SW4 locals, Clapham has much more to offer than late-night bars and a big common. Tucked away on Manor Street - a 5 minute walk from Clapham North or Clapham Common - lies The Bread & Roses, an innovative and award-winning fringe pub theatre for those seeking a culture fix. I headed south to chat to Rebecca Pryle (Managing Director) and Tessa Hart (Artistic Director) to find out what’s currently on…
The Bread & Roses Theatre is an intimate, 50-seat fringe theatre venue in the heart of Clapham. It’s a space where locals and theatre lovers can come and enjoy a huge variety of shows, and where theatre-makers can come to develop and present their work.
And there’s something on nearly every night of the week at this little theatre - from innovative comedy sketches, to modern Shakespeare plays. Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray (by John Foster) has previously graced the stage, as has the London premier of Romeo & Rosaline (by Sharon Jennings), presented by an award-winning theatre company Fentiman.
Currently the show stealing all the limelight is Last Orders: a moving show that explores the loyalty of childhood friendships and how, with life's experiences, we all grow-up to be something we weren't.
On the anniversary of his death, a decade after the event that stole their last Christmas together, 3 friends meet to commemorate the life of the one they lost.
Trying to overcome the distance that life has put between them Dan, Sally and Dave attempt to piece together the relationships they thought they’d left behind. They soon realise that their memories are only one version of the past and that one of the hardest decisions is choosing between who you are and who you once were.
There’s also a cosy pub downstairs so theatre-goers can enjoy a tipple or a bite before, after (or before and after) a show! Check out their website to find out what’s currently showing.
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