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