Diamond / Hoard

See events

An Edinburgh preview double bill: Diamond by Beryl Richards & Hoard by Bim Adewunmi.
Book both for £15

Diamond is by Beryl Richards, a multi BAFTA award-winning and Emmy-nominated TV and film director best known for Joe All Alone (BBC), The Secret Life of Boys (BBC/ABC), Uncle Dad (ITV), My Life as a Popat (ITV) and The Ward (ITV). As a specialist in family and children’s comedy and drama, Beryl was elected chair of Directors UK in 2015 and won the 2016 Women in Film and TV ITV Achievement of the Year Award. Diamond is her first ever play.

Hoard is the debut play by Bim Adewunmi, senior culture writer for BuzzFeed News and columnist with Guardian Weekend. She is a 2018 finalist at the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) Ellie Awards, and her work has appeared in VogueMslexiaRed and Monocle, among several others. Bim turns her hand to the stage for her debut play.

Diamond and Hoard are produced by Avalon Promotions and BBC Arts as part of the DEBUT playwriting initiative.

Diamond @ 7.30pm followed by Hoard @ 8.50 (with a short interval in between) .

@bushtheatre

Both the @bushtheatre & @BunkerTheatreUK seasons are giving me life right now. Making so called ‘risky’ programming… https://t.co/zmDh9nLbBj
Beth Pitts
@director_beth
25 Jun
booked for #Rust @bushtheatre @elrhode #KennyEmson v excited :)
hannah khalil
@hannykha
25 Jun
guest critic @londonirishlove reviews Strange Fruit @bushtheatre: "a complex, dense play that is beautifully played… https://t.co/1ArPMKXQmK
Laura Kressly, MFA, BA
@shakespeareanLK
25 Jun
#StrangeFruit @bushtheatre is not an easy watch but it’s an essential one. Depressingly, it’s just as relevant tod… https://t.co/acItVB5eWv
Nicole on paper
@nicolelatchana
24 Jun
I didn't want to watch Demons of the Punjab by myself when it came out so, thanks to tonnes of kindness and effort… https://t.co/a1qaNpzaro
Vinay Patel
@VinayPatel
24 Jun
Last night, young critics from @HammersmithAcad @DramaatHA saw #StrangeFruit directed by @isthedirector! We loved C… https://t.co/uX7XyhNlzS
Critics' Club
@critics_club
20 Jun

Bush Green

Conversations, dispatches and ideas from the Bush Theatre.

Go to BushGreen
Caryl Phillips’ Strange Fruit Preface: “My generation had become even more vocal and uncompromising”

Caryl Phillips, writer of Strange Fruit, describes the context of his debut play in the Preface to the playtext published by Oberon Books. It’s available from our online book shop. I wrote ‘Strange Fruit’ during the autumn of 1979. I had graduated from university in June of the same year with a desire to write, but this was long before the…

New Voices – Bold Visions

Lynette Linton Announces Her First Season As Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre   This season at the Bush Theatre UK debuts by British and Irish writers will fill our stages. You’ll find extraordinary stories of lived experiences that speak to all corners of our city. I believe in the Bush’s power to write narratives…

Work Experience Diary | Regine “it was truly a special opportunity”

Our work experience student Regine tells us about her time at the Bush Theatre. I was slightly apprehensive when I first arrived at the Bush, as I have very little experience with such things. However, everyone was very welcoming and friendly, so my worries dissipated quickly. Holly showed me around and introduced me to everyone,…