A 40- to 60-seat fringe venue above The Bread & Roses Pub, the theatre programs a wide-spread variety of productions for local as well as far-reaching audiences. Equality, diversity and artistic quality are at the forefront of the theatre's programming, which features in-house productions as well as many visiting companies. The theatre regularly hosts touring shows and has worked with award-winning ensembles with decades of experience but also frequently welcomes and supports emerging theatre-makers taking their first steps. The programme includes new writing, contemporary revivals, reinvented classics and occasionally also devised work, improvisational theatre, comedy events, family shows and physical theatre.
Located within walking distance of several Underground and Overground stations in London Travel Zone 2 (Clapham North, Clapham Common, Clapham High Street and Wandsworth Road) as well as many bus routes nearby, the theatre sits in a brilliant location. Furthermore, the pubdownstairs offers drinks, food, a beer garden and on Fridays and Saturdays often live music after the theatre performances.
Previous shows include: 5-star-reviewed in-house productions of dirty butterfly(debbie tucker green), Low Level Panic (by Clare McIntyre) and Miss Julie (by August Strindberg, adapted by Tessa Hart) presented by the Bread & Roses Theatre Company; ?acclaimed 4-star-reviewed premiers of new plays White Feathers (by Suzy Gill), presented by Blue Ash Theatre Company, and Cooked (by Christopher Adams), presented by ScotchBonnet Theatre; a 5-star-reviewed new take on Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray (by John Foster) presented by Doppelganger Production; 5-star-reviewed Muscovado (by Matilda Ibini) which went on to tour the UK presented by BurntOut Theatre; the 5-star reviewed premier of The Princess Monologues as well as the ground-breaking One Billion Rising and UNHEARD Festivals presented by Goblin Baby Theatre Co.; yearly sold-out V-Day benefit productions of The Vagina Monologues (by Eve Ensler); the premier of a brand-new translation of Federico García Lorca's Blood Wedding (by Fay Lomas) presented by Dreamcatcher Theatre; and the London premier of Romeo & Rosaline (by Sharon Jennings) presented by award-winning theatre company Fentiman; a 5-star-reviewed revival of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) presented by Burn Bright Theatre; as well as many more as the theatre has worked with over 100 companies at this stage!
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