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24 Hour Events
What is it?
An epic 24 hour theatrical event to celebrate the opening of the new Bush Theatre. Sixty-Six world famous writers have responded to each book of the King James Bible which celebrates its 400th Anniversary this year. All sixty-six responses will be performed by one hundred and thirty actors in the main space at the Bush Theatre’s new home over the course of 24 hours.
Responses at the event will include short plays, poems and songs directed by twenty three directors. In between performances, you can explore our new home, engage in our Sixty-Six Books inspired installations by listening in to stories in our hidden sound booths and recording your own. You can also party in our pop-up Night Club and socialise with fellow audiences in our new café bar.
When is it?
The opening and closing weekends of Sixty-Six Books on 14th October and 28th October.
The events will run from 7pm Friday to 7pm Saturday, starting with a performance of Book 1 Genesis by Jeanette Winterson and ending with the performance of book sixty-six Revelation by Kate Mosse.
Where will the events take place?
At the Bush Theatre’s new home – The Old Shepherds Bush Library at 7 Uxbridge Road, W12 8LJ. You can find directions on our website here: http://www.bushtheatre.co.uk/find_us/
Will there be breaks?
Sixty-Six Books 24 hour performances will be marked by breaks, giving you time to eat, drink, dance in our night club, check out our sounds installations, refresh in our new loos and explore our new home from attic to cellar.
Can I sleep?
Sixty-Six Books will be performed in blocks, allowing breaks for rest but no sleeping time. In between shows you can relax in our bar and other comfy spaces around the building.
What other entertainment will there be?
A pop-up nightclub with a DJ to dance the night away, as well as the new Bush bar and cafe.
How much are tickets?
£80 (£60 concessions)
What does the ticket price include?
Your ticket gives you entry into the theatre to see all sixty-six responses and allows you exclusive access to the building thoroughout the 24 hours, including our pop-up Night Club.
We’ll keep you well fed throughout the event, with a late supper and breakfast and lunch the following day.
You will also receive an exclusive Sixty Six-Books goodie bag designed for the event which will include*:
- A Sixty-Six Books canvas bag
- A special copy of the Sixty-Six Books playtext signed by one of the cast
- Chocolate bar, apple and treats to keep you going
- Energy drink to give you a boost
- Toiletries to keep you refreshed
- And more!
*Not applicable to holders of "Night Owl" tickets
Can I leave the buidling and come back in?
Yes, audiences will be given a wrist band which will identify you as an audience member.
Will the building be open to other people on the night?
No, the building will be open exclusively for ticket holders.