Where's my Seat?

Deirdre Kinahan, Tom Wells & Jack Thorne Wed 15 Jun - Sat 2 Jul, 2011
Guardian, Time-Out, Financial Times, Evening Standard, Independent
"If the trial run is this slick, I can't wait for the real thing" Evening Standard
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One new theatre, three experts, three playwrights and you

As the Bush prepares to open the doors of our new home in Autumn this year, we’re asking you to test drive the space and be a part of its transformation from library to theatre.

Over the course of one evening, you’ll see three short plays by three brilliant Bush playwrights performed in three different layouts. Each play will be inspired by nine curious props chosen by the National Theatre and a set of challenging stage directions created by Alan Ayckbourn, Michael Grandage and Bush Artistic Director Josie Rourke.

As the stage transforms and the seats move around, we’ll ask you to feedback your views from the stalls – and to put to test other areas of the building from the backstage to the bar.

Track the progress of Where's My Seat on our blog here

Part of the Bush's 32 Degrees West Season - the angle from the front door of our old home of 39 years to our new home at 7 Uxbridge Road

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What the papers say

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"Josie Rourke & her team make a real virtue out of "let's do the show right here" in the semi-converted new space"

Financial Times

"It's fun to be invited backstage to brainstorm ideas for everything from seating to bar drinks, but Thorne's atmospheric fragment of urban despair is a reminder that powerful new writing, not just a fantastic new bar and play-lined café, is what will make the new Bush as vital as the old"

Time Out


Stage Directions set by - Alan Ayckbourn
- Michael Grandage
- Josie Rourke
Playwrights - Deirdre Kinahan
- Jack Thorne
Director - Tamara Harvey
Co-Designer - Amy Cook
Co-Designer - Lucy Osborne
Lighting Designer - James Farncombe
Sound Designer - Emma Laxton



Francesca Annis
Debbie Chazen
Richard Cordery
Hugh Skinner
Nina Sosanya
Hugo Speer



Dates - 15 June - 2 July
Times - 7.30pm
Equity Night - 23 June
Prices - £20 (£10 concessions)
Local Ticket Offer - £10 for residents and businesses in Hammersmith and Fulham (proof of address required)
Find Us - The Bush's new home is located at the Old Shepherds Bush Library, 7 Uxbridge Road, W12 8LJ