- Bush Theatre
name = Bush Theatre
caption = Fill image
city = Hammersmith and Fulham,
latitude = 51.503333
longitude = -0.223889
owner = The Alternative Theatre Company
capacity = 81 seats
type = Studio theatre
opened = 1972
production = Seasons of guest and commissioned productions
website = www.bushtheatre.co.ukThe Bush Theatre is based in
Shepherd's Bush, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. It was established in 1972 above "The Bush" public house, and has since become one of the most celebrated new writing theatres in the world. An intimate venue renowned for its close-up storytelling, the theatre holds a maximum audienceof approximately 80. In 2007 the Bush Theatre appointed Josie Rourkeits Artistic Director [Josie Rourke appointed Bush Theatre artistic director; http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/newsstory.php/16181 (accessed 26 February 2008)] .
The Bush runs a Writers Development Programme, with an open script submissions policy, and reads over 1,000 scripts each year. The theatre looks for exciting new voices that tell contemporary stories with wit, style and passion, and champions work that is both provocative and entertaining. [Bush Theatre Writers Programme; http://www.bushtheatre.co.uk/writers.html (accessed 26 February 2008)]
A seedbed for the best new
playwrights, many of whom have gone on to become established names in the industry, The Bush has won over 100 awards, and also continues to attract major acting and directing talent, regularly touring its work nationally and internationally and transferring productions into the West End.
Current and Announced Future Productions
20 February- 22 March 2008, "Artefacts" by Mike Bartlett
23 April- 24 May 2008, "Tinderbox" by Lucy Kirkwood
11 June- 12 July 2008, "2,000 Feet Away" by Anthony Weigh
elected Past Productions
28 August- 30 August2008, " Turf"
12 September- 14 October 2006, " Pumpgirl"
17 October- 4 November 2006, "Bones"
8 November- 23 December 2006, "Whipping it Up"
9 January- 3 February 2007, "Product: World Remix"
9 January- 3 February 2007, "What Would Judas Do"
14 February- 17 March 2007, "I Like Mine With a Kiss"
28 March- 21 April 2007, "Tom Fool"
25 April- 2 June 2007, " Elling"
6 June- 30 June 2007, "Trance"
* [http://www.bushtheatre.co.uk/ The Bush Theatre]
* [http://www.musicomh.com/theatre/index.htm Reviews of recent Bush Theatre productions]
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