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Accessibility in Theatre: Telling d/Deaf Narratives

Celebrating Female Playwrights

To celebrate International Women’s Day, join us in an exploration into the past to highlight a few of the incredible female writers to have their shows featured at the Bush. We have put together some fun-facts regarding these women, and the work they have created. 1) F*ck the Polar Bears, written by Tanya Ronder In…

Hatching Phase by Ella Road

Ella Road, one of our Emerging Writers’ ruminates on having writer’s block. There’s a tree outside my bedroom window That didn’t give any apples last year. I’d watched it carefully from my desk. Was worried it was dying. But my housemate said that things sometimes need a fallow phase. It didn’t drop any apples this…

Bush Staff Recommends: LGBT+ Artists

Changing the face of LGBTQIA+ Casting

Imposter Syndrome by Emerging Writer Sophia Chetin-Leuner

Sophia Chetin-Leuner from our Emerging Writers Group opens up about Imposter Syndrome First Emerging Writers Group (EWG) meeting. I’ve already googled everyone, obviously. Their accolades are big. Big awards, tv shows, productions. I hope no one googled me.  We go round, introduce ourselves. My eczema flares up when I’m nervous, and I feel myself getting…

Life is An Adventure

Unwrapping ‘Unwrapped’ : Victoria Falconer introduces our new festive season

Time Out London’s “Top 10 Cabaret Superstars”, Victoria Falconer, gives us a breakdown of Unwrapped – the new cabaret and comedy festival she is curating at the Bush Theatre this December. Just a few short weeks ago, I was sitting in a coffee shop for an early meeting with Jess and Angela, two of the…

How Shared Reading Brings People Together

Guest blog: This New Ground Collective

This New Ground Collective is a Community Associate Company at the Bush Theatre for 2018. Here’s an insight into the themes and inspirations for their show The Moving Play. We are This New Ground collective. We are human beings, a collection of artists and creative people. We are a team, who come together to learn and…

Introducing the Bush Theatre’s 2019 Community Season

The Bush Theatre makes plays in one of the most culturally diverse areas in London, and we’re incredibly proud of that. We want our community to feel part of our past, present and future. We run an exciting programme of community projects for young people and adults, including our flagship Community Associate Companies programme. 2019…

Introducing Lynette Linton as our new Artistic Director

Meet the Writer: Tom Wells Q&A

Vinay Patel looks back on his Adventure

Meet the Writer: Luke Barnes Q&A

Bringing black critics into the room: A conversation with Bridget Minamore

Creative talent that looks like our city

Madani Younis: “Arinzé Kene is to British theatre what Kendrick Lamar is to Hip-Hop”

Madani Younis announces his departure from the Bush Theatre

awkward – by Zia Ahmed

Zia Ahmed from our Emerging Writers’ Group reflects on a trip to Edinburgh Fringe Festival I’m back in london After quick trip to fringe + my lips are covered in sores This has only happened one other time before ——- My first day at fringe this year The flat I’m staying at a like a…

Work Experience Diary | Zane “I have been treated as if I was another colleague”

Our work experience student Zane Jawad tells us about his time at the Bush Theatre.   In the weeks leading up to my work experience placement, I was very excited. Even at this age (14), I know that working in theatre is something that I want to do. I love the atmosphere in theatres and the…

Work Experience Diary | Tomek “one word to describe the Bush”

Our work experience student Tomek Goodwin tells us about his time at the Bush Theatre. One word to describe the Bush. Amazing. I have done a lot and seen things that would help me in the future. Now let’s go to the start of the week Monday. When I first came in, I felt I was really…

Work Experience Diary | Shania “the best place for anyone creative”

Our work experience student Sania Ramnarine tells us about her time at the Bush Theatre. That first day, I just remember being incredibly uncertain of myself. Completely unsure that I would even like it, I’m more of a performer myself, and in the weeks running up to my placement, I was plagued with this unyielding thought…

Work Experience Diary | James “Do yourself a favour, and go to the Bush”

Our work experience student James Murtagh tells us about his time at the Bush Theatre. What. A. Place. Spending a week here has been both fascinating, hugely informative and, importantly, great fun! Upon my arrival on Monday morning I was greeted by friendly smiles and the welcoming community atmosphere of the Bush. Holly, the Community Producer,…

Work Experience Diary | Jessica ” a superb experience for me”

Our work experience student Jessica Burrows tells us about her time at the Bush Theatre. When I stepped out of Shepherd’s Bush Market station on Monday morning, I was thrilled by the hustle and bustle of the people rushing past. Slightly apprehensive, I crossed the road and approached the door to the Bush Theatre. As I waited…

Work Experience Diary | Celina “It just felt right to be at the Bush”

Our work experience student Celina, from Germany, tells us about her time at the Bush Theatre. I stood in front of the building for at least five minutes before I entered it, trying to observe the feeling. Nervous, yes. But excited. Which outweighed the tension, luckily. A thousand questions on my mind. Will you understand…

Meet the Writer: Kalungi Ssebandeke

Bush Favourite Reads: Caribbean Diaspora

Work Experience Diary | Myla “I honestly hadn’t the slightest idea what to expect”

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