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Our Star Supporters generously sustain our work and transform what we can achieve. Could you be one of them?

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  • This powerhouse of Britishtheatre has developed somuch nascent talent,that by rights, it should becalled the National Theatre The Telegraph

    The Bush Theatre is thegreatest thing that everhappened to me. And whatmakes it so special is thatIm far from unique in this. Jack Thorne, Playwrigh

  • The stars beyond the Bush Theatre stageId like to tell you a story. One which I hope might inspire you to support us.

    One day in 1988, a script arrived at the Bush Theatre. It was called The Boker Poker Club and it immediately caught the eye of Bush script reader (and future Artistic Director) Dominic Dromgoole.

    This was the first play written by Billy Roche of County Wexford. His voice was daring and fresh and it was a play which, despite having been rejected by other theatres, the Bush couldnt ignore. There was only one problem: there was no phone number on the script.

    Determined to produce the play, the Bush team called up the Wexford Post Office and a helpful postman offered to cycle over to Billys house and drop a note through his door. The commission was settled a few days later. Billy went on to complete his celebrated Wexford Trilogy (changing the name of the first play to A Handful of Stars) and became a prolific playwright.

    After 40 years at the forefront of British Theatre, our commitment to finding the best new writers is as strong as ever. I am inspired by the changing world around us and excited to bring a rich selection of voices to the British stage to make Theatre for London now.

    It takes more than a "handful of stars" to help us achieve this vision and each year we must fundraise a third of our income. Our Supporters generously sustain our work and transform what we can achieve. Could you be one of them? Please join today and help us discover the stars of the future.

    Thank you,

    Madani YounisArtistic Director

    The Bush Theatre is a registered charity no. 270080. All membership levels comprise a benefits value indicating the actual cost of membership. Memberships can therefore be purchased at this price and any amounts given over and above this benefits value are given freely as a donation and may be eligible for Gift Aid.

    Rising Star 350+ a year or 30 a monthBenefits include:

    2 complimentary tickets to a Bush Theatre show, plus 2 discount vouchers a year Invitation to Supporter Evenings for each production Priority booking line Regular e-updates and advance information on upcoming productions Credit in the theatre foyer, on our website and in our play texts Table reservations at the Bush Cafe Bar plus 10% bar discount Invitations to additional Supporter Events during the year

    *Benefits value 80. We are able to claim Gift Aid on 270 where applicable.

    Handful of Stars 1250+ a year or 105 a monthBenefits include:

    The benefits of Rising Star membership 2 complimentary tickets per show, plus 2 additional discount vouchers a year Access to house seats for sold out productions Complimentary play texts on request Invitations to exclusive high level Supporter Events during the year

    *Benefits value 360. We are able to claim Gift Aid on 890 where applicable.

    Lone Star 5000+ a year or 420 a monthThe Bush Theatre is powered by ambition, creativity, lots of coffee and most crucially, the commitment and support of our Lone Stars. This core group of supporters transform what happens on our stage. Their faith, vision and generosity sustain our work and help the Bush to grow.

    Could you be a Lone Star Supporter of the Bush Theatre and help bring a new play to light? We offer personalised, bespoke membership for gifts from 5,000, enabling us to tailor your involvement and take you with us on our new writing journey. Benefits include up to 4 tickets to every show, invitations to dress rehearsals and press nights, bespoke events with our Artistic Director and opportunities to meet our writers.

    *Benefits value 690. We are able to claim Gift Aid on 4,310 where applicable.

  • This powerhouse of Britishtheatre has developed somuch nascent talent,that by rights, it should becalled the National Theatre The Telegraph

    The Bush Theatre is thegreatest thing that everhappened to me. And whatmakes it so special is thatIm far from unique in this. Jack Thorne, Playwright

  • Are you a UK Tax payer? Make your donation go even further. As a registered charity we can claim Gift Aid on every pound you give, simply sign and date the below declaration.

    I confirm I have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that I donate to will reclaim on my gifts for that tax year. I understand that other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify. I understand the charity will reclaim 28p of tax on every 1 that I gave up to 5 April 2008 and will reclaim 25p of tax on every 1 that I give on or after 6 April 2008.

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    Cheques (payable to the Alternative Theatre Company) can be sent to Development Team, Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Rd, London W12 8LJ.

    Please note if you are paying via CAF or a Trust the benefits value must be paid for with a personal cheque or credit card.

    If you would like to set up a regular payment and spread the cost of your membership, please tick below and a member of our Development Team will be in touch to set this up.

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    Phone: 020 8743 3584Email: development@bushtheatre.co.ukbushtheatre.co.uk

    To join, please return this completed form to the Box Office or send to us: Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Rd, London, W12 8LJ

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