Category Archives: Theatre

Butt plugs, uncontrolled sphincters and £50,000 council grants

Our arts correspondent, BELLA BARTOCK, on some perhaps surprising use of council hand-outs Cash-strapped Croydon Council teamed up with the Arts Council England this summer to hand out public-funded grants totalling more than £50,000 in cash and kind to a … Continue reading

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Play written by Whitgift pupil raises £1,200 for charity Childline

A play written by a teenaged Whitgift School pupil, and backed by Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels actor Jason Flemyng, has raised £1,200 for children’s charities after a five-night run at a theatre in central London. The money was … Continue reading

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Fairfield Halls ‘Grand Re-opening Gala’ date set for June 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Arts correspondent BELLA BARTOCK on the latest delay to the borough’s ‘Cultural Quarter’ plans The Fairfield Halls’ “Grand Re-opening Gala”, to be staged in the Concert Hall in the presence of the Earl of Wessex, won’t be taking place … Continue reading

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Murder At The Music Hall, Downsview Hall, Sep 29 and Oct 6

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Dr Who regenerates in Croydon with scriptwriter Wilkinson

A Croydon writer is among the script team announced by the BBC who have been working in secret on the new series of Doctor Who. Joy Wilkinson lives in the north of the borough. Her work for the stage has … Continue reading

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Downsview Players bring a murder mystery to their music hall

Fancy a chip supper, the opportunity to solve a murder and a knees-up, Victorian style? Join the Downsview Players this autumn for murder, mystery and a good ol’ fashioned singalong. In a back-street tavern in south London, a rowdy music … Continue reading

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Trap For A Lonely Man, Courtyard Theatre, Oct 22-27

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