August In England

by Lenny Henry
A Bush Theatre Production
World Premiere

★★★★★ “Remarkable” Guardian

Lenny Henry stars in his playwriting debut exploring a life impacted by the Windrush scandal.

Performances are now sold out, but you still might be able to get tickets. Click here to find out how.

‘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.

★★★★★ “Lenny Henry blazes with charisma in his devastating debut play” Daily Telegraph

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.

★★★★ Evening Standard ★★★★ The Times
★★★★ Financial Times ★★★★ The Stage
★★★★ Arts Desk ★★★★ Time Out
★★★★ iNews ★★★★ The Upcoming
★★★★★ Guardian ★★★★★ Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ Salterton Arts ★★★★★ Black in Britain

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Join as a supporter and unlock benefits including the best seats even at sold out shows
Our Star Supporters are eligible for invites to guest nights, access to the best seats even at sold-out shows and even an invite to an unforgettable Lone Star dinner, hosted by Lenny Henry and Lynette Linton. Find out more.

In partnership with Windrush 75, we are providing 750 free and discounted tickets to Windrush generation elders and their families across the UK, including many in the West Midlands where the play is set.
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