Bush Theatre follows its trend of programming interesting and challenging work, as Rust provides an exciting 75 minutes of raw emotion.
New play Rust at the Bush, about an extramarital affair, is short but emotionally truthful and invigorating.
Lynette Linton has announced her inaugural season as Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre. The 2019-2020 season includes UK debut plays from six playwrights alongside a new production of celebrated poet and playwright Jackie Kay’s first play Chiaroscuro directed by Linton.
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Strange Fruit is a complex, dense play that is beautifully played by a talented ensemble and thoughtfully directed by Nancy Medina.
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the Bush Theatre’s production of Caryl Phillips’ Strange Fruit, the story of a family caught up between two cultures.
This apt revival of Caryl Phillips’ first play, Strange Fruit, stirred up a maelstrom of memories for me, a second generation Caribbean immigrant, growing up in a city on the south coast of 1970s/1980s England.
Caryl Phillips’ 1980 Windrush classic Strange Fruit is a bit too masculinist and verbose, and poorly staged.
Original History Boy Samuel Barnett takes on the 10 Questions for 10 Years challenge.
Strange Fruit is an exposing and painful play but it feels like it distracts itself from its otherwise powerful key theme.
The relaxed vibe of Exceptional Promise that encourages audience reaction is hugely refreshing, especially as the topic is one that unites people against a common evil.
What is it? Urielle Klein-Mekongo’s one woman show Yvette that found success at Edinburgh Fringe in 2017 returns to the Bush Theatre for this explosive and raw personal journey into womanhood.
Originally commissioned in 2017, this incarnation of Yvette is being brought to the intimate studio space of the Bush Theatre.
Class, a play from Ireland co-written and directed by Iseult Golden and David Horan, is set around a teacher-parent meeting in a Dublin primary school.
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Iseult Golden and David Horan’s play Class at the Bush Theatre until 1 June 2019.
Class at the Bush Theatre layers marital tensions with social class tensions and the pressures of being a teacher and learning.
The UK premiere of Estelle Savasta’s play (translated by Kirsten Hazel Smith), Going Through is a story about the journey’s child migrants take and the people they leave and meet along the way.
Overall Going Through is just a beautiful thing. Gorgeous writing, a stonkingly good production and a brilliant cast. Seventy-five minutes of humanity and joy. Highly recommended.
Estelle Savasta’s story of motherhood, unconditional love and the refugees’ perilous journey in Going Through is elevated and mythologised, brought dreamily to life in a highly visual and engaging production with BSL and excellent projections.
The Trick is another gem in the Bush’s long list of shows that represent parts of society that aren’t often explored, and brings sparkling joy as well as stark reality to this story of loss as well as gain.