Croydonites Festival 2019

Dates: 
2nd May 2019 to 25th May 2019
Event Times: 
Various
Location: 

Croydon

Croydon 
Latitude: 51.376165
Longitude: -0.098234

Croydonites is a festival of new theatre and performance for Croydon founded in 2015.

Love fashion? Hate walls? 

Want to heal a divided nation? Or get an EU passport?

Not sure where you fit in? Or just contemplating your own death?

Come and join the artists in the line-up for the 4th Croydonites Festival of New Theatre as they debate and discuss (amongst other things) consumerism, communism and the cycle of life.

Comedy, drama, song, dance, installation and immersion get personal and political in this 3 week long festival of the best that UK performance has to offer. Featuring four UK premieres and three Croydonites commissions plus a very special work from Sweden, the programme continues to support the work of local artists as well as bringing exciting new theatre to Croydon.

Croydonites is also delighted to offer a workshop led by Catherine Pestano, and CroydonWrites is back offering aspiring writers the opportunity to review work and be mentored by a professional.

Supported by Arts Council England and Croydon Council

Event programme

4th May 2019
20.00

Croydonites Festival: Two Destination Language/Fallen Fruit

A story of love, breaking free, and Europe...
1989: The Berlin Wall splits open; a young girl looks forward to life beyond Communism; a couple unravel; and 80’s TV permeates everything 2019: Europe celebrates 30 years since the end of the Cold War while Britain prepares to leave the EU ​ A story of love, breaking free, and Europe, from...

Braithwaite Halls

CR9 1ET
8th May 2019 to 25th May 2019
19:30

Croydonites Festival 2019: Parabolic Theatre Company / Crisis? What Crisis?

Parabolic Theatre
Can you take control of the UK's biggest state of emergency since the War?
An immersive 1970s experience. The year is 1979 Relations between the British government and trade unions are at an all-time low. The IMF has agreed to bail out the struggling Exchequer, but on the condition that punitive wage freezes are implemented across the public sector. Strikes have...

Croydon

Croydon 
10th May 2019
19:30

Croydondites Festival 2019; Sh!t Theatre / Sh!t Theatre drink rum with expats

Experimental Fringe Photo of Shit Theatre
An experimental fringe theatre show about Malta
10 May 7.30pm / The Front Room Suitable for 16+ Celebrating their final year as Europeans, island-monkeys Becca and Louise got invited to the 2018 European Capital of Culture in Malta, having missed out on Hull last year. They went to drink rum with Brits abroad but found a lot more than they...

CR0 1YL

37 - 39 St George's Walk
Croydon CR0 1YL
11th May 2019
19:30

Croydonites Festival 2019; Vanessa Macaulay / Made Not Born

Made Not Born is my personal story of growing up in Hertfordshire, trying to fit in.
11 May 7.30pm / The Front Room Suitable for 16+ From Swan Lake to the Spice Girls via a bodybuilder mother, Made Not Born is my search for belonging. In the creation of this piece, it became clear that my relationship with my mum is a significant part of my search which is influenced by the...

The Front Room

37 - 39 Saint George's Walk
CR0 1YL
16th May 2019 to 17th May 2019
19:30

Croydonites Festival 2019; Gill Manley & Joanna Scanlan / The Elephant in the Room

Image of Gill Manley & Joanna Scanlan
The Elephant in the Room is a dark and humorous exploration of weight and mental health.
Gill Manley & Joanna Scanlan / The Elephant in the Room 16-17 May 7.30pm / Matthews Yard Theatre Suitable for 18+ Gill Manly (musician, actor and Croydon local) joins forces with renowned actor and writer Joanna Scanlan (star of The Thick of It, Getting On and No Offence amongst others) to...

Matthews Yard

1 Matthews Yard
CR0 1FF
18th May 2019
18:30 and 20:30

Croydonites Festival 2019; Ellard & Lech / Döden (Death)

Image of Ellard & Lech's theatre show
DÖDEN was originally produced for Ung Scen Norr, Luleå, Sweden.
18 May 6.30 & 8.30pm / Matthews Yard Theatre Suitable for 16+ ... is a room for fantasies about what we all will face and what nobody knows anything about  ... is a moment for thoughts on birth, time and transformation ... is a place to reflect upon beginnings, farewells and the...

Matthews Yard

1 Matthews Yard
CR0 1FF
23rd May 2019 to 25th May 2019
10:30 to 17:30

Croydonites Festival 2019; Anita Wadsworth/Mother

Anita Wadsworth Mother
Calm action and quiet reflection meet in an installation of 500 hand made knitted purses
23-25 May 10.30-5pm / Site Specific - Central Croydon (FREE ENTRY) Suitable for all ages Gently inviting us to question addiction and affection, curiosity and care, calm action and quiet reflection meet in an installation of 500 hand made knitted purses: what we choose to comfort us and where...

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