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October 2015

Howl At The Moon

Fri 30 October 2015, 7:30 pm

It’s July 1969. David Bowie has just released ‘Space Oddity’. The Apollo 11 Rocket is going to the moon. On board are Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. Two…

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November 2015

“Author, Composer, Soldier of a Sort”

Sun 1 November 2015, 4:30 pm
“Gloucester, county of Cotswold and Severn, and its plain - rich and sweet of airs - as the Romans knew, who made their homes in exile by the brown river,… Find out more »

Engine Room

Thu 5 November 2015, 7:30 pm
Engine Room is a new scratch night at Omnibus, carefully curated to bring you distinctive and dynamic performance from emerging artists working across art forms and between genres. Take a… Find out more »

Are There More Of You?

Fri 6 November 2015, 7:30 pm

“If you lay yourself open, people will jump in with both feet, won’t they?” In her own one-woman comedy drama Alison Skilbeck (The Archers, Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple, Doctor Who)…

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Perception Festival: Identity

Wed 11 - Sun 15 November
‘Identity combines how I see myself and how others see me. Identity involves the internal and the subjective, and the external. It is a socially recognised position, recognised by others,… Find out more »

The Bogus Woman

Wed 11 November - Sat 14 November, 7.30pm

Curtis Productions & Theatre by the Lake present The Bogus Woman by Kay Adshead in association with Mama Quilla Productions Performed by Krissi Bohn Directed by Zoë Waterman Designed by…

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Instructions For American Servicemen In Britain

Fri 20 November 2015, 7:30 pm

It’s 1942 and a horde of Yankee servicemen have just arrived in England – where the locals speak a strange dialect, boil all their food, and talk endlessly about the…

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Omniwrite

Sun 22 November 2015, 7:30 pm

Omniwrite returns with an evening of bold new work from a selection of dynamic writers, including…
Rikki Beadle-Blair, Fiona Whitelaw, and Miran Hadzic.

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Clapham Lights

Fri 27 November, 4pm - 10pm
Omnibus and Clapham BID are delighted to present Clapham Lights Fantastic FREE pop-up activities and performances at Light Hubs across Clapham. For one night only, Clapham will be illuminated with… Find out more »
December 2015

Last Christmas

Sat 5 December 2015, 7:30 pm

by Judy Flynn Eight short stories about love – requited, unrequited and always unpredictable. Judy Flynn takes us on a journey through love’s peaks and troughs with poignant and hilarious…

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So, This Is What Happened…

Thu 10 December 2015, 7:30 pm

Sometimes the best stories are the ones we star in ourselves. Come and join us for the fifth in our series of storytelling evenings, So, This is What Happened… Buy…

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Free

Omni-Christmas Party

Sat 12 December 2015, 12:00 pm

Clapham Omnibus are hosting a Christmas party! Family Theatre, Great Food and Jazz to send you on your merry way! 12.00: Nutcracker performers take their final bows 12.00 – 1pm: Delicous treats in the…

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January 2016

The Bad Mood

Sunday 10th January, 11am & 2.30pm

Exploring ideas around empathy and resilience, HQ and the audience try to cope with the Bad Mood every which way they can, from soothing to arguing and – ultimately – to dancing it off! Each stage is represented by a piece of classical music, including pieces by Ravel, Cage and Bach.

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British Comic Opera

Sat 16 January 2016, 7:30 pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, tomorrow evening’s performance by the British Comic Opera has had to be postponed. Unfortunately three out of five members of the company have come down with laryngitis and…

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So, This Is What Happened…

Thu 21 January 2016, 7:30 pm

Sometimes the best stories are the ones we star in ourselves. Come and join us for the seventh in our series of storytelling evenings, So, This is What Happened…

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Northanger Abbey

Thu 28 January 2016, 7:30 pm

Through a remarkably faithful, award-winning adaptation of this classic work, Box Tale Soup will transport you into a world of beautiful paper puppets and gothic romance.

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Handa’s Hen

Sat 30 January, 11.00am & 2.00pm

Based on a book by Eileen Brown, this beautiful show weaves puppetry, music and dance to introduce counting and animals to children aged between 2 and 6 years old.  The…

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February 2016

LGBT+ Microfest

Wed 3 February – Wed 17 February
Omnibus marks LGBT+ History Month this February through a diverse programme of theatre, film, visual arts and conversation. Read our Microfest Q&A with Maggi Hambling here. Wilde Without the Boy Cahoots Theatre Company… Find out more »

Wilde Without The Boy (LGBT+ Microfest)

Wed 3 February 2016, 7:30 pm

“…The gods had given me almost everything…. genius…. high social position…. brilliancy, intellectual daring. Whatever I touched I made beautiful…. I summed up all systems in a phrase, and all…

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Belfast Boy (LGBT+ Microfest)

Fri 5 February 2016, 7:30 pm

Martin Hall is having trouble sleeping. Since fleeing from Belfast, his brothers have fallen in and out with the law, his mother has had her heart broken, and he’s struggled…

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LGBT+ Film Night

Sat 6 February 2016, 7:30 pm

Hosted by David Dandridge, Omnibus presents a night of thought-provoking shorts about London’s queer spaces. The screenings will be followed by a Q&A panel discussion including David Dandridge and Charlie Cox, bringing together…

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A Statue for Oscar Wilde – An Evening with Maggi Hambling

Wed 17 February 2016, 7:30 pm

“We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars” British painter and sculptor Maggi Hambling, who has delighted and tormented the public and art…

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So, This Is What Happened…

Thu 25 February 2016, 7:30 pm

Sometimes the best stories are the ones we star in ourselves. Come and join us for the seventh in our series of storytelling evenings, So, This is What Happened…

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March 2016

British Comic Opera

Sat 5 March 2016, 7:30 pm

British Comic Opera are a collective of singers, directors and music makers looking to have more fun. With an exciting and hilarious repertoire, BCO bring opera to you with the…

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Sea Story

Sun 13 Mar, 11am & 2pm

“The lush sand was swept away in a rush of power, and the beach was no longer a beach, for it was underwater and slowly drowning…” Weaving together 100 stories…

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In Conversation with Michael Gambon and Miriam Margolyes
Stars of stage, screen and Harry Potter!

Wed 16 March 2016, 7:30 pm

Marie McCarthy, artistic director, is delighted to invite you to a very special evening at Omnibus. Michael Gambon and Miriam Margolyes, two of Britain’s biggest stars, will be sharing stories and highlights from their stage and film careers, and will join us for a drinks reception in our theatre bar.

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HP Lovecraft’s ‘At the Mountains of Madness’

Thu 17 March 2016, 7:30 pm

Icarus Theatre Collective brings you the first theatre adaption of HP Lovecraft’s chilling masterpiece. William Dyer is brought vividly to life, trapped and tormented by visions of what he saw – and what he could not possibly have seen – in that ancient, Antarctic wasteland.

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Actors Alive: Fugee by Abi Morgan

Sat 19 March 2016, 7:00 pm

Fugee is a play about lost dreams, lost countries and a generation of lost children walking the pavements of London. Join us to celebrate this amazing work devised and performed by a talented group of 8 to 15 year olds.

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Engine Room

Thu 24 March 2016, 7:30 pm

Engine Room is our regular scratch night, carefully curated to bring you distinctive and dynamic performances from emerging artists. Our talented actors develop risk-taking work that seeks to open doors and start conversations. Open your mind, book a ticket, and be prepared for something bizarre and brilliant.

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Zonk FM

Wed 30 March 2016, 7:30 pm

Debbie and Dave DJ to an empty back room in a local pub. But Debbie also runs a radio station in her bedroom. “Thank you for tuning into this frequency. My name is Debbie, your Zonk FM host, bringing you Planet Earth’s first radio show for aliens…” All life is out there in this poignant new comedy written by Angus Brown.

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So, This Is What Happened…

Thu 31 March 2016, 7:30 pm

Sometimes the best stories are the ones we star in ourselves. Join us for a celebration of words and voices as a group of ordinary people tell their real-life 10-minute stories. All characters appearing in these stories are non-fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is intentional.

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April 2016

Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London

Thu 7 April 2016, 7:30 pm

At the end of her life, Eleanor Roosevelt relives her dangerous trip to wartime London, visiting a bomb-damaged Buckingham Palace and midnight factories staffed by women. She recalls her personal journey from unhappy child, to unconventional wife and, in President Truman’s words ‘First Lady of the World’.

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Melody

Thu 14 April 2016, 7:30 pm

Performance poet Jemima Foxtrot explores how music attaches itself to memories, people and places. By weaving words with fragments of funk, soul and folk music, Jemima tells a charming, funny and poignant story of childhood, tackling displacement, growing up, love, heartbreak and joy.

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Omniwrite

Fri 15 April 2016, 7:30 pm

OmniWrite returns with an evening of bold new work from a selection of dynamic writers.

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Shakesperience!

Sat 23 April 2016, 7:30 pm

In celebration of 400 years of the Bard, we take a slightly off-beat look at his life and dramatic achievements. Expect songs, witty Beatrice and Benedick, Hamlet’s Advice to the Players, Falstaff and Hal, as you’ve never quite seen (or heard!) them before!

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So, This Is What Happened…

Thu 28 April 2016, 7:30 pm

Sometimes the best stories are the ones we star in ourselves. Join us for a celebration of words and voices as a group of ordinary people tell their real-life 10-minute stories. All characters appearing in these stories are non-fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is intentional.

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May 2016

Suitcase Stories

Sun 15 May, 11am & 2.30pm

One suitcase can tell a thousand stories… Especially when the suitcase belongs to this particular lady. Journey around the world with our well travelled friend as she regales you with tales of fishermen, fairies, feasts and beasts, from Yorkshire, through Poland and on to India!

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So, This Is What Happened…

Thu 26 May 2016, 7:30 pm

Sometimes the best stories are the ones we star in ourselves. Come and join us for our series of storytelling evenings. So, This is What Happened…

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Hangmen Rehanged

Fri 27 May, 7pm - 10pm | Conference: 9am - 6.30pm

Hangmen Rehanged is a performance built around an NT Live screening of Martin McDonagh’s Olivier Award winning play, first produced at the Royal Court Theatre, and then transferred to the West End.

A multi-disciplinary collaboration between the National Theatre, Omnibus, Edible Cinema and Kings College London.

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June 2016

In Conversation with… Alison Steadman

Fri 3 June 2016, 7:30 pm

Continuing our series of In conversation with… events, we are delighted that national treasure Alison Steadman OBE will be paying a visit Omnibus to talk about her career and personal experiences.

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Underwater Love

Tue 14 June 2016, 7:30 pm

Underwater Love explores how young people assert themselves within relationships in a world saturated with sexual imagery and content. Each performance will be followed by a Forum workshop in which the audience will become involved as actors to change the outcome for the characters, exploring how they can make positive change.

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A Midsummer’s Dream Cycle Ride

Sun 19 June 2016, 2:30 pm

– TRICK CYCLISTS – STILT WALKERS – MUSICIANS – TRAVELLING SOUNDSCAPES –

Following our popular Festive Light Ride in December celebrating the International Year of Light, the bike ride returns! Featuring trick cyclists, stilt walkers & antics from the cast of Shakespeare’s finest comedy, all in the glorious summer sun.

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So, This Is What Happened…

Thu 23 June 2016, 7:30 pm

Join us for a celebration of words and voices as ordinary people tell their real-life stories. All characters appearing in these stories are non-fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is intentional.

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Come To Where I’m From: London

Tue 28 June 2016, 7:30 pm

Since 2010, Come To Where I’m From has seen more than 100 writers from across the UK writing plays about the places that shaped them. At theatres from Bristol to Belfast, Cardiff to Coventry and Nottingham to Newcastle, these plays have been performed by the playwrights themselves, coming home to tell their tale.

Now Come To Where I’m From invites London playwrights to tell their stories for the first time. In partnership with Tamasha, Paines Plough present a series of London Come To Where I’m From events across the city.

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Yellow Spot Film Night

Wed 29 June 2016, 7:00 pm

Yellow Spot Collective are back with another Spot Night featuring an array of eclectic short films. This time our panel will shine its light on the ‘Director – Actor Relationship’ answering questions submitted by emerging filmmakers and actors including:

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Engine Room

Thu 30 June 2016, 7:30 pm
A scratch night presenting emerging artists working across art forms and between genres. This month's Engine Room artists are: Welcome to Rabbit Beach Written by Juliet Miriam Clark Devised and… Find out more »
July 2016

Impromptunes

Thu 7 July 2016, 7:30 pm

Australia’s premier improv troupe brings its riotous musical comedy to London. Based on a single suggestion, this talented ensemble improvise an entire musical, completely on the spot. It’s unrehearsed. It’s unpredictable. It’s a whole lot of fun. It’s Impromptunes.

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Character Tålks & Squirrel

Fri 8 July 2016, 7:30 pm

Previewing their shows for the Edinburgh Fringe, two of Norway’s finest comedic talents are here to bring their unique sense of humour to the heart of Clapham. Character Tålks A…

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Pea Green Boat

Sat 23 July, 11am, 11.45am, 12.30pm & 1pm

Sail away to a land of imagination in our beautiful pea green boat. Join magical storyteller Camilla Gürtler for a journey of fantasy and adventure.

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In Conversation With… Greta Scacchi

Sat 23 July 2016, 7:30 pm

Star of stage and screen Greta Scacchi makes her debut at Omnibus in the multi-arts venue’s seventh In Conversation With. These series of intimate evenings are spent getting up close…

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Tomorrow, Maybe

Tue 26 - Wed 27 July, 7.30pm

An immersive original British musical set in a commuters’ coffee shop. It focuses on snapshots of the people we cross paths with every day: from a Sicilian woman who fails to connect with the world around her, to a homeless man and his powerful tale of hope, the show questions how much we can really know about those around us.

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Mule

Edinburgh Fringe Preview

Thu 28 - Fri 29 July, 7.30pm

How does the seemingly innocent adventure of a summer spent in the party capital of the world spiral out of control and end with two young women locked up in a notoriously hard-core South American prison?

Inspired by the real events of the Peru Two, Mule explores the murky, hedonistic world of drug smuggling.

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Mr Kingdom’s Queen Victoria (Or a Little of What You Fancy)

Sat 30 Jul, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

The queen who ruled a kingdom (and an empire) as you’ve never dared think of her before.

A bitingly irreverent, painfully funny and strangely moving new show from legendary Fringe First Award winner Bob Kingdom (Dylan Thomas: Return Journey, The Truman Capote Talk Show).

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Egg

Sun 31 July 2016, 7:30 pm

The girly one from Fringe sketch veterans WitTank (‘Masterful’ Sunday Times) presents his debut stand up show about how weird we all are.

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August 2016

Mule

Omnibus at Edinburgh Fringe

3 - 29 August (excl. Wed 17 Aug), 1.30pm

How does the seemingly innocent adventure of a summer spent in the party capital of the world spiral out of control and end with two young women locked up in a notoriously hard-core South American prison?

Inspired by the real events of the Peru Two, Mule explores the murky, hedonistic world of drug smuggling.

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September 2016

Clapham Village Fete

Sat 3 September, 12 noon - 6pm

In celebration of 150 years of the London Fire Brigade, be transported back to the 19th century and experience the re-creation of Clapham circa 1866.

Learn about local history with installations from Clapham Society and an interactive Fire Engine Display. Battle it out in the Egg and Spoon Race, try your hand at the Coconut Shy, get creative at our Arts and Craft Stalls, say hello to some furry faces from Vauxhall City Farm and much more, all topped off with some of the best food and drink Clapham has to offer!

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Engine Room

Thu 15 September 2016, 7:30 pm
An inspirational night of new performances from theatre-makers working across art forms and between genres. We are programming for the next Engine Room on January 19. If you're a theatremaker… Find out more »

Omniwrite

Fri 16 September 2016, 7:30 pm
Omniwrite profiles the newest of new writing for performance. An audience sees 20 minutes of three pieces of new drama, hot off the pen, performed in public for the very… Find out more »

64 Squares

Wed 21 - Fri 23 Sep, 7.30pm

‘You might have noticed there are four of me. Don’t worry. You’ll get used to it. I have.’ A one man show performed by three actors and a drummer. Welcome…

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The Owl & The Pussycat’s Treasury of Nonsense

Sun 25 Sep, 11am & 2.30pm

The Owl is a poet, intent on writing his greatest masterpiece yet, but he shares his den with the Pussycat who likes telling stories too, and she has a quite a different approach!

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In Conversation with… Bill Nighy

Fri 30 September 2016, 7:30 pm

An evening with West End and Hollywood star, Bill Nighy, who will talk about his life and career with Jonathan Maitland.

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October 2016

Heart of Darkness

Perception Festival

Fri 14 October 2016, 8:00 pm

After a five-star run at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Scandal and Gallows Theatre bring their searing one-man adaptation of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness – the book that inspired Apocalypse Now – to Omnibus’s Perception Festival.

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Acts of Defiance

Perception Festival

Sat 15 October 2016, 7:30 pm

On the back of packed-out show The Bogus Woman last Autumn, Mama Quilla return to Omnibus for a brand new debate. Acts of Defiance produced by award winning company Mama Quilla consists of three short explosive one woman plays, written by internationally renowned writer Kay Adshead.

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Beyond the Blue

Perception Festival

Sun 16 October 2016, 12:30 pm

Full of puppetry, live music and audience interaction, join the Sad Teddy Bear, the Honest Tiger Girl and friends as they experience an adventure inspired by events in the world today.

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Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain

Wed 19 - Sat 22 Oct, 7.30pm

It’s 1942 and a horde of Yankee servicemen have just arrived in England – where the locals speak a strange dialect, boil all their food, and talk endlessly about the weather.…

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3 Stories From Radio 4

Thu 27 October 2016, 7:30 pm

Join Radio 4 writer John Osborne for a special evening of stories, written and performed for Radio 4. Here he presents three funny and heart warming tales, which also promise to be a positive masterclass in how to keep an audience captivated.

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November 2016

The Man Who Would Be King

Tue 1 Nov - Wed 2 Nov, 7.30pm

A tale of greed, adventure and ruin inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s classic mercenary yarn.

This is the story of Peachy Carnehan and Daniel Dravot; soldiers-for-hire amid the shifting borders of the Middle East. Tired of the mercenary life, Peachy and Daniel have come up with a plan; head to Northern Afghanistan, enslave the natives, and install themselves as kings.

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The Trials of Galileo

Thu 3 November 2016, 7:30 pm

The Trials of Galileo focuses on the events surrounding Galileo’s heresy trial in 1633. In this reprimand by Pope Urban is Galileo’s tragedy, a mistaken belief that if he supplied the church with proof, he would enlighten the world while escaping persecution. He understood the science better than any man alive, but never grasped the politics. Until it was too late.

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Mule

Tue 8 - Sat 19 Nov (excl. Sun 13 & Mon 14), 7.30pm

How does the seemingly innocent adventure of a summer spent in the party capital of the world spiral out of control and end locked up in a notoriously hard core South American prison?

Inspired by the events of the Peru Two, Mule explores the murky, hedonistic network of drug smuggling and it’s apparent female-isation. Award-winning Omnibus Associate Kat Woods explores the complex roles of victimhood, media spin and personal tragedy in this flawless two-hander. Delving into a dingy world of fake smiles and real tears, the web of characters involved grow and shrink in a mess of details, lies and carefully guarded truths.

An Omnibus production from the writer/director of Belfast Boy and Wasted

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Permission Improbable

Sat 26 November 2016, 6:00 pm

Permission Improbable is Improbable’s ongoing project to support the growth of an improvisation culture created by women. Some of the women you’ll see this evening have been improvising for years, some only a few months.

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December 2016

Otto & The Robin

Thu 1 - Sun 18 Dec (excl. 5 & 12 Dec),
11am & 1.30pm (School Days) / 11am & 2pm (Weekends)

You are invited to the Piddle under Puddle annual Christmas party! Everyone will be there. Well nearly everyone… Otto would like to go, but he’s just too shy. Then one day a robin flies in through Otto’s window and changes his life forever.

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January 2017

Engine Room

Thu 19 January, 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 award-winning poet and performer Amy Acre, theatre and documentary film from Kluane Saunders, and the darkly comic Alexandra Donnachie.

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WOW! Said The Owl

Sun 22 Jan, 11am, 1pm, 2.45pm

Based on the acclaimed children’s book by writer Tim Hopgood, Wow! Said the Owl explores the wow-wow world of colours with a curious little owl who is determined to stay awake to see what daylight brings.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Sat 28 January, 7:30 pm

“What does it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul?” Award winning Box Tale Soup (Northanger Abbey, Casting the Runes) present Oscar Wilde’s haunting story of evil, debauchery and scandal, featuring puppetry and a powerful original soundtrack.

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February 2017

Forbidden Love

Wed 8 February, 7:30 pm

“The gifted singer Jessica Walker” (New York Times) presents a provocative evening of gay love songs in times of repression, in her uniquely androgynous performance style. The new arrangements for voice, piano and accordion are accompanied by MD Joseph Atkins.

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Out of Sight

Thu 9 February, 7:30 pm

Iron Hoof Productions presents a reading of an extract of David Dandridge’s new play New Cross Spartacus, which explores the displacement and isolation of individuals, particularly older gay men, amid the increasing gentrification of once overlooked areas of London.

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Queer Shorts

Fri 10 February, 7:30 pm

Whip out your most sparkly attire for a night of thought-shaking filmmaking and theatricality!

Queer Shorts is a brand new variety night as part of our Unnatural Acts festival. Stick around after the shorts for a post-show panel discussion with artists and creatives.

Full programme to be announced.

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Stamp

Thu 9 - Fri 10 Feb, 9.30pm

Join us for a bit of irreverent cabaret theatre that flies in the face of gender rules, brushes aside political correctness and embraces chaos, humour and heckling. Hosted by the love-child of Sandi…

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The Conscious Uncoupling

Sat 11 February, 7:30 pm

In an increasingly serial monogamous society, we all face the possibility of more serious breakups in a lifetime than ever before.

In a brand new solo theatre and storytelling show, Radio 4 and festival regular Rosie Wilby interweaves a rich, romantic narrative about two people connecting over a shared love of Richard Hawley music and the London skyline with their eventual breakup emails and the visits of three ghosts from our romantic future, past and present.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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April 2017

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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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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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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The School of Night-Improvised Shakespeare

Sat 13 May, 7.30pm

Revived by maverick genius Ken Campbell, the theatrical heretics have re-formed to summon the muses, raise the dead, and spontaneously create a new Shakespearean play from audience suggestions.

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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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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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Engine Room

Wed 24 May, 7:30 pm

Four compelling theatre makers perform their new work in a special ‘And That’s Another Story’ edition of Engine Room.

See artists work across different art forms and explore shadow images, tell stories about the flowers referenced in Shakespeare and an adaptation of the compact history of infinity. Putting you at the heart of the creative process, these artists want to hear what you think. Be part of the conversation.

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June 2017

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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July 2017

Above the Mealy-mouthed Sea

Fri 21 July, 7.30pm

Fusing poetry and song, award-winning Unholy Mess return with a funny, strange and poignant play about growing up and inescapable truths. Performance poet Jemima Foxtrot takes you on a powerful journey exploring memory, childhood and what happens when we can’t quite get the story right.

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Macblair: Charlie Dupré (Falling Sparrow)

Sun 23 - Mon 24 Jul, 7.30pm

It is 1994. Returning from a successful parliamentary meeting, Macblair and Macbrown meet three weird hacks on a stairwell in the House of Commons. They prophesy that Macblair will become…

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