Bush Theatre

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Bush Theatre
Passmore Edwards Library Shepherds Bush.jpg
The new home of the Bush Theatre: the old Shepherds Bush Public Library on the Uxbridge Road
Address 7 Uxbridge Road, London W12 8LJ
City Hammersmith and Fulham, London
Coordinates 51°30′19″N 0°13′33″W / 51.505277°N 0.225939°W / 51.505277; -0.225939Coordinates: 51°30′19″N 0°13′33″W / 51.505277°N 0.225939°W / 51.505277; -0.225939
Owned by The Alternative Theatre Company
Capacity 144 seats (81 seats at previous site)
Type Studio theatre
Opened 1972
Production Seasons of guest and commissioned productions
Website
www.bushtheatre.co.uk

The Bush Theatre is based in Shepherd's Bush, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. It was established in 1972 and has since become one of the most celebrated new writing theatres in the world.

A seedbed for the best new playwrights, many of whom have gone on to become established names in the industry, The Bush has won over 100 awards, and also continues to attract major acting and directing talent, regularly touring its work nationally and internationally and transferring productions into the West End.

Artistic Directors[edit]

Venue[edit]

The Bush Theatre's Original Home (2005)

In 1972 the theatre was established above The Bush public house on the corner of Goldhawk Road and Shepherd's Bush Green, in what was once the dance studio of Lionel Blair. It was established by a maverick actor, Brian McDermott, who used to tour the Fringe.[6] The venue, despite its fame and massive output, was intimate, only holding a maximum audience of approximately 80.

In November 2010, the Bush Theatre announced it would be leaving its home of nearly forty years and moving to the old Passmore Edwards Public Library building, round the corner from its own home, on Uxbridge Road.[7]

The move took place in 2011 and opened with the Sixty Six Books project. This was a celebration of the anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible, which used sixty six different writers, many of whom were veterans of the Bush.

New Writing[edit]

The Bush runs a Writers Development Programme, with an open script submissions policy, and reads over 1,000 scripts each year. The theatre looks for exciting new voices that tell contemporary stories with wit, style and passion, and champions work that is both provocative and entertaining.[8]

Book[edit]

To celebrate 40 years of the Bush Theatre, "Close-Up Magic": 40 Years at the Bush Theatre[9] was published, charting the history of the theatre and including contributions from past directors, actors, writers and audience members.

Productions[edit]

Selected Past Productions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jenny Topper and Nicky Pallot", 40 Years of Close Up Magic 
  2. ^ "Interview with Mike Bradwell", The British Theatre Guide 
  3. ^ "Interview with Mike Bradwell", The British Theatre Guide 
  4. ^ "Josie Rourke New Artistic Director", The Stage 
  5. ^ "Madani Younis New Artistic Director", News (BBC) 
  6. ^ "Brian McDermott", The Times (obituary) 
  7. ^ "Bush Theatre New Home", Official London Theatre 
  8. ^ "Bush Writers Programme", Bush Theatre 
  9. ^ "Bush Theatre Book", Bush Theatre, http://www.bushtheatrebook.com/ 
  10. ^ "Snookered", Bush Theatre, 2012 
  11. ^ "Chalet Lines", Bush Theatre, 2012 
  12. ^ "The Beloved", Bush Theatre, 2012 
  13. ^ "Mad About The Boy", Bush Theatre, 2012 
  14. ^ "Fear", Bush Theatre, 2012 
  15. ^ "Our New Girl", Bush Theatre Archive, 2012 
  16. ^ "The Kitchen Sink", Bush Theatre Archive, 2011 
  17. ^ "Sixty Six Books", Bush Theatre Archive, 2011 
  18. ^ "This is where we got to when you came in", Bush Theatre Archive, 2011 
  19. ^ "Where's My Seat", Bush Theatre Archive, 2011 
  20. ^ "In The Beginning", Bush Theatre Archive, 2011 
  21. ^ "Moment", Bush Theatre Archive, 2011 
  22. ^ "Little Platoons", Bush Theatre Archive, 2011 
  23. ^ "The Knowledge", Bush Theatre Archive, 2011 
  24. ^ "My Romantic History", Bush Theatre Archive, 2010 
  25. ^ "The Aliens", Bush Theatre Archive, 2010 
  26. ^ "The Great British Country Fete", Bush Theatre Archive, 2010 
  27. ^ "Like A Fishbone", Bush Theatre Archive, 2010 
  28. ^ "A Little Gem", Bush Theatre Archive, 2010 
  29. ^ "Eigengrau", Bush Theatre Archive, 2010 
  30. ^ "The Whisky Taster", Bush Theatre Archive, 2010 
  31. ^ "The Contingency Plan", Bush Theatre Archive, 2009 
  32. ^ "The Stefan Golazewski Plays", Bush Theatre Archive, 2009 
  33. ^ "If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet", Bush Theatre Archive, 2009 
  34. ^ "Sea Wall", Bush Theatre Archive, 2009 
  35. ^ "2nd May 1997", Bush Theatre Archive, 2009 
  36. ^ "suddenlossdinity.com", Bush Theatre Archive, 2009 
  37. ^ "Apologia", Bush Theatre Archive, 2009 
  38. ^ "Stovepipe", Bush Theatre Archive, 2009 
  39. ^ "Wrecks", Bush Theatre Archive, 2009 
  40. ^ "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover At Christmas", Bush Theatre Archive, 2008 
  41. ^ "I Caught Crabs in walberwsick", Bush Theatre Archive, 2008 
  42. ^ "Broken Space Season", Bush Theatre Archive, 2008 
  43. ^ "Turf", Bush Theatre Archive, 2008 
  44. ^ "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover", Bush Theatre Archive, 2008 
  45. ^ "2,000 Feet Away", Bush Theatre Archive, 2008 
  46. ^ "Tinderbox", Bush Theatre Archive, 2008 
  47. ^ "Artefacts", Bush Theatre Archive, 2008 
  48. ^ "Helter Skelter/Land of the Dead", Bush Theatre Archive, 2008 
  49. ^ "tHe dYsFUnCKshOnalZ!", Bush Theatre Archive, 2007 
  50. ^ "How To Curse", Bush Theatre Archive, 2007 
  51. ^ "Flight Path", Bush Theatre Archive, 2007 
  52. ^ "Trance", Bush Theatre Archive, 2007 
  53. ^ "Elling", Bush Theatre Archive, 2007 
  54. ^ "Tom Fool", Bush Theatre Archive, 2007 
  55. ^ "I Like Mine With a Kiss", Bush Theatre Archive, 2007 
  56. ^ "Product: World Remix", Bush Theatre Archive, 2007 
  57. ^ "What Would Judas Do", Bush Theatre Archive, 2007 
  58. ^ "Whipping It Up", Bush Theatre Archive, 2006 
  59. ^ "Bones", Bush Theatre Archive, 2006 
  60. ^ "Pumpgirl", Bush Theatre Archive, 2006 
  61. ^ "Cruising", Bush Theatre Archive, 2006 
  62. ^ "Crooked", Bush Theatre Archive, 2006 
  63. ^ "Trad", Bush Theatre Archive, 2006 
  64. ^ "Christmas Is Miles Away", Bush Theatre Archive, 2006 
  65. ^ "Try These On For International Size", Bush Theatre Archive, 2006 
  66. ^ "Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers Of The Qur'an", Bush Theatre Archive, 2006 
  67. ^ "When You Cure Me", Bush Theatre Archive, 2005 
  68. ^ "Bottle Universe", Bush Theatre Archive, 2005 
  69. ^ "After the End", Bush Theatre Archive, 2005 
  70. ^ "The Obituary Show", Bush Theatre Archive, 2005 
  71. ^ "Kingfisher Blue", Bush Theatre Archive, 2005 
  72. ^ "Mammals", Bush Theatre Archive, 2005 
  73. ^ "Take Me Away", Bush Theatre Archive, 2005 
  74. ^ "Bites", Bush Theatre Archive, 2005 
  75. ^ "Going Donkeys", Bush Theatre Archive, 2004 
  76. ^ "How Love Is Spelt", Bush Theatre Archive, 2004 
  77. ^ "Damages", Bush Theatre Archive, 2004 
  78. ^ "Adrenalin...Heart", Bush Theatre Archive, 2004 
  79. ^ "One Minute", Bush Theatre Archive, 2004 
  80. ^ "Christmas", Bush Theatre Archive, 2004 
  81. ^ "The God Botherers", Bush Theatre Archive, 2003 
  82. ^ "Airsick", Bush Theatre Archive, 2003 
  83. ^ "Nine Parts of Desire", Bush Theatre Archive, 2003 
  84. ^ "Little Baby Nothing", Bush Theatre Archive, 2003 
  85. ^ "Disco Pigs", Bush Theatre Archive, 1997 
  86. ^ "Love and Understanding", Bush Theatre Archive, 2003 
  87. ^ "St Nicholas", Bush Theatre Archive, 1997 
  88. ^ "All of You Mine", Bush Theatre Archive, 1997 
  89. ^ "Dreams of San Francisco", Bush Theatre Archive, 1987 
  90. ^ "Tattoo Theatre", Bush Theatre Archive, 1987 
  91. ^ "The Mystery of the Rose Bouquet", Bush Theatre Archive, 1987 
  92. ^ "Effies Burning", Bush Theatre Archive, 1987 
  93. ^ "People Show No 92 Whistle Stop", Bush Theatre Archive, 1987 
  94. ^ "Love Field", Bush Theatre Archive, 1987 
  95. ^ "More Light", Bush Theatre Archive, 1987 
  96. ^ "An Imitation of Life", Bush Theatre Archive, 1987 
  97. ^ "The Oven Glove Murders", Bush Theatre Archive, 1986 
  98. ^ "Making Noise Quietly", Bush Theatre Archive, 1986 
  99. ^ "Hard Feelings", Bush Theatre Archive, 1983 
  100. ^ "The Relief of Martha King", Bush Theatre Archive, 1972 
  101. ^ "Christmas Carol", Bush Theatre Archive, 1972 
  102. ^ "Plays for Rubber Gogo", Bush Theatre Archive, 1972 

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