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About Josette

Josette Bushell-Mingo OBE is a Swedish-based English theatre actress and director of African descent. She was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award in 2000. In 2001, she founded the black-led arts festival PUSH at the Young Vic. In 2006 she was made an Officer of the Order Of The British Empire.

Uniarts Stockholm

Josette has been hired as Associate Professor and Head of the Theatre Department at Stockholm University Of The Arts / Stockholms Konstnärliga Konsthögskola, Stockholm, Sweden

24 Timmar Svart Kvinna

Four friends are out at a club in Stockholm when one of them is subjected to a racist attack. The situation quickly escalates and results in a riot. The performance was created by Fanna Ndow Norrby during her theater residence at the National Theater in Sweden in 2016. Director Josette Bushell-Mingo.

Searing tribute restarts Simone’s revolution

“She (Josette Bushell-Mingo) is back in the UK and she’s angry – and it fuels this deeply personal and often searing show inspired by the singer and activist Nina Simone” The Guardian, UK

Book Tickets

Josette’s “The Story About Me And Nina Simone”
will soon open in Ohio and Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Tempest


“A truly unique retelling of Shakespeare’s most magical story, directed by Josette Bushell-Mingo, former Artistic Director of Tyst Teater, Sweden’s National Deaf Theatre, from 2005-2018. The Tempest will feature Deaf and hearing actors onstage together.”

- The Citadel Theatre, Canada