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August 2017

Above the Mealy-mouthed Sea

Omnibus Theatre at Edinburgh Fringe

3 - 27 Aug (excl. Wed 16), 2pm

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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Light and Shadow

Tue 8 - Wed 30 Aug, 10am - 6pm

The second annual Anshu Asthana Memorial Exhibition Light and Shadow Paintings by James Rockwell and Tom Downie

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September 2017

Clapham Old Town Fair

Sat 2 Sep, 12pm - 6pm

Celebrating Clapham’s Heritage and Embracing its Future Indulge in some of the best food and drink Clapham has to offer, get those feet moving with lots of live music and…

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Kenny Young and the Eggplants/Rebecca Hollweg Double Bill

Sun 3 Sep, 7.30pm

An exciting double bill of music from Brooklyn band Kenny Young and the Eggplants and singer-songwriter Rebecca Hollweg.

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JUDITH: A Parting from the Body

Wed 13 – Fri 15 Sep, 7.30pm

This powerful one-act play radically reimagines the legend of Judith – the daring widow who infiltrates the enemy camp the night before battle to kill the blood-crazed head of the army, Holofernes…

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Bird and Bach

Sun 17 Sep, 7.30pm

Satire legend John Bird shares his thoughts on politics, Trump and everything else, in conversation with harpist Alison Martin, who provides the ‘Bach’ in this unique event.

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Me

Sun 24 Sep, 11am, 1pm, and 2.45pm

This early year’s favourite is a lovely and touching story about a parent and their love for their child.

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A Plateful of Jazz

Sun 24 Sep 1pm-3pm

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…

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Above the Mealy-mouthed Sea

Wed 27 – Fri 29 Sep, 7.30pm

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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So, This is What Happened…

Thu 28 Sep, 7.30pm

True stories told by you. Ordinary people tell their extraordinary stories. They’re poignant, funny, life affirming, cathartic and true. You could be a part of it if you have a…

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There Will Be Cake

Tue 26 - Sat 30 Sep, 7.30pm & 9pm

An all-star improv show from award-winning improvisers Marcus Brigstocke, Rachel Parris, Pippa Evans and Paul Foxcroft. There Will Be Cake brings together 4 of the best improvisers in the country…

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October 2017

Magnard Ensemble Family Concert

Sun 1 Oct, 11am

Join the members of the Magnard Ensemble as they introduce you to the wonderful world of wind chamber music and playing music together.

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The Overcoat

Wed 4 - Fri 6 Oct, 7.30pm

Fresh from the success of Heart of Darkness last spring, Scandal and Gallows Theatre are back with a new staging of Nikolai Gogol’s famous short story.

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Free

Omnibus Theatre Fun Palace

Sat 7 & Sun 8 Oct, 11am-4pm

The Omnibus Fun Palace will have something for everyone, of all ages, embracing the fun and creative nature of the national Fun Palaces movement.

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Where Do All the Dead Pigeons Go?

Sat 7 Oct, 7.30pm

With felt-tip pens, and his ex-girlfriend’s overhead projector, Scott Turnbull takes us on a journey through space and time. This frolic of cartoon and comic reason miraculously weaves science fiction, memoir, parable, fairy-tale and farce… it’s weird, fast and inventive.

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Mosaic

Sun 8 Oct, 7.30pm

Led by vibraphonist and Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize winner Ralph Wyld, Mosaic combines elements of contemporary jazz and chamber music in an exciting but accessible way.

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A Dangerous Woman

Wed 11 - Thu 12 Oct, 7.30pm

A Dangerous Woman tells the story of one woman’s struggle to carve her own path in a family of six women. Women who are both allies and enemies. Based on Manjeet’s own experience this bold and unapologetic new play explores what happens when you dare to challenge conformity, and make your voice heard.

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The Frog Princess Punked

Fri 13 Oct, 7.30pm

Crazed Russian fairytale meets punk rock! What happens when Ivan marries a frog? A wicked racket! Urban meets forest. Patriarchy meets feminism. Baba Yaga meets Koschey the Deathless! Pioneering storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton and musicians Georgia Kalogeropoulou and Dawn Rose embark on a provocative collaboration, combining girl-punk with a surreal narrative, mixing spoken word, distorted guitar, demonic drums, and a collage of fragmented images v-jayed live by digital artist Fotios Begklis. It’s gonna be loud! Adults only! “Disgusting! Get out before the doors close!” The Guardian

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Schutte the Unromantic

Sat 14 Oct, 7.30pm

Schutte the Unromantic is Katy’s new storytelling stand-up comedy show fresh from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A comic solo show written and performed by Katy Schutte about trying to find love despite freezing up at chocolates, serenades and thoughtful surprises.

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Beethoven’s Quartet Journey

Sun 15 Oct, 4pm

Actor David Timson represents Beethoven in this thrilling concert-drama by Clare Norburn, with the Dante Quartet in the role of the imaginary quartet in the composer’s head, performing all three of Beethoven’s great “Razumovsky” Quartets.

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Mary and Me

Tue 17 - Thu 19 Oct, 7.30pm

Ireland, 1986 and a fifteen year old girl dies giving birth at a grotto. An original and sometimes humorous imagining of a young woman’s search for understanding in a conversation with the statue of the Virgin Mary.

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I’m Unique… Just like Everyone Else: An evening of Theatre, Film and Spoken Word

Fri 20 Oct, 7.30pm

In a world where everyone is as unique as the next person, Omnibus Theatre collaborates with theatre makers Rachael Black and Naomi Joseph in an evening that celebrates individuality. Join us for an evening of theatre, film and spoken word as we explore conforming and rebelling in today’s world.

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I Walk in Your Words

Sat 21 Oct, 7.30pm

Interview-based headphone verbatim theatre work challenging cultural stereotypes in the sharing of personal stories about identity and belonging.

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Jesse Sebastian Flamenco

Sun 22 Oct, 7.30pm

Flamenco is music on the edge. It is passion only just restrained, emotion only just contained by form.

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A Cracked Plaster Sky

Tue 24- Sat 28 Oct, 7.30pm

“And it is then I finally realise. I am lost” Inspired by real stories of women working in street prostitution, A Cracked Plaster Sky tells the irreverent and painfully amusing…

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So, This is What Happened…

Thu 26 Oct, 7.30pm

True stories told by you. Ordinary people tell their extraordinary stories.

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A Plateful of Jazz

Sun 29 Oct 1pm-3pm

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…

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The Trap

Tue 31 Oct – Sun 19 Nov

Tom and Clem are deep in debt. Alan, Tom’s boss, owes big bucks. Meryl, Alan’s manager, is mortgaged to the hilt. When The Debt Duck’s owner liquidates the company and retires to his luxury chalet, Tom, Clem, Alan and Meryl each decide to crack the safe, steal some cash and put an end to their financial woes.

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November 2017

Mark Kavuma Quartet

Sun 5 November, 7.30pm

Rising young jazz soloist, Mark Kavuma, brings his fantastic quartet to Omnibus Theatre.

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EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL: Kath Haling Group

Sun 12 Nov, 7.30pm

Multi-prize winner, Misha Mullov-Abbado has come together with one of London’s leading Jazz pianists and arrangers Liam Dunachie, the amazing Will Glaser on drums along with one of Australia’s brightest exports Kath Haling to create a musical adventure where the worlds of jazz and pop collide.

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EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL Rob Luft Band

Sun 19 Nov, 7.30pm

Award-winning London-based guitarist Rob Luft is a young, incredibly talented artist and musician with a strong vision.

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Engine Room

Wed 22 Nov, 7.30pm

Be part of the conversation. 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…

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Zeraffa Giraffa

25 Nov – 17 Dec

Across the plains of Ethiopia where grass grows tall and acacias taste sweet.  A young giraffe is sent as a gift from the Pasha of Egypt to the King of France, but Paris is very far away…

This brand new adaptation is told using beautiful hand-made puppets and an original musical score that will bring you along Zeraffa’s epic journey across land and sea.

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The Society of Strange

Sat 25 Nov, 7.30pm

From the creators of the Olivier Award-winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, a fresh new take on improvised theatre.

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A Plateful of Jazz

Sun 26 Nov, 1pm-3pm

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…

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Alexandra Ridout Quintet

Sun 26 Nov, 7.30pm

Alexandra is the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year and The British Jazz Awards ‘Rising Star’ runner up. She performs with her quintet, whose passion for the music and outstanding musicianship produce an incredibly mature band sound that belies their tender years.

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So, This is What Happened…

Thu 30 Nov, 7.30pm

True stories told by you. Ordinary people tell their extraordinary stories. They’re poignant, funny, life affirming, cathartic and true. You could be a part of it if you have a…

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December 2017

Revue Z: Zoe Martlew Cabaret

Sun 3 Dec, 8.30pm

A one-woman musical cabaret written and performed by Zoë Martlew. Featuring a blonde, a cello, a whip and a lot of digital playback…

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The Turn of the Screw

Thu 7 – Sat 9 Dec | Thu 14 – Sat 16 Dec , 7.30pm

In the tradition of Victorian fireside ghost stories, Strange Fish bring you Henry James’ classic tale of suspense, horror and repressed sexuality.

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