The Bread & Roses Theatre’s second season this winter was a great success in taking the venue to the next level by beginning to feature longer runs and also saw a huge growth in audience numbers. The venue is now excited to further develop and extend its programming as it already heads into its third season!
Highlights of the spring season include a three-week-run of Miss Julie, presented by the in-house Bread & Roses Theatre Company and featuring founding members and current theatre directors Tessa Hart and Rebecca Pryle. The production will be a contemporary take on August Strindberg’s masterpiece exploring gender, class, lust and privilege. Another three-week-run will be Son of Man by Alexander Nye, presented by Travesty Theatre, a radical new play about the early life of Jesus that explores how his illegitimate birth led him to believe he was the son of a god.
The theatre is also particularly thrilled to welcome back two creatives from their opening season. Stars or Mars return for one week with a new play by Susan Gray: Cuckoos and Chrysalides depicts the story of a woman who is preserving her children to the time she feels right by uploading them. And Simon Jay returns to direct a three-day-run of Jennifer’s Robot Arm, a new play by Paul Vickers.
Furthermore, the venue continues to feature an exciting line-up of one-week-runs including an opera double bill of Carmen and carMen,Lessons to Dissect a Heart by Jess G. Campos and The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler. The theatre also hosts several mini-runs to give new companies and writers an opportunity to showcase their work. These include Modern Living by Rowena Moreno, Voice by Christos Callow Jr. and an Edinburgh preview of The Femmetamorphosis by Sharron Spice. Further projects will run for one-off performances.
As before, The Bread & Roses Theatre continues to support theatre companies and help them provide fair opportunities for everyone involved by offering box office splits rather than set hire fees and is accepting proposals for its future seasons.
The Bread & Roses Theatre, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ, Clapham, London