By: Third Millennium Information  05/12/2011

It never should have worked: a makeshift theatre above a pub far west of the West End in the dark days of the early 70s with no funding beyond its (initially) meagre box office takings.

It certainly never should have kick started the careers of the likes of Catherine Johnson or Victoria Wood, Conor McPherson or Simon Callow. It shouldn’t have worked. And yet it did.

This book, coming just in time for the Bush Theatre’s 40th anniversary in 2012, aims to capture this glorious and winding history, and we need your help to bring it to life.

The story of the past forty years will be a story of groundbreaking premieres, it will be a story of the early careers of some of our most important artists and will also be a story of survival. The Bush hasn’t survived to be proud, or conventional, or safe. It survives to be loud, sometimes angry, and always loving. It’s time to acknowledge and celebrate those qualities.

For all of these reasons and more the Theatre are proud to be working with Third Millennium Publishing to produce this lushly illustrated volume. Our aim is to create a book as vivid, as varied, and as vital as the Bush itself.

Pre-order now:

Take advantage of the

special pre-publication discount price of £32.50

(incl. UK p&p) and ensure your name is included in the book. Overseas delivery options also available. The RRP on publication will be £35.00.

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

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