A Mighty Fall from Grace
Bloomin' Buds Theatre Company
"Jake Thompson is a West Yorkshire based actor/writer, who's debut play 'A Mighty Fall from Grace' tells a gritty, relatable story, about the demise of the Bradford Bulls rugby league club. The one hander follows the life of a Bradford Bulls fan, whom over several years watches his club deteriorate on and off the field and who's mental health deteriorates throughout as a result. This hard-hitting piece tackles subjects of depression and schizophrenia in a relatable, working class way, with light-hearted, comedic moments throughout. 'A Mighty Fall From Grace' won best play at a showcase event at the Lowry theatre in Salford in 2019, before being performed at the inaugural Bradford Fringe Festival in the same year. It was at BFF where Jake was first introduced to Bloomin' Buds and the chance of his piece being produced. Since then Jake has been working closely with Bloomin' Buds as an artist in residence, with the end goal of touring the piece around working class areas of the north and beyond."