My Beautiful Black Dog & Sneak Peek: Empires

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Part of Radar 2014

RADAR is the Bush Theatre's annual festival of new writing, featuring new shows, sneak peeks and a host of late-night events. Every night is different, so scroll down to see what's included in your ticket.

My Beautiful Black Dog

by Brigitte Aphrodite
Presented by Iron Shoes in association with the Bush Theatre

‘Black dog is what Winston Churchill used to call his depression… I have a beautiful black dog and I call her creshendorious’

My Beautiful Black Dog by Brigitte Aphrodite is a new piece of gig-theatre for people interested in music, comedy, poetry, theatre – and the difficult and beauteous complexity of our mental health. A poetry rock musical tackling a serious subject in a joyous celebration of music and words.

 


 

Sneak Peek: Empires

by Sharon Kanolik
BBC Performing Arts Fellow Roy Alexander Weise directs a sneak peek of a new play conceived and performed by Bevan Celestine. A transatlantic story about love and where you find it.

 


Cast, Creatives and Credits

My Beautiful Black Dog
Writer Brigitte Aphrodite
Director Laura Keefe
Musical Director Gareth Tomlinson
Dramaturg John Hoggarth
Design Consultant James Button
Creative Producers John Hoggarth and Ria Parry for Iron Shoes
The Company: Brigitte Aphrodite, Matthew Blake, Russell Ditchfield, Lucy Thackeray, Gareth Tomlinson.
Developed with the support of the Bush Theatre, the Young Vic and the Open LAB scheme at Barbican/Guildhall.

Sneak Peek: Empires
Writer Sharon Kanolik
Director Roy Alexander Weise

This is a past event 11 Nov 2014
Nothing short of breath-taking
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Saw @MonicaDolan’s gorgeous #B*easts @bushtheatre yesterday. Smart, provocative, captivating, terrifying and true.
Michelle Bonnard
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25 Feb
@MonicaDolan in B*easts @bushtheatre is one of the best hours in the theatre I've spent, ever. Sharp and provocativ… https://t.co/c66Tgw1w1W
Anne Pugh
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25 Feb
Had such an inspiring time tonight watching B*easts @bushtheatre with @MonicaDolan who was riveting, funny and pas… https://t.co/2E9UUiP3er
Deva Palmier
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25 Feb
great provocative and thought provoking theatre @bushtheatre @MonicaDolan https://t.co/KZvzo5wALe
Eilene Davidson
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24 Feb
Feel very lucky to have caught the matinee of @MonicaDolan show ‘The B*easts’ @bushtheatre this pm. Provocative & u… https://t.co/KRzUfd7jaK
Michelle Smith
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24 Feb
BLACK PEOPLE AND PEOPLE OF COLOUR COME THROUGH AND OCCASIONALLY CATCH ME CRYING IN THE OFFICE 👇🏾 https://t.co/Dp91rOEUT4
tobi
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23 Feb

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