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Why writers’ faces matter: “A radical interpretation of what theatre looks like now”

Zain Dada, our Community Intern, on why seeing the faces of the writers we programme matters. He looks forward to the Bush Theatre’s 2018 Season. “Diversity,” a term so egregiously applied that its usage has become a tired refrain in the arts and cultural sector.  Once arts institutions, galleries and theatres catch on to terminology, language…

I thoroughly recommend seeing #ParliamentSquare at @bushtheatre . Thought provoking stuff, with a great cast led by… https://t.co/oEXBXeiPIv
Robert Hogg
@HoggRob
14 Dec

Meet the Playwright: James Fritz

. @stewartwpringle @IsleyLynn @omar_elerian @bushtheatre We was robbed!! (Apart from we didn’t know any S Club lyri… https://t.co/p8Gu8m3qYK
Naomi Westerman
@naomi_jw
14 Dec

Meet the Director: Jude Christian

BIGtime recommend catching #ParliamentSquare at @bushtheatre while you can. Fantastic play which fills the mind wit… https://t.co/XDZmrnCndU
Ben See
@momentsoundblur
14 Dec

Winsome Pinnock introduces Passing the Baton

Meet the Writers: Announcing the Bush 2018 Season

Madani Younis, Bush Artistic Director, Introduces the Bush 2018 Season Monica, Javaad, Ben, Estelle, Arinzé, Vinay, Jaz and Winsome. These are our writers: bold, fresh voices that drive to the heart of what it means to be all the kinds of people you see everyday in our city. Some of their names may already be…

Community Intern Diary | Zain Dada #2

Joint Statement on the Theatre Industry

Following the reports and allegations of the last two weeks, first in America and, more recently, closer to home, we have come together to make clear that there can be no place for sexual harassment or abuse of power in our industry. We salute the bravery of everyone who calls out this abusive behaviour. We support a theatre culture that empowers people to speak up: a…

Stories announced for Hijabi Monologues London

Community Intern Diary | Zain Dada #1

Directing Monologues: Workshop with Madani Younis

Bush Associate Artists announced for 2018

Cast announced for Parliament Square

Of Kith and Kin | Inside the Rehearsal Room

Writer Chris Thompson and director Rob Hastie chat through new play Of Kith and Kin about a couple called Daniel and Oliver who are about to have their first baby with their friend Priya acting as surrogate. Everyone knows you can choose your friends. What happens when you can choose your family too? RH: I think…

Sophie Wu’s Best Moments on Screen

Sophie Wu has done some pretty great movies and shows as an actress, from Wild Child to Kiss Ass and Fresh Meat to The Fades. But did you know she’s a playwright too? Coming to the Bush Theatre in Sep 2017 is her bittersweet new play about the gravity of young love Ramona Tells Jim.…

Dramatic Monologues Workshop

The Bush has opened invitations to a workshop on dramatic monologues, designed to help emerging playwrights develop their stories for the stage. You’ll need to bring a monologue you’ve been working on – no more than 3-5 pages. When: Tue 12 Sep 2017, 3-6pm Where: Reading Room, Bush Theatre How much: Free (but book a…

BushGreen Loves: Black Plays Archive

Nassim Plays: Your Reactions

Work Experience Diary | Calum

Before coming to the Bush, I had only been immersed in the artistic side of theatre. I was simply given a script, told to learn my lines and did whatever the director wanted me to do until opening night. After my most recent production, I took a step back and got a much needed perspective…

“Black, Asian and other artists from marginalised groups have fought their way onto the programmes of Edinburgh Festival Fringe and I want to shout about it”

- Artistic Director Madani Younis on this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe Javaad Alipoor’s The Believers Are But Brothers, Inua Ellams’ An Evening With An Immigrant, Selina Thompson’s salt Fuck me. Is something finally shifting? I’ve been going up to Edinburgh each August for nine years. And for all of its come one come all, the Edinburgh Festival…

BushGreen Loves: Partition Stories

#BushPlays: £2 playtexts from our back catalogue

Choose from a diverse selection of contemporary plays for some holiday reading or to salve your post-Edinburgh blues. Beautiful New Writing On Offer To celebrate August – one of the busiest months for new writing – we’re offering a number of amazing plays from our back catalogue for £2. This one off, Summer special is for…

Edinburgh Fringe Picks 2017

Cast announced for Of Kith and Kin

Casting has been announced for Of Kith and Kin at Sheffield Theatres and the Bush Theatre as part of our Autumn Winter season. Cast includes: Joanna Bacon (Lydia and Carrie), Donna Berlin (Arabelle), James Lance (Daniel), Chetna Pandya (Priya) and Joshua Silver (Oliver). Daniel and Oliver are about to have their first baby. With their…

Cast announced for Ramona Tells Jim

Casting has been announced for Sophie Wu’s new play Ramona Tells Jim as part of the Bush Theatre’s Autumn Winter season. Scotland. One wet, midge-riddled field trip. Ramona is 15 and she’s totally cool. Honestly. She’s completely cool. In 1998, Ramona, of Englandshire, has a penchant for Enya and hates bananas. On her geography field…

Essential Queer Reads and Content | Milk Presents

Bush Associate Company – Milk Presents – give us their essential queer reads to inspire, educate and enjoy. Queer destabilises everything around it, laughs until all that is set becomes disrupted. It is a political force, an identity, a blurring of fixed lines, of ideals, of hierarchies – a way of seeing the world and…

Autumn Winter 2017 Season Announcement

We’ve announced a season of six plays for Autumn Winter 2017 at the Bush Theatre. A retrospective of work by internationally acclaimed Iranian theatre-maker Nassim Soleimanpour, featuring three previous works and a brand-new play commissioned by the Bush Theatre. A season of international stories, featuring over 10 new works, from Muslim women both at home…

Hijabi Monologues Story Call-Out: FAQs

The Bush Theatre retains NPO funding until 2022

Harry Potter and the Bush Theatre

Ready Set Action | Hir Design Gallery

A story of the Hir design from concept to realisation through initial drawings, scale models, the final model box, set build and finished set. Design and early photographs by Ben Stones. Production pictures by Ellie Kurttz. Ready Set Action Hir by Taylor Mac and directed by Nadia Fall is at the Bush Theatre till 22…

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