Joint winner of top prize in The Stage Awards 2023
The Bush Theatre. Picture: The Stage
January 30, 2023
The Bush Theatre was named as Theatre of the Year this Monday (30 January) at The Stage Awards 2023.
The Shepherd’s Bush venue collected the award jointly with the Lyric Theatre in Belfast. The winners were announced in the West End’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
The accolade comes in the theatre’s fiftieth year with the judges saying that it was recognised for its support of new writing, including the launch of a New Writing Fund, and its programme, including Tyrell Williams’ play Red Pitch, which won The Stage Debut Award for best play. It was the first year the Bush had done 10 self-produced plays, which were all British and Irish work.
Bush Theatre artistic director Lynette Linton said after the announcement, "We’ve had some incredible shows. I could talk about our plays all day. If you have not been to the Bush, come down."
The Stage editor Alistair Smith said, "At a time when new writing in the UK is facing damaging cuts, we are delighted to be able to celebrate two wonderful producing theatres who are staging some of the most exciting new work around, while also maintaining and extending their support to playwrights.”
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