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Spread Eagle starts autumn season with touch of burlesque

The Spread Eagle pub theatre begins its autumn season next Friday with a historic performance, for adults only. In her debut solo show, award-winning burlesque performer Ginger Blush is sexing up the 17th century. Ginger takes her audience on a … Continue reading

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Willows could see CODA weeping as they leave the Cryer

The future of another local theatre is under threat, with Sutton Council considering cuts which could see the Charles Cryer Studio Theatre in Carshalton close, making the  Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association’s next production, The Wind In The Willows, their … Continue reading

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Local youngsters get a chance for a dramatic start at Whitgift

Whitgift School, through its head of drama, Paul Wilson, appears to have made a move in a positive direction for the local community with the launch next Saturday of the Whitgift Academy of Visual and Performing Arts. This is a … Continue reading

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Beware, Edinburgh: these Babysitters have a funny side

A group of childhood friends from Croydon will make their debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this week with a multi-award-winning play they have written, produced, directed and act in. The Babysitters was described as a “rip-roaring black comedy” when it … Continue reading

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Fragile feelings are pub theatre’s latest acclaimed offering

The Spread Eagle Theatre’s summer season comes to a close this week with a production of an acclaimed, but also disturbing, new play, Fragile. The Katharine Street pub theatre’s partner company, Birmingham’s Old Joint Stock Theatre, presents Geoff Thompson’s chilling … Continue reading

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Brit School workshop auditions, July 8-10

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Bottom’s up to no good, as CODA takes the Bard outdoors

Apparently, it all began when someone in CODA, the Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association, misheard one of their colleagues say, “Michael Hall has got a lovely bottom.” Now, a few months later, Hall is to play a lovely Bottom in CODA’s … Continue reading

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Addiscombe teacher’s tale of Hastings Banda attracts plaudits

Among the four plays in the final of the International Playwriting Festival being staged at the Fairfield Halls this weekend is a new piece called Ngwasi, written by a science teacher at Trinity School, David Klempner. Born in Cape Town, … Continue reading

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Alison: A Rock Opera, Spread Eagle Theatre, Apr 23-26

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Upper Norwood Triangle’s festival going Overground in June

The Crystal Palace Overground Festival is set to return this summer, for its eighth year. The free four-day event will run from June 26 to 29 at venues across Crystal Palace and the Upper Norwood Triangle. More than 6,000 attendees … Continue reading

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Reader offer: Win free tickets when Mr Pooter comes to town

Inside Croydon, together with the Spread Eagle Theatre, is delighted to offer a competition in which our loyal reader can win a pair of tickets to the town centre’s newest drama venue next production, The Diary of a Nobody, which … Continue reading

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St Gertrude’s theatre makes an attack on War drama

This month sees the premier of a play written by South Croydon writer Jim de Paula Hanika when the complete with special effects, songs from the era and original film footage from World War 2. Built around a central love … Continue reading

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Babylon gets a staging at Croydon’s pub theatre

The Spread Eagle Theatre has announced its 2014 programme, which opens next month with “a romping, stonking folk musical”, called Babylon. This show, produced by The Flanagan Collective, runs on just three nights, Tuesday to Thursday, February 4-6. Tickets for … Continue reading

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