Category Archives: Theatre

Tories oppose 2,000 homes in housing minister’s constituency

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the planning permission granted to a Labour council scheme which could make Gavin Barwell’s constituency a safe Tory seat Barely a year before the next Town Hall elections, and Croydon Tories last night handed a gift-wrapped … Continue reading

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6 Ways To Break A Bird, Spread Eagle Theatre, Apr 8

There’s a bird in your hand. It’s tiny, delicate face peering up at you with love. It trusts you. And you’re stood before a man in a white coat with a pair of scissors. He’s offering to clip your bird’s … Continue reading

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Council confirms Fairfield Halls will not open before Nov 2018

Jo Negrini, the council’s chief executive, may like to pretend to her property speculator mates that refurbishment work on the Fairfield Halls is “on track”, but even her own officials are now admitting that Croydon’s major performing arts centre will … Continue reading

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Mozart comes to Croydon at the Spread Eagle ‘Opera House’

For one night only next month, the Spread Eagle Theatre will become … an opera house. Following a successful run at the Grimeborn Festival, Time Zone Theatre’s original take on Mozart and Salieri starts its England Tour in March, including … Continue reading

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Croydon Performing Arts Festival gala concert, Mar 4

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Little Light by Alice Birch, at Stanley Halls, Feb 7-11

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Coast to Capital’s £14.2m grant boosts Fairfield Halls scheme

What larks yesterday between the political duopoly in Croydon in a tug-of-love over the Fairfield Halls, after a development quango announced that it had allocated £14.2million toward the cost of rejuvenating the Fairfield Halls and College Green area. The local … Continue reading

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