Bush Theatre News

Casting Announced for Atiha Sen Gupta's COUNTING STARSCasting Announced for Atiha Sen Gupta's COUNTING STARS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Theatre Royal Stratford East's new season opens with Counting Stars by award-winning playwright and newly appointed Writer in Residence Atiha Sen Gupta. The stage will be transformed into a studio format nightclub installation where you sit on the stage for this funny yet heart-breaking tale directed by Associate Director, Pooja Ghai. Doors will open at 715pm for music and a bar on stage to soak up the atmosphere before the show. The experience will start then. Ghai directs Estella Daniels as Sophie and Lanre Malaolu as Abiodun. The production opens on 1 September with previews from 26 August and runs until 17 September. (more...)

Julie Halston, Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Reaser and More to Lead Lincoln Center Theater's THE BABYLON LINEJulie Halston, Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Reaser and More to Lead Lincoln Center Theater's THE BABYLON LINE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that it will produce Richard Greenberg's new play THE BABYLON LINE this fall in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street). (more...)

12 Peers to Present THE BIRDS by Conor McPherson12 Peers to Present THE BIRDS by Conor McPherson
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The Pittsburgh Premiere production of The Birds concludes the 2016 Name Your Own Price season at the Studio Theatre at the University Of Pittsburgh Cathedral Of Learning, August 4 - 21, 2016. (more...)

World Premiere of NO'S KNIFE Set at The Old VicWorld Premiere of NO'S KNIFE Set at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Old Vic is pleased to present the world premiere of No's Knife. Conceived and performed by Lisa Dwan and co-directed with The Old Vic's Season 2 Baylis Director Joe Murphy, No's Knife opens on 3 October with previews from 29 September 2016. (more...)

Print Room at The Coronet Announces Autumn 2016 SeasonPrint Room at The Coronet Announces Autumn 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Artistic Director Anda Winters today announces Print Room at the Coronet's forthcoming season running through until December 2016. The season opens with Tennessee Williams' A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, directed by Michael Oakley. The production opens in the main theatre space on 15 September, with previews from 12 September, and runs until 7 October. (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

Bush Theatre Sets THIS PLACE WE KNOW ProgrammeBush Theatre Sets THIS PLACE WE KNOW Programme
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Tickets are now available for the Bush Theatre's full programme of This Place We Know, six new, commissioned plays which will be playing in various venues on the Uxbridge Road in September and October this year. Following the previous announcement of the season's playwrights, the Bush Theatre today reveals full details of the plays, creative teams and venues. (more...)

Character Comedian Vivienne Acheampong Makes Her Edinburgh Fringe Debut With RAINBOW CLASSCharacter Comedian Vivienne Acheampong Makes Her Edinburgh Fringe Debut With RAINBOW CLASS
by Edward Baker - Jul 8, 2016

Character comedian and primary school teacher Vivienne Acheampong comes to the Edinburgh Fringe to debut her hilarious first solo show, Rainbow Class. (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Sets New SeasonTheatre Royal Stratford East Sets New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the theatre's forthcoming season launching this September. The season opens with Counting Stars by award-winning playwright Atiha Sen Gupta which will transform the stage into a studio format nightclub installation for this funny yet heart-breaking tale directed by Associate Director at Stratford East, Pooja Ghai. (more...)

UK Premiere of ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL Set for Finborough TheatreUK Premiere of ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL Set for Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The UK premiere of the hit Off Broadway musical Adding Machine: A Musical, composed by Joshua Schmidt, with libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt, and based on the classic play by Elmer Rice, opens at the Finborough Theatre on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 (Press Nights: Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Student Play Inspired by EBACC Set for London Writers' Week at Central Saint MartinsStudent Play Inspired by EBACC Set for London Writers' Week at Central Saint Martins
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The winners of The Student Guide to Writing: Playwriting, the new competition from the Bush Theatre, Oberon Books, the MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins and Writers at Work Productions, have been exploring what it means to be a student in the UK today, including considering the impact of the proposed new EBACC upon students studying arts subjects. (more...)

Further Casting Announced for Boxing Drama THE ROYALE at The TabernacleFurther Casting Announced for Boxing Drama THE ROYALE at The Tabernacle
by Marianka Swain - Jun 29, 2016

Jude Akuwudike, Franc Ashman and Martins Imhangbe will join the cast of THE ROYALE, alongside Nicholas Pinnock, who plays Jay 'The Sport' Jackson - the first black heavyweight boxing champion of the world. (more...)

Central Saint Martins Sets MA Dramatic Writing Showcase DateCentral Saint Martins Sets MA Dramatic Writing Showcase Date
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

The new MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins has announced its MA Dramatic Writing showcase. (more...)

NYT Presents THE FALL, BITCHES and More at London's Finborough Theatre, AugustNYT Presents THE FALL, BITCHES and More at London's Finborough Theatre, August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

For the first time in its history, the National Youth Theatre (NYT) will present a season of new writing at London's Finborough Theatre throughout August. The season is to include three world premiere productions: Olivier Award-nominated James Fritz will present The Fall, a new play looking at how young people come to terms with an ageing society, Olivier Award-winner Bola Agbaje's Bitches will explore the joys and challenges of being young, female and black in her new play about vlogging and the first ever stage production of Mohsin Hamid's Man Booker Shortlisted The Reluctant Fundamentalist will examine the ironies of prejudice and representation in a post 9/11 New York and Pakistan. The programme of work is part of the NYT's 60th anniversary celebrations this year and runs 9 - 27 August. (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of DIARY OF A MADMAN at Gate TheatreCast Announced for World Premiere of DIARY OF A MADMAN at Gate Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 23, 2016

Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre Christopher Haydon today announces the full cast for the world premiere DIARY OF A MADMAN. Haydon directs Deborah Arnott (Mavra Sheeran), Liam Brennan (Pop Sheeran), Lois Chimimba (Mel McCloud), Guy Clark (Matthew White) and Louise McMenemy (Sophie Sheeran). Following the success of the Gate Theatre's recent Fringe First winning The Christians and Grounded, Diary of a Madman marks the Gate Theatre's third visit to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. (more...)

Theatre Renegade to Host IN RESPONSE TO...THE ORLANDO ATTACK Gala This WeekTheatre Renegade to Host IN RESPONSE TO...THE ORLANDO ATTACK Gala This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

In the wake of the deadliest incident of violence ever committed against LGBTQ people in America, the attack on the Pulse Nightclub and murder of 49 people, Theatre Renegade are to present a one-off gala,  Response To… The Orlando Attack. (more...)

Richard Twyman Becomes New Artistic Director of English Touring TheatreRichard Twyman Becomes New Artistic Director of English Touring Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 22, 2016

English Touring Theatre today announces the appointment of Richard Twyman as the company's new Artistic Director. Twyman takes up the position in November 2016, taking over from Rachel Tackley who leaves the company to join Chichester Festival Theatre. (more...)

Steep Theatre Company Sets 16th Anniversary SeasonSteep Theatre Company Sets 16th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Steep Theatre Company has announced the programming for its upcoming 16th season, which continues the company's tradition of presenting bold plays from today's most exciting playwrights, brought to life by fearlessly honest ensembles and visionary directors. Season 16 will feature a world premiere from Chicago playwright Alex Lubischer, a U.S. premiere from Olivier Award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett, a U.S. premiere from rising English playwright Cordelia Lynn, and a Midwest premiere from California-based playwright Lauren Yee. Steep Ensemble Members and Jeff Award-winning directors Robin Witt and Jonathan Berry will helm two of the productions, to be joined by two guest directors.  (more...)

B Street Theatre to Stage Regional Premiere of CONSTELLATIONSB Street Theatre to Stage Regional Premiere of CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

B Street Theatre presents the regional premiere of CONSTELLATIONS by Nick Payne. (more...)

SHANGRI-LA to Make World Premiere at Finborough Theatre This SummerSHANGRI-LA to Make World Premiere at Finborough Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Part of the Finborough Theatre's summer season of new writing, the world premiere of a first play by an exciting new playwright, Shangri-La by Amy Ng opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 12 July 2016 (Press Nights: Thursday, 14 July and Friday, 15 July 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

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