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Behind the Scenes on House of Ife: Costume Design

So looking forward to seeing our brilliant client @EdTheakston directing & acting in this exciting new writing HERE… https://t.co/8nkrGJrMSf
CMA
@CMA_London
28 May

Get ready to stream Red Pitch online

KingCon™ 👑
@connor_allen92
28 May

MEET OUR 2021 EMERGING WRITERS’ GROUP

Our Emerging Writers’ Group (EWG) is in its seventh year with a new intake of six writers. Meet Nicole, Georgia, Dilan, Lydia, Jilly and Diyan. There’s so much to say about our new Emerging Writers’ Group that we’ve asked them to introduce themselves along with their favourite piece of writing Nicole Acquah is a multi-disciplinary…

Very excited to see #HouseOfIfe, a play written and directed by my acting teacher #BeruTessema! @bushtheatre https://t.co/T9m9bV3NhQ
James
@jamesjoeboyle
28 May

Tyrell Williams: I feel there’s a bit of me in all three characters. I wanted to honour that.

Thank you @TimeOutTheatre for featuring #Favour, our new production with @bushtheatre as one of the best new theatr… https://t.co/zX0D1jNDXI
Clean Break
@CleanBrk
28 May

The Bush Theatre turns 50: Our new season

Fair Play, by Ella Road. I saw it at the @bushtheatre a while ago - a brilliant, brilliant piece. The writer wanted… https://t.co/kPfp5OvBi4
Lantian Chen
@chen_lantian
28 May

Vinay Patel’s New-Year-taking-stock-hope-injection… sort of

Belfield & Ward Ltd
@BelfieldWard
27 May

Shahid Iqbal Khan x Kash Arshad | In Conversation

Writer of 10 Nights, Shahid Iqbal Khan, sits down with director Kash Arshad at the Bush Script Library.  They chat about the making of 10 Nights, the themes and inspirations for the characters, and what it’s like to work with integrated creative access. 10 Nights is running until 13 Nov. Tickets are available from just…

First time visiting @bushtheatre And what an intro I'm getting, seeing the great new play House of Ife by Beru Tess… https://t.co/bfCpgKkwSe
Safron Beck
@SafronBeck
27 May

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…

Get to know… Shahid Iqbal Khan

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

Many Stories. One Space. | Bush Theatre 2021 Season

 Telling stories that take us from South London to South Africa via nightclub bathrooms and the World Athletic Championships, our new season is set to blow you away. A word from Lynette Linton, Artistic Director: “With the venue fully open again, We’re beyond excited to welcome our Bush family back into the building. We…

Daniel Bailey: Reflections on the last year at the Bush

Zoe Paskett: five seminal plays about queer women, by queer women

Our doors are closed for now, but our work continues

A conversation with Julie Spencer

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.…

Our Building is Open

#AllofUs Redundancy Care Campaign

Created by Black Womxn In Theatre (BWIT) and Eclipse Theatre, in partnership with the Bush Theatre, the #AllofUs Redundancy Care Campaign is an immediate response to support Black, Asian, ethnically diverse and migrant arts workers facing redundancy.  We will provide assistance to those in financial crisis and suffering from anxiety, as well as a four-week…

#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…

An Open Letter to the Culture Secretary from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse Theatre Artistic Directors and cultural leaders on the importance of protecting representation in the sector

The Rt Hon Olivier Dowden CBE Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 100 Parliament Street London SW1 2BQ Dear Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Culture, Throughout the last decade, British theatre has led the world with regard to the Black, Asian and ethnic diversity on our stages. Many of those actors…

10 Minute Masterclass | What’s the difference between theme and story?

Since closing our doors, the Bush team has continued working hard to bring exciting new voices to the UK stage. As part of this work, we are producing a series of 10 Minute Masterclasses to support anyone who is interested in writing and plays. In our latest 10 Minute Masterclass, Bush Artistic Director, Lynette Linton, guides…

10 Minute Masterclass | How to write a character with their own autonomy

Since closing our doors, the Bush team has continued working hard to bring exciting new voices to the UK stage. As part of this work, we are producing a series of 10 Minute Masterclasses to support anyone who is interested in writing and plays. In our latest 10 Minute Masterclass, Bush Associate Director, Daniel Bailey,…

10 Minute Masterclass | Use your favourite show songs to improve your writing skills

Since closing our doors, the Bush team has continued working hard to bring exciting new voices to the UK stage. As part of this work, we are producing a series of 10 Minute Masterclasses to support anyone who is interested in writing and plays. In our first 10 Minute Masterclass Bush Literary Manager, Deirdre O’Halloran,…

Treading Water by Ava Wong Davies

Ava Wong Davies opens up about her personal experiences and struggle to meet the expectations associated with being a writer. I worry that I have a small imagination. I worry that I don’t get ideas. I talk to the other writers on EWG and it seems like they have notebooks stuffed with pages full of…

Ambreen Razia: ‘Show the West the pain they’ve caused…the colonial trauma inflicted on your ancestors’

Monday – ‘I hid his firearms’ she said through her chestnut eyes, her finger tips lightly touching one another, blonde highlights through her Pakistani hair, each strand telling me who she used to be. ‘This country’s failed me’, her words bouncing off her majesty’s walls, I sit opposite her with my name, she sits opposite…

the lonely creative. by Robyn London

I have spent my life immersed in creativity.  As a guide, passion or perhaps what others may interpret as an unrealistic dream.  It is embedded within my earliest memories. It has nurtured my soul. There is beauty in the moments of creativity that healed parts of me, that I didn’t realise were broken. Memories of…

Our doors are closed for now, but our work continues

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