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Daniel Bailey: New associate director of the Bush Theatre

APPOINTED: Daniel Bailey

THE BUSH Theatre continues to make significant changes, as they announced the appointment of Daniel Bailey as the new associate director, replacing Omar Elerian who has held the position since 2012.

Bailey is currently associate director at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, originally joining The REP as part of the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme and where his work has included Blue/Orange, Concubine, Stuff, I Knew You, Abuelo, Jump! We’ll Catch You, Made In India/Britain and Exhale.

He has previously been resident director at the National Theatre Studio, associate artist at Stratford Royal East and resident assistant Director at The Finborough Theatre. He will now work alongside the Bush Theatre new artistic director Lynette Linton.

Bailey studied Modern Drama at Brunel University before participating in the Young Vic’s Introduction to Directing and he has since started a theatre company New Heritage Theatre that works with new writers and theatre makers to produce unheard voices and thought provoking work for all audiences.

Of his new role, Bailey said: ‘I'm excited about starting this new adventure at the Bush, seeing in this new era with Lynette, and being part of the Bush family. As a West Londoner it's good to be back home!’

Lynette Linton added: “This is a very exciting announcement for the Bush Theatre. Daniel Bailey is an exceptional artist and I’ve been a fan of his work a long time. I’m very much looking forward to working with him as we shape our first season and beyond. Welcome to the fam Daniel. ‘

Bailey is to be joined by a second Associate Director who will be announced later in the year.

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