Bush Theatre to undergo major development

Date Posted: 25/02/2016

The Bush Theatre in London is to undergo a major redevelopment of its building, beginning next month.

During the building works, however, groups can still catch the theatre’s programme as it will continue to run by moving out into the local community of west London.

The European premiere of Boys will be Boys by Melissa Bubnic will explore the representations of women in the male-dominated world of the city. The show will run from 24th June to 30th July and will be staged at Bush Hall, an independent live music and events venue.

This year will also see the return of The Royale by Marco Ramirez following a sell-out run in spring last year. Set in 1905 in the racially segregated world of boxing, the play is inspired by the story of Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion of the world.

The play will run from 4th to 26th November at the Tabernacle, a Grade II listed former church in Notting Hill, which was used by the North Kensington Sports Academy for training young boxers and to this day continues to host amateur boxing matches. 

A series of plays, called This Place We Know, will also be performed along Uxbridge Road, featuring new and established talent from the Bush Theatre.

Booking is now available for both Boys will be Boys and The Royale.

The renovation, which will cost £4 million, will create a new second space, improved backstage facilities and a new front-of-house area with nearly 50 per cent more space in the bars and café areas.

It will also include a new accessible entrance, box office and new exterior garden terrace to the main street.

For booking call 020 8743 5050 or visit bushtheatre.co.uk.

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