New Bush Theatre Opens its Doors

Sixty-Six Books celebrates 400th anniversary of King James Bible

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The Bush Theatre has opened the doors of its new home in Shepherd's Bush Old Library on Uxbridge Road.

Its first presentation in the new venue is Sixty-Six Books, an epic performance cycle featuring 66 writers and 130 actors celebrating the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.

From all faiths and none, from over a dozen countries and across five continents, sixty-six remarkable playwrights, poets, songwriters and novelists speak to each book of the King James Bible, filling the new theatre with contemporary responses to some of the greatest stories ever told.

Sixty-Six Books opened this weekend with an extrordinary 24 hour event running from Friday into Saturday featuring all the sixty-six responses and offering members of the audience the chance to explore the new theatre from the attic to the cellar.

Sixty-Six Books will now continue through over the next ten days, with opportunities on week nights to visit the new Bush and see a selection of responses. Tickets are still available for performances on October 19, 20, 22, 26 and 27.

On October 21, Sixty-Six Books will travel to Westminster Abbey for a special, 12 hour overnight vigil, featuring a special selection of works from Sixty-Six Books. You can buy tickets for the entire night, or a three hour ticket for the first part of the performance.

Sixty-Six Books will close on October 28, with a second 24 hour performance from Friday at 7pm, through till 7pm on Saturday. The ticket price of £80 includes food, drink and a goodie bag. Book your tickets online or call the box office on 020 8743 5050.

You can also listen to a selection of responses for free in special phone boxes located around Shepherd's Bush.

The Bush Theatre has a special membership scheme called Bush Local for people who live or work within two miles of the theatre, including these entire postcodes: W2; W3; W4; W6; W8; W9; W10; W11, W12; W14; SW5; SW6; SW7; SW13; NW10.

Members are entitled to a range of special offers and discounts, including £10 tickets to previews, 10% off tickets to other performances plus drinks and food in the new Cafe Bar and invitations to exclusive events. Find out more and apply to join at Bush Local.

October 18, 2011