Angela Barnes

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After a career in health and social care, Angela Barnes took the plunge and embarked on her life-long dream to be a comedian.

Within a couple of years she had won the 2011 BBC New Comedy Award and became a finalist at the 2011 Latitude Festival New Act of the Year competition. Angela has gone on to star in BBC Two’s Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, DAVE’s Unspun with Matt Forde, as well as being a regular on BBC Radio 4 having starred on The Now Show, The News Quiz and in 2017 she took the prestigious role of host on BBC Radio 4 Extras’ Newsjack.

The Shepherds Bush Comedy Festival is back with a bill full of rib-busting stand-ups. And it’s all been blessed by Hammersmith’s king of comedy – Bill Bailey. Hammersmith & Fulham Council unveils the third edition of this popular festival, which runs from 18 to 23 June across numerous venues including the Bush Theatre.  Click here to view the full line-up.

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Don't you just love this trailer for #BBCLightsUp? Our season of theatre adapted for TV and radio continues tonigh… https://t.co/C60D55Sa9F
BBC Arts Publicity Team
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13 Apr
I owe everything to the @bushtheatre team. They backed me and @atri_rohan all the way to make our first film. Pleas… https://t.co/13YQuhBeGU
Phoebe Eclair-Powell
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11 Apr
1/3 I first saw the extraordinary Paul Ritter on stage in Simon Stephens play Christmas @bushtheatre 2004. It was o… https://t.co/83YxPLVeiF
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06 Apr
Happy Birthday @bushtheatre . First opened in the pub round the corner #OTD 1972. https://t.co/s6lR8uHJ39
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06 Apr
V proud of the innovative extended team who created this gorgeous programme while retaining the magic of a play 📺 https://t.co/TMZkZ3hI5y
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31 Mar

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Daniel Bailey: Reflections on the last year at the Bush

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Our doors are closed for now, but our work continues

Due to the latest government COVID-19 restrictions, the Bush Theatre building is now temporarily closed to the public.   Thank you to everyone who has been able to visit and support us since we reopened. It was a joy to be able to welcome you back into our spaces.  We are determined to find ways…