#RADAR 2014 | interview with the designer
At the meet and greet for everyone taking part in RADAR, our festival of new writing, we cornered some of the amazing artists involved to tell us a bit about themselves and what they're most looking forward to at the festival! First up is Harry Whitham, who is a performance designer and artist and winner of the IdeasTap brief to transform our front of house and auditorium for RADAR.
For more info about the festival: http://www.bushtheatre.co.uk/radar/
#RADAR2014 | the pulse of new writing
RADAR is the Bush Theatre's annual festival of new writing, featuring new shows, stirring sneak peeks and a host of late-night events.
6 - 21 November: http://www.bushtheatre.co.uk/radar/
Backing track: “One Fine Day” (by The Insider)
Albion | audience reaction #2
There are only two and a bit weeks left of ALBION, Chris Thompson's explosive new play, directed by Ria Parry, that has been thrilling, entertaining and even scaring our audiences!
More about Albion: http://www.bushtheatre.co.uk/production/albion/
Albion | audience reaction #1
by Chris Thompson | directed by Ria Parry
12 September – 25 October 2014
This explosive new play examines the turbulent rise of the far right in modern day Britain. When they embrace diversity, just how far can the far right go?
Albion | Trailer
Check out our brand new trailer for the world premiere of Chris Thompson's Albion, directed by Ria Parry. Trailer stars Tony Clay who plays Jayson.
MORE INFO AND TO BOOK: http://www.bushtheatre.co.uk/production/albion/
Albion | Interview with the Playwright
Playwright Chris Thompson discusses his new play Albion, an explosive look at the turbulent rise of the new far right in modern Britain.
Bush Theatre | 12 September - 25 October 2014 | £10 - £19.50
For more info and to book: http://www.bushtheatre.co.uk/production/albion/
Perseverance Drive by Robin Soans | Trailer
In the heat of the Caribbean sun and to the familiar sound of gospel hymns, the Gillard family prepares for the funeral of mother Grace. Widowed Eli wants to sell the family home on Perseverance Drive, but Grace's will reveals a different plan.
Dates: Wed 14 May - Sat 21 Jun
Tickets: £10 - £19.50
For more info and to book tickets: http://www.bushtheatre.co.uk/production/perseverance
Perseverance Drive: Gospel Music in the Show
Musical Arranger and leader of the London Community Gospel Choir Rev. Bazil Meade talks about gospel music in the show alongside Director Madani Younis.
Perseverance Drive opens at the Bush Theatre on 4 July 2014. For more information and to book tickets, visit: bit.ly/1i5fvw9
BushGreen Live Launch
The first BushGreen Live event brought together a range of voices including Akala (MOBO award-winning hip hop artist), Anthony Anaxagorou (poet, performer, writer), and Jumoké Fashola (broadcaster and vocalist) to illuminate the themes explored in Jackie Sibblies Drury's We Are Proud to Present... For upcoming events: http://www.bushtheatre.co.uk/production/bushgreen_live
INCOGNITO by Nick Payne | Teaser Trailer
Incognito arrives here at the Bush this week! Watch this teaser trailer and book in: http://www.bushtheatre.co.uk/production/incognito/
Dates: Wed 14 May - Sat 21 Jun
Tickets: £10 - £19.50
Incognito: Interview with Nick Payne
We caught up with writer Nick Payne to discuss his new play, Incognito, ahead of its run at the Bush Theatre. Incognito runs from 14 May - 21 June. For tickets: www.bushtheatre.co.uk/production/incognito/
Not only did WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT... receive a ★★★★★ review in the Metro (press vid coming soon), but it also opened to glowing digital acclaim! Here's a roundup.
We Are Proud to Present...: Critical Acclaim from the US
We Are Proud to Present... was in New York Magazine's 'Top 10 Theater Picks of 2012' and won great acclaim in productions across America. Ahead of our production, we've collated just some of the feedback from the States here.
WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT... interview blooper
The danger of giving your play a very long title is that you'll be made to say it on film. A lot. Here's We Are Proud to Present... playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury adorably messing it up.
WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT... interview with Jackie Sibblies Drury and Gbolahan Obisesan
Writer of WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT... Jackie Sibblies Drury has landed in London from NYC to join the cast in their last week of rehearsals. We caught up with both Jackie and director Gbolahan Obisesan to ask them all about the play.
WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT...
by Jackie Sibblies Drury
28 Feb - 12 Apr
Book tickets: www.bushtheatre.co.uk/production/weareproud/
"I'm not doing a German accent
You aren't doing an African accent
We aren't doing accents"
WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT... was in New York Magazine's 'Top 10 Theater Picks of 2012' and won great acclaim in productions across America. This European premiere production marks Gbolahan Obisesan's return to the Bush Theatre where his Fringe First award-winning play MAD ABOUT THE BOY sold out in 2011.
Introducing 2014 at the Bush
Our 2014 season includes new plays by Jackie Sibblies Drury, Nick Payne, Robin Soans and Chris Thompson. The season also sees the return of RADAR, the Bush's annual festival of new writing. View the whole season here: www.bushtheatre.co.uk/whats_on/
2013 at the Bush Theatre
Our 2013 sell-out season brought together the best emerging talent alongside some of the biggest names in the industry and received critical acclaim across the board.
CIPHERS | a play by Dawn King
Showing at the Bush Theatre, 14 Jan - 8 Feb
An Out of Joint, Bush Theatre and Exeter Northcott Theatre co-production.
"Most of what she told me about herself is a cover story. She is a British Intelligence Officer. How far would she go to get information out of me? The answer is, quite far..."
A young woman is found dead. Her sister sets out to find out what happened, and stumbles into a world of secrets and subterfuge that makes her question who Justine really was. How well can you ever know someone who lies for a living?
Dawn King's debut play Foxfinder was "thrillingly original" (Time Out), "a contender for new play of the year" (Guardian) and a "spell-binding dystopian parable" (Independent). Now, in Ciphers, she has written a smart and provocative thriller about spies, double agents, and the opaqueness of the human soul.
Directed by the award-winning "rising directorial star" (Time Out) Blanche McIntyre.
Jumpers For Goalposts: interview with Tom Wells & James Grieve
Here's a little interview with the ever so lovely Tom Wells & James Grieve, the writer and director (respectively) of Jumpers for Goalposts which is on at the Bush until 4 January.
For tickets: www.bushtheatre.co.uk/production/jumpers_for_goalposts/
RADAR 2013: Signals from the new writing world, 6 - 21 November
RADAR returns to the Bush Theatre, shining a spotlight on the hottest new writing talent and exploring the urgent questions facing theatre today.
Join us for a festival of stimulating talks, intriguing sneak peeks and inspiring shows. For more info and to buy tickets: http://www.bushtheatre.co.uk/production/radar_2013/
Ty - 'Playing With Fire'
Written by B. Chijioke & A. Horley.
Used with kind permission from Tru Thoughts Records.