Photography by Jean Jeanie Photography

Writing CV

 

Fran Bushe is an award winning playwright, comedian and workshop facilitator, whose first full length play ‘The Site’ won a Hampstead Theatre playwriting competition and went on to be produced at The Roundhouse.  In 2017-18 she has been resident artist at Pleasance Theatre, Arts Depot and Theatre Delicatessen. She was awarded ACE funding to develop ‘Ad Libido’.

 Currently in development

Ad Libido is transfering to Pleasance London in October 
The script for Watch List is being developed with director Lucy Atkinson and a section was  showcased at Omnibus Theatre, Clapham.

Production History

2018

AD LIBIDO - Directed by Ellen Havard

-August 2018, Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Sold Out run ★★★★ The Guardian, Listed as one of the best shows to see at the Edinburgh Fringe in The Guardian. 

-VAULT Festival 2018 ★★★★The Stage ★★★★★ Londontheatre1 ★★★★★Arthur’s Seat, winner of Highly Commended award.  

Ad Libido was initially selected and developed for Litmus Fest at Pleasance Islington in 2017

It was further developed through residencies at Theatre Deli and Arts Depot.


ALIVE DAY (writer, short)

-New Diorama Theatre, Drama Studio London acting showcase, Directed by Holly Wilson

-Selected for Pint Size Plays at The Bunker, Directed by Lakesha Arie Angelo.

-Southwark Playhouse, Directed by Hannah Jones as part of Little Pieces of Gold

-Currently in consideration for publication in 20 Short Plays with Big Roles for Women with Routledge  Books

 

2017


KEEP HIM HERE (writer short), Directed by John Jack Paterson, Theatre503 Rapid Write


OFWED (writer, short)

The White Bear Theatre/Theatre503, Directed by Michal Horowicz


IN HER BONES (writer,short)

Theatre503 Rapid Write, Directed by Lucy Atkinson


SPECIAL MEASURES (writer, short)

Theatre503 Rapid Write, Directed by Sethanon Corobase


KISSING GHOSTS (writer, short)

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, Directed by Darren Page

Revived at Hackney Attic, Fizzy Sherbet Plays

Revived at Waterloo East Theatre, Directed by Ant Cule


SUNNY SPELLS musical (writer), short

The Vaults Festival. Directed by Neil J.Byden

“Worthy of a West End run” LondonTheatre1  ★★★★★ “Moving and brilliantly conceived musical…epic….poignant” 

 

VERY SPECIAL MURDERERS, (writer,short),

Bread and Roses Theatre

Directed by Christiana Ebohon-Green, “A powerful piece of writing….A fascinating story” LondonTheatre1 ★★★★


2016


STALLIONS (Co-writer and performer)

Directed by Lee Griffiths

Soho Theatre 2016

Brighton Fringe Festival  2016

Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Underbelly, 2016


WOOF (Co-writer and performer) Comedy sketch show

Directed by Lee Griffiths, Soho Theatre


2015

IT’S A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT, (writer, short),

Theatre503 Rapid Write

Directed by Hannah Hauer-King


KITTEN KILLERS (co-writer and performer)

Directed by Lee Griffiths,

Brighton Fringe Festival, The Warren

Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Underbelly


NOT YET, (writer, short),

Theatre503 Rapid Write

Directed by MarieClaire O’Neil


2013

D.O.D, (writer, short),

Theatre503, Festopia, Little Pieces of Gold.

Directed by Jamie Rocha Allan


THE MOTHER’S EYES, (writer, short),

The Lion and The Unicorn Theatre

Directed by Andy Marchant


2012

A MAN IN A FLAT CALLED PETER, (writer, short),

The Lost Theatre

Directed by Charlie Toko

Winner of the public vote at The Lost Theatre Festival

Shortlisted and workshopped for The National Youth Theatre WordPlay competition


MAGDALENE, (writer, short),

The Cambridge Folk Museum  

Directed by Sarah Ingram


THE MOTHER’S EYES, (writer, short),

Hoop and Grapes

Directed by Andy Marchant

Rehearsed reading


GIVE ME EVERYTHING TONIGHT, (writer, short),

Part of ‘Around the House’ 33% London Festival

The Oval House Theatre

Directed by Ellie Browning

 

2011

THE SITE, (writer, full length),

The Roundhouse, Hampstead Theatre Production

Directed by Thomas Hescott, Heat & Light

Winner of The Hampstead Theatre, Heat & Light ‘Write a Play’ competition

 

AFTERSHOCKS (co-writer, full length)

The National Theatre Studio, 20th July 2011   

Directed by Thierry Lawson

Proud Gallery, Camden  14th December 2010                                           

Directed by Catriona Kerridge

The National Theatre Studio, 22nd August 2010                                        

Directed by Thierry Lawson


2010

HAPPY NEW, (writer, short),

Kenneth More Theatre, London

Directed by Hannah Drake.


Television and film


LIVE LIKE US (writer)

Directed by Ollie Wiggins

Created for the 48 hour Sci-Fi competition. Highly Commended


DIDDLY SQUAT, (writer) script workshop 2011

A winner of a BBC Writersroom /IdeasTap brief. Selected to attend further writing workshops with Paul Ashton, Development Manager at BBC.

 

NO IF’S, NO BUT’S, (writer), radio script

A winner of Arts Heritage Fund radio play competition


THE WHO CARES TRUST, (writer, short) documentary

First Light Films

February 2011


TIMELESS FUN, (writer)

Shortlisted by Film London for Film London in 90 Seconds

Screened at BAFTA

July 2010


Qualifications and training


-Lyric Young Writers, tutored Simon Stephens and Bola Agbaje.

-The Royal Court Young Writers Program

-Soho Theatre Comedy Lab

-Soho Theatre Writers Lab this year.

 

 

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Reahearsals for Alive Day. Photography by Jeanie Jean Photography.

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Performance photo of Kissing Ghosts at Waterloo East Theatre

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Special Measures at Theatre503

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Sunny Spells at VAULT

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Poster image for Kitten Killers run at Soho Theatre. Photography by Joe Woodruff

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Ad Libido VAULT photo shoot

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Photography Ali Wright