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Work Experience Diary | Lily: “The ethos of the company is constant re-invention”

A theatre, more than any other work space, is one where creatives in every field come together to achieve the social vision of political change. What I have always loved about the Bush is their focus on youth participation, and the way in which their plays breathe fresh air into the canon of British theatre.…

Damn right I brought Lava along with me to read whilst in Turin, this play BANGS 😍 @benelombe @RAdekoluejohttps://t.co/A2jXyhPBYJ
PURE/MORLEY’S
@AdomahHolly
13 Aug

In celebration of Benedict Lombe and the EWG

Cast announced for the world premiere of Will Jackson’s CLUTCH, at @bushtheatre https://t.co/ChAwS0KoD2 via @alt_africa
Martin Shippen 💙
@martinshippen
13 Aug

Meet the writer: Ambreen Razia

The verdicts are in and #Horizon @bushtheatre by the amazing @kwame_8 is a must see! Grab a ticket if you're in tow… https://t.co/xVE41j3gMd
Mazzi Odu
@MazziOdu
13 Aug

Behind the Scenes on House of Ife: Costume Design

Thank you Abba! @azanahmed__ @bushtheatre 'Deen & Duniya" & These lovely humans! https://t.co/6298KBJhcF
Anisa Butt
@A_nisa_i_am
13 Aug

Get ready to stream Red Pitch online

Cast announced for Bush Theatre’s Clutch @BushTheatre Read More>> https://t.co/K3slXIraIN https://t.co/t9tctWk7xh
Theatre Weekly
@theatre_weekly
12 Aug

MEET OUR 2021 EMERGING WRITERS’ GROUP

Our Emerging Writers’ Group (EWG) is in its seventh year with a new intake of six writers. Meet Nicole, Georgia, Dilan, Lydia, Jilly and Diyan. There’s so much to say about our new Emerging Writers’ Group that we’ve asked them to introduce themselves along with their favourite piece of writing Nicole Acquah is a multi-disciplinary…

#Horizon is the latest production from the #YoungBushCommunity @bushtheatre... a mysterious cosmic event hits a gr… https://t.co/shZ8l4OYPE
Upstream
@HelloUpstream
12 Aug

Tyrell Williams: I feel there’s a bit of me in all three characters. I wanted to honour that.

Our 14-17 company are performing tonight in @kwame_8's Horizon @bushtheatre directed by @abigailsol_. I watched the… https://t.co/D8qjMou23L
Daniel Bailey
@DanielLBailey
12 Aug

The Bush Theatre turns 50: Our new season

Vinay Patel’s New-Year-taking-stock-hope-injection… sort of

Shahid Iqbal Khan x Kash Arshad | In Conversation

Writer of 10 Nights, Shahid Iqbal Khan, sits down with director Kash Arshad at the Bush Script Library.  They chat about the making of 10 Nights, the themes and inspirations for the characters, and what it’s like to work with integrated creative access. 10 Nights is running until 13 Nov. Tickets are available from just…

Kash Arshad x Jenny Sealey | In Conversation

 Kash Arshad, director of 10 Nights, and Jenny Sealey, Artistic Director of Graeae, sit down at the Bush to chat. They discuss all things 10 Nights – the process of making, the changes to the show, and the ways they have experimented with integrated creative access.  Last week, Graeae, Tamasha and the Bush announced…

Get to know… Shahid Iqbal Khan

Reece Lyons x Mika Onyx Johnson | In conversation

 Reece Lyons (star of Overflow) and Mika Onyx Johnson (creator and star of Pink Lemonade) sit down in front of the Museum of Transology exhibition at the Bush to discuss telling authentic, unheard stories and what it means for two shows exploring trans narratives to be programmed side-by-side. You only have a couple of…

Announcing: Uzma Hasan as our new Chair of the Board of Trustees

We are delighted that Uzma Hasan will succeed Simon Johnson as Chair of our Board of Trustees with effect from 1 August 2021. Uzma Hasan is an independent film and TV producer who brings subversive stories to global audiences. She is currently producing the feature film adaptation of Akram Khan’s original ballet Creature directed by…

Wabriya King: Associate Dramatherapist

Many Stories. One Space. | Bush Theatre 2021 Season

 Telling stories that take us from South London to South Africa via nightclub bathrooms and the World Athletic Championships, our new season is set to blow you away. A word from Lynette Linton, Artistic Director: “With the venue fully open again, We’re beyond excited to welcome our Bush family back into the building. We…

Daniel Bailey: Reflections on the last year at the Bush

Zoe Paskett: five seminal plays about queer women, by queer women

Our doors are closed for now, but our work continues

A conversation with Julie Spencer

The Protest Series: Black Lives Matter [Audio Described and Transcript]

The Protest is a series of six pieces released during lockdown by black creators in our writing community as a response to the killing of George Floyd, and its impact on black Britons. Content warning: the following films all contain themes of racism. Hey Kid by Matilda Ibini [Audio Described] Matilda is a bionic playwright…

The Protest Series: Black Lives Matter

The Protest is a series of six pieces released during lockdown by black creators in our writing community as a response to the killing of George Floyd, and its impact on black Britons. Content warning: the following films all contain themes of racism. Hey Kid by Matilda Ibini Matilda is a bionic playwright and screenwriter.…

Our Building is Open

#AllofUs Redundancy Care Campaign

Created by Black Womxn In Theatre (BWIT) and Eclipse Theatre, in partnership with the Bush Theatre, the #AllofUs Redundancy Care Campaign is an immediate response to support Black, Asian, ethnically diverse and migrant arts workers facing redundancy.  We will provide assistance to those in financial crisis and suffering from anxiety, as well as a four-week…

#PullUpOrShutUp: Our Statistics

We’re responding to Theatre Action’s call to #PullUpOrShutUp with a snapshot of our most recent data from 2019/20. The Bush exists to celebrate and reflect the many different communities of our incredible city. We know there are areas of representation where we need to do better. We will follow up with an action plan to…

An Open Letter to the Culture Secretary from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse Theatre Artistic Directors and cultural leaders on the importance of protecting representation in the sector

The Rt Hon Olivier Dowden CBE Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 100 Parliament Street London SW1 2BQ Dear Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Culture, Throughout the last decade, British theatre has led the world with regard to the Black, Asian and ethnic diversity on our stages. Many of those actors…

10 Minute Masterclass | What’s the difference between theme and story?

Since closing our doors, the Bush team has continued working hard to bring exciting new voices to the UK stage. As part of this work, we are producing a series of 10 Minute Masterclasses to support anyone who is interested in writing and plays. In our latest 10 Minute Masterclass, Bush Artistic Director, Lynette Linton, guides…

10 Minute Masterclass | How to write a character with their own autonomy

Since closing our doors, the Bush team has continued working hard to bring exciting new voices to the UK stage. As part of this work, we are producing a series of 10 Minute Masterclasses to support anyone who is interested in writing and plays. In our latest 10 Minute Masterclass, Bush Associate Director, Daniel Bailey,…

10 Minute Masterclass | Use your favourite show songs to improve your writing skills

Since closing our doors, the Bush team has continued working hard to bring exciting new voices to the UK stage. As part of this work, we are producing a series of 10 Minute Masterclasses to support anyone who is interested in writing and plays. In our first 10 Minute Masterclass Bush Literary Manager, Deirdre O’Halloran,…

Treading Water by Ava Wong Davies

Ava Wong Davies opens up about her personal experiences and struggle to meet the expectations associated with being a writer. I worry that I have a small imagination. I worry that I don’t get ideas. I talk to the other writers on EWG and it seems like they have notebooks stuffed with pages full of…

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