Bush Theatre


Bush Theatre

Infobox Theatre
name = Bush Theatre


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address = Shepherd's Bush Green
city = Hammersmith and Fulham, London
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latitude = 51.503333
longitude = -0.223889
architect =
owner = The Alternative Theatre Company
capacity = 81 seats
type = Studio theatre
opened = 1972
yearsactive =
rebuilt =
closed =
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production = Seasons of guest and commissioned productions
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website = www.bushtheatre.co.uk
The 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 audience of approximately 80. In 2007 the Bush Theatre appointed Josie Rourke its 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.

Productions

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 August 2008, "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"

References

External links

* [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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