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.
Outbox Theatre’s latest show And the Rest of Me Floats is a celebration of non-binary and transgender people. It honours the blurry lines of gender and brings joy to people that endure prejudice everyday.
Outbox Theatre’s And The Rest of Me Floats is the queer house party at the Bush Theatre that you didn’t know you needed.
Winners of The Stage Awards 2019 have been announced at the Bridge Theatre, London. The Bush Theatre was named London Theatre of the Year, Regional Theatre of the Year was won by Nottingham Playhouse and The Barn Theatre, Cirencester won Fringe Theatre of the Year.
Frank, funny and occasionally ferocious revival of the late Kevin Elyot’s 1982 Bush Theatre debut Coming Clean.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.