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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This job changed my sense of myself. In 10 years of work I didn’t know work could feel like this - EVERYONE was all… https://t.co/sNXIIBYV0q
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14 Jul
@bushtheatre Lovely family...
Melinda Lucas
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14 Jul
Ok did @bushtheatre do the casting for I May Destroy You orrrr??? Just saw Yasmin from ATROMF!
SUCCESSFUL.
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14 Jul
HUGE congratulations to our Duty Manager Igor Memić, who has won this year's #PapatangoPrize. His play, Old Bridge,… https://t.co/g6BMH5CRMU
Bridge Theatre
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14 Jul
After five glorious years with us, we're sending @PapatangoTC all the best for their new and exciting journey west… https://t.co/hmvcE37uhX
Southwark Playhouse
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13 Jul
Today we are celebrating the disability arts movement! During this unprecedented time let's be sure to hear and in… https://t.co/XNUqCPoe9r
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17 Jun

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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,…