Lynette Linton has been announced as the new artistic director of London’s Bush Theatre.
Linton, whose upcoming projects include SWEAT at the Donmar Warehouse (where she was resident assistant director) and RICHARD II at the Globe’s Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, succeeds Madani Younis at the Bush. Younis will be headed to the Southbank Centre in the role of creative director. Her previous roles include associate director at the Gate Theatre, and she is co-founder of theatre and film company Black Apron Entertainment.
Linton said: ‘The Bush Theatre is such an important venue and I have seen some of my favourite ever plays in this building. I am so honoured to be stepping into this role after the amazing tenure of Madani Younis, who has been an inspiration to me from the beginning of my career’.
Younis added: ‘Lynette is undoubtedly a fantastic choice for the Bush. I’ve admired her for a long time and it’s been a pleasure to watch her grow as a director and an artist and her work shows a real commitment to the theatre’s values’.
Linton takes up the role from January 2019. Meanwhile, Younis’ final season at the Bush was revealed last week.