To mark our second year anniversary Godiva Films have released a short documentary about The Bread & Roses Theatre's journey and work so far. The documentary was first shown at our official celebration, following a sold-out anniversary edition of new writing night The Platform on 1st November 2016. You can watch it below and feel free to like and share it as well!
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.
Sunday 1st & Monday 2nd November 2015 at 7.30pm
To celebrate the first year anniversary of The Bread & Roses Theatre - launched 1st of November 2014 - exactly one year on the in-house Bread & Roses Theatre Company (BRTC) presents the eighth instalment of their new writing scratch night, The Platform. With a record number of over 500 submissions from writers this is set to be one of the best and most exciting ones yet!
Come and enjoy a fabulous night of new short plays whilst celebrating the successful first year of The Bread & Roses Theatre. Highlights of the theatre's first year include receiving a 2015 ICWP 50/50 Applause Award, launching the Clapham Fringe Festival as well as Playwriting and Emerging Theatre Company Competitions; all whilst having welcomed over 70 theatre companies on a pure box-office split basis, without charging any upfront hire fees, and establishing a place for the venue on the London fringe!
The Platform itself has been running regularly since October 2012 and is an opportunity to discover, develop and explore new short plays and monologues for audiences as well as creatives. As the original project that triggered the eventual launch of The Bread & Roses Theatre, The Platform also returns for its first year anniversary!
★★★★ “One to watch and keep on watching" - Remotegoat on The Platform
"one of the strongest short work platforms in London" - Onomatopoeia on The Platform
Snaresbrook by Ben Francis
Directed by Brigitte Adela, with Andrew Candish & Pauline Nakirya
Dee Sanders, a station announcer, sees a man who is hovering too near the edge of the platform. Afraid that the man is contemplating suicide, she invites him into the station announcer's cabin.
Red Book, Blue Book by Kit Walkham
Directed by Kasia Różycki, with Tessa Hart & Natasha Jacobs
As 6 year old Kristina talks to a doll given to her by her absent father, her fears for their future are exposed.
Two Sides by Elizabeth Rutherford-Johnson
Directed by Su Gilroy, with Rebecca Pryle & Sam Wilkinson
A chance encounter with her ex prompts Aine to embellish the truth a little. But as they keep on meeting, her lie takes on a life of its own.
Learning to Fly by Simon Jagger
Directed by Laura Jasper, with Lydia Lane & Shala Nyx
Amira and Shaznay meet on London Bridge. The night train to Gatwick leaves in 15 minutes. Will Amira give up everything for her friend? Will she run back home or run away to Syria?
Schrödinger’s Cat written & directed by German Munoz
with Elizabeth Guterbock & Anna Frankl-Duval
Mabel walks in to her apartment thinking she’s been burgled but finds Donna, her ex, with a strange metal box. And she can’t find her cat.
Pro by Rebecca Robinson
Directed by Rob Henderson, with Nicholas Clarke & Beth Mullen
A young woman finds herself homeless in London and turns to prostitution.
Sound & Lighting Technician: Rajiv Pattani | Stage Manager: Izabel Florence
A brand new 54-seat venue in Clapham
We are thrilled to announce that on Saturday 1st November 2014 The Bread & Roses Theatre will officially be launching as a new theatre and performance venue in Clapham, South London. The launch night will begin at 7.30pm and include a new instalment of our regular new writing night The Platform, followed by the launch party at which free drinks and appetisers will be served.
The Bread & Roses Theatre aims to program a wide-spread variety of productions and seeks to entertain local and far-reaching audiences as well as providing theatre-makers with a space to develop and present their work. The venue is run by fellow theatre-makers on a voluntary basis.
Located upstairs at the Bread & Roses pub in Clapham, and within walking distance of several tube and overground stations in Zone 2 (Clapham North, Clapham Common, Clapham High Street and Wandsworth Road), the theatre sits in a brilliant location.
It is also home of the in-house Bread & Roses Theatre Company (BRTC), which focuses on supporting new and contemporary writing. The BRTC has been running regular new writing night The Platform since 2012, and since other companies and groups have started putting up scratch performances and showcases out of whichthe idea to create a permanent pub theatre at the venue was born.
After some major refurbishing work of the space and the investment in lights and stages - all sponsored by the fabulous Bread & Roses Pub - we are now ready to officially launch the theatre on the 1st of November 2014!
Tickets for the launch night cost £8 (including drinks and appetisers) and are available here:www.breadandrosestheatre.co.uk/the-platform
To find out what else we have coming up in our already very busy opening season (November/December 2014) visit: www.breadandrosestheatre.co.uk/whats-on
We are also offering an extremely attractive deal to visiting companies and producers, no up-front hire fees just a straight forward box office split and you can even use the theatre for free on certain week nights! To find out more about putting up a show at The Bread & Roses Theatre visit: www.breadandrosestheatre.co.uk/hire
End of last month we had another sold-out Platform with 6 brand new plays, that received some fantastic feedback! Again, many thanks to everyone involved and all those who came to watch it!
We do not rest and quickly move onto the next project! The next Platform will take place in April and we have been absolutely overwhelmed with submissions for this one (more than we've ever had before)!
The exact line-up for the night will be announced shortly, in the meantime actors are already invited to apply to our casting call and directors are also invited to get in touch!
The Platform is back! As our first show in 2013 we present our third new writing workshop at the Bread & Roses in Clapham. We are thrilled to announce an exciting line-up of fabulous writers, actors and directors.
Writers featured this time are: Claire Booker, Mike Carter, Tilly Lunken, Nida Manzoor, Kay Poiro & Matthew Turner. For more details on the plays as well as cast and crew, see the complete program.
It is 2013 and we are back with lots of exciting news. As we are getting ready for the next Platform our casting call has just gone live. Applications are already pouring in, so don't miss your chance to join us for the next Platform in February 2013!
Furthermore, we are once again accepting new writing submissions and for the first we are also looking for full length plays as well as short plays. We have previously featured pieces by published writers as well as début playwrights, so no matter what your background and experience, all submissions are welcome!
The Platform, second show of the BRTC, was another success and both evening shows sold out again!
Many thanks to our actors, directors, writers and crew as well as to everyone who came to see the show.
We are planning further projects for 2013, so writers are once again welcome to submit their plays.
With The Platform going up at the end of the week, we are thrilled to announce another sell-out, as all the tickets for Saturday have now been booked!
There are still tickets remaining for:
We recommend to book quickly if you are planning to come!
With now just under a week to go until BRTC's second show rehearsals and preparations are well underway.
This time around we are presenting a selection of new short plays by Barbara Bridger, Amy Bethan Evans, Alison Carr, Laurie Hooper, Will Howells, Jason Smart & Camilla Whitehill.
More information on the exact program, as well as the cast and crew involved, is available on our website.
Tickets are selling quickly and there is now limited availability for both evening shows, we would therefore recommend to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.