Bush Theatre News

Kevin Elyot's COMING CLEAN Revived at King's HeadKevin Elyot's COMING CLEAN Revived at King's Head
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Artistic Director of King's Head Theatre, London, Adam Spreadbury-Maher will be directing the 35th anniversary production of Coming Clean, Kevin Elyot's first play, which will run at the King's Head Theatre from 25 July to 26 August 2017, with a press night on Friday 28 July. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company presents U.S. Premiere of Steve Waters' TEMPLEAurora Theatre Company presents U.S. Premiere of Steve Waters' TEMPLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Aurora Theatre Company presents the U.S. Premiere of British playwright Steve Waters'(World Music, The Contingency Plan) hit play, TEMPLE. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross (Mud Blue Sky, A Bright New Boise, Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance) helms this thought-provoking new play, featuring Paul Whitworth, Sylvia Burboeck, J. Michael Flynn, Sharon Lockwood, Leontyne Mbele-Mbong, and Mike Ryan. TEMPLE plays April 14 through May 14 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Announces 2017 Summer and Autumn SeasonsTheatr Clwyd Announces 2017 Summer and Autumn Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

As she completes her first year as Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey today announces the 2017 Summer and Autumn seasons for the company. These include four world premieres; BoHo, a co-production with Hijinx Theatre which features both learning disabled and non-disabled actors, and, after a successful collaboration on the production of Love Lies and Taxidermy, Theatr Clwyd reunites with Paines Plough to open the 2017 Roundabout Season with co-productions of Black Mountain, Out Of Love and How To Be A Kid in collaboration with the Orange Tree Theatre. The Theatr Clwyd and Sheffield Theatres co-production of a new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, by Welsh Playwright Peter Gill, will be directed by Harvey and will open at Clwyd from the 21 September ahead of transferring to Sheffield Theatres as part of Robert Hastie's inaugural season. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Unwin's ALL OUR CHILDRENFull Cast Announced for Unwin's ALL OUR CHILDREN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Full casting is announced for Stephen Unwin's, All Our Children, his gripping new play which probes one of the darkest episodes in recent history. (more...)

After Rave Reviews THANKSKILLING THE MUSICAL Comes to Orlando Fringe 2017After Rave Reviews THANKSKILLING THE MUSICAL Comes to Orlando Fringe 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

After critically acclaimed and sold out productions in Seattle, New York Columbus and Atlanta, ThanksKilling The Musical flies into Central Florida this spring. Get ready Orlando, Turkie is coming for you! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Following the huge success of last year's festive hit The Wind in the Willows, Rose Theatre Kingston's most successful Christmas production to date, the theatre today announces its 2017 Christmas show Alice in Winterland. The play, based on Lewis Carroll's much loved Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, is adapted and directed by Ciaran McConville, following his acclaimed productions of The Wind in the Willows, A Christmas Carol and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, with music and lyrics by Eamonn O'Dwyer, and featuring a professional cast alongside a group of Rose Youth Theatre actors. (more...)

Photo Flash: Coming of Age Tale 46 BEACON is in RehearsalPhoto Flash: Coming of Age Tale 46 BEACON is in Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Oliver Coopersmith (Netflix's I-Boy and the lead in forthcoming Sky Atlantic series Tin Star opposite Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks) and Jay Taylor (Prime Suspect 1973, Nell Gwynn and Wolf Hall/Bring up the Bodies) will star in the West End debut of 46 Beacon, playing the roles of Alan and Robert respectively in this coming-of-age and coming-out play set in 1970's America. (more...)

THE CARDINAL Finds Full Company at Southwark PayhouseTHE CARDINAL Finds Full Company at Southwark Payhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Natalie Simpson (Royal Shakespeare Company's recent productions of King Lear, Hamlet and Cymbeline) joins an eleven-strong cast to play Duchess Rosaura alongside the previously announced Stephen Boxer in THE CARDINAL at Southwark Playhouse. James Shirley's tragic masterpiece, directed by Justin Audibert, plays from 26 April - 27 May with a press performance on 28 April. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Defibrillator's Major New Revival of A LIE OF THE MINDFull Casting Announced for Defibrillator's Major New Revival of A LIE OF THE MIND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

With their critically acclaimed production of Stephen Karam's Speech & Debate running at the Trafalgar Studios, Defibrillator Artistic Director James Hillier today announces the full casting for their production of Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind. (more...)

Photo Flash: JOAN Embarks on UK TourPhoto Flash: JOAN Embarks on UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Following a sell-out run at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe where it won a Scotsman Fringe First Award, The Stage Award and Spirit of the Fringe Award, Milk Presents is taking JOAN on tour. (more...)

Ruth Gemmell and Emma Paetz Star in the World Premiere of NO PLACE FOR A WOMAN at Theatre 503Ruth Gemmell and Emma Paetz Star in the World Premiere of NO PLACE FOR A WOMAN at Theatre 503
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The wife of a prison camp commandant is throwing a party. She asks her husband for champagne. Instead he brings home a ballet dancer from the camp. (more...)

MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins Announces THE YEAR OF CELEBRATIONMA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins Announces THE YEAR OF CELEBRATION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins, one of the UK's leading scriptwriting courses, has announced 'The Year of Celebration' for its 5th anniversary year. (more...)

Cardboard Citizens Announce Casting For HOME TRUTHS: A Season Of Nine Brand New Plays Exploring The History Of HousingCardboard Citizens Announce Casting For HOME TRUTHS: A Season Of Nine Brand New Plays Exploring The History Of Housing
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The award-winning theatre company Cardboard Citizens has today announced casting for its season of new work at The Bunker in London this April. Celebrating 25 years of making work with and for homeless people, the company will continue its exploration of the state of housing in nine new plays commissioned by Cardboard Citizens from some of the UK's most exciting playwrights. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

???????The Bush Theatre reopens this week following the biggest capital project in the theatre's history. The £4.3million, year-long revitalisation of the venue by award-winning architects Haworth Tompkins has turned an old library built at the turn of the 20th Century into a fully accessible, modernised cultural building.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Artistic Director Madani Younis On The Bush Theatre's ReopeningBWW Interview: Artistic Director Madani Younis On The Bush Theatre's Reopening
by Marianka Swain - Mar 14, 2017

This week, London's Bush Theatre reopens following a £4.3 million capital project. The building's revitalisation sees it become more sustainable and entirely accessible, with a new entrance, front-of-house area and garden terrace, improved rehearsal and dressing room facilities, an expanded main auditorium, and a new 70-seat studio space - a home for emerging artists and producers. Madani Younis, Artistic Director since 2012, discusses his hopes for the Bush. (more...)

Casting Update Announced for Defibrillator's Major New Revival of A LIE OF THE MINDCasting Update Announced for Defibrillator's Major New Revival of A LIE OF THE MIND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

With their critically acclaimed production of Stephen Karam's Speech and Debate running at the Trafalgar Studios, Defibrillator Artistic Director James Hillier today announces a casting update for their production of Sam Shepherd's A Lie of the Mind. (more...)

Undermain Theatre presents REALLY by Jackie Sibblies DruryUndermain Theatre presents REALLY by Jackie Sibblies Drury
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Undermain Theatre presents a Dallas premiere, REALLY, by Jackie Sibblies Drury. REALLY will be produced at Undermain's home in Deep Ellum - 3200 Main Street. Directed by Carson McCain, opening night will be Saturday, April 15th with a curtain time of 7:30 pm.  Preview performances will be on April 12th, 13th, and 14th at 7:30 pm. ALL PREVIEW PERFORMANCES ARE ONLY $15. There will be two Saturday matinee performances at 2:00 pm on April 22nd and May 6th. The production will run through May 6th. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith Announces New SeasonLyric Hammersmith Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith has announced its new season running May 2017 to January 2018 including three major new productions: a UK premiere, a new adaptation of a classic and the return of the now traditional Lyric pantomime. (more...)

Bush Theatre Announces Casting for WHILE WE'RE HEREBush Theatre Announces Casting for WHILE WE'RE HERE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Bush Theatre has announced today for While We're Here, a new play by acclaimed writer Barney Norris (Visitors, Bush Theatre; Eventide, Arcola Theatre). Alice Hamilton will direct Tessa Peake-Jones (Only Fools and Horses, BBC; Beacons, Park Theatre) and Andrew French (The Iphigenia Quartet, Gate Theatre; Boi, Boi is Dead, West Yorkshire Playhouse) in this world premiere which opens the Bush Theatre's brand new 60 seat Studio.    (more...)

English Touring Theatre Appoints New Trustees Paapa Essiedu, Tara Wilkinson And Greg WilliamsEnglish Touring Theatre Appoints New Trustees Paapa Essiedu, Tara Wilkinson And Greg Williams
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

With English Touring Theatre's tour of Nell Gwynn having just opened, Sandi Toksvig's Silver Lining playing to sold-out houses nationwide, and its critically acclaimed co-production of Othello running in Bristol, the company today appoints three new trustees joining its Board - actor Paapa Essiedu, producer Tara Wilkinson and Greg Williams, editor of technology magazine Wired.  (more...)

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