We Were Having A Perfectly Nice Time

We Were Having A Perfectly Nice Time

OffWestEnd commended Conflicted Theatre are delighted to return to Omnibus Theatre following their success with Fiji, reuniting once more with Pedro Leandro. 

Small Change

Small Change

Peter Gills’ powerful memory play, set on the east side of Cardiff in the 1950s and the 1970s, about boy-hood, the complex relationships between mothers and sons and the search f… 

ENGINE ROOM

ENGINE ROOM

Dynamic and talented theatre makers and writers present daring, new work in the first stages of development. 

THE GLASS WILL SHATTER

THE GLASS WILL SHATTER

Rebecca still has nightmares about Amina and the unnerving events that unfolded in her classroom. 

Nouveau Riché Engine Room Takeover

Nouveau Riché Engine Room Takeover

Untapped and Edinburgh Stage Award winners, Nouveau Riché will hand pick a mix of emerging artists and theatre makers to present daring new work in front of an audience for the very first time… 

The Little Prince

The Little Prince

Following our award-winning success crafting beautiful Winter shows comes The Little Prince, a blend of enchanting storytelling, music and a dash of festive magic. 

Fiji

Fiji

Inspired by the real-life meeting between Armin Meiwes and Bernd Brandes on March 9, 2001 in Rotenburg, Germany - Fiji welcomes us into modern da… 

The Match Box

The Match Box

The prospect of a two-act monologue that lasts around two and a quarter, an interval, is perhaps daunting for both the actor and aficionados of the genre alike. 

Engine Room

Engine Room

Dynamic and talented theatre makers and writers present daring, new work in the first stages of development. Give feedback, offer ideas and be a part of the next wave of innovative and engaging theatre… 

The Match Box

The Match Box

And she grew to be a girl, my daughter, my Mary. Sing a song, Mary. Sing a song for Grandma and Granda. Sing. The ties that bind us can never be broken and a potent flame burns in the heart of a mother… 

Gutted

Gutted

A poignant Irish black comedy Gutted a black comedy explores the lives of three strong women who work in a fish factory in 1980’s Dublin. Told through comic monologue, raw powerful language, movement and dance, the women give us a snapshot of the characters and challenges in their lives at the time… 

Emily Rising

Emily Rising

Emily wakes up one bright autumn morning to find that her feet can’t touch the ground, and no one can understand why. To everyone’s surprise Emily keeps rising higher and higher… 

The Cocoa Butter Club

The Cocoa Butter Club

The Cocoa Butter Club brings you a fierce line up celebrating feminine attitude. Movers, shakers and groundbreakers inspire powerful performances by the platform created to showcase and celebrate performers of colour… 

Havisham

Havisham

You are invited to this riotous wreckage of marriage in the 21st century. This deliciously provocative solo show asks if traditional perfection can really make us happy, or if we should wave goodbye to our great expectations… 

Trying It On

Trying It On

50 years on, playwright David Edgar looks back at his revolutionary 20s. Has the world changed? Has he? And why did his generation vote Brexit? 

Femme Fatale

Femme Fatale

Glamorous pop icon Nico (Velvet Underground) and radical feminist Valerie Solanas (SCUM Manifesto) collide in this unconventional dark comedy about fame, failure, and feminism. “Writing that sears and burns” (The Guardian) meets live music and film in a cabaret set up for an evening of uncompromising entertainment. 

And She

And She

Advice taken and ignored, tellings off, pep talks and tales of her past. We were always scared of sounding just like her but maybe she was right about some things. 

I'd Rather Go Blind

I'd Rather Go Blind

Inspired and informed by women who have lived through the criminal justice system, Somalia Seaton’s latest play is a tender exploration of motherhood in a world that is closing in around you. 

LIT

LIT

The problem with love is that it’s different for everyone. 

Out of the Wings Festival 2019

Out of the Wings Festival 2019

Out of the Wings presents its fourth annual festival, exploring untapped theatre from the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking world. Over five days, a series of stage readings bring to life new English translations of works by playwrights from five countries, alongside workshops, talks and events, in celebration of theatre in translation. 

Othello: Remixed

Othello: Remixed

Shakespeare’s gripping tragedy is remixed by Intermission Theatre Company, breathing fresh life into the stories of Othello, Iago and Desdemona in this new production directed by Darren Raymond… 

Country Music

Country Music

1983, Gravesend. Jamie has committed a crime. What he doesn’t know is that this event will shape the next 20 years of his life. Originally presented at the Royal Court Theatre in 2004, Country Music is a subtle, yet powerful play by Simon Stephens, whose work includes the multi award winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and On the Shore of The Wide World… 

Sexy Lamp

Sexy Lamp

Ever since Katie was cast as the lead in her primary school Christmas show ‘Santa’s Snow Mobile’ she believed there was a place for her in show business. Since then named, speaking and fully clothed roles have been hard to come by… Sexy Lamp brilliantly combines comedy, original songs and storytelling to shed a bright light on how ridiculous the industry can be and why Katie is refusing to stay in the dark any longer… 

Engine Room

Engine Room

Dynamic and talented theatre makers and writers present daring, new work in the first stages of development. Give feedback, offer ideas and be a part of the next generation of innovative and engaging theatre… 

Tony’s Last Tape

Tony’s Last Tape

Possibly less famous than Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape, Andy Barrett’s Tony’s Last Tape has much in common with it; not least the obsession each of the eponymous heroes had with bananas and tape recordings… 

The Orchestra

The Orchestra

The programme notes aptly describe The Orchestra at the Omnibus Theatre, which might be regarded as one of Jean Anouilh’s more incidental pieces. “A third-rate orchestra in a small French spa town play time worn musical arrangements to an indifferent audience… 

The Selfish Giant

The Selfish Giant

This festive season you and your families are invited to step into a theatrical world where giants are your neighbours and a once beautiful garden is stuck in everlasting winter. Explore an extraordinary friendship, and how even the grumpiest giant’s heart can melt when Spring finally comes… 

Fragments Of a Complicated Mind

Fragments Of a Complicated Mind

Fragments of a Complicated Mind is the first of any works I have come across by multidisciplinary artist Damilola DK Fashola, exploring the many facets of blackness and how it is perceived by varying groups… 

The Pit & The Pendulum

The Pit & The Pendulum

Creation Theatre’s The Pit and the Pendulum is an immersive adaption of Edgar Allan Poe’s work of the same title. It is drama that asks you to sit in the dark, wear headphones, and watch as an unnamed woman comes to terms with separation from her family and long–term captivity… 

Quietly

Quietly

Quietly is set in a pub in Belfast. It runs for an hour in real time so where better to perform it than in the bar of the Omnibus Theatre Clapham. With the customers/audience seated in possession of their own drinks all is ready in a momentary transformation for the play to commence… 

To Have To Shoot Irishmen

To Have To Shoot Irishmen

To Have To Shoot Irishmen opens the Irish Theatre Season at the Omnibus Theatre, Clapham. It’s a spellbindingly bleak seventy minutes or so, but there is a historical inevitability about that when telling the story of (Frank) Francis Sheehy-Skeffington… 

Blood Wedding

Blood Wedding

Some productions are enhanced when a director changes the contexts of a play. Loncraine’s Richard III set in Nazi Germany; Hytner’s Henry V transposed to the time of the Iraq war; Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet set in corporate New York; but Lorca in London? It’s true that one of the major themes in Blood Wedding is the individual’s fight against the Andalucían Catholic rural culture of the 1930s which suppressed freedom; but in George Richmond-Scott’s re-imagining of the play Spanish migrants in London and beyond – with the inevitable and lamentable struggles migrants may have – offer very little to connect it to the characters in Lorca’s Blood Wedding... 

Gauhar Jaan – The Datia Incident

Gauhar Jaan – The Datia Incident

Looking at a beautifully lit and visually enticing set on a traverse stage, this production of Gauhar Jaan - The Datia Incident looks very promising. The dais at one end is in a red light with luxuriant cushions; there are authentic-looking carpets and muslim symbols painted on the floor... 

The Overcoat

The Overcoat

Scandal and Gallows theatre company shines as a remarkably talented team in this production of The Overcoat by rising star scriptwriter George Johnston, who has imaginatively transformed Gogol's powerful everyman short story into a vibrant work of metatheatricality... 

SHEKU AND FRIENDS

SHEKU AND FRIENDS

You only get a few chances to hear performances of this quality in such welcoming surroundings. 

The Frog Princess Punked

The Frog Princess Punked

What happens when Ivan marries a frog? Big sounds, a wicked racket! Urban meets forest. Patriarchy meets feminism. Baba Yaga meets Koschey the Deathless! This crazed punk fairytale warns of the danger of annexing the wild and the wisdom of liberating the female… 

ONCE UPON A CITY

ONCE UPON A CITY

In the North of the City, Princess Lila has a huge dilemma; she has many splendid and hilarious jokes which she has practiced to perfection, but everyone in the palace is either to…