Bush Theatre News

Richard Bean's Snooker Play THE NAP, with Jack O'Connell, Extends at the CrucibleRichard Bean's Snooker Play THE NAP, with Jack O'Connell, Extends at the Crucible
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces that the world premiere of Richard Bean's THE NAP - directed by Sheffield's Associate Director Richard Wilson - will extend its run by one week to the 2 April due to popular demand. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Mercury Theatre Colchester's UK Premiere of CLYBOURNE PARKFull Cast Set for Mercury Theatre Colchester's UK Premiere of CLYBOURNE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Artistic Director of Mercury Theatre Colchester†Daniel Buckroyd†today announces the full company for the UK regional premiere production of†Bruce Norris' acclaimed play†Clybourne Park†which opens at the company's home base ahead of a national tour -†Ben Deery†(Karl / Steve),†Dan Gaisford(Kenneth),†Rebecca Manley†(Bev / Kathy),†Rebecca Oldfield†(Betsey / Lindsey),†Gloria Onitiri†(Francine / Lena),†Wole Sawyerr†(Albert / Kevin),†William Troughton†(Jim / Tom) and†Mark Womack†(Dan / Russ). The production opens on 15 April as part of the†Made in Colchester Season, with previews from 8 April and runs until 23 April. It is the first time the production will be seen in the UK outside of London. (more...)

Aurin Squire's DON'T SMOKE IN BED to Premiere at Finborough TheatreAurin Squire's DON'T SMOKE IN BED to Premiere at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Following the success of last year's production of Obama-ology, multi-award-winning African-American playwright Aurin Squire returns to the Finborough Theatre with another world premiere - DON'T SMOKE IN BED, running at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances from Sunday, 6 March 2016 (Press Night: Monday, 7 March 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

VIDEO: Marco Ramirez's THE ROYALE Explores The Rise and Fall of a Black Heavyweight ChampionVIDEO: Marco Ramirez's THE ROYALE Explores The Rise and Fall of a Black Heavyweight Champion
by Michael Dale - Feb 9, 2016

Marco Ramirez's drama is loosely based on the story of heavyweight champ Jack Johnson. (more...)

Richard Maxwell to Helm Jackie Sibblies Drury World Premiere at AbronsRichard Maxwell to Helm Jackie Sibblies Drury World Premiere at Abrons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Abrons Arts Center and New York City Players' American Playwrights Division present Really, a new play written by Jackie Sibblies Drury, directed by Richard Maxwell and designed by photographer Michael Schmelling. Performed by Elaine Davis, Tavish Miller and Kaneza Schaal, Really is a play about†grief, intimacy and the difference between goodness and greatness seen through the lens of photography. A black woman takes pictures of her artist boyfriend's mom. As they jockey for a claim to him, they try to redefine themselves in the wake of his legacy. (more...)

Official: FUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Booking Into OctoberOfficial: FUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Booking Into October
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Due to unprecedented demand, the critically acclaimed production of Funny Girl, which is fast selling out its run, extends booking for a further 4 weeks until 8 October 2016. Tickets for the extension of Michael Mayer's "exhilarating embrace of a production - Independent" starring Olivier and BAFTA award-winning actress and "phenomenal talent - Independent" Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice go on sale from 10am on 8 February. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Through October at the SavoyFUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Through October at the Savoy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

FUNNY GIRL, starring Sheridan Smith, is now running†Menier Chocolate Factory through March 5 before transferring to the West End's Savoy Theatre from April 9. According to the Daily Mail, the smash hit production, marking the musical's 50th anniversary year and†helmed by†Michael Mayer, has just extended its run at the Savoy by four weeks through October 8, 2016. (more...)

Fringe Hit THE EULOGY OF TOBY PEACH to Embark on UK TourFringe Hit THE EULOGY OF TOBY PEACH to Embark on UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Terrifyingly, one in two of us will experience cancer first-hand. Toby Peach has bravely brought this universal issue to the stage and now his highly-acclaimed, five-star, award-winning Edinburgh Fringe show is embarking on a UK tour, starting at Vault Festival in London from†17th-21st February 2016. (more...)

Alexandra Wood's MERIT to Receive London PremiereAlexandra Wood's MERIT to Receive London Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Directed by Tom Littler. Designed by Phil Lindley. Sound by Max Pappenheim. Lighting by Rob Mills. (more...)

Alex Macqueen, Claudie Blakley & More Join Cast of Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE PAINKILLERAlex Macqueen, Claudie Blakley & More Join Cast of Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE PAINKILLER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

It is announced today that Claudie Blakley, Marcus Fraser, Mark Hadfield and Alex Macqueen will join previously confirmed cast members Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's new comedy The Painkiller. The fifth production in the Plays at the Garrick season will play from 5 March until 30 April with press night on 17 March. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Sian Thomas†will be taking on the role of†Mrs Fox†in the†Donmar's production of†Welcome Home, Captain Fox!†replacing Francesca Annis who regrettably has had to withdraw from the production for personal reasons. (more...)

New British Musical to Premiere at Wales Millennium CentreNew British Musical to Premiere at Wales Millennium Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

This Easter, Wales Millennium Centre will premiere its first full-scale, original musical, ONLY THE BRAVE, produced with Soho Theatre, Daniel Sparrow Productions and Birdsong Productions. Based on the real lives of men and women caught up in the D-Day landings, this new production will star David Thaxton, Caroline Sheen and Neil McDermott, directed by Steve Marmion, Artistic Director of London's Soho Theatre. (more...)

Royal Court Theatre Sets Syrian/Lebanon Readings, The Big Idea & Live LunchRoyal Court Theatre Sets Syrian/Lebanon Readings, The Big Idea & Live Lunch
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The Royal Court has worked with a group of 12 writers from Syria and Lebanon over the last two years with workshops supported by the British Council in Broumana and Beirut. These workshops have been led by playwrights David Greig, Sam Holcroft and Royal Court International Director Elyse Dodgson. Excerpts from all of the plays were presented at Al Madina Theatre in Beirut in May 2015 directed by Richard Twyman. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Announces Full Cast of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOFTheatr Clwyd Announces Full Cast of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

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Bush Theatre Sets Cast of Catherine-Anne Toupin's RIGHT NOWBush Theatre Sets Cast of Catherine-Anne Toupin's RIGHT NOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

The cast is announced and rehearsals begin today for RIGHT NOW, a co-production between the Bush Theatre, Traverse theatre Company and Theatre Royal Bath Ustinov Studio. (more...)

Official: Donmar Announces Full Casting for ELEGY - Barbara Flynn, Nina Sosanya and More; April 21Official: Donmar Announces Full Casting for ELEGY - Barbara Flynn, Nina Sosanya and More; April 21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

The Donmar announces full casting for the UK premiere of†Elegy†by playwright†Nick Payne.†Directed by Artistic Director†Josie Rourke,†the full cast is†Barbara Flynn†as Carrie,†Nina Sosanya†as Miriam and†Zoe Wanamaker†as Lorna, all making a return to the Donmar stage.†Elegy†starts previews from†21 April†and imagines a very-near future in which radical and unprecedented advances in medical science mean that it's now possible to extend life. (more...)

ANDY CAPP - THE MUSICAL to Play Finborough TheatreANDY CAPP - THE MUSICAL to Play Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, the first professional UK production in more than 30 years of Andy Capp The Musical by Alan Price and Trevor Peacock runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 7 February (Press Night: Monday, 8 February 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Theatre Royal Plymouth Sets Full Cast of MONSTER RAVING LOONEYTheatre Royal Plymouth Sets Full Cast of MONSTER RAVING LOONEY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Theatre Royal Plymouth Artistic Director Simon Stokes today announces the full cast for his production of James Graham's Monster Raving Loony.† Samuel James takes the role of Screaming Lord Sutch, with Joseph Alessi, Camilla Beeput, Joanna Brookes, Jack Brown playing a number of different characters. The production opens on Wednesday 10th February, with previews from Saturday 6th February, and runs until Sat 27th February. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announces Full Casts for WAITING FOR GODOT and World Premiere of THE NAPSheffield Theatres Announces Full Casts for WAITING FOR GODOT and World Premiere of THE NAP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

With the critically acclaimed†Show Boat†currently running in the Crucible, and Partus and A Raisin in the Sun in rehearsals, Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Daniel Evans announces†the full casts for the forthcoming productions of Waiting For Godot and the world premiere of Richard Bean's comedy thriller The Nap, both at the Crucible this spring. (more...)

Playwright Sabrina Mahfouz Joins 2016 WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS Judging PanelPlaywright Sabrina Mahfouz Joins 2016 WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS Judging Panel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

The award-winning poet and playwright Sabrina Mahfouz is joining the judging panel in the sixth year of the prestigious WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS. The WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS were set up by the team behind the award-winning musical to recognise excellence in writing and encourage creativity. The closing date for entries is 11 March 2016. (more...)

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