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Bush Theatre announces new shows for winter season

The venue will host some exciting productions that have been seen across the UK

Anjana Vasan and An Adventure playwright Vinay Patel
Anjana Vasan and An Adventure playwright Vinay Patel
© Right: Bronwen Sharp

The Bush Theatre has announced new shows for the remainder of 2018 and into 2019.

Boundless Theatre and Script Club will present the one-man musical Drip, directed by Jane Fallowfield with design by Russ Henry and lighting design by Adam Foley. Fresh from a sell-out tour, the piece follows a boy who signs up for a synchronised swimming team, despite the fact he can't swim. The show comes to the Bush from 3 to 22 December following a run at the Edinburgh Fringe and a UK tour.

The cast for Vinay Patel's An Adventure, which opens at the Bush in September, has also been announced. Directed by Madani Younis with design by Rosanna Vize, appearing in the show will be Nila Aalia (Bombay Dreams), Martins Imhangbe (Absolute Hell), Aysha Kala (Obsession), Selva Rasalingham (The Captive Queen), Shubham Saraf (Hamlet) and Anjana Vasan (Summer and Smoke).

Middle Child will present their epic gig-theatre show All We Ever Wanted Was Everything from 31 October to 24 November. First seen in Hull in 2017 (before appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe), the show is written by Luke Barnes with music by James Frewer, direction by Paul Smith and design by Bethany Wells.

All We Ever Wanted Was Everything
All We Ever Wanted Was Everything
(© Sarah Beth)

The Bush's associate company Antler will co-produce Edinburgh Fringe hit Lands in November, with the cast featuring Sophie Steer and Leah Brotherhead.

At the end of this month, Project 2036 will present a new festival Dismantle, exploring how we can disrupt and deconstruct existing power structures. The festival will include workshops, an interactive performance created by Milli Bhatia, Ingrid Marvin and Nina Segal and a house party in the venue's studio.

Due to scheduling conflicts for the creative team, the previously announced production of Going Through by Estelle Savasta will now run in March 2019, six months after its original date. It will now also be performed in the Bush's larger space.

It was announced last week that the venue's production of Arinzé Kene's Misty will transfer into the West End in September.