London Live television recently featured actor Natali Servat and director Roman Berry speaking about our latest in-house production ‘Little Did I Know’ by Doc Andersen-Bloomfield! The powerful one-woman-show is told from Yarl’s Wood Detention and Removal Centre (for Women Asylum Seekers) in England. Aaneseh recounts her horrendous and sometimes amusing journey as a teen refugee, pretending to be a boy, and all those she meets along her journey from Syria to England. The play came top 3 in The Bread & Roses Playwriting Award 2016/2017 and runs from 6th to 10th February 2018. Book Now!
The Bread & Roses Theatre is turning three years old this November and we are throwing a quick look back on what we have been up to, as well as plans for the future:
Over 300 productions have been performed at the venue.
Over 1,000 performances have taken place at the theatre.
Over 35,000 audience members have passed through our doors and left us with an average audience rating of 4.9 stars!
Thanks to everyone who has supported the theatre on its journey so far and on to the future!
Join us for official celebrations at The Black Eye Club on Friday 3rd November (followed by reception and drinks for audience & team)!
P.S. Below is the documentary Godiva Films made for the 2nd anniversary of our theatre!
We are thrilled to announce that for the third year in a row we've been named a recipient of the prestigious international ICWP 50/50 Applause Award. The award recognises a commitment to gender parity and diversity in theatre.
Many thanks to the International Centre for Women Playwrights for acknowledging our work. See their full press release here.
January - March 2017 - www.BreadandRosesTheatre.co.uk
68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ Clapham, London
“This venue is quickly shaping up as one of the most exciting ones amongst the London pub theatres!” - RemoteGoat
The Bread & Roses Theatre is entering its third year and we have another brimming season lined up, featuring revivals, new writing and many returning companies.
Our theatre year kicks off straight away with Between a Man and a Woman written & directed by Scott James (4th to 14th January). This new and harrowing drama focuses on the taboo subject of domestic violence and questions as to whether we can fully know what goes on behind closed doors and within the sanctity of marriage. Later in the month we then welcome a new musical one-woman-show about a perpetual millennial trying to find her way in the world, A Snap Musical written & performed by Lauren Stones (24th to28th January). Taking is into February is Necessity written & directed by Paul Macauley (31st January to 4th February), a new play about our need to hold on to ideals and what we create in the world when our needs go unmet, coming to the Bread & Roses Theatre after a hugely successful sell-out run at Brighton Fringe. Brand new theatre company Bag of Beard also make their debut with Two Short Stories (6th to 10th March), featuring Torn Apart by Christopher Georgiou & Shauna McLean and Bath by Alexander Knott.
Furthermore, we will host a revival of Patrick Marber’s iconic Closer (19th to 22nd January), which looks unblinkingly at modern relationships, in which sex is the subject even when it's not, honesty is not always the best policy, and people with choices seem to only be able to make the wrong one. And the season features another revival, which will be Nick Payne’s Constellations (28th February to 4th March), a play about free will and friendship; it's about quantum multiverse theory, love and honey, and won the Evening Standard award for Best New Play in 2012. Later in the season we will welcome Purple Cast Productions with a double 'Bill' Shakespeare of Macbeth & Twelfth Night (21st March to 1st April).
Audley & Co. Productions return to our theatre with Sisters written & directed by Natalie Audley (7th to 11th February) as do our associate company Get Over It Productions with their acclaimed all-female production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew (21st to 25th February), Free Rayne Artists with the third instalment of their new writing night Spiral (12th to 14th March), and Third Person with improvisational show Clowns Are Not Funny (5th February, 5th March & 7th May). Also returning are Goblin Baby Theatre Co. with a series of shows, which are: Where do we go from here? (12th & 13th February), script-in-hand performances responding to Brexit & Trump; a V-Day benefit production of Eve Ensler’s iconic and award-winning The Vagina Monologues (16th to 18th February); & Screw the Looking-Glass a work-in-progress showing of a new darkly-comic one-woman show written & performed by Tessa Hart.
Furthermore, the The Bread & Roses Theatre continues its support for playwrights and theatre-makers with several free events: Playwrights Circle (30th January, 27th February & 27th March), a friendly and supportive group in which playwrights can share their work and work-in-progress, & Networking Event (20th February), for those interested in bringing their own work to the venue.
End of last year Godiva Films also released a short documentary about The Bread & Roses Theatre’s journey up to its 2nd year anniversary (www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DxL0Jkxldw) and the theatre was named as a recipient of the ICWP 50/50 Applause Award for the second year in a row.
For details on all listings and more head to www.breadandrosestheatre.co.uk
Today marks the 2nd year anniversary of the launch of The Bread & Roses Theatre and you are invited to come celebrate it with us!
1st to 3rd November at 7pm we present a special anniversary edition of our in-house new writing night, The Platform. Come and enjoy a fabulous night of new short plays whilst celebrating the successful first two years of The Bread & Roses Theatre.
On 1st November at 8.30pm there will be an official ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION downstairs in The Conservatory after the show as well, featuring the premier of a new mini-documentary about the theatre.
Highlights of the theatre's journey so far include receiving a 2015 & 2016 ICWP 50/50 Applause Award, launching the Clapham Fringe Festival as well as launching the Playwriting and Emerging Companies Awards; all whilst having supported over 130 theatre companies by providing a venue on a pure box-office split basis, and establishing a place for the venue on the London fringe theatre scene and expanding our technical equipment! Furthermore, the venue's in-house theatre company has also grown, having presented 5 star reviewed productions of Miss Julie in 2015 as well as Low Level Panic in 2016.
Presented by The Bread & Roses Theatre in collaboration with the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund and Lazy Bee Scripts. A competition for full length theatre plays (by UK based playwrights) that have not previously been produced or published and feature at least half of female roles.
Winning playwright receives: £500 prize money, free appraisal + consideration for publication, rehe...arsed reading or production & mentoring. Several runner-up prizes also available.
Deadline: 30th September 2016 (midnight).
The 2015 International Centre for Women Playwrights 50/50 Applause Awards: International and more consistent support for women playwrights swells in theaters!
The International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) is delighted to report the increasingly consistent and diverse recipients for this year’s 50/50 Applause Awards, which sets out to recognize theatres that produced 50% or more women playwrights in their season of shows. ICWP defines 50/50 by the number of qualifying performances in a theater’s season. While these theaters are serving as role models, ICWP recognizes that the average of productions of women playwrights internationally continues to remain under 25%.
The Bread & Roses Theatre is honoured to become a recipient of the award in its very first years of existence!