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Following on from the success of 50 Ways to Leave your Lover and 50 Ways to Leave your Lover at Christmas, the Bush has commissioned five of London's hottest new Playwrights Zawe Ashton, James Graham, Joel Horwood, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and Michelle Terry for our next audience inspired summer romp suddenlossofdignity.com.

You can insure your car, your luggage and your pets against loss: why not your dignity? suddenlossofdignity.com lets you do just that. Make your claim and we'll send you back others' tales of humiliation and ignominy to cheer you up. Our crack team of playwrights will then use our favourite stories (anonymously of course) to create a show that will make you laugh, cry, cringe, and hold your head up high once more.

For all those of you who have unwittingly tucked your skirt into your knickers, pestered your ex with drink-and-dial or decided that your sister's wedding was the ideal time to try your hand at breakdancing, suddenlossofdignity.com is the ideal collective therapy – hilarious, revealing and oddly touching.

Come all ye undignified, you have nothing left to lose.

Bush On Tour


Drum Theatre Plymouth 1-4 July


Tobacco Factory Theatre 9-11 July


Latitude Festival 16-19 July


Ustinov @ Theatre Royal Bath 23-25 July


LIFT Molten Festival, Barking 25 August

This is a past event 29 Jul 2009 to 22 Aug 2009
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Felix Scott

Theatre includes The Man Who Had All the Luck (Donmar Warehouse); In The Heart of America (John Gielgud Theatre); Sentenced (Union Theatre); 16 Minutes (Nabakov); Breaktime (Pleasance Theatre); Lost Yet Found (Hampstead Theatre)

Television includes Holby City, The Bill, Missing, Plus One, Lewis II, Wire in the Blood

Film includes Artefacts, 'Till Something Better Comes Along

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Katie Lyons

Theatre includes The Receptionists, 13 O' Clock, Maybe We Could (Pleasance, Edinburgh); Fanny and Madge (Gilded Ballroom, Edinburgh/Old Red Lion)

Television includes Survivors, Boy A, The Catherine Tate Show, The Complete Guide to Parenting, Seven Second Delay, Green Wing, No Child of Mine

Film includes Sydney Turtlebaum, The World According to Albert Landers, The Boat That Rocked, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

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Kathryn Drysdale

Theatre includes A Midsummer Night's Dream. Love's Labour's Lost (RSC, Novello Theatre); Catch (Royal Court); Far Away, Fen, 23:59 (Sheffield Crucible Theatre); Eliza's House (Manchester Royal Exchange); Billy and the Crab Lady (Soho Theatre)

Television includes Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Tripping Over, Dr Who, Sister Frances, From Bard to Verse, Mersey Beat and Holby City

Film includes St Trinians, The Brussels, Blood on Benefits and Vanity Fair

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Hugh Skinner

Hugh Skinner returns to the Bush Theatre, where he previously appeared in 2 May 1997 and Suddenlossofdignity.com. His other theatre work includes The Great Game (Tricycle Theatre), Angry Young Man (Trafalgar Studios), The Enchantment (National Theatre), Senora Carrar’s Rifles (Young Vic), and ); French Without Tears (Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford). Television credits include Any Human Heart, Tess of the D’Urbervilles and Bonkers; and for film, Day of the Dead.

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Winsome Pinnock: 'I used to think we needed change – now we need a revolution' https://t.co/qpb6KDx75c
Guardian Stage
@guardianstage
23 May
Love this initiative. I’m gonna donate. Kids of colour need to see themselves represented on stage. 👍🏾 keep up the… https://t.co/W4s0uyuKbE
Tupele Dorgu
@TupeleDorgu
23 May
Brilliant. Fond, painful memories of performing it at the Canadian premiere in Winnipeg with @THEATREbtRIVER ❤️ https://t.co/QwNWmfUYJq
Rodrigo Beilfuss
@RBeilfuss
23 May
@josierourke @StephensSimon @bushtheatre @oldvictheatre Absolutely loved taking Sea Wall to Edinburgh with Andrew.… https://t.co/dqRxt89pNy
DeclutterWithHannah
@declutterhannah
23 May
This was a beautiful gift of writing from @StephensSimon and performance from Andrew, to a very broken @bushtheatrehttps://t.co/AmwqsGB6aH
Josie Rourke
@josierourke
23 May
Dressing Room selfie backstage #LeaveTaking @bushtheatre opens 24th May-30th June #TheDarkKnight 🙅🏿‍♂️💯🔥👊🏿🌍🤴🏿💎🎭🏋🏿‍♀️ https://t.co/7ZEcRTHsbO
Wil Johnson
@1lwilakawiljohn
21 May

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