Bush Theatre Artistic Director Madani Younis has announced the Bush Theatre's Winter Season of plays following the venues successful reopening in March 2017.
The Winter Season is to include:-
- A retrospective of work by internationally acclaimed Iranian theatre-maker Nassim Soleimanpour.The retrospective will feature three previous works and a new play commissioned by the Bush Theatre.
- The Hijabi Monologues – a season of international stories featuring over 10 newworksfrom Muslim women both at home and abroad.
- 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 judges award-winning Parliament Square by James Fritz in a co-production with Royal Exchange Theatre.
Madani Younis said: “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.”