The Market is our first long-term artistic collaboration between the Bush Theatre and the community.
Last Autumn poet & writer Anthony Anaxagorou was in residence in Shepherd’s Bush Market, asking stall-holders and customers what the market and their local community means to them. Trading not in fruit & veg but in words and ideas, Anthony collected poems, letters and memories and wrote a piece of theatre documenting a community going through a period of significant change, revealing their hopes, fears and dreams for the future. Following a series of workshops with the community this performance was shown at the Bush’s RADAR festival last November.
We’re now in the process of developing this project further – watch this space for more details.