Madani Younis: ‘I Fear That Theatres Will Be Only For The Chosen Few’by The Daily Eye Team March 13 2017, 6:30 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 45 secs
Pointing through the Bush Theatre’s newly installed windows towards the street, Shepherd’s Bush Market and the railway bridge, artistic director Madani Younis observes: “The Uxbridge Road is the most diverse road in the whole of Europe in terms of the number of languages spoken. If Charles Dickens were alive today, the Uxbridge Road would be his wet dream.” The Bush is about to reopen after the largest capital project in the theatre’s history. Work is still underway: there are tables and chairs, paint, posters and books everywhere. The smell of new wood is in the air. It’s clear that where the building sits, in the heart of Shepherd’s Bush, is important to Younis, as is the space he hopes to make here – open, accessible, a theatre for and of everyone in the community.