Casting and sponsor announced for RADAR 2015 at the Bush Theatre

8e6d899a03ca2518_orgCasting and sponsor announced for RADAR 2015
Bush Theatre’s Festival of New Writing
11-26 November 2015


  • Tim Crouch, Paul Hunter and Hattie Morahan, to appear in Blank by Nassim Soleimanpour
  • RADAR Connect sponsored by Nick Hern Books

Tim Crouch, Paul Hunter and Hattie Morahan will each appear in acclaimed Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour’s one-person show Blank as part of RADAR, the Bush Theatre’s annual festival of new writing. The show’s UK premiere will feature a different performer reading a sealed script every night. Paul Hunter will appear on 19th November, Tim Crouch on 20th November, and Hattie Morahan on 21st November.

radar2015-artworkandtitlenostrap (Custom).jpgThe Bush Theatre also announced today that RADAR Connect – a series of free theatre practice workshops for postgraduate students – will be sponsored by leading theatre publishers Nick Hern Books, who publish some of the UK’s most exciting new drama, including many original plays produced at the Bush, together with a wide range of authoritative theatre books written by well-known theatre practitioners. Nick Hern Books also publish Arinze Kene and Steve Waters, both of whom are presenting work in this year’s festival.

RADAR is a festival presenting the Bush’s annual snapshot of the very best of contemporary new writing, from London to the rest of the UK and beyond. Embracing a wide range of voices, styles and experiences, the aim of RADAR is to champion a new generation of artists, to present them to a wider audience, to offer a testing ground for new work, and to begin and nurture long-term relationships between the Bush and emerging artists.

Each night of the festival two shows will be presented in a double bill under one ticket. As in previous years, RADAR CONNECT will run alongside the festival – a series of free practical workshops for postgraduate students, led by a cohort of professionals working in the industry.

RADAR 2015 will see the Bush embrace new artists such as Racheal Ofori and Ben Duke, as well as welcoming returning writers and companies such as Steve Waters, Nassim Soleimanpour and Antler.

Tim Crouch was an actor for many years before starting to write – and he still performs in much of his work.  His plays include My ArmENGLAND (a play for galleries), the OBIE award winning An Oak TreeThe Author, Adler & Gibb and (with Andy Smith) what happens to the hope at the end of the evening. Tim tours his work nationally and internationally. He also writes for younger audiences. A series of plays inspired by Shakespeare’s lesser characters includes I, Malvolio.  For the RSC, Tim has directed The Taming of the ShrewKing Lear and I, Cinna (the poet) – all for young audiences. Tim is published by Oberon Books.

Paul Hunter will soon be filming This Beautiful Fantastic. He has just finished filming the feature film The Jungle Book. He also stars in the feature films Pan, directed by Joe Wright;Cinderella, directed by Kenneth Branagh, and Alice Through The Looking Glass, directed by James Bobin. He could recently be seen in Marvellous for BBC. Theatre credits include Tartuffefor Birmingham Rep; The Fantasticks for the Duchess; Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Nights Dream and Troilus & Cressida all for the Globe and Rapunzel for Kneehigh. TV credits include Wizards Vs Aliens for BBC; regular Dr Cooper on Trinity for Roughcut and Mitchell And Kenyon for the BBC. Film credits include Maleficent; Snow White And The Huntsman; Pirates Of The Caribbean and One Day. Paul is a founder member and artistic director of award-winning theatre company Told By An Idiot.

Hattie Morahan’s work in theatre include The Changeling (Sam Wanamaker playhouse); A Doll’s House (Young Vic / West End / BAM – Evening Standard Award, Critics Circle Award); The Dark Earth and the Light Sky (Almeida); The Real Thing (Old Vic); The Seagull, Three More Sleepless Nights, Time and the Conways, …some trace of her, Iphigenia at Aulis and Power (National Theatre); The Family Reunion (Donmar); The City (Royal Court); See How they Run; Arsenic and Old Lace (West End). Her work outside London includes Plenty at the Sheffield Crucible, directed by Thea Sharrock; Twelfth Night (WYP); and for the RSC, Night of the Soul, The Prisoner’s Dilemma, Hamlet, Love in a Wood, and Huis Clos.

On screen, her work includes Beauty and the Beast; Ballot Monkeys; Mr Holmes; Alice Through the Looking Glass; The Outcast; Arthur and George; Outnumbered; Summer in February; Eternal Law; Money; Lewis; Bodies; Marple; The Peacock Spring; The Bank Job; The Golden CompassSense and Sensibility.





RADAR 2015
11 – 26 November 2015
Bush Theatre, London

All shows presented in double bills, starting at 7.30pm

Wed 11 Nov
Misty by Arinze Kene
Dirty Little Secrets aka The Blues Show by Jumoké Fashola

Thu 12 Nov
No More Worries by Simon Mole
Misty by Arinze Kene

Fri 13 Nov
This Is How We Die by Christopher Brett BaileyNo More Worries by Simon Mole

Sat 14 Nov
This Is How We Die by Christopher Brett Bailey
No More Worries by Simon Mole

Mon 16 Nov
Portrait by Racheal Ofori/Fuel
Labels by Worklight Theatre

Tue 17 Nov
Portrait by Racheal Ofori/Fuel
If I Were Me by Antler

Wed 18 Nov
Portrait by Racheal Ofori/Fuel
If I Were Me by Antler

Thu 19 Nov
Blank by Nassim Soleimanpour
If I Were Me by Antler

Fri 20 Nov
Blank by Nassim Soleimanpour
Paradise Lost by Ben Duke/Lost Dog

Sat 21 Nov
Blank by Nassim Soleimanpour
Paradise Lost by Ben Duke/Lost Dog

Mon 23 Nov
In A Vulnerable Place by Steve Waters
Solo by Curious Directive

Tue 24 Nov
The Ground Is On Fire by Nasim Aghili
In A Vulnerable Place by Steve Waters

Wed 25 Nov
The Ground Is On Fire by Nasim Aghili
In A Vulnerable Place by Steve Waters

Thu 26 Nov
The Ground Is On Fire by Nasim Aghili
Pheasant Plucker by Lily Bevan

Bush Theatre
7 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 8LJ

Box Office: 020 8743 5050 /

Early bird tickets £10
Standard tickets £15

RADAR Off Script £4 per debate and discounts available for multiple bookings