Now just under a year and a half old The Bread & Roses Theatre in Clapham is thrilled to announce its Spring Season 2016. Highlights of the seasoninclude an in-house revival of Clare McIntyre’s award-winning dark-comedy Low Level Panic, new play Cooked by twice Bruntwood Prize long-listed Christopher Adams and, in honour of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).
The Bread & Roses Theatre Company presents Low Level Panic by Clare McIntyre, directed by Pamela Schermann, 12th to 30th April (Tuesday to Saturday)
A bright, warm, sometimes wet and messy dark-comedy about three young women. Through its fearless comedy Low Level Panic explores female experiences in our world and the objectification, fear and challenges these young women face on a daily basis. Clare McIntyre went on to win the Samuel Beckett Theatre Award for the play in 1989 but Low Level Panic often feels even more relevant nowadays than it was when originally written in the 1980s.
ScotchBonnet Theatre presents Cooked by Christopher Adams with material by Timothy Allsop and Pia FitzGerald, directed by Timothy Allsop, 3rd to 14th May (Tuesday to Saturday)
Miranda Conquest is Britain’s top celebrity chef. One problem: she can’t cook. When her marriage sours and her secret is splashed all over the media, she has no choice but to get serious in the kitchen. Cooked is a dark comedy exploring celebrity culture, control, and how best to get even in the kitchen…
Burn Bright Theatre presents The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield - directed by Katherine Timms, 24th May to 11th June (Tuesday to Saturday)
Three actors. Two hours. One dead playwright. And probably some tights. This is Shakespeare ... as you've never seen him before. Burn Bright Theatreare back onstage with a brand new revival of the Reduced Shakespeare Company's smash hit. As the world celebrates a landmark 400 years of William Shakespeare's work, the critically-acclaimed comedy from the "bad boys of adaptation" is given a well-deserved new run on the London Fringe.
The season also features one-week-runs of:
Ladies in Waiting: The Judgement of Henry VIII by James Cougar Canfield (29th March to 2nd April), seeing King Henry VIII come face to face with all his wives in afterlife, presented by Tier 5 Theatre Project;
SQUIRM by Serafina Cusack (19th to 22nd May), dealing with the fine lines in a relationship through a dynamic one-man performance, presented by Appetite Theatre;
Follow Me by Ross Gurney-Randall & David Mounfield (16th to 19th June), about Ruth Ellis, the last woman in Britain to be hanged, and her executioner Albert Pierrepoint, presented by New Stagers.
Other events include TheatreFullStop’s scratch night Happy Easter (3rd & 4th April), Noel Coward’s comic play Blithe Spirit (8th & 9th Apri), new writing night Little Pieces of Gold: The Class Ceiling (17th & 18th April), improvisational show Within These Walls (1st May & 5th June), a double bill fromMyles and Dan (8th & 9th May), documentary theatre piece Life : Sentence (2nd & 23rd May), scratch night Shattered Fragements (15th to 17th May), magical The Eddie Farmer Show (6th June) and in-house new writing night The Platform (12th & 13th June).
Furthermore, on April 25th The Bread & Roses Theatre will also launch an in-house Playwrights Circle, a friendly and supportive group in which playwrights can share their work and work-in-progress with actors, directors and more.
“Our Spring Season 2016 is set to be one of our most exciting seasons yet; we have a couple of incredible revivals as well as some fantastic new writing in the line-up! We are also thrilled to be able to continue providing a venue on a box office split basis to theatre companies whilst continuing to grow audience numbers and our outreach.” – Artistic Director Tessa Hart