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Croydonites Festival review: ‘The Letter: To Be Or… MBE?’

Posted on November 25th, by Tom Black in Culture. No Comments

Did he, or didn’t he? Tom Black enjoys finding out at the Stanley Halls

For an autobiographical one man show, The Letter: To Be Or… MBE? contains a surprising number of characters. Jonzi D, ‘hip-hop theatre pioneer’, was offered an MBE in 2011. Across an intimate, innovative hour, Jonzi presents his audience with the reactions of his friends, his peers, and his neighbours in Bow, East London. And … Read More »



CroydoNites Festival event review: STAN is “more ‘Keith and Orville’ than ‘Derek and Clive’”

Posted on November 13th, by Jonny Rose in Culture. No Comments

Jonny Rose admires STAN’s cojones, but ultimately is not amused

I’m a big fan of taboos being broken and shibboleths being challenged (although, despite humanity’s best efforts, I’ve yet to find anything as unfailingly offensive to people than the biblical truth that they are not good and deserve hell).

To me, short of the actual sacred nothing is sacred, so I was very excited … Read More »



Festival preview: CroydoNites Festival of New Theatre, 12th-20th November

Posted on October 16th, by Anna Arthur in Culture. 1 Comment

Anna Arthur on her hopes for Croydon’s newest cultural event – the CroydoNites Festival of New Theatre

Last December I decided to start a theatre festival in Croydon. The idea came out of the blue whilst I was on a work trip to Norway. I love theatre, I love Croydon, I’m already the general manager of a dance festival – it was a no brainer. So I … Read More »