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Meet the Writer: Kalungi Ssebandeke

Bush Favourite Reads: Caribbean Diaspora

Arinzé Kene’s Misty Preface: “What’s a black play?”

Meet the Cast: Leave Taking by Winsome Pinnock

5 Reasons You Should Know About Winsome Pinnock

Misty: The Music Behind Arinzé Kene’s Play

Your Thoughts: The B*easts

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…

Your Thoughts: The Believers Are But Brothers

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…

Meet the Playwright: James Fritz

Meet the Director: Jude Christian

Winsome Pinnock introduces Passing the Baton

Meet the Writers: Announcing the Bush 2018 Season

Madani Younis, Bush Artistic Director, Introduces the Bush 2018 Season Monica, Javaad, Ben, Estelle, Arinzé, Vinay, Jaz and Winsome. These are our writers: bold, fresh voices that drive to the heart of what it means to be all the kinds of people you see everyday in our city. Some of their names may already be…

Stories announced for Hijabi Monologues London

Directing Monologues: Workshop with Madani Younis

Cast announced for Parliament Square

Of Kith and Kin | Inside the Rehearsal Room

Writer Chris Thompson and director Rob Hastie chat through new play Of Kith and Kin about a couple called Daniel and Oliver who are about to have their first baby with their friend Priya acting as surrogate. Everyone knows you can choose your friends. What happens when you can choose your family too? RH: I think…

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.…

Dramatic Monologues Workshop

The Bush has opened invitations to a workshop on dramatic monologues, designed to help emerging playwrights develop their stories for the stage. You’ll need to bring a monologue you’ve been working on – no more than 3-5 pages. When: Tue 12 Sep 2017, 3-6pm Where: Reading Room, Bush Theatre How much: Free (but book a…

Nassim Plays: Your Reactions

#BushPlays: £2 playtexts from our back catalogue

Choose from a diverse selection of contemporary plays for some holiday reading or to salve your post-Edinburgh blues. Beautiful New Writing On Offer To celebrate August – one of the busiest months for new writing – we’re offering a number of amazing plays from our back catalogue for £2. This one off, Summer special is for…

Edinburgh Fringe Picks 2017

Cast announced for Of Kith and Kin

Casting has been announced for Of Kith and Kin at Sheffield Theatres and the Bush Theatre as part of our Autumn Winter season. Cast includes: Joanna Bacon (Lydia and Carrie), Donna Berlin (Arabelle), James Lance (Daniel), Chetna Pandya (Priya) and Joshua Silver (Oliver). Daniel and Oliver are about to have their first baby. With their…

Cast announced for Ramona Tells Jim

Casting has been announced for Sophie Wu’s new play Ramona Tells Jim as part of the Bush Theatre’s Autumn Winter season. Scotland. One wet, midge-riddled field trip. Ramona is 15 and she’s totally cool. Honestly. She’s completely cool. In 1998, Ramona, of Englandshire, has a penchant for Enya and hates bananas. On her geography field…

Essential Queer Reads and Content | Milk Presents

Bush Associate Company – Milk Presents – give us their essential queer reads to inspire, educate and enjoy. Queer destabilises everything around it, laughs until all that is set becomes disrupted. It is a political force, an identity, a blurring of fixed lines, of ideals, of hierarchies – a way of seeing the world and…

Autumn Winter 2017 Season Announcement

We’ve announced a season of six plays for Autumn Winter 2017 at the Bush Theatre. A retrospective of work by internationally acclaimed Iranian theatre-maker Nassim Soleimanpour, featuring three previous works and a brand-new play commissioned by the Bush Theatre. A season of international stories, featuring over 10 new works, from Muslim women both at home…

Hijabi Monologues Story Call-Out: FAQs

Harry Potter and the Bush Theatre

Ready Set Action | Hir Design Gallery

A story of the Hir design from concept to realisation through initial drawings, scale models, the final model box, set build and finished set. Design and early photographs by Ben Stones. Production pictures by Ellie Kurttz. Ready Set Action Hir by Taylor Mac and directed by Nadia Fall is at the Bush Theatre till 22…

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