We've got big plans this year…


Haydon Bridge High School #forbiddenplanet reunion tonight @GreenwichTheatr. Great catch up with @stewartwpringle 👍 https://t.co/0hS3tVOCTU
William Reay
18 Jan
Back at the thoroughly marvellous @BristolOldVic re-teching #pinkmist ahead of its national tour https://t.co/x52AdklYL2
Jon Nicholls
18 Jan
This is going to be good... book early! https://t.co/D7mWYp3MSK
Rozzy Wyatt
18 Jan
#Creative workshop in collaboration with @bushtheatre starts tomorrow! Looking forward to it!! https://t.co/ziVmi5zm1C
SB Families Project
18 Jan
.@barnontherun's new play WHILE WE'RE HERE opens at @bushtheatre in April and I am already very excited. https://t.co/de11HcMTcu
Laura Williams
18 Jan
.@bushtheatre are looking for an enthusiastic and organised Development Officer to join their team #artsjobs https://t.co/zZki0a6Jgi
17 Jan

Bush Green

Conversations, dispatches and ideas from the Bush Theatre.

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What is absurd realism in theatre?

Absurd realism is a postmodern genre characterised by boredom and chaos. It uses elements of both absurdism and realism to convey an exaggerated perspective of reality. It’s based originally in attitudes of existentialism. In For The Absurd (2011, p.9-14), academic Michael Meredith writes that absurd realism: Is not against Realism or Humanism. It’s not Abstraction or…

A challenge to The Stage to empower the artists of colour invisible to our industry

Madani Younis, Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre, challenges The Stage to empower the artists of colour invisible to our industry. Reading The Stage 100 list made me consider what we have learnt about diversity in theatre in 2016. Over the last year, the newspaper has led on many debates around diversity in the sector. It…

Community Intern Diary | Kwame’s Farewell

Our community team had the brilliant Kwame Owusu on board as an intern in 2016. He first wrote about his experiences at the Bush in October here and in November here. Here’s his next update: I cannot stop thinking how brilliant my time at the Bush Theatre was. Almost straight after my last blog post I travelled with Amanda, Community…