Bush Theatre News

Camilla Whitehill's WHERE DO LITTLE BIRDS GO? Comes to the Old Red Lion Theatre this NovemberCamilla Whitehill's WHERE DO LITTLE BIRDS GO? Comes to the Old Red Lion Theatre this November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Longsight Theatre presents award-winning Edinburgh Festival 2015 sell-out smash hit, Where Do Little Birds Go? starring Jessica Butcher and directed by Sarah Meadows. This uplifting and beautiful one-woman play is the debut play from Channel 4 and Bush Theatre writer, Camilla Whitehill. (more...)

Arinze Kene's GOOD DOG to Embark on UK Tour This WinterArinze Kene's GOOD DOG to Embark on UK Tour This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Delicately observed and fearlessly told, good dog chronicles Britain's multi-cultural communities and the everyday injustices that drive people to take back control. Because in the end, everyone who's good gets what they deserve. Don't they? (more...)

Freedom Studios Present NORTH COUNTRY by Tajinder Singh Hayer at The Wild Woods, BradfordFreedom Studios Present NORTH COUNTRY by Tajinder Singh Hayer at The Wild Woods, Bradford
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

"If your whole world was destroyed…What would you do next?" From Freedom Studios, the producers of the acclaimed Brief Encounters at Bradford Interchange, Home Sweet Home and The Mill - The City of Dreams comes North Country. Bradford playwright Tajinder Singh Hayer's new work explores the lives of three young people from Bradford as they deal with the aftermath of a devastating plague; over the next forty years, they reshape themselves and their communities as the play asks 'What do you hold onto when your whole world has changed?' (more...)

BWW Looks Closer at TRADE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and SEE ME NOW at the Young VicBWW Looks Closer at TRADE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and SEE ME NOW at the Young Vic
by Liz Cearns - Sep 22, 2016

Genesis Future Directors Award recipient Bryony Shanahan directs trade, Debbie Tucker Green's sharp examination of our transactional world. See Me Now is a new show created and performed by those who have been, or currently are sex workers. (more...)

Theatre Uncut Announces Rights-free Release of Plays on Refugee CrisisTheatre Uncut Announces Rights-free Release of Plays on Refugee Crisis
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Since 2011, each year Theatre Uncut has released a set of short plays that can be downloaded and performed rights free by anyone, anywhere for a month, creating a mass participation international political theatre event. This Autumn, Theatre Uncut will release a set of works by writers from the UK, Turkey and Denmark that respond to the refugee crisis. The six short plays offer a thought provoking and often moving analysis of Europe's response to the events that have seen many thousands of people risk everything in the attempt to escape war, terrorism and poverty the Middle East and Northern Africa.  (more...)

Sheridan Smith To Reprise Fanny Brice On UK Tour of FUNNY GIRLSheridan Smith To Reprise Fanny Brice On UK Tour of FUNNY GIRL
by Marianka Swain - Sep 20, 2016

Following critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre, Sheridan Smith will reprise her highly praised performance of Fanny Brice at selected venues for the UK tour of Funny Girl - she is set to perform in Manchester, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Bristol, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle, Southampton, Bradford, Southend, Cardiff and Dublin. Further casting will be announced shortly, and patrons should check with venues for the performance playing schedule. (more...)

RILEY CARTER MILLINGTON, Best Known for Eastenders, Heads the Cast of SAFERILEY CARTER MILLINGTON, Best Known for Eastenders, Heads the Cast of SAFE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

SAFE is a powerful new verbatim theatre piece featuring Riley Carter Millington, who was, as Kyle Slater in EastEnders, the first transgender actor to play a long-running trans role in a British soap. SAFE will be London Theatre Workshop's first show in its new home in Leadenhall Market. (more...)

Cast Complete for Bush Theatre's THIS PLACE WE KNOWCast Complete for Bush Theatre's THIS PLACE WE KNOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Full casting for the Bush Theatre's programme of six new, commissioned plays This Place We Know has been announced today. Residents of the local community are also now invited to submit photography celebrating W12, to be in with a chance of having their work displayed as part of WeAreW12, a free photography exhibition curated by photographer Eileen Perrier. (more...)

ICWP Announces Record-Breaking Number of 50/50 Applause Awards This YearICWP Announces Record-Breaking Number of 50/50 Applause Awards This Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) is thrilled to report that a record-breaking number of recipients will receive the 2016 50/50 Applause Awards, which recognizes theatres that produced 50% or more women playwrights in their 2015/16 season of shows. ICWP defines 50/50 by the number of qualifying performances in a theatre's season. This allows a concrete measurement of the resources being devoted to women playwrights. (more...)

Papatango Announces Creative Team for Matt Grinter's ORCAPapatango Announces Creative Team for Matt Grinter's ORCA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Papatango today announced the creative team for Orca, Matt Grinter's winning submission from a record-breaking 1053 entries to the 8th annual Papatango New Writing Prize. Alice Hamilton will direct, with set and costumes designed by Frankie Bradshaw, lighting design by Johanna Town and sound design by Richard Hammarton. The production opens at Southwark Playhouse on 4 November, with previews from 2 November, and runs until 26 November. (more...)

Post Brexit Punk Satire OCTOPUS Scores London Transfer Following Edinburgh Fringe SuccessPost Brexit Punk Satire OCTOPUS Scores London Transfer Following Edinburgh Fringe Success
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Having wowed audiences in Edinburgh, Afsaneh Gray's first full-length play Octopus is set to follow this success at Theatre503 from 11 to 15 October. Staged against the backdrop of Brexit and the refugee crisis, Octopus is set in a dystopian world of bureaucratic box ticking. It explores what it's like to be treated as a foreigner in your own land...and the power of punk. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith Announces Casting for SHOPPING AND F***INGLyric Hammersmith Announces Casting for SHOPPING AND F***ING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Shopping and Fucking. Alex Arnold will be playing Robbie, Ashley McGuire will be playing Brian, David Moorst will be playing Gary, Sam Spruell will be playing Mark, Sophie Wu will be playing Lulu. (more...)

English Language Premiere of 2,500 Year-Old Drama, THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN, Announces CastingEnglish Language Premiere of 2,500 Year-Old Drama, THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN, Announces Casting
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Fifty women will leave everything behind. They board a boat in North Africa and flee across the Mediterranean. They are escaping forced marriage in their homeland, hoping for protection and assistance, seeking asylum in Greece. (more...)

Katherine Parkinson, Steve Pemberton and Ralf Little Lead DEAD FUNNY Revival at Vaudeville TheatreKatherine Parkinson, Steve Pemberton and Ralf Little Lead DEAD FUNNY Revival at Vaudeville Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Sep 9, 2016

Terry Johnson's "Painfully funny and funnily painful" (The Times) comedy, DEAD FUNNY, returns for a strictly limited season at the Vaudeville Theatre this autumn with Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, In The Club, Humans), Steve Pemberton (The League of Gentleman, Benidorm, Whitechapel), Ralf Little (The Royle Family, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, The Cafe), Emily Berrington (The Inbetweeners 2, Humans, 24) and Rufus Jones (W1A, Hunderby, The Casual Vacancy).  (more...)

Helen Edmundson's THE CLEARING Gets Revival at 59E59 TheatersHelen Edmundson's THE CLEARING Gets Revival at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host Theater 808 with THE CLEARING, written by Helen Edmundson and directed by Pamela Moller Kareman. (more...)

Top 10 Plays Set In SchoolTop 10 Plays Set In School
by Marianka Swain - Sep 7, 2016

Education, education, education - it's an inescapable topic in theatre. Recent years have seen Future Conditional (kicking off Matthew Warchus's Old Vic tenure), Matilda the Musical, The Brink, Kin, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, and, of course, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. To celebrate back to school week, here are 10 of the best plays set in school. Get studying! To celebrate back to school week, here are 10 of the best plays set in school. Get studying! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for BROKEN BISCUITS Premiere TourFull Cast Announced for BROKEN BISCUITS Premiere Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Today, Paines Plough and Live Theatre have announced full casting for the world premiere of Tom Wells' new coming-of-age comedy Broken Biscuits. (more...)

Lunchtime Theatre to Return to the West End with STRAIGHT TO THE HEARTLunchtime Theatre to Return to the West End with STRAIGHT TO THE HEART
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2016

Director Alex Dmitriev is bringing lunchtime theatre back to the West End, with three heartfelt and provocative short plays by American playwright Ken Jaworowski.  (more...)

Bush Theatre Announces New Community Initiatives for THIS PLACE WE KNOWBush Theatre Announces New Community Initiatives for THIS PLACE WE KNOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

The Bush Theatre has today announced two innovative initiatives that will support and accompany This Place We Know, a landmark project in the theatre's 'breaking out' season. This Place We Know will see six world premieres of specially commissioned plays produced in six borrowed, non-theatre spaces across Shepherd's Bush. Through the Westfield Community Tickets scheme, 20% of the tickets for this season will be available free of charge to residents of the local area. Alongside the programme of plays, Eileen Perrier has been commissioned to complete a photography project which will profile the faces of the local and artistic communities integral to the Bush's breaking out season. (more...)

Casting Announced for the JMK Award-Winning Production of THE MOUNTAINTOPCasting Announced for the JMK Award-Winning Production of THE MOUNTAINTOP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Casting announced today: Gbolahan Obisesan as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and  RonkeAdekolejo as Camae. (more...)

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