doollee banner
The Playwrights Database
contact doollee



Chris Bush

CHRIS BUSH  (1986 - )

Nationality:    British
email:    Click here to contact     Website:    n/a

Literary Agent:    Berlin Associates  represented by Julia Mills

Chris Bush is a playwright and the manager of White Rose Theatre, a small touring company based in York. His first play, Harsh Reality was a winner of the National Young Playwright's Festival in 2000. Since then his work has been performed around the country, to rave reviews. ('my God, this is bloody brilliant! . . . wonderfully intelligent script.' THRee WeeKS on the 2006 production of Man & God.) Chris's latest show, TONY! the Blair Musical, will preview at the York Theatre Royal July 2007 before transferring to the Edinburgh Festival.

Buy Plays with Doollee

Each page of doollee.com has links to play/book outlets, either directly to the Publisher, through Stageplays.com and Amazon to the second hand and 1st editions of AbeBooks. These links will automatically take you to the relevant area obviating the need for further search.
AbeBooks.co.uk   AbeBooks.com   Stageplays.com   amazon.com   amazon.co.uk   amazon.ca
whether you are a Playwright who wishes to make their entry definitive, an unlisted Playwright or a User with a tale to tell - we want to hear from you.
download WORD submission template

below is a list of Chris Bush's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        20 Tiny Plays about Sheffield         All the Best Tunes         Cafe Nation         Dearly Departed         Devil You Know, The         Fisher Of Men         Harsh Reality         Lesson, The         Lost Soul Music         Man & God (2004 Version)         Man & God (2006 Version)         Olympia         Sheffield Mysteries, The         Signed, Sealed, Delivered         Simon Says         Soldier Of Fortune         There's A Hole In My Beckett         Tony Of Arabia         Tony! the Blair Musical         We Are All In This Together



20 Tiny Plays about Sheffield

Synopsis:
20 Tiny Plays. 1 big city. A theatrical experience unique to Sheffield. After the success of their inaugural production, Lives in Art, Sheffield People's theatre presents a compilation of five-minute plays, written by twenty writers, old and new, spanning a range of performance genres. Full of Dramatic, quirky and surprising perceptions of Sheffield in the twenty-first century, 20 Tiny Plays about Sheffield is an eclectic mix of what we all love& or hate about our seven hills and the people that know them.

Notes:
written by Chris Bush, Helen eastman, Tim etchells, Sally Goldsmith, Pete Goodland, Richard Hurford, Marcia Layne, Tom Lodge, Andrew McMillan, DC Moore, Kate O'Reilly, Laurence Peacock, Michael Crow, Stephanie Street, Andrew Thompson, Chris Thorpe, Louise Wellwein

1st Produced:

Company:
Sheffield People's Theatre

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
5 min play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

All the Best Tunes

Synopsis:
a story as old as the hills: Boy meets girl. Boy loves girl. Boy sells his soul for a song in order to win her heart. Because the boy is an idiot, naturally.

Notes:
part of Lost Soul Music

1st Produced:

Company:
White Rose Theatre

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
short musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Cafe Nation

Synopsis:
A new musical about love, coffee, capitalism and other addictive substances.

Notes:
writtn by Chris Bush and Ian McCluskey

1st Produced:
London: Cockpit Theatre    12 Jul 2013

Company:
Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts - Postgraduate Directors' Season

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Dearly Departed

Synopsis:
a couple enter a railway station - one to leave, the other to stay behind. a short, naturalistic piece about the things that don't get said.

Notes:
Performed As part of Lost theatre Company's One Act Festival 2005

1st Produced:
Diorama Arts Centre, London    2005

Company:
Brave New World Theatre

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
short Drama One act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Devil You Know, The

Synopsis:
everyone has demons of their own: only Helen's answer back. She's come to tell her sorry tale of suffering and self-sacrifice, while they're here to remind her the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

Notes:
part of Lost Soul Music

1st Produced:

Company:
White Rose Theatre

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
short musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Fisher Of Men

Synopsis:
all of life can be found down by the river - everything's there if you look close enough. It's here that Johnnie finds his purpose, his plan. there by the bank side at the tender age of seven and three quarters, he finds his life's calling.

Notes:
part of Lost Soul Music

1st Produced:

Company:
White Rose Theatre

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
short musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Harsh Reality

Synopsis:
the life of a young boy, seen through his eyes.

Notes:
Performed As WINNeR of the National Young Playwright's Festival 2000.

1st Produced:
the Wimbledon theatre    2000

Company:
Theatre exchange

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Lesson, The

Synopsis:
a teacher's address to his class. Short comic monologue.

Notes:
also performed As part of Sheffield's Off the Shelf Literary Festival 2004.

1st Produced:
Simunye, Sheffield    2004

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
monologue One act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Lost Soul Music

Synopsis:
Talking Heads' for the burlesque generation - an intimate, darkly comic mix of theatre, music and revue at the Red Room. Deliciously different tales of dalliance and damnation from creators of Fringe sensation 'Tony! the Blair Musical'. **** (Scotsman). www.whiterosetheatre.co.uk

Notes:
music by Ian McClusky

1st Produced:

Company:
White Rose Theatre for Belt Up (Nothing to See/Hear)

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
-

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Man & God (2004 Version)

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Subsequently performed As WINNeR of the Rotherham One Act Playwriting Festival 2004, 16th July 2004, Rotherham Arts Centre.

1st Produced:
King edward VII School    2004

Company:
Blank Slate Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Man & God (2006 Version)

Synopsis:
a new millennium, and God prepares to address the nation, but not all is running smoothly upon high. then when another mysterious figure steps forward claiming to be the almighty, matters get even more complicated: Just what does it mean if an imposter is better than the real thing? Clearly there's only one way to sort things out - in a live debate on Breakfast Television.

Notes:
Previewed At the Drama Barn before transferring to the Smirnoff Underbelly, Edinburgh (3rd-27th Aug. 06) And the Rotherham Arts Festival (13th Sep.)

1st Produced:
Drama Barn Studio Theatre, York    2006

Company:
White Rose Theatre

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Olympia

Synopsis:
the trial of Socrates, set against the background of the demise of the ancient Greek Chorus. a fast-paced genre-hopping play combining traditional Greek theatre, modern comedy and philosophical debate.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Drama Barn Studio Theatre, York    2005

Company:
White Rose Theatre

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
Comedy/Drama Comedy

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Sheffield Mysteries, The

Synopsis:
A single day, taking us from dawn till dusk, from the beginning of time to the ends of the earth, from Stannington to Woodhouse. Inspired by and responding to the medieval mystery cycles, The Sheffield Mysteries offer a frank and funny celebration of the human spirit, with a distinctly Yorkshire flavour. Performed by around one hundred actors, singers, dancers and musicians from Sheffield Peoples Theatre

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Company:
Sheffield Peoples Theatre

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
Play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Synopsis:
Henry Horatio Swann has a problem - he's lost something, you see - lost it in the post, as it happens, and if he can't get it back he's not quite sure what he'll do. a bittersweet tale of love, devotion and sorting offices.

Notes:
part of Lost Soul Music

1st Produced:

Company:
White Rose Theatre

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
short musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Simon Says

Synopsis:
a simple tale of unrequited love, and the sacrifices a man will make to gain his heart's desire. How much of yourself would you give up to be with your beloved? (Commended for both script and performance in Spotlight's emerging Artists awards 2008)

Notes:
part of Lost Soul Music

1st Produced:

Company:
White Rose Theatre

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
short musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Soldier Of Fortune

Synopsis:
In the heat of battle a frightened soldier opts for ignoble life over a glorious death. What follows is his story, taking us from the walls of Troy to the fall of Baghdad as he attempts to pay off his debt.

Notes:
part of Lost Soul Music

1st Produced:

Company:
White Rose Theatre

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
short musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

There's A Hole In My Beckett

Synopsis:
the complete stage works of Samuel Beckett, condensed to around 15 minutes.

Notes:
written by Chris Bush And ellie Bailey

1st Produced:
Drama Barn Studio Theatre, York    2005

Company:
White Rose Theatre

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
Comedy/Parody Comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Tony Of Arabia

Synopsis:
Tony leaves the band to concentrate on a solo career - uniting europe and bringing peace to the Middle east

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
North Wall, Oxford    06 Jul 2008

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
-

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Tony! the Blair Musical

Synopsis:
Making Government Rock! after a visit from a ghostly Princess Diana, Tony is left with the daunting task of bringing the music to the masses: becoming the people's Prime Minister. (at least that's how he remembers it, anyway). Starring, Blair, Bush, Brown and a Barbershop Quartet of defeated Tory leaders, this show has it all, as it charts the highs and lows of a decade of New Labour rule.

Notes:
Book & Lyrics by Chris Bush, Music by Ian McCluskey. Previews At the York Theatre Royal before transferring to C Venues, Edinburgh 1st-27th August 2007.

1st Produced:

Company:
White Rose Theatre

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  1            Other:  4 piece band

Further Reference:

Top of Page Top of Page

We Are All In This Together

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Part of Crucible Writers' Night: an evening of scratch performances of brand new short plays by local writers, staged by professional actors. Author Matt Medlock (Guinea Pigs). Author Amy Palmer (At the End). Author Dominic Aitken (Last Online: Today). Author Chris Bush (We're all in this Together). Author Emily Nightingale (Marathon). Director Jonathan O'Boyle. Director Jon Pashley.

1st Produced:

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
short play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page