Last time I hit the Bush Theatre was back in 2015. (I know, bad!) I recall the reception area being cosy, yet in some need of an update, pronto. Nevertheless, the theatrical space was a decent one. It was a good enough space for new writing and stage worthy performances, even if they were brand new and off the fringe. I had seen tweets about #GuardsattheTaj on my twitter feed and many positive reviews had been released, though I never read them in depth. When I spoke to my colleagues at work about Bush Theatre, some of them already knew that it been newly developed.
To my surprise, it had been completely revamped. A new signpost, a brand new cafe, a welcoming reception with seats outside for those sunny days. In fact, it was a place for people to chill even if they weren’t there for the theatre.
As far as theatre engagement goes, the cafe, named ‘The Library Bar‘, was quite an adventure for those seeking caffeine fuel and possibly, or unintentionally, coming across the theatre posters and seeing what was currently showing. A Saturday morning latte at The Library may mean a curious visit to the Bush in the evening and seeing the wonders of the newly renovated theatre.