'A Bucket Full of Fire' is an experimental play with each character symbolic of a different facet of human nature. The play explores the sacrifices western society has made in its brutal efforts to civilize itself. What have we cut from ourselves in order to sustain ourselves? Are these sacrifices upon the altar of social progress merely a repression of our true natures, which are not vanquished but rather temporarily buried?

As humanity ruthlessly endeavours to refine itself, ridding itself of anything which impedes progress, so these characters seek to destroy each other with only the strongest or most useful amongst them surviving the night.