ANGLE at the Bush

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An explosive double bill of new, short plays found in West London, directed by Blanche McIntyre and performed in an exciting space at the new Bush:

REPENTANCE by Mediah Ahmed

Tug of war. A game I used to play as a child. It was fun then.

A miniature epic about a Muslim girl, her new boyfriend, and everything in between.

BEHIND THE LINES by Neil Daley

Me, I’m in no gang; that’s long.

I just wanna play football, make dough, chase girls – in that order.

As police tape cordons off yet another street corner, we’re taken on a breathless sprint through the lives and fears of the onlookers.

ANGLE’s mission is to uncover raw, local writing talent and marry it with professional theatre makers to produce vibrant, unheard voices for the British stage.

Over the summer of 2011, ANGLE conducted a ‘call for plays’ across West London:

“ANGLE’s three month search involved a fleet of community partners and volunteers and which took us across six boroughs in West London; from Hounslow High Street to Tesco’s Extra in Wembley. Our two selected writers, Mediah Ahmed and Neil Daley, are everything we could have hoped for; both offer something charismatic, vivid and new to the canon and we are proud to be their champions and to platform their work at the spectacular new Bush theatre.” Charlotte Gwinner, Artistic Director of ANGLE

ANGLE at the Bush is made possible through funding from the Arts Council, Foyle Foundation, Wates Foundation and Trans-Siberian Orchestra, alongside generous support in kind from the Bush Theatre and Pentagram.

If you anticipate any access needs to reach the space, then please do get in touch with us in advance of your visit and we will be happy to help you.

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Ade Oyefeso

Ade is from London. He trained at Kelly Management under the direction of Robert Kelly. ANGLE at the Bush marks Ade’s professional theatre debut. He has
just shot the Trainees pilot for E4 playing the lead role of Yemi.

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Shane Zaza

Shane Zaza’s work in theatre includes: 13 (National Theatre), Mongrel Island, Realism, Furnace Four (Soho Theatre), Pieces of Vincent (Arcola Theatre), Peter Pan (National Theatre of Scotland/Barbican), Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth (Shakespeare's Globe), Oxford Street (Royal Court Theatre), Macbeth, Players (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Deadeye (Birmingham Rep/Soho Theatre), Billy Liar (Liverpool Playhouse), Mercury Fur (Paines Plough/Menier Chocolate Factory), George's Marvellous Medicine (Bolton Octagon), The Long Way Home (New Perspectives), The Master & Margarita, Kes, The Arbitrary Adventures of an Accidental Terrorist, Nicholas Nickleby (Lyric Hammersmith) and East is East (New Vic Theatre).

Shane has also worked extensively in television. His credits include Coming Up – Micah, Doctors, Mouth to Mouth, The Omid Djalili Show, Spooks, 10 Days to War, The Bill, Casualty, Weirdos, Murphy’s Law, Watch Over Me, Doctor Who, Dalziel and Pascoe, Waterloo Road and Messiah

Shane has also appeared in the films Cleanskin, [email protected] and The Da Vinci Code.

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Sheenu Das

Sheenu Das started her career in the music industry as part of the band Spellbound, signing to East West Records and receiving a gold disc for album sales. Sheenu then moved into filmmaking. She and her sister Meneka set up Ocean Sonic Pictures and produced the short film The Audition. Sheenu went on to play a leading role in the feature film Little Box of Sweets - the film received good reviews and was in the Evening Standard’s Five Best Films list for two weeks.

Sheenu has trained in Meisner technique with Tom Radcliffe and the method with Marianna Hill and Sam Rumbelow. Previous roles in the theatre include Janet in Rope for the Midsummer Players and Agnes in The Lark for Truro Theatre Co.

Television credits include Love No War and Oh Night (both for Gormac Music) and Heaven on Earth (Channel 4).

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Daniel Anthony

Daniel is best known for playing Clyde Langer in the successful CBBC series The Sarah Jayne Adventures for the past 3 years. After studying at the prestigious Brit School, Daniel started his career treading the boards at The London Palladium playing young Nipper in Oliver. He then went onto the Lyceum Theatre playing Young Simba in The Lion King and even appeared in the famous Royal Variety performance.

 

As well as an extensive list of Radio roles for the BBC, Daniel has built up an impressive list of television credits, including Eastenders, Casualty, Dream Team, A Touch of Frost, Demons and Disney’s As The Bell Rings.

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Femi Wilhelm

Femi Wilhelm – Laurence in Behind The Lines
Femi Wilhelm trained at the Identity Drama School, the United Kingdom’s first black drama school. He has just completed a tour of Holloway Jones directed by Esther Baker for Synergy Theatre. Television credits include The Bill (Talkback Thames).

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Mandeep Dhillon

Mandeep trained at The Harris Drama School.

Theatre includes; The Tempest, Life (Candi Productions); New Path, Twisted Minds (Fearnhill Productions); Oliver, Annie (Wilbury Productions, Jeff Gentry).

Film includes; Some Dogs Bite.

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16 Aug
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16 Aug
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