Olivier nominated actress Cush Jumbo stars in her debut play, Josephine & I, which is performed cabaret style at the Bush Theatre with live music and dance bringing the story of the 1920s performer and political activist, Josephine Baker to life. Jumbo is reunited with Phyllida Lloyd (The Iron Lady, Mamma Mia! on stage and on screen) who directed the all-female Julius Caesar at the Donmar Warehouse, in which the actress played Mark Antony. The play intertwines the story of a contemporary girl with that of Josephine Baker. Running time has been extended to 17th August before the play even opens due to demand for tickets, with extra Wednesday matinees added on 24th July, 7th and 14th August.
London's essential theatre for new writing has been the first step into the big time for dozens of Britain's best playwrights. Challenging, disturbing and original works are often accepted by the Bush Theatre, and find their way to the West End. Moving from the room above O'Neill's pub in Shepherds Bush Green to the former Shepherd's Bush Library building on Uxbridge Road in 2011, the theatre acquired larger premises as well as a laid back bar/library and cafe (open Monday to Saturday, 8am to 11pm), worth a visit even if you're not here to watch a play. More about Bush Theatre
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Dorsett Shepherds Bush London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from £75 40% off 58 Shepherds Bush Green, W12 |
1 minute from Josephine & I A short walk from Olympia Exhibition Centre, the Dorsett Shepherd's Bush is a four star hotel within a Grade II-listed landmark building which opened as the ...More
The Skints London > Events > Concerts Dates: Tuesday 21st April 2015 - 7pm Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 |
2 minutes from Josephine & I Ska and reggae from the East London-based four-piece....More
Lo Fang London > Events > Concerts Dates: Tuesday 21st April 2015 - 7.30pm Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road, W12 |
5 minutes from Josephine & I LA-based singer-songwriter Matthew Hemerlein....More
Bush Theatre London > Entertainment > Theatres 7 Uxbridge Road, W12 |
Same location as Josephine & I London's essential theatre for new writing has been the first step into the big time for dozens of Britain's best playwrights. Challenging, disturbing and original works ...More
Vue Westfield London > Entertainment > Cinemas Westfield Shopping Centre, Ariel Way, W12 |
3 minutes from Josephine & I London's biggest shopping centre now has a cinema megaplex to match its size and gradeur in the shape of Vue Westfield, which opened in February 2010. ...More
Laugh London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs Ginglik, Club on the Green, 1 Shepherds Bush Green, W12 |
5 minutes from Josephine & I A cosy DJ bar that comes alive on Tuesday nights, with the cream of the comedy circuit. Toilet humour has never been so good as in ...More
The best museums, galleries, attractions near Josephine & I
Shepherds Bush Library London > Attractions > Museums 6 Wood Lane, W12 |
3 minutes from Josephine & I In the shadow of the Westfield Shopping Centre, the £2 million Shepherds Bush Library easily competes with the sharp architectural lines and bright lights of the ...More
BBC Television Centre London > Attractions > Sights Wood Lane, W12 |
7 minutes from Josephine & I Although sold to property developers in July 2012, the BBC will remain, in part at least, at the iconic BBC Television Centre, its home since 1960. ...More
Warren Evans Furniture London > Shopping > House and Garden 240 Trussley Road, Hammersmith, W6 |
9 minutes from Josephine & I Handmade wooden beds, matresses and furniture that are a class above your average flat packed homeware. All the timber is ethically sourced and fairly traded, with ...More
Alessi London > Shopping > Bath and Kitchen Westfield Shopping Centre, W12 |
9 minutes from Josephine & I Over the years Alessi has attracted a host of talented designers including Norman Foster, Aldo Rossi and Marc Newson, to keep their functional, eye-pleasing range of ...More
King Street College London > Education > English Language Courses 47 Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 |
4 minutes from Josephine & I This school teaches about 800 students from 40 different countries, offering general and exam focused English language courses for adults.
Students prepare for the Cambridge exams and ...More
Westway Climbing Centre London > Leisure > Extreme Sports Westway Sports Centre, 1 Crowthorne Road, W10 |
16 minutes from Josephine & I Probably the best climbing wall in London, with excellent supervision and facilities, and climbs to suit all levels of ability. Be warned - this is an ...More
The Sindercombe Social London > Nightlife > Pubs 2 Goldhawk Road, W12 |
3 minutes from Josephine & I Taking over the site of O'Neills on a prominent corner spot overlooking Shepherds Bush Green, The Sindercombe Social is a pub decked out like a US ...More
Josephine & I clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
The Bluejay London > Nightlife > Bars 184 Uxbridge Road, W12 |
1 minute from Josephine & I Bluejay is a very unusual find on this part of the Uxbridge Road, a classy jazz club with a sleek interior, lounge atmosphere and a smart ...More
Albertine Wine Bar London > Nightlife > Wine Bars 1 Wood Lane, W12 |
2 minutes from Josephine & I Even though this wine bar is practically on the traffic hub of Shepherds Bush green and in the shadow of the mega Westfield Shopping Centre it ...More
BrewDog Shepherd's Bush London > Nightlife > Bars 15-19 Goldhawk Road, W12 |
3 minutes from Josephine & I With 40 draught taps BrewDog bar in Shepherd's Bush by BrewDog, Scotland's largest independent brewery, is a veritable cathedral to craft beer. It has the biggest ...More
Olympia London London > Business > Venue Hire Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 |
17 minutes from Josephine & I Times have changed since the Olympia first flung open its doors to the public on Boxing Day 1886 for the Hippodrome Circus, with the promise of ...More
The Boy Preference: Sacred Heart High School event > Theatre > Community Theatre DATESTuesday 21st April 2015 - 8pm VENUEBush Theatre Elinor Cook's play about the future.
Drama, Baby: Strode's CollegeDrama, Baby: Strode's CollegeTwo competing groups of students attempt to achieve that ever elusive 'A' grade.2015-04-22T20:00:00+01002015-04-22T00:00:00+0100
Drama, Baby: Strode's College event > Theatre > Community Theatre DATESWednesday 22nd April 2015 - 8pm VENUEBush Theatre Two competing groups of students attempt to achieve that ever elusive 'A' grade.
HoodHoodA modern-day re-telling of the Robin Hood story.2015-04-23T20:00:00+01002015-04-23T00:00:00+0100
Hood event > Theatre > Adaptations DATESThursday 23rd April 2015 - 8pm VENUEBush Theatre A modern-day re-telling of the Robin Hood story.
The Angry BrigadeThe Angry BrigadeAn urban guerrilla group takes form and targets Members of Parliament, the police, even pageant queens. No-one is safe from this uprising from The Angry Brigade. A political thriller written by James Graham.2015-04-30T19:30:00+01002015-06-13T00:00:00+0100
The Angry Brigade event > Film Events > Film - Thriller DATES30th April to 13th June 2015 VENUEBush Theatre An urban guerrilla group takes form and targets Members of Parliament, the police, even pageant queens. No-one is safe from this uprising from The Angry Brigade. A political thriller written by James Graham.
The InvisibleThe InvisibleRebecca Lenkiewicz tells the story of the ordinary people, who stand up and fight for their rights, highlighting the plight of those at the mercy of legal aid cuts.2015-07-03T19:30:00+01002015-08-15T00:00:00+0100
The Invisible event > Theatre > Specialist DATES3rd July to 15th August 2015 VENUEBush Theatre Rebecca Lenkiewicz tells the story of the ordinary people, who stand up and fight for their rights, highlighting the plight of those at the mercy of legal aid cuts.
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