Winner of 2011's Bruntwood Prize for playwriting, Three Birds is a dark comic tale from Janice Okoh. When Tiana, Tionne and Tanika are left home alone, the three siblings take different paths in keeping themselves entertained. Tiana holds it together with the aid of housework and homework, Tionne starts to get experimental and Tanika chooses the route of rebellion. All seems okay until the outside world starts to interfere and the three are prepared to do anything to keep their secret safe from the adults pressing in. Directed by Sarah Frankcom, it's a tale of childhood, family and fantasy.
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 £63 41% off 58 Shepherds Bush Green, W12 |
1 minute from Three Birds Dorsett Shepherd's Bush is a four star hotel within a Grade II-listed red brick landmark building which opened as the Pavilion Cinema in 1923. Unoccupied since ...More
Kansas London > Events > Music Dates: 17th July 2014 to 11th April 2015 Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 |
2 minutes from Three Birds ...More
Bear's Den London > Events > Concerts Dates: Tuesday 3rd March 2015 - 7pm-11pm Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 |
2 minutes from Three Birds The threesome from London performs its own take on indie-rock....More
Bush Theatre London > Entertainment > Theatres 7 Uxbridge Road, W12 |
Same location as Three Birds 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 Three Birds 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 Three Birds 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 Three Birds
Shepherds Bush Library London > Attractions > Museums 6 Wood Lane, W12 |
3 minutes from Three Birds 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 Three Birds 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 Three Birds 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 Three Birds 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 Three Birds 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 Three Birds 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 Three Birds 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
Three Birds clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
The Bluejay London > Nightlife > Bars 184 Uxbridge Road, W12 |
1 minute from Three Birds 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 Three Birds 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 Three Birds 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 Three Birds 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
R StoryR Story2nd March 2015Thursday 5th March 2015
R Story event > Film Events > Film - Documentaries DATES2nd, 3rd and 4th March 2015 - 7pm VENUEBush Theatre
The RoyaleThe RoyaleMarco Ramirez's drama based on an episode in the life of the great boxer Jack Johnson, who in 1905 was on his way to becoming the first Afro-American World Heavyweight Champion.13th March 2015Saturday 18th April 2015
The Royale event > Theatre > Dramas DATES13th March to 18th April 2015 VENUEBush Theatre Marco Ramirez's drama based on an episode in the life of the great boxer Jack Johnson, who in 1905 was on his way to becoming the first Afro-American World Heavyweight Champion.
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.30th April 2015Saturday 13th June 2015
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 extraordinary ordinary people who stand up and fight for their rights, highlighting the plight of those at the mercy of legal aid cuts.3rd July 2015Saturday 15th August 2015
The Invisible event > Theatre > Specialist DATES3rd July to 15th August 2015 VENUEBush Theatre Rebecca Lenkiewicz tells the story of the extraordinary 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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