Having been active where possible throughout the pandemic, the Bush theatre’s live programme returns, re-affirming its place at the heart of the local community in Shepherd’s Bush where the theatre is based. A commitment to new writing continues as nine new shows are confirmed, including six world premieres. A new Bush Young Company and a Neighbourhood Company project are announced. A season of social events welcomes people back into the building. (Main image: Actress Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo in rehearsal for ‘Lava’ at Bush Theatre. credit Ali Wright)
‘Write the Bush’s Future’ members and Bush supporters’ booking opens at 11 am on 30 June. Public Booking opens at 11 am on 1 July.
Performance and on-sale dates will be announced for Studio shows once dates and further details for Step 4 are confirmed by the Government.
Watch Bush Theatre’s Artistic Director Lynette Linton and Associate Artistic Director Daniel Bailey discuss the new season here
The Bush Theatre today announced a new season of work continuing its commitment to braiding new writing with the local community of which it is at the heart.
Throughout the pandemic, the Bush has continued to make work thanks to donations by the ‘Write the Bush’s Future’ supporters and the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund. They made headlines with Protest – a reaction to the murder of George Floyd, reached international audiences with the online broadcast of Travis Alabanza’s Overflow, supported three new freelance designers with Project 2036, and produced both a critically acclaimed BBC film and live stage production of Phoebe Eclair Powell’s Harm, whilst continuing to produce work online and in the local community.
With the venue fully open again, Artistic Director Lynette Linton said, ‘We’re beyond excited to welcome our Bush family back into the building. We reopened our doors for our local community on 6 August and, throughout the pandemic, we’ve been producing work in person, online, and within the community. But this launch marks a significant return to the live work that’s so important to us, a season of stories that reflect the community on our doorstep and will help audiences understand the world around them. We’re also thrilled to launch the Bush Theatre’s first-ever young company with live performances in August as well as announcing the live broadcast of Holloway Theatre shows this season (dates TBC)’.
Main House productions in the Holloway Theatre
Bush Theatre presents
By Benedict Lombe
Directed by Anthony Simpson-Pike
Designed by Jasmine Swan
Lighting Design by Jai Morjaria
Sound Design by Josh Anio Grigg
Video Design by Gino Green
Movement Director DK Fashola
Dialect Coach Esi Acquaah-Harrison
Composer Andrew Wildgoose
Casting by Chandra Ruegg
Performed by Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo
9 July – 7 August