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“I keep coming back to sex and death – but, you know, in a fun way.” Meet Marcelo Dos Santos

Lynette Linton: Why does the industry treat community work so lightly?

Ruth Davey: Three years of uncertainty in the fundraising landscape

Kaiaa’s Pass It On Rehearsal Diary

Introducing our new Executive Director: Mimi Findlay 

Meet the Writer: Matilda Feyiṣayọ Ibini

Meet our new Writer in Residence, Tanika Gupta: “Theatre will prevail”

Maryam Garad: Conscious Consumption | Green Week 2022

For our Green Week 2022, Bush Young Company Member Maryam Garad gives us a rundown of some simple ways we can all become more conscious consumers. Anyone with a conscience cares about the environment. We’ve all seen the facts, we’re all regularly inundated with pictures of overflowing landfills, and the threat of countries going underwater…

Coral Wylie: Keep Off the Grass | Green Week 2022

Our upcoming Studio show, The Kola Nut Does Not Speak English, explores connecting with heritage and ancestry through the language of plants. The central character, Tasha, attempts to find connection with a legacy of green-fingered women through her house plants – which she struggles to keep alive. To kick off #BushGreenWeek22, we asked actor, writer,…

Meet the Writer: Tania Nwachukwu

Waleed Akhtar x Ryan Lanji | The P Word

 Writer and star Waleed Akhtar sat down with TV personality and cultural producer Ryan Lanji to talk representation, politics and the incredible response to The P Word. Ryan Lanji is a Cultural Producer and TV personality, who is currently appearing in BBC Three’s Proud Party Agency, and won Netflix’s Big Flower Fight. He also…

Celebrating 50 years: Coral Wylie

Work Experience Diary | Amina “I could experience that first-hand the genuine desire to make the arts accessible for all.”

I arrived, ready to start my work experience with little idea of what to expect. My knowledge of working in the arts and theatre is very limited. I was keen to get work experience in a theatre because I couldn’t find many resources to fully understand what it is like to have a role ‘behind…

Meet the writer: Will Jackson

Meet the writer: Waleed Akhtar

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.…

Meet the writer: Ambreen Razia

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…

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

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.…

#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…

Women in Tech: An Interview with Technical Manager Amy Clarey

Work Experience Diary: Yeunjin

Work Experience at the Bush theatre – Yeunjin Kim To describe the work experience at the Bush theatre, I need all the splendid words that I know in English. I had my work experience for one week and it changed me a lot. As an international student in London, it wasn’t easy to find out…

Lauren Clancy: “What can our next government do for the arts?”

Five things you need to know about Trish Cooke

Black History Month: A spotlight on Bush Theatre Staff

As part of our Black History Month celebrations, we asked some of the Bush team how they got into theatre. At the Bush Theatre we pride ourselves on working with so many talented black artists and theatre makers, but the roles in theatre go beyond acting, writing and directing. We wanted to celebrate a few…

“I have thought about it every day since”: Our Young Writers review Chiaroscuro

We invited our Young Writers 2019 cohort to review Chiaroscuro, our latest production celebrating queer women of colour across generations.  Our young writers are aged 14-17 and meet weekly to build on their writing skills, with the opportunity to write and stage a play in our Studio space. Here’s what they thought: Honor I can honestly say…

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