RADAR 2015

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the pulse of new writing

“I love RADAR’s eclecticism. I love its sense of adventure. And I love its refusal to pin theatre down in any way.” The Guardian’s Matt Trueman

Now in its fourth year, the Bush Theatre’s annual festival returns this November to feel the pulse of the new writing world and shine a spotlight on our hottest emerging and established talent.

Hand-picked and curated, as ever, by the Bush Theatre creative team, a night at RADAR 2015 promises to be an adventure like no other in the theatrical world.

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wow, RUN don't walk to catch the last nights of #StrangeFruit @bushtheatre. not even gonna try to explain it but it… https://t.co/nGL7izAOsb
Laetitia B.
@laebutler
22 Jul
Still time to catch the incredible #StrangeFruit at @bushtheatre which I reviewed on my blog: https://t.co/9EM2Z2QAgm
Kim 🌈👊🏾 🏳️‍🌈Theatre Revews
@Kim_Provise
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
@SelinaArmoudon1
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
@daniella_ann28
21 Jul
@cdaly72 @bushtheatre It really is something quite special, a powerful story performed by a truly tremendous cast, I loved it! 😀
Karen
@MrsOsmond_
21 Jul
FOH fun @bushtheatre #StrangeFruit Our group found it relatable, honest and moving calling it ‘the most accurate… https://t.co/QBEQYdVsAm
Young Theatre Makers
@bubble_YTM
19 Jul

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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…