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March 2017

So, This is What Happened…

Thu 30 March, 7:30 pm

Six storytellers each have ten-minutes to tell their extraordinary story. They’re poignant, funny, life affirming, cathartic and true. You could be a part of it if you have a story to tell.

Your stories told live.

Join us on the last Thursday of each month for this extraordinary evening with the power of words.

Storytellers to be announced.

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Séance Fiction

Fri 31 March, 7:30 pm

Step onto the comedy ghost-train and take a ride in the unknown. A voice is calling from beyond the grave! Who is it? We don’t know. What does it want? We don’t know.

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April 2017

Storystock: Mon 3rd April

Mon 3 April, 9.30am - 5pm

STORYSTOCK, the travelling circus of stories, is returning to the wonderful Omnibus Theatre in Clapham over the Easter holidays for another 3 day festival celebrating children’s books.

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Storystock: The Story Studio – Storytelling with Elmer & Friends

Mon 3 Apr - Wed 5 April, 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 12:30pm & 1:30pm

Snuggle in our magical story studio with stories hourly on the half hour with Elmer, the Blue Kangaroo and other favourite animal stories.

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Storystock: I Can only Draw Worms

Mon 3 Apr, 10:00am

Come and take this special worm on a hilarious journey with the inimitable Will Mabbitt.

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48 Hours on Clapham High Street: A Photo-Essay

Mon 3 April - Sun 30 April

Award-winning photographer Jim Grover unveils 48 Hours On Clapham High Street, a unique photo-essay and exhibition which captures the complete transformation from day to night of one of South London’s most well-known high streets.

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Storystock: A Pocketful of Grimms

Mon 3 Apr - Wed 5 Apr, 11:30am

STORY POCKET THEATRE presents Grimms’ brothers favourite tales with clowning, puppetry, music & more.

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Storystock: Story Stew

Mon 3 Apr, 1pm

Cook up your own stories in this melting pot of a creative writing workshops.

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Storystock: Once Upon a Yoga Mat

Mon 3 Apr - Wed 5 Apr, 2.30pm

A lovely introduction to Yoga for children and their parents based around The Room on the Broom and other stories.

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Storystock: Storyteller, Storyteller

Mon 3 Apr- Wed 5 April, 2.30pm

A feast of clowning, physical silliness and magical storytelling

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Storystock: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

Mon 3 Apr - Wed 5 Apr, 3:30pm

Struggling to think, live and love beyond the stifling expectations of duty, class and convention, governess Jane Eyre and Master Edward Rochester take a dark journey towards sensual and intellectual liberation. Told through Jane’s eyes, English literature’s most celebrated autobiographical novel shocked the Victorians, and Charlotte Brontë’s gothic subversion of fairy-tale romance is now distilled for the stage.

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Storystock: Myth Marathon

Mon 3 Apr - Wed 5 Apr, 4pm

Inspired by the much-loved bestseller Atticus the Storyteller’s 100 Greek Myths by Lucy Coats this new production brings Greek myths to life.

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Omnibus Writer’s Group

Monday 30 Jan – Monday 10 Apr, 7.30pm

Do you want to write for theatre? Are you looking for inspiration, practical help and a team to kickstart your play?

The Omnibus Writers’ Workshops are hosted by our Literary Department, on Monday evenings at Omnibus from 30th January.

You will be given a series of exercises to complete and tried and tested tools to develop your skills. You will have the chance to work with professional actors and invite an audience to a reading of an extract of your work at Omnibus.

You will benefit from mentoring throughout and once the ten weeks is complete, have a one-to-one coaching session from one of the course tutors.

The Writer’s Group is a positive, welcoming and enthusiastic environment in which writer’s can share their experiences with each other.

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Storystock: Tue 4th April

Tue 4 April, 9:30 am

STORYSTOCK, the travelling circus of stories, is returning to the wonderful Omnibus Theatre in Clapham over the Easter holidays for another 3 day festival celebrating children’s books.

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Storystock: Elmer the Patchwork Elephant

Tue 4-Wed 5 Apr, 10:00

A multicoloured rumpus of music, puppets and dance bringing the Elmer stories to life.

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Who Let the Gods Out?

Tue 4 Apr, 1pm

Author Event & Book signing
Children’s Author Maz Evans presents a fun-filled family fiasco as she uses the world of WHO LET THE GODS OUT? to introduce Greek Mythology – as you’ve never seen it before.

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Storystock: Wed 5th April

Wed 5 April, 9:30 am

STORYSTOCK, the travelling circus of stories, is returning to the wonderful Omnibus Theatre in Clapham over the Easter holidays for another 3 day festival celebrating children’s books.

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A Strange New Space

Sun 9 Apr, 11am & 2.30pm

A non-verbal one woman show lasting roughly 50 minutes for 3 – 7 year olds and their families. It’ll contain physical theatre, beautiful hand-made puppets and original music by Matt Huxley.

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Spring Offensive

Tue 18 - Sun 30 Apr | Tue - Sat 7.30pm| Sunday 4pm

Expat April runs a quality establishment on the site of some of the bloodiest battles of the First World War. Death surrounds it. And sheep, lots of sheep.

There’s dinner to be served and history to pay tribute to. The guests are coming, the sheep are closing in. The table is set for an evening they’ll all remember.

Victoria Willing’s new play is a dark comedy about war, lost boys and fighting for survival.

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Apollo5

Sun 23 April, 7:30 pm

Apollo5 is a gruop of five outstanding vocalists who perform a cappella, with a repertoire ranging from retro to jazz and pop to classical arrangements. Collaborating with artists such as Joe Stilgoe, they have broadcast live on Resonance FM and BBC Radio 2.

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Séance Fiction

Sat 29 April, 9:00 pm

Step onto the comedy ghost-train and take a ride in the unknown. A voice is calling from beyond the grave! Who is it? We don’t know. What does it want? We don’t know.

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A Plateful of Jazz

Sun 30 April, 1:00 pm

Sit back and relax in our cosy bar and grab yourself a bite to eat. Now pick up a coffee (or something a little stronger), as we serve up a warming Sunday lunchtime Plateful of Jazz.

It’s the perfect way get over the night before. Bring your friends, bring the papers and let our soothing jazz sounds waft you away to paradise.

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May 2017

Jane Eyre: An Autobiography

Wed 3 - Fri 5 May, 7.30pm

Struggling to think, live and love beyond the stifling expectations of duty, class and convention, governess Jane Eyre and Master Edward Rochester take a dark journey towards sensual and intellectual liberation.

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DOUGH!

Sat 6 May, 11am

Franky is in a mess, a very doughy mess. Unable to resolve the chaos in her kitchen she has to make a journey to an unfamiliar place to get help. Everything tastes, smells and feels different there. Dough! explores how life can be filled with colour and beauty when we step outside the beige world we know. A new family show that explores the richness of different cultures by playing with a common staple familiar to all kitchens.

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Clapham Book Festival: Death in the Afternoon

Sat 6 May, 2pm

Come and hear Clapham Writers’ three top crime and thriller writers discuss their work and their approach to a perennially fascinating subject. Natasha Cooper, former chair of the Crime Writers’ Association, leads a lively debate between.

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Clapham Book Festival: The Past Is Another Country

Sat 6 May, 3.30pm

Clapham Writers curate a rich programme of author talks and panel discussions. Three hugely successful writers discuss their attitude to fact, to fiction and the part imagination plays in reconstructing the past.

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Clapham Book Festival: Spies Under The Bed

Sat 6 May, 5pm

From ancient Rome to today’s HUMINT by drone, it’s always been a thrilling and deadly business. Three bestselling writers debate the facts and fiction of spies, led by local author Elizabeth Buchan.

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Clapham Book Festival: An Evening with…Kate Adie

Sat 6 May, 7.30pm

BBC correspondent Kate Adie talks about life on the journalistic front line.

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The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch

Sun 7 May, 11am & 2pm

For lighthouse keeper, Mr Grinling, lunch is the highlight of the day. But Mr Grinling isn’t the only one who enjoys the delicious food. Some greedy seagulls keep stealing his lunch! Can Mr and Mrs Grinling come up with a plan to stop them? An all new musical extravaganza to celebrate 40 years of Ronda and David Armitage’s children’s classic.

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Louisa Staples and Friends

Sun 7 May, 7.30pm

Join Louisa Staples, Joseph Pritchard and Can Arisoy, students at the Yehudi Menuhin School, for an evening of highlights from the solo and chamber music repertoire.

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Bookish

Wed 10-Thu 11 May, 7.30pm

Five mini shows each inspired by a book of your choosing. Each show is a blend of comedy, live original music, a quiz, and stories. Hear tales of taxidermy, learn more about Torville and Dean, find out about stately home ghosts, be reminded of how much cucumber was involved in 1980s cookery or hear a kazoo rendition of a classic eighties ballad! Bookish is a brand new comedy project from performers and comedians Laura Mugridge and Tom Adams.

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Circled in the Radio Times

Fri 12 May, 7.30pm

John Osborne tells a beautiful, funny story about how finding a collection of old copies of The Radio Times leads to him piecing together the life of his father, someone he barely knew, and looks at the changing nature of the way all of us watch television.

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Patchwork Jazz Orchestra

Sun 14 May, 7.30pm

Winners of the 2015 Peter Whittingham Jazz Award, Patchwork Jazz Orchestra are a collective London based ensemble dedicated to championing big band music in a contemporary setting.

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Lucy, Lucy and Lucy Barfield

Tue 16- Thu 18 May, 7.30pm

Narnia doesn’t exist. Lucy’s just realised. She’s 26.

Lucy’s still reading The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. If the adventures of heroine Lucy Pevensie can’t guide her through the real world, then perhaps C. S. Lewis’s dedication to his god-daughter, Lucy Barfield, holds the key to another wardrobe.

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We Are Brontë

Fri 19-Sat 20 May, 7.30pm

Morecambe and Wise meets David Lynch in this madcap reimagining of the Brontë myth, presented in Publick Transport’s playful and irreverent style.

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Fabled

Sun 21 May, 7.30pm

Fabled formed in 2014, when saxophonist/clarinetist Sam Rapley brought together a handful of Britain’s most up-and-coming young musicians to play his original compositions.

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Omniwritten: Adaptations

Sun 21 May, 7.30pm

A new take on an old story. We present an evening of adaptations, new collaborations of much loved stories and their authors rewritten especially for the stage.

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So, This Is What Happened…

Thu 25 May, 7.30pm

Six people tell their extraordinary stories. They’re poignant, funny, life affirming, cathartic and true.

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June 2017

Permission Improbable

Sat 3 Jun, 6.30pm

Join the world-changing women of Permission Improbable to ask: what would an improvisation culture grown by women look like? We don’t know the answer. We don’t even know what will happen in this performance. We won’t know until we all find out together.

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Tom Green Septet

Sun 4 June, 7.30pm

Elegant and lively contemporary chamber jazz tunes with rich harmony, propulsive grooves, and memorable melodies at their heart.

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The Faerie Thorn

Thu 8- Sat 10 June, 7.30pm

Based on the book ‘The Faerie Thorn and Other Stories’ by Jane Talbot, Big Telly recreate these dark, imaginative and entrancing tales, propelling the audience into a world of devilish debts, broken bargains and unjust trials.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Fri 16 Jun-Fri 30 Jun, 7.30pm|Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Starting in a secret Clapham location, team up to navigate your way through the misunderstandings and mishaps of Shakespeare’s finest comedy. Follow the trails and deliver the wedding invitations, picking up clues and characters along the way. But most importantly, watch out for the scheming fairies… It’s Midsummer Night’s Dream like you’ve never seen it before.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Fri 16 Jun-Fri 30 Jun, 7.30pm|Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Starting in a secret Clapham location, team up to navigate your way through the misunderstandings and mishaps of Shakespeare’s finest comedy. Follow the trails and deliver the wedding invitations, picking up clues and characters along the way. But most importantly, watch out for the scheming fairies… It’s Midsummer Night’s Dream like you’ve never seen it before.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Fri 16 Jun-Fri 30 Jun, 7.30pm|Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Starting in a secret Clapham location, team up to navigate your way through the misunderstandings and mishaps of Shakespeare’s finest comedy. Follow the trails and deliver the wedding invitations, picking up clues and characters along the way. But most importantly, watch out for the scheming fairies… It’s Midsummer Night’s Dream like you’ve never seen it before.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Fri 16 Jun-Fri 30 Jun, 7.30pm|Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Starting in a secret Clapham location, team up to navigate your way through the misunderstandings and mishaps of Shakespeare’s finest comedy. Follow the trails and deliver the wedding invitations, picking up clues and characters along the way. But most importantly, watch out for the scheming fairies… It’s Midsummer Night’s Dream like you’ve never seen it before.

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Andrew McCormack and Noemi Nuti

Sun 25 June, 7.30pm

Rising stars Andrew McCormack and Noemi Nuti share an intimate and engaging performance of originals and standards from the Jazz and World repertoire.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Fri 16 Jun-Fri 30 Jun, 7.30pm|Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Starting in a secret Clapham location, team up to navigate your way through the misunderstandings and mishaps of Shakespeare’s finest comedy. Follow the trails and deliver the wedding invitations, picking up clues and characters along the way. But most importantly, watch out for the scheming fairies… It’s Midsummer Night’s Dream like you’ve never seen it before.

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So, This is What Happened…

Thu 29 June, 7.30pm

Six people tell their extraordinary stories. They’re poignant, funny, life affirming, cathartic and true.

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