We are delighted to share with you our festive Winter Season of work, all taking place within our brand new bespoke theatre space The Pod. We’ve have an exceptional programme of work for you to enjoy which is being present by some of the most exciting early-career companies around.
13 November 2021, 19.30, £15.00
With an empire worth $400B in it’s time, what did the richest black man in history do with his wealth? On his epic and moving journey from the Mali Empire to the city of Mecca, Mansa Musa endeavours to find a route towards hope and belonging by any means necessary.
13 November 2021, 18.00, £10.00
New Musical Theatre Open Mic Night
Want to spend an evening enjoying material from new musicals, and maybe try out some of your own material? Ready to be supported by some of the most passionate new musical theatre organisations working across the UK?
23-27 November 2021, 17.00, 19.00, 19.30, 21.00 £15.00
Shuga Fixx vs The Illuminati
Brooke, Jude and Gemma are three ordinary galz with extraordinary dreamz. After forming girlband Shuga Fixx and winning the Triple Threat Teen Awards they fly straight to the top of the charts, and unwittingly straight into the cold reptilian hands of… The Illiminati. And so begins the fight: good vs. evil, gals in glitter vs. men in cloaks, sisters vs. brethren. Who will win in the millennia’s bloodiest, fiercest, spangliest battle to end all battles?
29 November - 4 December 2021, 14.30, 16.30, 19.00, £15.00
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
Before Pan, there was Peter. Mary doesn’t want to grow up, so has run away to Kensington Gardens where her father, George, tells her the incredible origin story of ‘the boy who wouldn’t grow up’. Through games and songs they take a flight of imagination into Peter Pan’s earliest adventures.
5 December 2021, 18.00, £15.00
That Could be a Sketch - Festive Edition
You know what it’s like, you’re making a cup of tea in the office, you hear the insufferable ‘banter’ of the finance team, then you hear it carry over the noise of numbers and boredom ... "that could be a sketch!"
6-11 December 2021, 15.00, 17.30, 19.30, £15.00
The Last Nativity
It’s Christmas and adult siblings Laura, Blake and Mia are returning to the family home. But when the last-minute addition of Nana Sue means they’re a present short, they decide to pull all the stops out and recreate their childhood Nativity play. Tensions arise, comedy ensues, and Powerpoint skills are tested as they try and recapture the magic of a childhood Christmas in, ‘The Last Nativity’.
13-19 December 2021, 15.00, 17.00, 19.30, 20.00, £15.00
A Song For Christmas
Gartland Productions and Iris Theatre proudly present the world premiere of ‘A Song For Christmas’ written and directed by the exceptional Alice Croft. It’s the night before Christmas and there are lessons to be learnt – together, can we find the true meaning of the most wonderful time of the year?
20 December 2021, 19.30, £15.00
Bare Essentials: Christmas Crackers
Santa’s back with his sackful of festive plays in BARE ESSENTIALS: CHRISTMAS CRACKERS – playing for one night only at Iris Theatre in London’s West End. Feel merry and bright with this new collection of unique yuletide tales staged by award-winning Encompass Productions. It’s festive theatre at its best: without the stuffing!
21 November 2021, 19.30, £10.00
Rhymes With Orange - Big Christmas Comeback
Seasoned poets from the Rhymes With Orange poetry collective will bring you a fast-paced, spectacularly varied show for people who love words, laughing and feeling big feelings. You can even step into the limelight yourself (and win a REAL LIFE chocolate orange) in the Limerick Challenge.