Friday, 3 June 2011

Love's not a competition...

But this is!!

Not altogether unexpectedly and not long after I blogged about it the free tickets for local Bush residents to go to the Bush Theatre on either 11th or 14th June ran out. I hope lots of my loyal Bush readers were able to get tickets in time.

If not, well I have two tickets to offer to one of my readers for the performance of Where's My Seat? at Bush Theatre on Saturday 11th June (next Saturday!). To be in with a chance of getting these tickets you just have to leave me a comment. That's it, no thought or hard work required, just a few taps of the keyboard to leave your name. (Maybe leave me a couple of x's too?). I will pick a winner on the evening of Tuesday 7th June by putting names in a hat (and picking one out, obvs).

Here's more information about the evening which features plays by Alan Ayckbourn, Michael Grandage and the Bush Theatre’s Artistic Director Josie Rourke, not to mention an awesome cast headed up by Francesca Annis and Hugo Speer.

“One new theatre, three experts, three playwrights and you”

As part of the Bush Theatre’s 32 Degrees West Season – the angle from the front door of the company’s current home of 39 years, to the new home at the old Library in Shepherd’s Bush where they will relocate this autumn – the company stage Where’s My Seat. Ahead of the building’s inaugural season later this year, the company throw open the doors of the new venue and invite the public to play a part in the transformation of the space, from library to theatre.

Tamara Harvey directs Francesca AnnisDebbie ChazenRichard CorderyHugo SpeerHugh Skinner and Nina Sosanya across three plays penned using stage directions by Alan AyckbournMichael Grandage and the Bush Theatre’s Artistic Director Josie Rourke. The playwrights, Deirdre KinahanJack Thorneand Tom Wells have taken the stage directions of the theatre practitioners - which were inspired by nine props chosen by the National Theatre – and written a play especially for the event, each to be staged in a different layout.

Over the course of the evening, the audience will see the three short plays. During the first interval, as the stage is reconfigured, the audience will be invited to examine the front of house area and bar in more detail and feed back their thoughts; and during the second the company will open up the backstage areas, rehearsal room, garden and invite the audience to test these areas, and comment on the use of space within the new building. The feedback gathered will be collated and utilised for the first stage of the conversion into a working theatre this autumn."


  1. Good evening to you Ms Birdie. I love me a bit of theatre. xx

  2. I wish I could go but I can't I'm 'conferencing'! Wahhh!

  3. Hey Bush Birdie,

    Would love to take Mrs LondonHatch to the show


  4. Don't forget that locals get the tickets for a tenner as well, instead of £20!! Bargain!

  5. Very true - thank you Viv!

    So the winner is...... (as picked by NewMan using two folded napkins and a glass)

    Mr Birch!!

    I will be in touch with details...

    Thank you for joining in Mr LondonHatch - and hope you and Mrs LondonHatch are able to take advantage of the cheap tickets...

    Bird x