August In England

by Lenny Henry
A Bush Theatre Production
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28 Apr to 10 Jun

‘You never allow me tell my story. I been trying to tell it someone and nobody listenin’

Charming, flawed, and with the gift of the gab, we all know a man like August Henderson. Between his three kids, devoted wife-to-be, and part-ownership of a fruit and veg shop, he is proud of the life he has built since landing in his beloved West Bromwich.

So, when faced with deportation to a country he has no memory of, he isn’t prepared to go quietly. Listen up, he is ready to tell his own story.

Poignant and hilarious in equal measure, August in England gives insight into the lives impacted by the injustice of the Windrush scandal.

Written and performed by Lenny Henry in his playwriting debut, the celebrated actor and comedian brings his vast talents onto the stage in this intimate one-man show. Co-directed by the Bush Artistic Director, Lynette Linton (Sweat, House of Ife), and Associate Artistic Director, Daniel Bailey (Red Pitch, The High Table), August in England makes its world premiere in April 2023.

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August in England Pre-Show Information

Times & Prices



28 April - 10 JuneFrom £12

  • Senior Citizen: From £17.50
  • Student/Under 26 (ID Required): From £15
  • Unemployed/Unwaged: From £15
  • Access: From £12
  • Standard: From £12

Saturday Matinees

6, 13, 20, 27 May and 3, 10 JuneFrom £12

  • Senior Citizen: From £22.50
  • Student/Under 26 (ID Required): From £20
  • Unemployed/Unwaged: From £20
  • Access: From £12
  • Standard: From £12

Wednesday Matinees

10, 17, 24, 31 May and 7 JuneFrom £12

  • Senior Citizen: From £22.50
  • Student/Under 26 (ID Required): From £20
  • Unemployed/Unwaged: From £20
  • Access: From £12
  • Standard: From £12

Performed in

HOLLOWAY THEATRE (Bush Theatre's main space)

Ticket info

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28 April - 10 Jun 2023

Age Guidance


Content Warnings

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Access details

Relaxed Performances

Sat 13 May at 2.30pm & Mon 1 Jun at 7.30pm

Captioned Performances

Thurs 18 May at 7.30pm & Sat 27 May at 2.30pm

Audio Described Performances

Sat 20 May at 2.30pm & Thurs 25 May at 7.30pm

Touch Tour

Sat 20 May at 1.30pm & Thurs 25 May at 6.30pm

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