Croydonites Festival of New Theatre 2018

Croydonites Festival review 2018: Land of Nod by Parabolic Theatre

Posted on May 18th, by Eleanor Appleton in Culture. No Comments

Parabolic Theatre’s latest piece of dramatic immersion is dark, complex and leaves you wanting more

This is not the Land of Nod that you slip into after an over-indulgent Sunday roast on the sofa in front of Antiques Roadshow, or the sort that sees you through the night in your comfy bed after a long, hard day at work. Far from it. This is a dark and immersive Land … Read More »

Croydonites Festival 2018 review: Radio Apocalypse

Posted on May 16th, by Rekha Shane in Culture. No Comments

The end of the world is delivered with flair and style

Gill Manly is clearly a woman of many talents. All of them were on full display during her solo performance as a DJ in Radio Apocalypse. Croydon’s Spread Eagle Theatre, nestled above the pub of the same name, was the perfect venue for this production. The dark, intimate room with the blackout curtains holding off the … Read More »

Croydonites Festival 2018 review: Disco Disco

Posted on May 15th, by Rekha Shane in Culture. 1 Comment

You’ll laugh until you fall to the floor at this full-on side-splitter of a show

If you don’t want your face to ache from thirty minutes of laughing like a hyena on acid, then don’t go to this show. If on the other hand you are seeking pure, unadulterated hilarity, then get some facial exercises under your belt and rock up to Disco Disco.

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Croydonites Festival 2018 review: My Feminist Boner

Posted on May 14th, by Rekha Shane in Culture. No Comments

A poignant, funny take on the trials and tribulations of being a woman

“Look at me, don’t look at me, look at me, don’t look at me.” These are the words left ringing in your ears after watching Sarah Blanc’s high-octane performance of the comedy My Feminist Boner. The play was performed to a game bunch of Croydonistas inside Matthews Yard. Where else could you get away … Read More »

Croydonites Festival 2018 review: Gill Manly’s Radio Apocalypse

Posted on May 1st, by Jonny Rose in Culture. No Comments

Not-so-easy listening at this, the first play of the 2018 Croydonites Festival

On the face of it, it didn’t bode well that Radio Apocalypse – a show based on the end of the world being ushered in by a Trump presidency – opened on the night that leaders of South and North Korea met for the first time in a decade and committed to denuclearisation; an act … Read More »

Croydonites Festival 2018: a broad and confident church

Posted on April 6th, by Anna Arthur in Culture. No Comments

Some of the challenging, exciting and adventurous theatre productions coming to Croydon in April and May 2018

Croydonites Festival is returning with its third edition of contemporary theatre and performance; ten programmes of work showcase twelve artists (seven of them local) over four weekends. We’ve come a long way since 2015, when four artists made up the programme; and I like to think that we’re reflecting a … Read More »

Croydonites Festival of New Theatre announces its programme for 2018

Posted on February 14th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

The ground-breaking Croydon theatre festival returns for its third year, offering the surreal, the singular and the sincere.

Release begins: The third edition of Croydonites Festival of New Theatre will present works over four weeks between 27 April and 20 May 2018. We continue our mission to bring new performance work to Croydon and provide a platform for local artists, with seven of the twelve based in the … Read More »