Lynette Linton


Lynette Linton is the Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre. She was previously Resident Assistant Director at the Donmar Warehouse.

For the Donmar: Clyde’s; Sweat (also West End) – Best Director award at the Black British Theatre Awards.

Theatre includes: Shifters, August in England, House Of Ife and Chiaroscuro (Bush Theatre); Blues for an Alabama Sky – Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Director and Critics Circle Award for Best Director (NT); Richard II (co-directed with Adjoa Andoh, marking the first ever company of women of colour in a Shakespeare play on a major UK stage; Shakespeare's Globe); Assata Taught Me (Gate Theatre); Function (National Youth Theatre); This Is (Arts Educational School); Indenture (Dark Horse Festival); Naked (Vault Festival); This Wide Night (Albany Theatre) and she was also co-director on Chicken Palace (Theatre Royal Stratford East).

As Assistant/Associate Director: The York Realist; Belleville; The Lady from The Sea; Knives in Hens (Donmar); Torn (Royal Court); Image of An Unknown Young Woman; The Christians (Gate Theatre); Gutted (Theatre Royal Stratford East); and The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Noël Coward).

As a writer: Hashtag Lightie (Arcola) and Chicken Palace and Step (Theatre Royal Stratford East).

Television includes: My Name is Leon - 2023 BAFTA nomination for Emerging Talent: Fiction and Look at Me (as writer).