Reclusive British singer Kate Bush returned to the stage for her first run of shows in 35 years on Tuesday (26Aug14).

The Wuthering Heights star kicked off her 22-date stint at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, the venue where she effectively retired from live performances after six weeks on the road in 1979.

Taking the stage in all-black, Bush told fans, "We have purposefully chosen an intimate theatre setting rather than a large venue or stadium. It would mean a great deal to me if you would please refrain from taking photos or filming during the shows.

"I very much want to have contact with you as an audience, not with iPhones, iPads or cameras. I know it's a lot to ask but it would allow us to all share in the experience together."