Chris Bush

Chris Bush

Playwright, lyricist, theatre-maker

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available

I am a playwright, lyricist and theatre-maker, and was the 2013 Pearson playwright-in-residence for Sheffield Theatres. I also currently act as a writing tutor for the National Theatre's New Views, and as a visiting practitioner in playwriting at the University of York.

Theatre includes: A Declaration From the People (National Theatre); 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), TONY! The Blair Musical (York Theatre Royal/tour); Sleight & Hand (Summerhall, Edinburgh; also live-screened into Odeon cinemas and by BBC Arts); Poking the Bear (Theatre503); The Bureau of Lost Things (Theatre503/Rose Bruford); Harsh Reality (Wimbledon Theatre/tour); Odd (Perfect Pitch/Royal & Derngate, Northampton – concert performance); Cards on the Table (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester) and Wolf (National Theatre Studio – reading).

Work History

LARKSONG - New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Jul 2015 - Jul 2015

THE BUREAU OF LOST THINGS - Theatre503/Rose Bruford College

Jun 2015 - Jun 2015


Jun 2015 - Jun 2015

CARDS ON THE TABLE - Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Apr 2015 - Apr 2015

ODD (Concert performance) - Royal & Derngate Theatres, Northampton

Feb 2015 - Feb 2015

SLEIGHT & HAND - Summerhall, Edinburgh

Aug 2014 - Aug 2014

THE SHEFFIELD MYSTERIES - Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Jul 2014 - Jul 2014

POKING THE BEAR - Theatre503

Jun 2014 - Jun 2014

BE|SPOKE - Sheffield Hallam University/Welcome to Yorkshire

Jun 2014 - Jun 2014

WOLF - National Theatre Studio (reading)

Jan 2013 - Jan 2013

THE LOVES I HAVEN'T KNOWN - C Venues, Edinburgh (writer/performer)

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012

TONY! THE BLAIR MUSICAL - York Theatre Royal/tour

Jul 2007 - Aug 2008


English/Writing & Performance - BA Hons (1st class w/ distinction) - University of York

Oct 2004 - Jul 2007



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