Croydonites Festival of New Theatre

27th April 2018 to 20th May 2018
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Woohoo, the moment you've all been (surely) waiting for

Croydonites is back! Four weekends of adventurous, bold and intriguing performance to help you ease into summer. Twelve companies, make up the third edition of Croydonites Festival of New Theatre, featuring no less than seven local productions. 

The third edition of Croydonites Festival of New Theatre will present works over four weeks between 27th April and 20th May 2018, continuing its mission to bring new performance work to Croydon and provide a platform for local artists, with seven of the twelve based in the borough. 
Get ready to be thrilled, soothed and made over. Get cosy with some late night radio, and spar with wolves. Take a thrilling ride round the streets of Croydon, or find a better more beautiful you. Get ready for the surreal, the singular and the sincere. Feel included, feel left out and see Croydon through the eyes of a Hollywood lens. Then rise like a phoenix and soar to the tunes of a master. All in Croydon.
Croydonites is spreading its theatrical wings in 2018 and heading to new territory. From personal memoir to pop-up opera, parody to pathos and immersive to intimate, it’s welcoming new genres of performance to its programme from UK and Croydon based artists. Featuring four premieres and a film commissioned by Croydonites (and made on location here), the festival showcases fantastic British theatre and performance, with seven local artists leading the way.



Event programme

27th April 2018 to 28th April 2018
19.30 - 20.45

Gill Manly / Radio Apocalypse

Edie Rock is an internet community radio DJ.
Edie hosts a night time radio chat show from the black hole called “a studio” at Light FM!! No windows, no one else in the building, just Edie and the world on the net.  As the twitter feeds and news roll in on line, it becomes apparent all is not well.  Has “fire and fury” been unleashed...

The Spread Eagle Pub and Theatre Venue

39-41 Katharine Street
28th April 2018
19.30 - 20.30


Scottee grew up around strong, brave and violent men and boys
BRAVADO is his memoir of working class masculinity from 1991 to 1999 as seen by a sheep in wolf’s clothing. It explores the graphic nature of maleness and the extent it will go to succeed. Blood, spit ​and tears are set against the drunken backdrop of aggressive sensitivity and Oasis...

Croydon Boxing Academy

12 Innes Yard
3rd May 2018 to 20th May 2018
Thurs - Sat 19.30 - 21.30; Sun 18.30 - 20.30

Land of Nod an immersive adventure

There has been a stabbing.
A young man has been killed and the main suspect is on the run, somewhere in Croydon. The police are holding a press conference that you have been invited to about the progress of their manhunt. The case seems straight-forward, but the motivations are anything but. Something dark and...


4th May 2018
19.30 - 20.30

Double Bill: Sarah Blanc/Disco Disco

Something a little different
Sarah Blanc / My Feminist Boner Make yourself hairless, fatless & snot-less. Be a calorie counter, an exercise freak & figure out how to contour. Join Sarah as she tests a range of over the counter beauty contraptions, all designed for making the better you. This is the story of how...

Matthews Yard

1 Matthews Yard
12th May 2018
17.00 - 18.30

Double Bill: Anusha Subramanyam/SLiDE

An exciting double bill of dance
From the heart From the Heart challenges notions of normal and abnormal, drawing inspiration from Anusha Subramanyam’s therapeutic and creative movement work with people with physical and mental challenges. An exploration of the dance that they created, using movement that is raw and sincere –...

Braithwaite Halls

17th May 2018
19.30 – 22.00

Pop-Up Opera: Mozart Double Bill

Pop-Up Opera are part of the festival for the first time this year
Presenting their new Mozart Double Bill: Der Schauspieldirektor & Bastien und Bastienne, the production will be directed by New British Music Theatre Award nominee, Anna Pool, critically acclaimed for her bold and fierily original directing style. Sit back and enjoy two...

St Andrew's Community Hub

Southbridge Road
18th May 2018
19.30 - 21.00

Richard DeDomenici / American Assassin: Redux

Take a walking tour of Hollywood movie locations in Croydon town centre
Take a walking tour of Hollywood movie locations in Croydon town centre with artist Richard DeDomenici, followed by the premiere of American Assassin: Redux, his low-budget recreation of several minutes of the 2017 Michael Keaton action thriller American Assassin, set in...

Matthews Yard

1 Matthews Yard
19th May 2018
9.30-12.30 and 14.00-17.00

Anita Wadsworth / Show and Tell

Show and a Tell is a one to one experience that is part workshop, part art event
A tonic to frantic bag emptying and searching in public places, a soothing balm to those embarrassed "I know it's in here somewhere" moments, it’s a moment of calm order in a world that’s got messy. Together, just the two of us, we will calmly explore, curate and document a tiny exhibition of...

Whitgift Centre

86-90 North End
19th May 2018
19.30 - 2030

Soho Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company present Half Breed

Jazmin feels different
“I am that mixed raced kid, like 50/50, on the fence, lukewarm, in-between maybe. Trust me, around here I’m about as black as it goes…” Jazmin doesn’t want to stay in the village. She doesn’t want to have a baby. She doesn’t want to laugh at racist jokes in the local pub. She’s got to get...

Matthews Yard

1 Matthews Yard

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