A series of Monday Monologues written by UK and Irish writers including Travis Alabanza, Natasha Brown, Shaun Dunne, Sophie Ellerby, Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu and performed by actors including Patrick Gibson, Ibinabo Jack, Maymuna Abdi, Anjana Vasan, and Stefan Adegbola will be released by the Bush Theatre.
Even whilst the building is closed, the Bush Theatre team has continued to work to bring exciting new voices to the UK cultural scene. As part of this work, they are producing a series of monologues commissioned by the theatre, performed by friends of the theatre.
Funny, sad, heart-warming and poignant, a series of Monday Monologues, written and recorded during the lockdown includes work by Travis Alabanza, Natasha Brown, Shaun Dunne, Sophie Ellerby, and Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu which will be available to watch on IGTV, Twitter, YouTube and the Bush Theatre website for the next 12 months.
The Monday Monologues began last month with Ibinabo Jack in Skype d8 by Travis Alabanza, which is available to watch now.
Dating is tricky at the best of times but what happens when you can only see each other online? Travis Alabanza’s Skype d8 is a hilariously honest look at the pitfalls of dating in isolation, starring Ibinabo Jack, who recently appeared as Leah in The High Table at the Bush.
Patrick Gibson in Beds by Shaun Dunne will follow on Monday 1st June, and Maymuna Abdi in Clarissa by Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu will air on 15th June.
During this difficult time any donation, big or small, will play a part in ensuring the Bush Theatre can continue to support writers. Please donate via the link at bushtheatre.co.uk if you can.
Opened in 1972, the Bush Theatre is a champion of playwrights and operates in one of the most culturally diverse areas of London. The Bush has a commitment to its local community and the wider artistic community, braiding these two strands of work together to produce an engaging and challenging programme which reflects the world we live in.
When: Fortnightly until 13th July 2020 (monologues will be available to view for 12 months)
Where: Online via social media channels and through the theatre website
£: Free but donations are welcomed, no matter how small