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February 2017

Sisterhood: LGBT+ Art Exhibition

6-28 February, 10.00am-6.00pm

A visual art exhibition celebrating LGBTQ+ history month, around the theme of sisterhood.

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Fish Eye

Wed 22 February, 7:30 pm

Pam’s already got a low opinion of her neighbours. So when someone pinches her Elizabethan sideboard, it’s all-out war.

Join our busy-body hero as she becomes a one-woman MI6, ramping up her operation from curtain twitching to spy cameras hidden in hand-knitted novelties. But what Pam unearths is what she already suspects – that everyone around her is a thief, a pervert or a terrorist. A dark comedy about nosiness gone wild.

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So, This is What Happened…

Thu 23 February, 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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Engine Room

Fri 24 February, 7:30 pm

Dynamic and talented theatre makers perform new work in front of an audience, often for the very first time. Engine Room puts you at the heart of the creative process – these artists want to hear what you think.

Be part of the conversation.

This month’s Engine Room features three different works, including sci-fi adventurer Georgia Murphy, Omnibus Associate Artists High Hearted Theatre, and a blazing punk fairytale from Sally Pomme Clayton with Georgia Kalogeropoulou.

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Ensonglopedia of Science

Sat 25 Feb 11am & 2.30pm

A song about science for every letter of the alphabet. Expect atoms, Big Bangs and cells. Expect X-rays, Y-chromosomes and plenty of zoology. Expect the unexpected. And expect it to rhyme.

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Séance Fiction

Sat 25 February, 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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A Plateful of Jazz

Sun 26 February, 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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Caravela

Sun 26 February, 7:30 pm

With feet planted firmly in the traditions of Afro-Brazilian music, Caravela’s heart is full of the soaring creativity and fervour that comes with improvised jazz. Weaving impressionistic Portuguese melodies around vibrant South American and West African-inspired rhythms, their music is sensitive and full of passion, energy and 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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March 2017

Heart of Darkness

Thu 2 - Wed 8 Mar, 7.30pm | Sun 5 Mar, 4pm

Following their sold-out show in the Autumn, Scandal and Gallows return with their gripping one-man adaptation of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, the book that inspired Apocalypse Now, for six performances. Join Marlow on the deck of his steamboat, as he tells the story of his journey down the Congo River deep into the dark, greedy heart of European colonialism.

★★★★★
“Great things will come of this company.”
British Theatre Guide

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Misha Mullov-Abbado Group

Sun 5 March, 7:30 pm

The Misha Mullov-Abbado Group is made up of some of the finest, multi-award-winning musicians in London, and under Misha’s direction the group performs his original compositions and arrangements with a broad variety of influences.

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Bow Wow Shop: Coleridge

Mon 6 March, 7:30 pm

In Pursuit of the Ancient Mariner: A Celebration of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

We explore the life of Coleridge, the master storyteller whose poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner takes us on a transforming journey from fascination to fear.

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Elephant & Castle

Fri 10 March, 7:30 pm

Do you tell the truth when you talk in your sleep? Does your sleep talk even make sense? And could it just be that you analyse your relationships in a way that’s more honest than you do when you’re awake? That’s the dangerous premise behind Elephant and Castle, a new, experimental show that springs from two years of recorded sleep talk. Using live music and extracts from those recordings, Elephant and Castle is a show about how honest it’s possible to be and have your relationship survive.

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Man Overboard Quintet

Sun 12 March, 7:30 pm

Get ready for an evening of infectious, melodic swing. Man Overboard have trawled the decades of the early 20th century to bring together this collection of toe-tapping, quick-stepping tunes of the highest quality.

The Man Overboard Quintet add their own stamp to a repertoire of tunes made famous by the likes of Billie Holiday, Django Reinhardt, the Mills Brothers, Duke Ellington and Fats Waller. The chemistry between these superb musicians and their audience makes every performance a magical occasion.

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Bright Sparks

Sun 19 Mar 11am & 2.30pm

Link and Rex are Like light and dark, left and right. Watch these two opposites get their wires crossed as they strive to find ways to work and play together.

Inspired by research into the human brain, Bright Sparks is a playful, visually rich and delightfully humorous show that explores the beauty of difference.

Research into Bright Sparks began at the egg’s 2015 Incubator. The piece looks at the left and right sides of the brain and attempts to debunk the popular and limiting myth that people are either simply ‘logical’ OR ‘creative’. In this wordless production we aim to demonstrate that the human brain actually needs both sides to function together without one dominating the other.

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Alex Hitchcock Quintet

Sun 19 March, 7:30 pm

The Alex Hitchcock Quintet features some of the exciting and distinctive rising stars from London’s vibrant jazz scene.

The group showcase a spirit of openness and interaction, blurring the boundary between written and improvised music, whilst also balancing harmonic curiosity with melodic impact.

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Engine Room

Thu 23 March, 7:30 pm

Dynamic and talented theatre makers perform new work in front of an audience, often for the very first time. Engine Room puts you at the heart of the creative process – these artists want to hear what you think.

Be part of the conversation.

This month’s Engine Room features three different works, including a mother and daughter pairing from Josie Dale-Jones, beautiful puppetry and music from Paul Mosley, and inspiration from the Cthulhu mythos arising from Lucy Grace.

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A Plateful of Jazz

Sun 26 March, 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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Southern Cone Quintet

Sun 26 March, 7:30 pm

Southern Cone Quintet take the traditional dance forms of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay and produce new music that is compelling, complex and uninhibited. Their sound includes variations and re-arrangements of Tango, Cueca, and Candombe, as well as indigenous folk songs and ancient native chants.

Taking its name from the geographical area in Southern America, it is from this rich earth that the Southern Cone Quintet draws its inspiration. The repertoire consists of re-arrangements of pieces from a wide variety of sources. From twentieth century composers like Astor Piazzolla and Violeta Parra, to traditional folk songs and ancient native chants. While the style resembles Nuevo Tango, it could also be described as “Nueva Cueca” or “Nuevo Candombe”.

“Absolutely outstanding… Wonderfully romantic”
BBC Radio 3

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Offside

Mon 27 - Tue 28 Mar, 7.30pm

A new play by Sabrina Mahfouz and Hollie McNish, Offside is told through lyrical dialogue, poetry, and punchy prose, placing the audience on touchline of a game of a lifetime.

Four women from across the centuries live, breathe, and play football. Whilst each of them face very different obstacles in pursuing their dream profession, the possibility that the beautiful game will change their futures – and the world – is tantalisingly close.

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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.

Find out more »

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

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.

Find out more »
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