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Photo credit: Reece Lyons in Overflow (Photo by Sharron Williams)

New season of work announced at Bush Theatre, including ‘Overflow’ return

The Bush Theatre will reopen for live performances next month.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Ahead of the Bush Theatre's reopening next week, an upcoming season of work has been confirmed. Five plays have been announced as part of the season, including the return of Travis Alabanza's Overflow, which was previously livestreamed.

Benedict Lombe's Lava begins performances next week, starring Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo as a South African woman who has to face her older identity. Anthony Simpson-Pike directs Lava, with performances from 9 July - 7 August

Reece Lyons reprises their performance in Travis Alabanza's Overflow, completing a run cut short by lockdown in December 2020. The solo play follows Rosie in a toilet cubicle, as she remembers bathroom encounters and friendships gone by. Overflow is at the Bush Theatre from 31 August - 9 October.

British-Bosnian playwright Igor Memic's award-winning play Old Bridge follows, with performances from 21 October - 20 November. Set across Yugoslavia and Bosnia, Old Bridge dramatises real events that took place during the Bosnian war through the eyes of Mili and Mina, exploring its continental impact.

Following the Olivier-nominated production of The Phlebotomist at Hampstead Theatre, Ella Road's new play Fair Play runs at the Bush from 3 December - 22 January. The athletic drama sees two runners faced under public scrutiny as they dream of Olympic glory.

The season is rounded off by Tyrell Williams' Red Pitch, with performances from 16 February - 26 March. Set in south London, three friends do all they can to save their local football pitch from being built on.

Photo credit: Reece Lyons in Overflow (Photo by Sharron Williams)

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