Bush Theatre News

Tron Theatre Announces Tron 100 FestivalTron Theatre Announces Tron 100 Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The Tron 100 Festival is entering its second year with a week of new short plays written, performed and directed by members of the Tron Theatre's professional development initiative, the Tron 100 Club. (more...)

ADAA Saroyan/Paul Human Rights Playwriting Prize Goes to June Carryl for THE GOOD MINISTER FROM HARAREADAA Saroyan/Paul Human Rights Playwriting Prize Goes to June Carryl for THE GOOD MINISTER FROM HARARE
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance (ADAA) announced the winner of the $10,000 Saroyan/Paul Human Rights Playwriting Prize on April 24th, 2017 at the The Antaeus Theatre Company at the newly opened Kiki and David Gindler Performing Arts Centre in Glendale. (more...)

Cast Complete for Nina Raine's TRIBES at Sheffield TheatresCast Complete for Nina Raine's TRIBES at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces full casting for Kate Hewitt's production of Tribes by Nina Raine. Kate Hewitt, winner of the inaugural RTST Director Award Scheme, directs Ciaran Stewart (Billy), Emily Howlett (Sylvia), Simon Rouse (Christopher), Lindy Whiteford (Beth), Oliver Johnstone (Dan) and Louisa Connolly-Burnham (Ruth). The production opens on 3 July, with previews from 29 June, and runs until 22 July. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

MGC and Headlong today announce the world premiere of James Graham's new play Labour of Love, with Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire leading the company. Labour of Love sees the return of MGC to the West End following Photograph 51 and their acclaimed 2013/14 season, also at the Noel Coward Theatre, and for Headlong with the multi award-winning People Places and Things, 1984 and most recently James Graham's This House. (more...)

Gate Theatre Adds Extra Performances for ASSATA TAUGHT MEGate Theatre Adds Extra Performances for ASSATA TAUGHT ME
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Gate Theatre, Notting Hill today announces, due to high demand, an additional six performances for its world premiere production of Kalungi Ssebandeke's debut play Assata Taught Me.  The play tells the story of an imagined friendship between Assata Shakur, former Black Panther and the FBI's most wanted woman, and her pupil in Cuba.  Associate Director of the Gate Lynette Linton directs Adjoa Andoh as Assata and Kenneth Omole as Fanuco in the production which now runs until 2 June. (more...)

CONSTELLATIONS Opens Friday at The ArmoryCONSTELLATIONS Opens Friday at The Armory
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Silas Weir Mitchell and Dana Green star in Constellations - playwright Nick Payne's exploration of love in the multiverse - opening at The Armory on May 19, with preview performances beginning May 13, and regular performances running through June 11. Portland Center Stage at The Armory's Artistic Director Chris Coleman will direct this multifaceted love story. Silas Weir Mitchell, who starred as the beloved Blutbad Monroe in NBC's six-season series Grimm, will play the beekeeper Roland. Dana Green, who was last seen at The Armory in Great Expectations and was also featured on Grimm as the Wesen Mabel Kurlon in season four, will play Roland's love interest, the physicist Marianne. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for the World Premiere of JAM at Finborough TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsals for the World Premiere of JAM at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Ten years ago, Bella Soroush's life was ruined by one of her pupils - Kane McCarthy. She has gradually rebuilt things - new school, new town, new friends - and finally feels at home in the depths of the countryside. (more...)

Salisbury Playhouse Announces Autumn/Winter 2017-18 LineupSalisbury Playhouse Announces Autumn/Winter 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Salisbury Playhouse has announced its Autumn/Winter 2017-18 season. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for GLORIA at Hampstead TheatreFull Cast Announced for GLORIA at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Gloria, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2016, directed by Michael Longhurst. (more...)

Sophie Watson Appointed Executive Producer Of English Touring TheatreSophie Watson Appointed Executive Producer Of English Touring Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

English Touring Theatre today announces the appointment of Sophie Watson as Executive Producer. She starts the role at the end of July after she finishes in her current position as Producer at the Bush Theatre.  (more...)

Bush Theatre Announces Casting for HIR Starring Arthur DarvillBush Theatre Announces Casting for HIR Starring Arthur Darvill
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Casting is announced today for the UK premiere of Hir, written by Taylor Mac (24-Decade History of Popular Music) and directed by Nadia Fall (Disgraced). Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who, Broadchurch, Once) will play Isaac, Griffyn Gilligan (Teddy Ferrara) plays younger sibling Max, Ashley McGuire (Shopping and F***ing, The Suicide) will play their mom Paige and Andy Williams (The 39 Steps, War Horse) plays her husband Arnold. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Stage is delighted to announce five ambassadors for The Stage Supports - their campaign to celebrate and nurture on- and offstage talent in theatre and the performing arts. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

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Mark Rylance to Reign on Broadway in FARINELLI AND THE KING This WinterMark Rylance to Reign on Broadway in FARINELLI AND THE KING This Winter
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Mark Rylance, three-time Tony Award winner (Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing, Twelfth Night) and Academy Award-winner (Bridge of Spies), will return to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of FARINELLI AND THE KING, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen, it was announced today by producers Sonia Friedman, Shakespeare's Globe and Paula Marie Black. (more...)

Further Casting Announced for QUEEN ANNE at Theatre Royal HaymarketFurther Casting Announced for QUEEN ANNE at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Romola Garai will star as Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough alongside Emma Cunniffe as the eponymous monarch in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Queen Anne. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For New Musical COMMITTEEDonmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For New Musical COMMITTEE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for The Public Administration and Constitution Affairs Committee Take Oral Evidence on Whitehall's Relationship with Kids Company a new musical with music by Tom Deering, and book and lyrics by Hadley Fraser and Josie Rourke.    (more...)

Theatre Ad Infinitum Presents LIGHTTheatre Ad Infinitum Presents LIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Following two sell-out runs at Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) in 2016, performances at the Barbican as part of the London International Mime Festival in 2015, and its Total Theatre Award nominated run at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Theatre Ad Infinitum returns to BAC with its smash-hit, conjuring an Orwellian future where a totalitarian regime monitors the thoughts of its citizens through implants. (more...)

First Production Outside Australia For Acclaimed New Play at Finborough TheatreFirst Production Outside Australia For Acclaimed New Play at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

" 'Member when you were smart? Year six, start of high school, you know, fractions, Pythagoras's thing, all that? One day, just like that, ya got dumb, made yourself dumb, like that was more attractive." (more...)

Theatre by the Lake Announces Two-Company Ensemble for Summer SeasonTheatre by the Lake Announces Two-Company Ensemble for Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Artistic Director Conrad Lynch today announces the ensemble for the Theatre by the Lake's Summer Season - the first time the theatre has featured two-companies. They will perform over 5 productions in rep - After the Dance, As You Like It, Miss Julie, Handbagged and Remarkable Invisible - in both the theatre's spaces. (more...)

Casting Announced for Immersive ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND in LondonCasting Announced for Immersive ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND in London
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Les Petits Theatre Company and ebp in association with Creature of London are delighted to announce the cast of "ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND". The critically acclaimed immersive theatre experience created and directed specifically for children aged 5 to 10 returns from 13 May 2017 to 3 September 2017, with press morning on Saturday 20 May 2017. (more...)

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