Tim Key / John Kearns / Suzi Ruffell / Lolly Adefope

An eclectic mix of the hottest, funniest and most surprising comedians in the UK.


Tim Key: Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show Winner 2009. The swarthy bard from Charlie Brooker’s Newswipe (BBC4) and the pretty question master from We Need Answers (BBC4).

“The writing is terribly acute…the delivery beyond funny.” The Guardian
“As daring and innovative as it is ridiculously funny… He’s a genius, plain and simple.” Time Out


John Kearns: Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Show Winner 2015, Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Best Newcomer Winner 2014, Melbourne International Comedy Festival Barry Award Nominee 2014, 2015

“Manages to make you laugh in entirely new ways.” The Guardian
“Sidesplittingly funny.” ★★★★ Chortle


Suzi Ruffell: Official tour support for Alan Carr, Josh Widdicombe and Kevin Bridges.

‘Impressively accomplished, innate stage presence, quality material, a classy set.’ Chortle
‘A real stand-up gem.’ The Guardian


Lolly Adefope: The Independent One To Watch, Evening Standard Fresh Faces of 2016

‘Tipped by everyone in the comedy industry…’ Laugh Out London
★★★★★ Mirror
★★★★ Time Out

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Spotted in London by my West London peeps. See u soon @bushtheatre #CLASSplay https://t.co/3QCWME4hlF
Stephen Jones
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20 Apr
‘Just a beautiful thing’: Gorgeous writing, a stonkingly good production & a brilliant cast. Seventy-five minutes o… https://t.co/GTMjAr2eOv
MyTheatreMates
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09 Apr
@bushtheatre Can’t wait to see this!
Jennifer Lunn
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12 Apr
An absolute gem 👇👇👇 https://t.co/AgkhwhKaYi
Camilla Nervi
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12 Apr
@_sadebrown @bushtheatre @DanielLBailey @LA_Clancy @sourlemonsuk SOOOO great to meet you. Looking forward to chatting much more :)
Lynette Linton
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11 Apr
You know when you met the new team running @bushtheatre and they look and sound a bit like you and walk away feelin… https://t.co/sJ6hX8inM3
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11 Apr

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Accessibility in Theatre: Telling d/Deaf Narratives

Accessibility in storytelling lies at the heart of Omar Elerian’s direction of Going Through. In the UK, 1 in 7 of the population are deaf or hard of hearing, with over 156,000 people using BSL nationwide. However, in spite of the vast number of d/Deaf individuals in Britain, inclusion in the national theatre landscape is few…

Celebrating Female Playwrights

To celebrate International Women’s Day, join us in an exploration into the past to highlight a few of the incredible female writers to have their shows featured at the Bush. We have put together some fun-facts regarding these women, and the work they have created. 1) F*ck the Polar Bears, written by Tanya Ronder In…

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