RADAR 2013

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This November RADAR returns to the Bush Theatre, following the success of the inaugural festival in 2012

RADAR 2012 showcased electrifying performances including Keiran Hurley’s Beats, and Michaela Coel’s award-winning Chewing Gum Dreams. The festival brought together more than a hundred talented artists and leading theatre-makers from across the country, and provoked challenging debate about the future of new writing.

This year’s festival will shine a spotlight on the hottest new writing talent of today and explore the urgent questions facing theatre in this moment and beyond. Join the company for a range of stimulating talks, intriguing sneak peeks and inspiring shows.

WHAT’S ON

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To download the printable pdf of the ‘at a glance’ brochure click here

PERFORMANCES

Heartache.Heartbreak by Bryony Kimmings – 6,7 & 9 November, 7.30pm

Solfatara presented by ATRESBANDES – 7 & 8 Nov, 7.30pm

Venus/Mars by Patrice Etienne, presented by ACT UP – 9, 13 &19 November, 7.30pm

Where the White Stops presented by ANTLER – 13, 20 & 21 November, 7.30pm

Chalk Farm by Kieran Hurley and A.J. Taudevin, presented by ThickSkin, 14, 15 & 16 November, 7.30pm

Brown Bird by Lee Mattinson, presented by Chicken Pox Fox, 15 & 16 November, 7.30pm

Mess by Caroline Horton, presented by Caroline Horton and Company with China Plate, 20 & 21 November, 7.30pm

EVENTS

Midnight Run, created by Inua Ellams – 15 November, 5.45pm – midnight

P.O.P Creative Director Sabrina Mahfouz; featuring Anthony Anaxagorou, Berkavitch, Chimene Suleyman, Deanna Rodger, Zia Ahmed – 8 & 9 November, 8pm

SNEAK PEEKS

Free Falling Bird by Amy Jephta, 8 November, 7.30pm, (ticket price includes entry to Solfatara by ATRESBANDES

On Negril Beach by Nathan Bryon, 14 November, 7.30pm

The Crows Plucked Your Sinews by Hassan Mahamdallie, 19 November, 7.30pm

RADAR PLATFORMS : BREAKING WALLS – BUILDING BRIDGES

20 inspiring talks by leading thinkers and practitioners about innovation and change in the arts, culture and society. Each dynamic platform event features 5 speakers who take the stage for 10 minutes. Join us as we challenge the status quo, stretch our imaginations, and think the unthinkable.

Opening Night
6 November, 7.30pm – £10 for entry to both the platform and Heartache.Heartbreak by Bryony Kimmings
Pre-show Platforms
14, 18 & 21 November, 5pm – £3

RADAR CONNECT

Radar Connect is a series of free practical workshops for postgraduate performing arts students held in the Bush Theatre’s renovated Attic Space in the context of RADAR Festival 2013. This year the four workshops of RADAR Connect will be led by the Bush’s artistic director Madani Younis; Associate Director Omar Elerian; Associate Dramaturg Rob Drummer and Radar Associate Director Paris Erotokritou.

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Laetitia B.
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22 Jul
Still time to catch the incredible #StrangeFruit at @bushtheatre which I reviewed on my blog: https://t.co/9EM2Z2QAgm
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22 Jul
When you think about a play a few days after you’ve seen it and have a deeper understanding of a particular scene… https://t.co/luA6imYdW2
Selina Armoudon
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22 Jul
I saw a show on a whim two years ago called Lands and really loved it, then saw it again last year at @bushtheatre.… https://t.co/yc3HrG36WZ
Daniella
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21 Jul
@cdaly72 @bushtheatre It really is something quite special, a powerful story performed by a truly tremendous cast, I loved it! 😀
Karen
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21 Jul
FOH fun @bushtheatre #StrangeFruit Our group found it relatable, honest and moving calling it ‘the most accurate… https://t.co/QBEQYdVsAm
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19 Jul

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