Bush Theatre

How refreshing to see a show about prejudice that barely mentions white people

21 September 2019 9:00 am

Lynette Linton opens her stewardship of the Bush with a drama about racial and sexual bigotry. Four British women decide…

Monica Dolan as Tessa in The B*easts. Photo: Alan Harris

The York Realist feels like it’s been written by a newcomer at a creative writing weekend

24 February 2018 9:00 am

The Donmar’s new show, The York Realist, dates from 2001. The programme notes tell us that the playwright, Peter Gill,…

June Watson as Genevieve and Marylouise Burke as Mertis in John

There are many scenes in this overlong play that consist, literally, of drivel: John reviewed

3 February 2018 9:00 am

The NT’s new production, John, is by a youngish American playwright, Annie Baker. We Brits tend to assume that ‘john’…

Killer queen: Gina McKee as Boudica. (Photo: Steve Tanner)

Pacy, gory, but hardly a classic: Boudica at the Globe reviewed

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Tristan Bernays loves Hollywood blockbusters. His new play, Boudica, is an attempt to put the blood-and-guts vibe of the action…

BNP supporters will enjoy this new play from the Bush Theatre

25 July 2015 9:00 am

Richard Bean, the country’s most bankable playwright, knocks out a new script every four months. Thanks to the success of…

Merchant of Venice at the Globe reviewed: a tip-top production - and a high quality script too

16 May 2015 9:00 am

If Julian, Dick, George and Anne had become terrorists they’d have called themselves The Angry Brigade. It’s such a Wendy…

My Night With Reg at the Apollo Theatre reviewed: a great play that will go under without an interval

31 January 2015 9:00 am

Gay plays crowd the theatrical canon. There are the necessary enigmas of Noël Coward, like The Vortex or Design For…

Jude Law's Henry V is a buccaneer leading a stag-night raid across the continent — but he'd be a great Macbeth

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Henry V is the final show in Michael Grandage’s first West End season. The theatre was full to bursting on…