma Fairlie and Neil Bettles

Originally commissioned by Lyric Hammersmith, GDIF, Latitude and Watord Palace

This is a bus shelter where anything can happen: queues become wresting matches, little old ladies spark international incidents and yummy mummies fight to the death. From 2am revelers having their own party on the roof, to the rush hour commuters dreaming of romance; this anarchic show takes you through an action packed 24 hours in 24 minutes.


A fast paced, highly physical piece, full of surprises, circus and silliness.


Waiting for a bus has never been so much fun.

For sheer delight on a summer's afternoon, Light The Fuse's Full Stop is a perfect performance piece


Financial Times


For more information please visit Light The Fuse or email Company Director, Steph Connell

For an exciting new alternative indoor version of Full Stop take a look at Your Stop

Previous tour dates


Summer 2015


Reading Market Place as part of SiteLines

Bradford Festival

City of London Festival


Summer in Southside at Birmingham Hippodrome

Freedom Festival, Hull


Summer 2014


Theatre in the Square, Lyric Hammersmith

Imagine Watford

Greenwich and Docklands International Festival


Imagine Watford


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Anna Simpson:


Anna is an independent dance artist and aerialist, who regularly teaches, performs and choreographs in the West Midlands. She has a Masters in Dance Performance from the University of Chichester and an honours degree in Dance Studies at De Montfort University, Leicester. Anna has completed a national tour with RoguePlay Theatre and has worked with companies such as; Willi Dorner, EveryBODY Dance, Highly Sprung, Pagrav Dance Company and Urban Angels Circus. She has also performed at the opening of The Champions League Final 2011 with Ashley Wallen and the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games with Kim Gavin.

Luke Chadwick-Jones:


Luke is an East 15 Acting School Physical Theatre Graduate. He is a regional, zonal and national champion trampolinist. Luke trained and toured internationally with the Kangaroos Gymnastics Display for many years before training in acting, movement, circus aerial, puppetry, mime, clowning and mask. Luke has recently been working with Tip Of The Iceberg theatre company performing, teaching and running workshops for children and young adults around the country.

Maria Gray:


Since graduating from East 15 Drama School, Maria has worked across the field in theatre, voice over, short film, the Edinburgh Fridge, street theatre, circus and dance. As well as her repertoire in classic text Maria works continually around Europe doing contemporary plays for young people both for Box Clever and Action Theatre. For the past three years, Maria has developed her skills as a physical performer both theatrically for Fragments International Ensemble and developing aerial skills at the Flic Circus School in Italy. Maria’s acrobatic solo performance has taken her to festivals in Germany, France Switzerland and Italy.

Robert Welling:


Robert trained at the University of Exeter and Drama Centre London.

Theatre. Recent theatre credits include Hamlet at the Park Theatre, On Love at The Bike Shed, Suitcases at York Theatre Royal, Orestes, Agamemnon and The Trojan Horse at The Scoop, A Midsummer Night's Dream at Middle Temple Hall, Ovid's Banquet Of Sense at Shakespeare's Globe, Romeo & Juliet at The Dell as part of the RSC Festival, Ghetto at Watford Palace and Whistle Down The Wind, West End. He has also appeared in shorts films including Cadaver, Cygnus and If & When. Robert also works regularly with theatre company Wet Picnic.


Co-Director: Gemma Fairlie


Gemmawas recently Associate Director of the New Vic in North Staffordshire. She is also Artistic Director of Tin Bath Theatre and Associate Director of Theatre 503 (London). Past directing work includes A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Merry Wives of Windsor for The Oxford Shakespeare Company, Hangover Square and Eden’s Empire at the Finborough, Thatcherwrite, Hallelujah and Decade at Theatre503 and Silence by Moira Buffini (TOP, Stratford and Arcola).

Creative team:

Co-Director: Neil Bettles


Neil is Artistic Director of ThickSkin for whom he has directed Blackout, The Static and Chalk Farm all of which have been performed at the Edinburgh Fringe to sell out audiences, national and international tours. Neil was recently movement director for The James Plays (National Theatre and National Theatre of Scotland) and is Associate Director of Frantic Assembly: Associate Director of Beautiful Burnout and Love Song and Assistant Director of Dirty Wonderland and is currently co-directing No Way Back.  

Designer: Mika Handley


Mika is currently Designer for the Hoard Festival at New Vic Theatre. She was a finalist for the Linbury Biennial Prize for Stage Design in 2007, and awarded the Royal Opera House prize. Credits include: What Happens in the Winter (Upswing aerial), The Littlest Quirky (Stratford Circus & Bath Theatre Royal), Writing the World (Soho Theatre) Various for Guardian/Observer Magazine, Kaleidoshow (The Old Market) Headlands (Colchester Mercury), A MidSummer Night’s Dream & The Comedy of Errors (Blenheim Palace), The Long Way Home & Return to Akenfield & Lincoln Road (Eastern Angles), The Rover (Southwark Playhouse), 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (Bush Theatre).

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Full Stop 2015 and

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It’s all perfectly timed and perfectly pitched. Acrobatics fusing with drama and comedy to create an engaging and entertaining look at society.


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