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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”

BushGreen Live Events Jan-Apr 2018

Want more from your theatre trip? Join us for free post-show Q&As, panel discussions and informal theatre chats this season. These live events will aim to provide you, and especially solo attenders, the chance to find meaning through conversation and reflection upon our work. We will ask big questions about the world now: from the nuance of…

Announcing Our Project 2036 Artists for 2018

Emerging Writers’ Group: Playwriting Tips #1

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…

Winsome Pinnock introduces Passing the Baton

Community Intern Diary | Zain Dada #2

Community Intern Diary | Zain Dada #1

Bush Associate Artists announced for 2018

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.…

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…

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