Artistic director Madani Younis has announced the new autumn/winter season of plays at London’s Bush Theatre after the venue’s successful reopening in March this year. Season highlights include:
- A retrospective of work by internationally acclaimed Iranian theatre-maker Nassim Soleimanpour, featuring three previous works and a brand new play commissioned by the Bush Theatre.
- A season of international stories, featuring over 10 new works, from Muslim women both at home and abroad entitled Hijabi Monologues.
- Previously announced new plays by Sophie Wu (Ramona Tells Jim) and Chris Thompson (Of Kith and Kin).
- A new play by Thomas Eccleshare entitled Heather in a production with Dancing Brick, Paul Jellis and Tobacco Factory Theatres.
- The Bruntwood Prize award winning Parliament Square by James Fritz in a co-production with Royal Exchange Theatre
Parliament Square asks: how far would you go for what you believe in? Kat gets up one morning, leaves her family behind and travels to London to carry out an act that will change her life and, she hopes, everyone else’s. For those it touches, their lives will never be the same. But what, in the end, are the real consequences of her actions? The premiere production, directed by Jude Christian, runs at the Bush from 30 November 2017 to 6 January 2018
Younis commented on the new season:
“As ever at the Bush Theatre, we continue to seek powerful plays that respond to the urgency of the world around us. London is still reverberating from events that have made us question what community is and what our city means to us. As such, this building continues to speak up for the unheard and celebrate their voices. This year we have brought international movements into our local community with the powerful Black Lives, Black Words back in March and the upcoming Hijabi Monologues. The latter will feature over 10 new works gathered from Muslim women both locally in Shepherd’s Bush and further afield from different parts of the world.”