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Chris Bush



Matt Connell
Lead Agent

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Chris is an Olivier award-winning playwright, lyricist and theatre-maker. Past work includes STANDING AT THE SKY'D EDGE (Sheffield Crucible/National Theatre/Gillian Lynne Theatre – awards including Olivier Award for Best New Musical, South Bank Sky Arts Award for Best Theatre, and UK Theatre Award for Best Musical); THE ODYSSEY (National Theatre); ROCK/PAPER/SCISSORS (Sheffield Theatres); JANE EYRE (Stephen Joseph Theatre, New Vic Theatre); THE DONCASTRIAN CHALK CIRCLE (CAST Doncaster/National Theatre); FANTASTICALLY GREAT WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD (Kenny Wax, UK Tour – UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children & Young People); HUNGRY (Paines Plough); (KEIN) WELTUNTERGANG/(NOT) THE END OF THE WORLD (Schaubühne, Berlin); NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS: STORIES FOR A LONG WINTER (Almeida Theatre); FAUSTUS: THAT DAMNED WOMAN (Headlong/Lyric Hammersmith/Birmingham Rep); THE LAST NOËL (Attic Theatre/UK tour); THE ASSASSINATION OF KATIE HOPKINS (Theatr Clwyd - UK Theatre Award for Best Musical); PERICLES (National Theatre: Olivier); THE CHANGING ROOM (NT Connections); THE BAND PLAYS ON, STEEL, WHAT WE WISHED FOR, A DREAM, THE SHEFFIELD MYSTERIES (all Sheffield Theatres); SCENES FROM THE END OF THE WORLD (Yard/Central School); A DECLARATION FROM THE PEOPLE (National Theatre: Dorfman) and LARKSONG (New Vic, Stoke-on-Trent). Awards include an Olivier Award, South Bank Sky Arts Award, three UK Theatre Awards, the Hermitage Major Theater Award, the Perfect Pitch Award, a Brit Writers’ Award and the Theatre Royal Haymarket Writers’ Award. Her short film MARS (produced by Yungblud) premiered at London Film Festival and was selected for Tribeca Film Festival. In January 2023 Chris was named by The Stage as one of the 100 most influential people in British theatre.