LITTLE DID I KNOW by Doc Andersen-Bloomfield
6 - 10 February
Told from Yarl’s Wood Detention and Removal Centre (for Women Asylum Seekers) in England, Aaneseh recounts her horrendous and sometimes amusing journey as a teen refugee, pretending to be a boy, and all those she meets along her journey from Syria to England. Her wise old grandmother’s Syrian folktales and insights have set Aaneseh on this challenging road to possible freedom, independence from male ownership, eventual safety- although the road she travels is anything but safe - and, ultimately, to a proud womanhood.
Catapult Theatre Company presents
STATEMENTS by Samuel Clayton
13 - 17 February
Daniel is obsessed with Jazz, but the world is too loud a place to hear what’s going on. Javeed doesn’t understand a word, but happily communicates with anybody by smiling. Toby makes a lot of noise, but nobody seems to listen…
An exploration of Asperger’s, Down Syndrome and misunderstood emotions introduces you to the parents, teachers, friends and professionals who touch the lives of three very different boys with one shared hope in life.
Goblin Baby Co. presents
20 - 21 February
A collective roar to break open, expose, and examine the insidiousness of violence at all levels: brutality, neglect, a punch, even a put-down.
This groundbreaking collection, edited by author and playwright Eve Ensler, features pieces from “Until the Violence Stops,” the international tour that brings the issue of violence against women and girls to the forefront of our consciousness. These diverse voices rise up in a collective roar to break open, expose, and examine the insidiousness of brutality, neglect, a punch, or a put-down. These writings are inspired, funny, angry, heartfelt, tragic, and beautiful. But above all, together they create a true and profound portrait of this issue’s effect on every one of us.
Goblin Baby Theatre Co. presents V-Day 2018:
The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler
22 - 24 February
The yearly sell-out show is back! For the sixth year in a row (and the fourth time at The Bread & Roses Theatre), Goblin Baby Co. presents a V-Day benefit production of The Vagina Monologues! Being the only London theatre with a yearly production the show always sells out, so make sure to book as soon as you can.
JamesArts Productions present
written & directed by Scott James
27 February - 10 March
How does the area in which we grow up affect us? If what you see is what you know, does that mark your card from the start. "F*ckingLifeMate" follows Kirsty, a girl growing up in Thamesmead in South East London. Crime rate is high, teenage pregnancy is common and being gay is still not OK.
Kirsty and her friends maneuver their way through this way of life, whilst dealing with their troublesome families and home-lives.
13 - 17 March
A Tragic Carmody by Brian Whelan 13 & 15 March
In his first play celebrated contemporary artist Brian Whelan tells the true story of his collaboration with the late artist Danny Carmody as they attempt to stage an exhibition of London Irish art .
Mosley Must Fall by Martin McNamara 16 March
October 1936. Tensions are rising in the streets of East London as Oswald Mosley and his fascists prepare to march through the Jewish and Irish ghettos. And tensions are running high in the McEnroe household.
What’s the Story? by Maureen Alcorn 14th March
1940. Two young Irish girls join the thousands leaving their native land to take up nursing posts in war torn London. How will they fair amongst the bombs and rationing as they care for TB patients in the Lewisham hospital to which they are sent?
“Across the Water” 17 March
- a celebration for St Patrick’s Day
Join the actors and musicians for a truly London Irish celebration. In this special “Shows from the Songs” we have six short plays based on well-known Irish songs. Come along prepared to sing along with old favourites such as Cockles and Mussels, Galway Girl, Delaney’s Donkey as well as more contemporary songs.
DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
The Platform has been running regularly since October 2012 and has quickly established itself as an opportunity to discover, develop and explore new short plays and monologues for audiences as well as creatives. Since starting The Platform the BRTC has also gone on to produce four full scale 5 star reviewed productions. As the original project that triggered the eventual launch of The Bread & Roses Theatre it now takes place twice per year and usually sells out, so make sure to book your tickets asap!
General Huber and his Office
11, 12 March 7.30pm
Time for Something New
New Dreams Theatre are delighted to be showcasing several evenings of new writing in 2018 at The Bread and Roses Theatre. NDT take great pride in showcasing the very latest talent coming into the profession with more established artists. So join us on a roller coaster ride of laughter tears and amazing new talent.