The Gillard family prepares for the funeral of their mother Grace in Perseverance Drive, a new play by Robin Soans set in Barbados and Leytonstone. Tensions ignite as Josh, cast out for being gay, arrives in Barbados after 6 years of excommunication. Bush Artistic Director Madani Younis directs this epic family story told in a witty and uplifting way.
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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Leo Wringer (Eli Gillard), Clint Dyer (Josh Gillard), by Richard Davenport
Perseverance Drive Leo Wringer (Eli Gillard), Clint Dyer (Josh Gillard), by Richard Davenport
Plan the perfect year in London with our pick of the capital's best events in 2014. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.
Dorsett Shepherds Bush London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from £82 34% off 58 Shepherds Bush Green, W12 |
1 minute from Perseverance Drive 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
Big Game London > Events > Film Events Dates: Thursday 7th May 2015 at 6.40pm, 9pm and 11.30pm Vue Westfield, Westfield Shopping Centre, Ariel Way, W12 |
3 minutes from Perseverance Drive ...More
Shawn Smith London > Events > Concerts Dates: Tuesday 5th May 2015 - 7.30pm Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road, W12 |
5 minutes from Perseverance Drive Shawn performs songs from his vast catalogue of solo recordings, as well as those from his various bands such as Brad (with Stone Gossard - Pearl ...More
Avengers: Age Of Ultron London > Events > Film Events Dates: 4th to 7th May 2015 - Various Times Shepherd's Bush Vue, West 12 Shopping Centre, Shepherd's Bush, W12 |
6 minutes from Perseverance Drive Tony Stark hopes to jumpstart world peace using a dormant artificial intelligence program but he unwittingly unleashes the villainous Ultron. Nick Fury marshals superhero team of ...More
Bush Theatre London > Entertainment > Theatres 7 Uxbridge Road, W12 |
Same location as Perseverance Drive 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 Perseverance Drive 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 Perseverance Drive 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 Perseverance Drive
Shepherds Bush Library London > Attractions > Museums 6 Wood Lane, W12 |
3 minutes from Perseverance Drive 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 Perseverance Drive 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 Perseverance Drive 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 Perseverance Drive 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 Perseverance Drive 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
Avondale Park London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens Walmer Road, W11 |
12 minutes from Perseverance Drive Created in 1892, Avondale Park was named after the then recently deceased Duke of Clarence and Avondale. Today the Notting Hill park includes an extensive playground, ...More
The Sindercombe Social London > Nightlife > Pubs 2 Goldhawk Road, W12 |
3 minutes from Perseverance Drive 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
Perseverance Drive clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
The Bluejay London > Nightlife > Bars 184 Uxbridge Road, W12 |
1 minute from Perseverance Drive 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 Perseverance Drive 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 Perseverance Drive 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 Perseverance Drive 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 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.2015-05-05T19:30:00+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.
NahdaNahdaSevan K Greene's Nahda examines the contemporary Arab identity through four short plays about personal freedom and how identity can be conquered under the pressure of conflicting forces.2015-07-15T14:00:00+01002015-07-18T00:00:00+0100
Nahda event > Theatre > Fringe DATES15th to 18th Jul 2015 VENUEBush Theatre Sevan K Greene's Nahda examines the contemporary Arab identity through four short plays about personal freedom and how identity can be conquered under the pressure of conflicting forces.
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