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Black History Month: Artist Inspirations

Continuing our Black History Month celebrations we asked some of the wonderful artists that we work with to tell us about the Black artists that inspire their work.  Casey Bailey: Poet, Rapper, Educator Gil Scott-Heron has massively inspired my work as a poet, theatre maker and writer in general. There is a quote of his…

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…

Work Experience Diary | Annie: “This is exactly the place to be to feel supported for new ideas and work”

Our work experience student Annie reflects on her week with us. Some could say I was thrown into the deep end when I was given my desk to borrow for the week. I can assure you that I definitely wasn’t but still, sitting in the Bush’s Artistic Director’s desk space felt somewhat daunting. As Lynette…

Lynette Linton: “These stories aren’t new. Women of colour have been here all along.”

Work Experience Diary: Emily

Our work experience student Emily reflects on her week with us My week at Bush Theatre has been such an incredible eye opener and it has completely re-awoken my passion for theatre. Coming to Bush, I had initially decided on an unrelated university degree despite my passion for the arts; However, after a mere two…

Work Experience Diary| Hana: “I’m incredibly lucky to have had an insight into this world”

Our work experience student Hana tells us about her time at the Bush Theatre. It sounds a little cliché, but I can honestly say I’ve had a wonderful week of work experience at the Bush Theatre. Obviously when we think of theatre we tend to focus on what happens on stage, in front of an…

Work Experience Diary | Regine “it was truly a special opportunity”

Our work experience student Regine tells us about her time at the Bush Theatre. I was slightly apprehensive when I first arrived at the Bush, as I have very little experience with such things. However, everyone was very welcoming and friendly, so my worries dissipated quickly. Holly showed me around and introduced me to everyone,…

Five things you need to know about Caryl Phillips

Class Reviews by our Young Writers Group

Why did the performance artist walk onto the tv set?

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”

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