Travis Alabanza’s ‘Overflow’ extends at the Bush Theatre


Theatre is back with a bang in Shepherd’s Bush, as the Bush Theatre opens its first production following lockdown, Overflow by acclaimed writer and performer Travis Alabanza. Due to public demand, the run will be extended by two weeks. The production, which has its press night this week, will now end on 16 January 2021.

Performed by transgender actress, writer, and poet Reece Lyons and directed by Debbie Hannan, Overflow is billed as a hilarious and devastating tour of women’s bathrooms.

In 2018/19, Alabanza was listed on the Dazed100 – 100 people defining culture, awarded a Gay Times Honours award for their work in the LGBT+ community, and listed in The Evening Standard’s ‘25 Influential people under 25’. Recently in The Times Style, Bernadine Evaristo picked Alabanza as a ‘trailblazer of the future’.

Overflow is made possible thanks to the support of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund, which will enable the venue to produce live theatre over the next six months.

Lynette Linton, Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre said,

‘It was clear when the first week sold out in a matter of days, that people are yearning for live entertainment and we’re buzzing that so many London locals are coming out to support us. ‘Overflow’ is a thrilling play from one of the country’s most talented artists and we’re so proud of the incredible team of freelance creatives that have brought it to life. Its success proves the need for live work to return, and soon.’


8 – 22 December and 4 – 16 January at 5 pm and 8 pm (no 5 pm performance on 9 or 10 December)

Saturday matinee on 12 & 19 December, 9 & 16 January at 2 pm

Pre-Show Q&A – Thursday 10 December. Hear from the cast and creatives of Overflow before the show. Free to ticket holders on the night.

Captioned Performance – 17 December at 8 pm

Audio Described Performance – 19 December at 2 pm

Tickets priced from £20 (concessions available) can be booked at or at the Box Office on 020 8743 5050

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