Charming, flawed, and with the gift of the gab, we all know a man like August Henderson. Between his three kids, devoted wife-to-be, and part-ownership of a fruit and veg shop, he is proud of the life he has built since landing in his beloved West Bromwich. So when faced with deportation to a country he has no memory of, he isn’t prepared to go quietly. Listen up, he is ready to tell his own story. Poignant and hilarious in equal measure, August in England gives insight into the lives impacted by the injustice of the Windrush scandal. Lenny Henry, the celebrated actor and comedian brings his vast talents onto the stage in this intimate one-man show. Co-directed by the Bush Artistic Director, Lynette Linton (Sweat, Chiaroscuro), and Associate Artistic Director, Daniel Bailey (Red Pitch, The High Table). Age Recommendation: 14+
August In England comes to Bush Theatre this April 2023. Written by renowned actor and comedian Lenny Henry, August In England examines the injustice of the Windrush scandal and the impact on those who are wrongly detained against their will. Following the story of the loveable August Henderson, August In England will take audiences on a poignant, playful and passionate journey.
August In England will play at Bush Theatre for a limited season in 2023, with performances between 28 April – 10 June. Secure your August In England tickets now and don’t miss out on this vital new play.
“You never allow me tell my story. I been trying to tell it someone and nobody listenin’.”
August In England follows the story of August Henderson, played by Lenny Henry. Loveable, charming and funny, although not without his flaws, August is a character we all recognise. We’ve all known a man like him – a man of the people, proud of the home he’s built and the friends he’s made. With his three kids, his wife-to-be and his part ownership of a fruit and veg shop, August has built a good life for himself since landing in West Bromwich. It’s not a life that he’s looking to give up.
But that’s exactly what he’s threatened with when a scandal threatens to sabotage everything he’s built. Faced with deportation back to a country he can’t even remember, August is not ready to let go of it all. He’s ready to tell his story. Are you listening?
This intimate one man show gives a poignant insight into the lives affected by the Windrush scandal. Powerful, touching and often hilarious, it will have you hooked – book your August In England tickets now.
August In England makes its world premiere this April at Bush Theatre. Bush Theatre is located in Shepherd’s Bush, London and was established in 1972 as a place for new writers to showcase their work and national and international tours to find a new audience. Bush Theatre still places a great focus on working with new talent. Over the years Bush Theatre has premiered hundreds of shows and launched many successful playwrighting careers, with many of the writers that it has worked with going on to become big names in the industry. Get your August In England tickets at Bush Theatre now.
August In England is the playwrighting debut of Lenny Henry. Henry is a much-celebrated actor, comedian, singer, writer and TV presenter. On stage, he has appeared in productions such as Othello, A Comedy Of Errors and Educating Rita, whilst his screen credits include Doctor Who and Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power. Henry will play August Henderson in this powerful one-man show.
August in England is co-directed by the Bush Theatre’s Artistic Director Lynette Linton and Associate Artistic Director Daniel Bailey.
August In England promises to be hilarious and heart-breaking in equal measure, with thoughtful writing and acting from Lenny Henry and stunning direction and staging from Bush Theatre. Book your August In England tickets today with Stagedoor.