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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.


New @bushtheatre studio space is a cracker, perfect for Barney Norris' quietly devastating exploration of lives half lived, While We're Here
29 Apr
Guards at the Taj today @bushtheatre was devastatingly good. Two fantastic performances from @DannyAshok and @Darren_Kuppan #BeautyShallLive
Ed MacArthur
29 Apr
Next stop for @barnontherun and @upinarmstheatre 's play While We're Here at @bushtheatre . Excited https://t.co/1YW1TMlAtg
Ben Welford
29 Apr
What a transformation @bushtheatre ! Loving your spanking new look #theatre #actress #lifeofanactress @eddydeg
Rebecca Yeo
29 Apr
#Review - While We’re Here "gentle and melancholic" @bushtheatre https://t.co/ZVv3wrJGgO
Stephen Bates
29 Apr
@bushtheatre Absolutely loving the renovated building. Feels like an amazing creative place. Still one of my favourite places.
Ben Welford
29 Apr

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Meet the Comedian: Shaun Keaveny

BBC Radio 6 Music presenter Shaun Keaveny spills the beans on his upcoming Comedy Festival show at the Bush Theatre – and warns fans that his ‘weak’ dad jokes will be in full effect. Lazy lunacy. That’s how 6Music breakfast host Shaun Keaveny describes his craft. Ahead of his appearance at this year’s inaugural Comedy…

Guards at the Taj: Your Thoughts

Guards at the Taj has opened the beautifully renovated Bush Theatre with a meta-theatrical nod to new buildings and beauty. Here are your thoughts… Fantastic writing displayed in #GuardsAtTheTaj @bushtheatre. Fantastic, fantastic writing. @RajivAJoseph. Loved it. — Peter Imms (@peter_imms) April 22, 2017 “A startlingly sad mythic allegory on the nature of beauty and its…

Student Guide to Playwriting: Structure

In the run up to the launch of The Student Guide to Writing: Playwriting book, here is the third in a series of blogs on top tips from the lesson plan writers. This blog is from John Yorke, founder of the BBC Writers Academy and the former Head of Channel 4 Drama and Controller of BBC…