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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

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…

Joint Statement on the Theatre Industry

Following the reports and allegations of the last two weeks, first in America and, more recently, closer to home, we have come together to make clear that there can be no place for sexual harassment or abuse of power in our industry. We salute the bravery of everyone who calls out this abusive behaviour. We support a theatre culture that empowers people to speak up: a…

Community Intern Diary | Zain Dada #1

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…

BushGreen Loves: Black Plays Archive

“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…

BushGreen Loves: Partition Stories

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…

The Bush Theatre retains NPO funding until 2022

BushGreen Loves: The Vote

Meet the Comedian: Shaun Keaveny

Ten Best Soutra Gilmour Stage Designs

Save Lyn Gardner’s Theatre Blog

As of 1 Apr 2017, Lyn Gardner’s contract to write 150 blogs a year will end due to Guardian cuts. The theatre blog is respected for national reach, support for rural, small-scale and touring theatre, alternative performance artforms, and a forward looking perspective. Lyn will continue to write reviews and 28,000 words of features. The wisdom and insight…

Drama ideas for World Book Day 2017

Landmark Gay Plays #3 Kiss of the Spiderwoman

Landmark Gay Plays #2 Angels in America

Landmark Gay Plays #1 Beautiful Thing

Poverty and Precision: Why theatre mustn’t neglect vanishing lives – Stewart Pringle

How to get cheap theatre tickets at the Bush

What is absurd realism in theatre?

A challenge to The Stage to empower the artists of colour invisible to our industry

Hir | New York Reviews

Funding cuts to Creative Access are a disaster for building diverse theatre audiences – Madani Younis

Who is Nadia Fall?

Nadia Fall is a director. You might know her from productions at the National Theatre where she trained on the NT Studio’s Directors programme. For the NT she’s directed The Suicide, Our Country’s Good, Dara, Chewing Gum Dreams, Home, Hymn, The Doctor’s Dilemma. She also directed Disgraced at the Bush Theatre in 2013, which was “devastatingly effective” (What’s On…

Great Films Adapted From Plays To Watch On Netflix

All herald the news that Netflix is now available to download for offline watching. Imagine how great your commute just got. Here are some plays that have been made into films available to watch on UK Netflix Offline. Lantana (2001) An Australian drama film, directed by Ray Lawrence and starring Anthony LaPaglia, Kerry Armstrong, Geoffrey Rush…

Iconic Photography Exhibition inspired by The Royale

Iconic is now being exhibited at The Tabernacle, Notting Hill. This autumn, 30 students from Burlington Danes Academy worked with photographer Sarah Ainslie on a unique photography project inspired by the themes and ideas behind The Royale. The group asked the question: Who are our cultural icons and what do they mean to us? Exhibition…

This Place We Know | A day in the life of The Defector’s Weld

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