This Place We Know

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Meeting, information point and box office located at Shepherd’s Bush Boutique Hotel, 11/12 Poplar Mews, London W12 7JS. Open from 26 September.

The Uxbridge Road is one of the longest and most diverse roads in Europe and has been the Bush’s home for the last 4 years.

In an extraordinary love-letter to its home, This Place We Know brings together a series of specially-commissioned short plays to be performed in borrowed spaces along this West London artery.

Discover stories of heartbreak, joy, loss and retribution in pubs, churches and karaoke bars. At times funny, mysterious and foreboding, each is an intimate tale woven into the fabric of the city by the hottest new writers.

Bush Locals get two £10 tickets per show. Log in to access your discounted tickets!

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This Place We Know is supported by the MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins. It is kindly sponsored by members of the 144 Club, to find out more and how to join click here

The Bush Theatre is proud to be working in partnership with Artistic Directors of the Future, the UK’s first BAME-led arts organisation dedicated to creating change at leadership level in mainstream producing theatres across the UK.

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@bushtheatre

Loved Leave Taking @bushtheatre. One of my favourite pieces of theatre I've seen this year. Saw it 4 days ago and h… https://t.co/zcQlsAhOSG
Christine
@christinegomes
18 Jun
@RaddingtonB This but with me forgetting my fob for @bushtheatre office every second day. (Including today.)
Deirdre O'Halloran
@deirdre_OH
18 Jun
30 close family and friends saw #LeaveTaking @bushtheatre on Saturday night; school friends including my best frien… https://t.co/Oz0lb8JV00
winsome pinnock
@Winsome_Pinnock
18 Jun
Looking forward to catching @sarah_gordy from #JellyfishThePlay on @lorraine this morning @bushtheatre
Mark Cartwright
@markcartwright
18 Jun
Another evening of great theatre. Looking forward to #LeaveTaking at the @bushtheatre tonight; @Winsome_Pinnock’s d… https://t.co/s9yx8nYMO3
althea efunshile CBE
@altheaefunshile
18 Jun
Let's be honest, it's doubtful whether #LeaveTaking would've been in any critic's Best Plays Of Last 30 Years list… https://t.co/ZfkDqyWSdZ
daniel york
@danielfyork
13 Jun

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Work Experience Diary | Jessica ” a superb experience for me”

Our work experience student Jessica Burrows tells us about her time at the Bush Theatre. When I stepped out of Shepherd’s Bush Market station on Monday morning, I was thrilled by the hustle and bustle of the people rushing past. Slightly apprehensive, I crossed the road and approached the door to the Bush Theatre. As I waited…

Remembering Grenfell: One Year On

Today we remember the 72 people who lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower a year ago today by observing a 72 second silence at 12pm. Members of the team will also be attending the Silent Walk meeting at the base of the tower at 5pm and wearing green as part of Green 4 Grenfell.…

Winsome Pinnock’s Leave Taking Preface: “Reaching out for life in a new country”

Winsome Pinnock, writer of Leave Taking, describes the inspiration for her play in the Preface to the playtext published by Nick Hern Books. It’s available from our online book shop. I hadn’t read Leave Taking for several years when Madani Younis, Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre, told me that he wanted to revive the play as part of the theatre’s…