New Bush Theatre Season Announced

The Bush Theatre, a fringe venue in west London, has announced its new season that runs from 16 April to 14 Aug 2010.

Little Gem by Elaine Murphy, from 16 April to 22 May 2010, directed by Paul Meade, starring Amelia Crowley, Sarah Greene, Anita Reeves. Three generations of Dublin women. One extraordinary year. Happy-go-lucky Amber, fresh out of school, is high on life, double sambucas and boyfriend Paul. That is until the 'indigestion' starts. Her mother Lorraine attacks a customer at work and now she's seeing a 'head doctor'. She's told to do one nice thing for herself each week. Time to sign up for salsa classes. Nanny Kay, meanwhile, is finding life on the wrong side of sixty frustrating. Ailing husband Gem doesn't like the neighbours coming in to 'mind' him, and she's missing more than just his conversation. And if all that wasn't bad enough, Little Gem makes his presence felt and life is never the same again.

Like A Fishbone by Anthony Weigh, from 7 June to 10 July 2010. Directed by Josie Rourke. A remote valley. An unspeakable crime. A prominent architect is commissioned to design a memorial to the victims. On the eve of the presentation of the memorial to the public, a blind woman comes out of the rain and into the architect's studio. She is the mother of one of the victims and she demands to be heard. Over the next hour the two women do battle over what it means to memorialise the dead, what it means to be a mother and what it means to believe. Like A Fishbone is both a psychological thriller and a puzzle about faith, compassion and the danger of telling the truth.

The Great British Country Fete by Russell Kane, Songs by Michael Bruce, from 28 July to 14 Aug 2010, directed by Anthea Williams. A British institution - the country fete. Home to fascist jam makers, murderous marrow growers, 'special' Brownies and enough bunting to cause a national fabric shortage. It's a pillar of country life, a melting pot of personalities, and the British summer wouldn't be the same without it.

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