Battersea Arts Centre News

WRITERS AVENUE Returns to The Courtyard in HoxtonWRITERS AVENUE Returns to The Courtyard in Hoxton
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

WRITERS AVENUE THEATRE COMPANY, founded by its Artistic Director, Sandra Thompson-Quartey, specialises in finding, developing and staging new plays by first-time writers.   In June 2017 Writers Avenue will be moving into the award-winning Courtyard Theatre in Hoxton, London and will be programming work for the main theatre which features 130-150 seats within a highly flexible space.  (more...)

Polarbear Opens Mouth and A Story Jumps Out at the Kennedy CenterPolarbear Opens Mouth and A Story Jumps Out at the Kennedy Center
by Keith Tittermary - May 21, 2017

Sometimes you attend a performance and one of the most memorable parts is something unscripted and spontaneous, and that leaves you with a lasting impression of the performance. In Mouth Open, Story Jump Out, the phenomenal solo performance by UK spoken word artist, Polarbear, something unscripted happened and it was truly wonderful. (more...)

Further Casting Announced for QUEEN ANNE at Theatre Royal HaymarketFurther Casting Announced for QUEEN ANNE at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Romola Garai will star as Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough alongside Emma Cunniffe as the eponymous monarch in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Queen Anne. (more...)

Theatre Ad Infinitum Presents LIGHTTheatre Ad Infinitum Presents LIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Following two sell-out runs at Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) in 2016, performances at the Barbican as part of the London International Mime Festival in 2015, and its Total Theatre Award nominated run at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Theatre Ad Infinitum returns to BAC with its smash-hit, conjuring an Orwellian future where a totalitarian regime monitors the thoughts of its citizens through implants. (more...)

Robinson and Bobadilla Reunite with Zimmerman in Shoulberg's PLEDGE for Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017Robinson and Bobadilla Reunite with Zimmerman in Shoulberg's PLEDGE for Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Fringe Management (Michael Blaha) and Combined Artform (Matthew Quinn) proudly present a new play, PLEDGE, by Paul Shoulberg ('Synthesis', 'Walter'), directed by Stan Zimmerman ('Meet and Greet', 'Yes, Virginia').  (more...)

HUNDRED DAYS, Rachel Chavkin-Helmed 'BUCKINGHAMSHIRE' and More Slated for 2017-18 at NYTWHUNDRED DAYS, Rachel Chavkin-Helmed 'BUCKINGHAMSHIRE' and More Slated for 2017-18 at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced five productions as part of its complete 2017/18 Season. (more...)

Torben Betts' INVINCIBLE to Make U.S. Debut at 59E59 TheatersTorben Betts' INVINCIBLE to Make U.S. Debut at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

59E59 Theaters will host the US premiere of INVINCIBLE written by Torben Betts, directed by Stephen Darcy, with original direction by Christopher Harper, at Brits Off Broadway. Produced by The Original Theatre Company & Ghost Light Theatre Productions, INVINCIBLE begins performances on Thursday, June 1 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 2. Press Opening is Tuesday, June 13 at 7 PM. (more...)

Cast Announced for Alan Ayckbourn's HOUSE and GARDEN at The Watermill TheatreCast Announced for Alan Ayckbourn's HOUSE and GARDEN at The Watermill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The Watermill Theatre announces the cast of Alan Ayckbourn's duo of comedies, House and Garden, two major productions at the heart of the theatre's 50th anniversary celebrations. (more...)

Madeleine Haynes, Lola Moxom, and Ruby Stokes to Star in West End Production of ANNIEMadeleine Haynes, Lola Moxom, and Ruby Stokes to Star in West End Production of ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Rehearsals began today (24 April 2017) for the West End production of Annie at the Piccadilly Theatre. Joining the previously announced Miranda Hart who will play Miss Hannigan are Alex Bourne as Daddy Warbucks, Holly Dale Spencer as Grace Farrell, Jonny Fines as Rooster and Djalenga Scott as Lily. (more...)

Casting Announced for BRING ON THE BOLLYWOODCasting Announced for BRING ON THE BOLLYWOOD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Full casting has been announced for the brand new Bollywood dance-theatre extravaganza, Bring On The Bollywood. With a dynamic cast of celebrated British Asian performers and young rising stars, the comedic musical of East meets West is set to bring the explosive colour, vibrancy and beauty of classic Bollywood to the British stage. (more...)

1927's GOLEM to Embark on UK Tour1927's GOLEM to Embark on UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Following performances at the Young Vic, the West End and an extensive international tour, multi award-winning theatre company 1927's Golem returns, continuing to challenge and satirise our misuse of technology with a tour of the UK, Europe & Asia. (more...)

BUBBLE SCHMEISIS National Tour to Land at Battersea Arts CentreBUBBLE SCHMEISIS National Tour to Land at Battersea Arts Centre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Writer and performer Nick Cassenbaum found what he's looking for In East London's last remaining steam bath. Now he's coming to Battersea Arts Centre to tell you all about it. (more...)

Tom Marshman Presents KINGS CROSS (REMIX)Tom Marshman Presents KINGS CROSS (REMIX)
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Inspired by the lyrics to the iconic Pet Shop Boys song and developed from discussions over tea and recorded interviews, performance artist Tom Marshman uses deft gesture, voice, movement and costume to recreate the LGBTQ scene in Kings Cross in the 1980s. (more...)

Tara Arts Appoints New Executive DirectorTara Arts Appoints New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Tara Arts has announced the appointment of Laurie Miller-Zutshi as its new Executive Director. A local Wandsworth resident, Laurie will formally take up the post in July.  (more...)

Breach Theatre to Bring TANK to HOME Manchester This SpringBreach Theatre to Bring TANK to HOME Manchester This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Breach Theatre follows up The Beanfield with Tank, which runs for three nights at HOME in Manchester, after its string of four-star reviews at last year's Edinburgh Festival. Performances will play Thursday 4 - Saturday 6 May 2017. (more...)

Dive Into the Loch Ness Legend with FOSSILS at 59E59 TheatersDive Into the Loch Ness Legend with FOSSILS at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

59E59 Theaters will present FOSSILS, by Bucket Club, directed by Nel Crouch. Produced by Bucket Club, in association with Farnham Maltings, FOSSILS begins performances on Tuesday, April 25 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 14. Press Opening is Tuesday, May 2 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

James Pidgeon Appointed Director of Shoreditch Town HallJames Pidgeon Appointed Director of Shoreditch Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

???????Shoreditch Town Hall today announces the appointment of James Pidgeon as its new Director.  He is currently Deputy Director of the venue and previously held the role of Programme Manager and Producer.  He replaces Nick Giles who is leaving to pursue new consulting and leadership opportunities in the arts and third sector. (more...)

Kneehigh's 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS Makes New York Debut Tonight at St. Ann's WarehouseKneehigh's 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS Makes New York Debut Tonight at St. Ann's Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes back Kneehigh, Cornwall's beloved theatrical alchemists, and their former Co-Artistic Director Emma Rice - now the Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe - for the New York Premiere of the acclaimed production 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips. (more...)

Ambreen Razia's THE DIARY OF A HOUNSLOW GIRL to Launch UK Tour This SpringAmbreen Razia's THE DIARY OF A HOUNSLOW GIRL to Launch UK Tour This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

An acerbic comedy told through the sharp, straight-talking voice of an aspirational 16 year old British Muslim girl; The Diary of a Hounslow Girl returns as emerging actress Nyla Levy takes on the lead role in Ambreen Razia's witty debut following its 2016 national tour. (more...)

Such Fun! Book Now To See Miranda Hart In ANNIESuch Fun! Book Now To See Miranda Hart In ANNIE
by Marianka Swain - Feb 28, 2017

Multi-award-winning comedy writer, actor and author Miranda Hart will make her West End Theatre debut as Miss Hannigan in Annie opening in the West End in May 2017. Previews at the Piccadilly Theatre will begin on 23 May 2017 with opening night on 5 June 2017. The production, directed by Nikolai Foster, will be produced by Michael Harrison and David Ian. Further casting will be announced shortly. Book tickets now from £26 (more...)

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