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The Bush Theatre is a home for new plays and a renowned champion of playwrights. It discovers, nurtures and produces the best new playwrights from the widest range of backgrounds. It looks for exciting new voices that tell contemporary stories that reflect the vibrancy of British culture now and it champions work that is both provocative and entertaining.

The Bush has produced hundreds of groundbreaking premieres since its inception in 1972, many of them Bush commissions, and hosted guest productions by leading companies and artists from across the world.

In the press

“One of the most experienced prospectors of raw talent in Europe.”
The Independent (on Nassim Soleimanpour and White Rabbit Red Rabbit)

“A tantalising theatrical provocation that breaks down all walls between stage and audience”
The Stage

“Playful, enigmatic and haunting"
New York Times


Current productions


Nassim by Nassim Soleimanpour, directed by Omar Elerian

No rehearsals. No preparation. Just a sealed envelope and an actor reading a script for the first time.

Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour returns with an audacious theatrical event in which you will transcend borders and languages. Soleimanpour’s latest offering will feature a different actor every night on stage with the playwright himself.

Nassim is available for touring between 2017-2019.