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DECEMBER 2018 - JUNE 2019



HEAD-ROT HOLIDAY by Sarah Daniels

27 Nov - 22 Dec


‘Christmas is a right frightening bastard. If you can survive it in here then there’s hope’.

December 1991. In a secure hospital for the criminally insane, three women prepare for the Christmas disco. The parole board’s recipe for early release: put on a dress, wear some make-up… and dance with a rapist or killer of your choice. Ruth hears voices but distracts herself with karaoke. Claudia defies the racist nurses and longs to see her children. Dee applies mascara for the first time and is paid a visit by an angel. Behind iron bars, the patients and nurses of Penwell Hospital ask: in such a topsy-turvy world, who are you to say

that I’m insane?




ALTERNATIVITY by Timothy Blore


9, 10, 16 & 17 Dec 7:45pm


‘There’s a reason why the girls at school made me get ‘Virgin for Life’ on the back of my leavers’ hoody’

It’s Christmas in Billericay. The boys are back from uni, Mum’s been on the wine and Dad’s dozing off when theres a knock at the door… This is a very untraditional EsseXmas story.

Written by Timothy Blore and directed by Offie and Broadway World

nominated Scott Le Crass, this festive comedy is guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit. (Although it might be slightly more raucous than your average Nativity play).

Prepare yourselves for a not so Silent Night!



in conversation with graham norton


8 - 26 Jan 2019

Mark has a problem. Mark has so much to say. Mark has nobody to talk to. Mark is 17 and lonely. Mark has a photo of Graham Norton. Graham knows how to listen. Graham knows what questions to ask. Graham looks kind. Graham won’t judge. Graham is just a photo.




the ruffian on the stair


29 Jan - 16 Feb 2019

“The heart is situated just below this badge on my pullover. Don’t miss, will you?”

Joyce spends her days alone while Mike is out at work. One day she has a visitor. Incest, murder, homosexuality and goldfish prove a tasty mix in Joe Orton’s classic comedy of menace and goldfish in a new revival from the award-winning Hope Theatre team.



little echoes

19 February - 9 March 2019


London: Now, Last year, Next year. A young girl meets her idol and disappears. Shajenthran’s brother has acid thrown in his face, and Shaj is out for revenge. June is a fixer for the super wealthy but her latest task is a step too far. A kaleidoscopic tale of loss, grief and loneliness in our dangerous, modern world.




the grenfell project


12 - 30 Mar 2019

THE GRENFELL PROJECT is a devised verbatim theatre piece investigating issues surrounding the fire of June 2017. It’s a collective demonstration of the issues shown at Grenfell through powerful spoken word, physical theatre and interview re-enactments. Experience the loss, heartbreak and controversy more than a year on.





17, 18, 24 & 25 Mar 2019

Gareth J Bale reprises the role of ‘Grav’ in this remarkable one-man show exploring the life and times of one of Wales’ most loved sons, Ray Gravell.

Whether you are a Rugby fan or not, only the hardest of hearts would fail to enjoy this production…




thrill me: the leopold & loeb story


2 - 20 Apr 2019

Relationships can be murder!

Chicago, 1924. Richard Loeb is obsessed with crime. Nathan Leopold is obsessed with Richard. Together they forge a pact signed in blood. They become the Thrill Killers.

From award winning writer Stephen Dolginoff and award winning director Matthew Parker comes this thrilling and dark, true crime musical.




uncle vanya


23 Apr - 11 May 2019

Tales Retold presents Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov. An abridged version based on Brendan Murray’s adaptation directed by James Stone. When Vanya’s brother-in-law returns to the family home, his new wife becomes an unwitting, destabilising influence. A passionate crescendo of domestic turbulence ensues, plunging the estate into a bitter existential crisis.






14 May - 1 Jun 2019

In the beginning God created the heavens and earth and… Max! After a car crash, Max questions what happened to Tess. Answers appear as apparitions of biblical characters, aiding Max in his discovery or tempting him away. His only hope of recovery lies in the hands of his brother Chris.


the hope outside

The Hope Theatre,

207 Upper Street,

London N1 1RL


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