Lynette Linton is the Artistic Director of the Bush theatre in London, where she has been leading a ground-breaking program of new work that champions all types of diverse voices. We’ve been lucky enough to cover two of their acclaimed recent productions on the podcast, Tyrell Williams’s Red Pitch and Margaret Perry’s Paradise Now!
Lynette was previously Resident Assistant Director at the Donmar, where in 2018 she directed the UK premiere of Sweat, for which she won the Best Director award at the Black British Theatre Awards. Before that she was Associate Director at the Gate theatre. Her long list of directing credits includes Blues for an Alabama Sky at the National Theatre, for which she won Evening Standard and Critics Circle Awards for Best Director, as well as Richard II at the Globe theatre, which was distinguished for being the first ever company of women of colour on a major UK stage. She has directed or assisted on shows at the Bush, the Donmar, the Gate, the Theatre Royal Stratford East, the Royal Court and the West End.
Lynette recommended two plays that are returning to the stage at the Bush theatre in early 2024:
Shifters by Benedict Lombe, and,
The Cord by Bijan Sheiban.