Having celebrated its first Year Anniversary last month The Bread & Roses Theatre is now thrilled to launch itself into 2016 with its Winter Season 2016from January to March.
Kicking off the season are Well Behaved Women with Dog Play Dead by Anna Thomas-Jones, a gripping black comedy full of exciting twists and the winner of The Bread & Roses Emerging Companies Competition 2015. January also features Auld Acquaintane by Natalie Audley, a heartfelt look at family dynamics, presented by Audley & Co. Productions, PRESS by Peter Imms, presented by No Time Productions, telling the story of ageing gossip columnist Malcolm who wants his better days to return and new writing short play night Unveiled presented by Written Foundations Theatre Company.
From 7th to 14th February the venue is home to the One Billion Rising Festival, an eight day creative campaign by Goblin Baby Theatre Co. as part of the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. Performances include Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues and A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant & A Prayer as well as Poetry, Comedy and Burlesque Events and a selection of new writing, including The Princess Monologues. Furthermore the festival will also feature workshops, exhibitions and talks.
February also sees Ghost Light Theatre Group’s Swing by Around 8 by Jessica Bray transferring to The Bread & Roses Theatre, after its previous success at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015 and Symphonik Blast Company present I Don’t Need Wings To Fly, a new play by Charon Scerra, whilst New Blue Road launch their company with a revival of Daniel MacIvor’s acclaimed Canadian one-woman-show See Bob Run.
March features Last Orders by Lucy Laing, presented by Albert-Productions & Backbone Theatre, a new play exploring the loyalties of childhood friendships, as well as Crohn’s Is Shit by Annie Brett, presented by Invisible Until, a comedic and poignant one woman show about the writer’s true story of her day to day experience of Crohn's Disease. The season then finishes with Lo/Fall Theatre Company’s How To Survive A Swarm Of Bees by Anna Crace, a new piece about a world thrown into chaos, and NoLogoProductions’s Boxes by Andy Moseley, a play about London’s booming property market.
Furthermore, the theatre also continues to host one-off events including children’s theatre and improvisational shows.
“The Bread & Roses Theatre continues to be one of the very few venues on the London fringe to offer theatre companies a space on a box office split basis, without any deposits or reserves, and has seen a huge growth in audience numbers as well as interest from theatre companies over the past year. We’re really excited to launch ourselves into 2016 now and keep growing and developing the venue as go-to place for innovative and ethical theatre-makers.” – Artistic Director Tessa Hart
“The Bread & Roses Pub will be undergoing major refurbishment works beginning of 2016 and then a complete re-launch, though the theatre upstairs will be unaffected and stay open. But now alongside the steady growth of the theatre, The Bread & Roses is turning into a really exciting place overall and we really look forward to all the further developments throughout 2016.” – Managing Director Rebecca Pryle