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Theatre

Ex-batts and Broilers

 

Date
Tuesday 22 May
Time
8:00 pm
Ticket price
£7.50
£6.50 (concessions)
£6.00 (southwark residents)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

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Join Gail and Gemma on a touching, eggciting and cut-throat journey through friendship and chickenhood. Watch them compete for your affections, and decide on your favourite to vote out of the cage to pastures new!

Ex-batts and Broilers is presented as a work in progress and feedback will be welcomed.

Age guidance: 14+


Creators/Performers:
Jesse Dupre and Sophie Taylor
Technical Operator:
Heather Ralph
Costume support:
Ruth Dupre
Poetry:
Michael Glover
Theatre

Trunkated

 

Date
Thursday 24 May
Time
8:00 pm

A showcase of excerpts and short works-in-progress of new material from London's most exciting artists across the arts.

Tickets are FREE and can be booked here.

Flux Theatre - Grotty Toilet

A grotty toilet. Two strangers. And a lot of time to pass.

Flux Theatre are a new-writing company that aim to create socially engaging stories.

Previous work has been show at Finborough Theatre, Tristan Bates, Bunker Theatre, Park Theatre, Arcola Theatre.

The Prologues - Amelia's Account

The Prologues is a drama that explores power, freedom, gender bias and the justice system. The story is told by four female protagonists who are foster sisters. Over a series of short sketches, a thrilling story unravels as we learn more about each character’s journey.

For the Trunkated Showcase, The Prologues – Amelia’s account will be shared.

Amelia Smith played by Romani Wright
Dr. Dotty Francis played by Stephanie Stevens

Stephanie T Clarke is an upcoming writer & director hailing from South London. Currently she runs a movement for minority Actors & Writers, called Actors Jam. AcJam works with young people aged 16-25 to take new original work & innovative ideas from page to stage. The project aims to create story lines that represent the diverse community.

Smoke Weed, Eat Pussy Everyday

‘Be the girl on tinder every girl wants to go to raves with’

They say this city never sleeps. Some people don’t have anywhere to sleep. For some people drugs are the home they go back to. Is partying always a fun vibe… Or is it just somewhere to belong?

This work in progress is a semi-autobiographical, spoken word theatre piece by Chloё Florence which explores sexuality, drugs, homelessness and rave culture.

Poet, playwright and performer - Chloё’s work is routed in truth and spoken word. As an ‘Artivist’ - she aims to give a voice to the voiceless in society / on stage.

Member of Shutdown Collective, Poetry Collective at the Roundhouse, Longlisted for the Outspoken Poetry Prize and Vault Festival New Writers Award Winner.

Him Indoors

An absurd comedy horror set in a ridiculous town full of oddbodds: A journalist gets a tipoff on a story he just has to follow, and into an unknown town he goes to meet a strange lady in a house on a hill…

Douberful are a company formed by Sonja Doubleday who have made short films with various members. The current brand new production Him Indoors consists of three performers, Sonja Doubleday, Nina Attesh and Tiberious Chris who have come together to make this play.

George

George is a piece about the dehumanising effects of ambition within cities. It follows an everyman character on his way to his meeting with "J"; an absent but ever present figure of authority and enlightenment. George meets several people along the way, but in a world where everyone is out for themselves, who is there left to trust?

CTNGCY Theatre is a physical theatre company. It is unique in the sense that its roots in traditional theatre allow the company to choreograph contemporary dance to deliver a strong narrative. Its work utilises the explosive theatrical potential of live audience interaction and explores social issues in a dynamic way.

Ensemble:
Barbara Blanka
Igor Smith
Max Percy

Tech: Edward Justham

Dramaturg: Frey Kwa Hawking


Dance

Love & Spaghetti

Presented by A Truefitt Collective

Date
Thursday 31 May
Time
8:00 pm
Ticket price
£7.50
£6.00 (concessions)
£5.50 (southwark residents)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

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A Truefitt Collective presents... LOVE & SPAGHETTI, their newest work exploring the complexity, vulnerability and simplicity of human relationships.

Human interpersonal relationships are vital for our survival, so why are we so s*** at getting them right? Two women perform their experiences as they fall apart and come together. This is the beautiful and terrifying thing about relationships; we must be willing to completely reveal layers of ourselves to reach an authentic, tangible connection with another soul.

An evening of LOVE & SPAGHETTI also features two new performance works: Too Close to the Bone (Elisha Hamilton) and Sorry Flowers Die (Jay Yule & Tommy Cattin).

Too Close to the Bone (Elisha Hamilton)

The audience find themselves amongst a particular unnerving world as both you and I expose parts of our lustful or lust-less lives.

Sorry Flowers Die (Jay Yule & Tommy Cattin)

A shift between unknown and privacy is also a journey between absurdity and tenderness, a strange cohabitation that still reveals an inability to communicate as human beings.


Sound Composer
Jo Cooper
Spoken Word Artist
Chantelle Walker
Theatre

Brain Rinse

Dates
Friday 1 June - Saturday 2 June
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Friday and Saturday
Ticket price
£10.00
£8.50 (concessions)
£7.50 (southwark residents)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

To avoid the online booking fee please ring the box office on 020 7701 0100


Journey through the corridors of your mind in this award-nominated interactive comedy show. Ridiculous characters will help you come together as an audience and discover your inner ninja. War, mountaineering, expressive dance and tantric air kissing, it’s all in there.

Allergy advice: this show contains traces of audience participation.

Globetrotting street performer Mike Raffone has decided to put a roof over his shows. And so Rinse Productions was born. Mike's most memorable street theatre event was when an on-duty policeman played the part of The Hot Cop in a recreation of The Village People.


Created by
Mike Raffone
Directed by
John Whelan
Theatre

Cassandra

Presented by Found in Translation Theatre Company

Dates
Tuesday 12 June - Saturday 16 June
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Tuesday - Saturday
Ticket price
£10.00
£8.50 (concessions)
£7.50 (southwark residents)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

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Based on Aeschylus’ Agamemnon, Cassandra takes us on a very personal journey through some of the struggles many women face in their lives; the choice between what’s expected of them and how they feel. Touching on the themes of #metoo and #timesup, Cassandra is an exploration of giving a voiceless woman an audience.

Established in October 2016, Found in Translation’s mission is to take Classical stories and update them for today’s audiences. They produce work that promotes education in the arts and Classical subjects to those that don’t have easy access.

Suitable for ages 16+


Family

The Tale of the Cockatrice

Date
Sunday 17 June
Times
2:00 pm, 4:30 pm
Ticket price
£5.00
£3.00 (concessions)
£3.00 (southwark residents)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

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Deep in the vaults of an ancient priory a hideous creature awakens. A deadly cockatrice is born! Bold knights flee in terror... Can a humble nun defeat the beast?

Multi-Award-Winning Mumblecrust Theatre present two muddle-headed storytellers, an obscure British legend, breathtaking puppetry and spine-tingling live music in this dark and winding fable for monster-lovers young and old.

Winners:
“Best Newcomer to Brighton Fringe” and “Best of Brighton Fringe: Children and Families Award” 2017
“a genuine work of art” - The Voice

Mumblecrust Theatre is an award-winning theatre company based in the South West of England. Co-Artistic Directors Katie Underhay and Anthony Burbridge came together to fill a niche in children’s theatre, where slightly older children often get left out. From this collaboration, The Tale of the Cockatrice was born.

Best suited for 7-12 year olds.


Supported by

Theatre

The Family Blimp

Presented by The Klump Company

Dates
Thursday 21 June - Saturday 23 June
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Thursday - Saturday
Ticket price
£10.00
£8.00 (concessions)
£7.50 (southwark residents)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

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The Klump Company throw open their front door and cordially invite you in to meet The Family Blimp.

Physical theatre, grotesque and a lick of the absurd come together as the Blimps' attempt to navigate through a strange new place and meet the demands of their newfangled community.

Let’s play Home Sweet Home, after all - there’s no place like it.

The Klump Company are a brand spanking new ensemble, fresh from internationally acclaimed Ecole de Jacque Lecoq. They could mime the knickers off your granny. They probably won’t though…


Theatre

The Croydon Avengers

presented by Maya Productions in association with LittleMighty

Dates
Friday 29 June - Sunday 1 July
Times
1:45 pm, 1:30 pm, 4:00 pm

Performance on Friday 29th June at 13:45, Sunday 1st July at 13:30 and 16:00
Days of the week
Friday, Sunday
Ticket price
£8.00
£6.00 (southwark residents)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

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Regina Rump is on the rampage! A trio of masked vigilantes send Croydon’s crime rate plummeting. They’ve run away from their war-torn homes and are just trying to help.

But Regina’s not happy. She orders her media empire to unmask the Avengers and get them off the streets. Are they terrorists? Criminals? Either way, she thinks they’re a threat to British identity.

Then a freak accident at the Gatwick deportation centre gives the trio powers beyond their wildest dreams. Can three teenage refugees really become the saviours of a doomed nation?

The Croydon Avengers blends comic book visuals with action-packed martial arts to tell a funny, powerful story of terrorist threats, heroism and true friendship in an England that seems frightened of anyone who’s different.

Led by Suzanne Gorman, Maya Productions creates diverse theatre to create change: socially, politically and culturally. Their vision is a world where people of all ages, abilities, culture and classes have the opportunity to experience world class theatre.

Aimed at young people aged 8-14 and their families.

The Croydon Avengers is a co-production with Ovalhouse and Harrogate Theatre and is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Croydon Council, Teale Charitable Trust and The Newcomen Collett Foundation.


Written by
Oladipo Agboluaje
Theatre

Where the Hell is Bernard?

Haste Theatre

Date
Tuesday 10 July
Time
8:00 pm
Ticket price
£7.50
£6.50 (concessions)
£6.00 (southwark residents)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
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In a city where no one plays and no one ever leaves, a box of items bounces back to Lost and Found Office. Will the officers find its owner, or something more? Mixing magical visuals, movement, live song and clown, award winning Haste Theatre create a darkly comic warning for the future.

Previous Praise of Haste Theatre:

"Haste Theatre’s earnest production brims with boundless creative energy and a clear vision that makes...a thoroughly delightful piece suitable for all ages, impressing with their keen sense of the theatrical and set in a timeless world.” Bakchormeeboy

"Haste are a company who don’t act without thinking, and the results are clear in the theatre that they produce." Culturised


Theatre

Trojan Horse

 

Dates
Thursday 26 July - Friday 27 July
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Thursday and Friday
Ticket price
£10.00
£8.00 (concessions)
£7.00 (southwark residents)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

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Why should I continue to be tolerant? When the world has been so intolerant of me.

A new documentary play by LUNG (E15, The 56 and Chilcot), Trojan Horse follows the real life stories of Muslim teachers and governors who were accused of plotting extremism in Birmingham schools.

Founded in Barnsley in 2012, LUNG are a verbatim / documentary theatre company who make work with communities, for communities and about communities. LUNG create work that shines a light on political, social and economic issues in modern Britain using people’s actual words to tell their stories. The company is led by Matt Woodhead (winner of Director’s Guild Best Newcomer 2015) and Helen Monks (Upstart Crow, Raised By Wolves). LUNG’s work is published by Oberon Books. Previous shows include: The 56, E15, Chilcot.