REVIEW: HIR (Bush Theatre) ★★★

The satirical family drama ’HIR’ opens for its first European run at Bush Theatre. US Marine Isaac returns home after three years. There, father Arnold has suffered a debilitating stroke. Sibling Maxine is transitioning into brother Max. And at the centre of it all, mother Paige, who has turned the tables and spits on everything […]


Casting is announced today for the UK premiere of Hir, written by Taylor Mac (24-Decade History of Popular Music) and directed by Nadia Fall (Disgraced). Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who, Broadchurch, Once) will play Isaac, Griffyn Gilligan (Teddy Ferrara) plays younger sibling Max, Ashley McGuire (Shopping and F***ing, The Suicide) will play their mom Paige and […]

REVIEW: Guards at the Taj (Bush Theatre) ★★★★

The Bush Theatre in West London has reopened after a year-long major redevelopment by architects Haworth Tompkins that amounted to £4.3 million. The makeover entails a new studio space and attic rehearsal room along with a new entrance, front-of-house area and a sunny garden terrace. Intriguingly enough, the Bush reopens with a play about one […]

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