Arts Editor - Lesley Strachan

When is library, not a library? When it’s a theatre of course!

Last week we featured Omnibus who had started as a library and now has won the Peter Brook Award as performance space.  This week we take a look at two new entrepreneurial theatre companies bringing their work to Wimbledon Library and the new Clapham Library.

great-expectations-117With theatres gearing up for pantomime season, Attic Theatre is bringing you an alternative.  Set in the round in Merton Arts Space, part of Wimbledon Library, they aim to bring you the full breadth and depth of one of Charles Dickens’ finest work “Great Expectations”.  Listen in on Monday to find out more.

On Tuesday we chat to Red Chord Theatre, the brand new, resident theatre company to Clapham Library, who bring together theatre, music and poetry. They have some great events coming up to bring local residents together such as a music and poetry night, ‘A Play In A red-chord-theatreWeek’ and ‘A Christmas Carol’ with mince pies… Tune in to hear more about how you can indulge in the arts in the upcoming months.


Wednesday we listen again to the BAC’s great project “London Stories: Made by Migrants” london-stories-bacand hear how it puts a human face on the migrant statistics using performance space throughout that iconic building.




“It’s just a dinner party. A normal civilised dinner party. Except it’s not – definitely not.” First Credit, produced by Theatre N16 and The Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund, gives the opportunity to four actors and two directors to gain their first professional credit in the industry. Six graduates were chosen in an open application process, and this production will be the first showing of a new play “Swing By Around 8” and we’ll let you know what we think of it on Thursday.


Sunday 27th November at 6pm listen in to ArtsWatch Replay to hear the best bits over the past 2 weeks and join us Monday to Thursday after the 6.30pm headlines to hear all the best arts news as it comes in.


November 19th, 2016

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