Chris Bush


Chris is an award-winning playwright, lyricist and theatre-maker. Her recent productions include THE BAND PLAYS ON (Sheffield Theatres), NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS (Almeida Theatre), STANDING AT THE SKY’S EDGE (Sheffield Theatres), THE LAST NOËL (Attic Theatre/UK tour), THE ASSASSINATION OF KATIE HOPKINS (Theatr Clwyd, UK Theatre Award winner 2018), PERICLES (NT – Olivier), STEEL (Sheffield Theatres), THE CHANGING ROOM (NT Connections) and SCENES FROM THE END OF THE WORLD (Yard/Central School). Other plays include A DECLARATION FROM THE PEOPLE (NT); A DREAM, THE SHEFFIELD MYSTERIES, DICKENSIAN, GOODWILL TO ALL MEN, WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER and 20 TINY PLAYS ABOUT SHEFFIELD (all Sheffield Theatres); LARKSONG (New Vic, Stoke-on-Trent); CARDS ON THE TABLE (Royal Exchange Manchester); TONY! THE BLAIR MUSICAL (York Theatre Royal); SLEIGHT & HAND (Edinburgh Fringe/BBC Arts and live-screened into cinemas); POKING THE BEAR (Theatre503); THE BUREAU OF LOST THINGS (Theatre503/Rose Bruford); ODD (Perfect Pitch/Royal & Derngate Northampton) and WOLF (NT Studio). Chris has won awards at the UK Theatre Awards two years in a row, the National Young Playwrights’ Festival, Perfect Pitch, Sunday Times Edinburgh Competition, and a Brit Writers’ Award and her play MOTHERLAND is on the shortlist for the 2020 George Devine Award.


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