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Hello All,

We are slammed this August with plenty more live entertainment for you, from comedy, theatre to free live music.

Thurs 1st 'Clapham Comedy Club' Anne Edmonds ( UK Tour Preview / Work in Progress/ Warmup) , Don Biswas ( Edfringe Preview) , John Meagher MC Sion James. Clapham Comedy brings you the best value World Class, Award Winning Comedy with Big Name TV Stars, Circuit Favourites & Special Guests , Edinburgh Previews in a friendly cosy atmosphere, plus happy hour drinks prices. Previous acts appeared @ Clapham Comedy Club:  Omid Djalili, Micky Flanagan . Stephen Merchant, Sean Hughes, Lee Nelson , Milton Jones, Danny Bhoy

Live Music Fi 2nd – ‘Daxx’ Soft yet powerful, dark yet cheeky - DAXX music lives from carefully chosen contrasts. The German singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist takes you on a journey into her life, through the nightlife filled with parties and self doubt, through states of empowerment and helplessness, constantly close to the point where you’re getting to close to be comfortable. But the simple, almost self ironic way of presenting her songs gives even the darkest topic the little twist it needs to stay I your head and keep you excited.

Plus support from 'James Le G' an acoustic artist who has made a name for himself across the capital by busking popular covers on London streets. Having been picked up by venues including The Sound Lounge and The Basement Door as well as playing several festival slots, James is just about to head into the studio to record his first single which is set for release in Autumn 2019.

Live Music Sat 3rd – ‘The Jessua Ladybyrd band’ present a genre bouncing ensemble featuring Yabba Funk front woman Helen mcDonald. Expect supreme musicianship, Soulful Funk and an array of reimagined covers everybody will know"

Theatre Sun 4th ‘Improvising in the Willows: A Mole & Rat Experiment’ Scratch semi-improvised ecotheatre with rarely seen material from Kenneth Grahame’s classic – could almost be described as a ‘lost chapter’. A storytelling double bill.

Theatre 5th – 7th ‘Rhetoric’ Refugees, what are they good for? In a fractured post-Brexit Britain, the stage is set for a political showdown. Radio talk show host Parry Posh knows controversy is good for the ratings. With a volatile panel including an antagonistic right-wing journalist and a violent white nationalist invited to discuss the mounting refugee crisis, has he finally bitten off more than he can chew?

Theatre: Thurs 8th – Sat 10th Extistential Fish and The Dread’ Stephen Hawking's dead. Martin's having a breakdown. And Ellie? She's feeding the fish... When Martin hears that the world's greatest scientist has died, he falls over the edge. With Hawking gone, who's going to work out who we are, where we come from and why we're here? Luckily for him, chance – or destiny? – has thrown him into an aquarium with Ellie, a PhD student specialising in astrophysics. As the fish swim in circles, so the two run the course of science, philosophy and theology as they search for the meaning of life – if such a thing exists at all. 

Live Music Fri 9th – ‘Punky Reggae Party’ a covers band based in South West London, playing songs by The Damned, The Jam, The Clash, The Stranglers, Ian Dury & Elvis Costello.

DJs Sat 10th ‘Hard To Explain – Noughties indie disco takeover. Pure vinyl Noughties indie disco for Converse-wearing millennials. The Strokes, Bloc Party, Maximo Park, Franz Ferdinand, Razorlight, Hot Chip, Foals, Editors, The White Stripes, The Kooks, The Wombats, The Vaccines, QotSA, We Are Scientists, The Zutons, Gossip, Vampire Weekend, MGMT, The Music, BRMC, Kings of Leon and many more!

Theatre: 11th & 12th ‘Come Dine With Mr Shakespeare’ - Reality TV lurches onto the stage, with four familiar Shakespearean characters competing to win a thousand gold crowns. Lovesick Duke Orsino (Twelfth Night), Cordelia (King Lear’s former favourite daughter), Petruchio (tamer of small animals, such as shrews) and the nefarious Lady Macbeth each take their turn hosting a dinner party for the others. The kitchen capers of this volatile collection of unhinged individuals result in the inevitable mix of triumphs and disasters, for which they score each other out of 10. Who will ultimately be declared the winner and how will they celebrate their victory?

Theatre 13th – 15th ‘Ideology & Hair’ - A boarding school in the German Democratic Republic, 1983. A teenage girl, abandoned by her parents, finds comfort in a relationship with her teacher, Thomas. But will her brother understand? What will happen if her friend’s illegal activities are discovered by the authorities? And who are the dark figures who visit Thomas at night? Ideology and Hair Gel looks at what it’s like to be young and free in a place where freedom isn’t an option.

Theatre 16th – 19th ‘The Amygdala’ - written with the aim of raising awareness and encouraging support for victims of domestic violence. A roughly almond shaped mass of grey matter inside each cerebral hemisphere, involved with the experience of memory and emotions, especially empathy, anger or fear. Kelsey is in prison serving a life sentence for murder. Thea is doing a PhD and thinks she knows everything there is to know about women who kill. But, as her friendship with Kelsey deepens, Thea realises she doesn’t know the first thing about fear or what it can make a you do. Based on true events The Amygdala is a brutally honest portrait of the life of a woman in prison that explores the limits of our capacity for empathy and forgiveness. 

Live Music Fri 16th – ‘Boubacar Kafanco & Zaama Nooma Band’ are back playing a 2 hour set of their incredible musical fusion of jazz ,blues, rock, funk & afrobeat.

Theatre 20th- 24th ‘Myself & I’ is a journey of a girl who seeks to escape the world around her. She is overwhelmed and overloaded. She just wants the world to be quiet. She just wants to hear herself think. Using explosive movement and juggling, this circus theatre performance will take you on the journey of an individual who escapes the world by entering her mind.

Live Music Fri 23rd ‘Dubvocaliza’ an original, Roots-Fusion, Dub- Reggae rock band based in London. A Fusion band with a crucial  blend of  dynamics ,Dub and Reggae  vibes built on soulful, sometimes jazz tinged musicality. The band is progressively inclined but with pop sensibilities.

Theatre Mon 26th ‘The Happiest Place On Earth’ Two friends find themselves in an unusual situation. Navigating complex emotional fallout and a failing friendship in the happiest place on Earth. Orlando, Florida. A new play exploring mental health, suicide and the danger of emotional repression.

Theatre Tues 27th – Sat 31st – ‘Glorious, But Brief’ - Glorious, But Brief is a re-telling of the Trojan War through the lens of a love story between Achilles and his close companion Patroclus. With a cast of characters ranging from mythical goddesses to scorned lovers to power hungry generals, this is a familiar tale told in an unfamiliar way.

Live Music Fri 30th ‘Artizan’ a 4-piece collective, based in the Battersea, South London area. Their style mainly consists of mod-revival music, made up of Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboard and Drums. Influenced by a variety of different styles with our music also having injections of blues, funk, soul and folk, highlighted in their range of tracks.  Focusing primarily on producing their own material and have been writing and performing their own original songs for many years.

The Shake Up Sat 31st ‘The Shakeup’ - dedicated to pure soul music as The Bread & Roses is dedicated to creating a truly inclusive & cosmopolitan entertainment venue. It is the perfect home for an uncompromising soul club. All you have to do is pitch up & get down. Dance to: Roy Lee Johnson/ Tommy & The Charms/ Bunny Sigler/ Bird Rollins/ Little Jerry Williams/ Jay Bee Bryant/ Eddie Miller/ The Manhattans/Jimmy Holiday & Clyde King/ The Lovettes/ The Impacts/ Little Anthony & the Imperials/ Eddie Holman/ Joe Tex/ Robert Knight/ Marv Johnson/ Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes/ Detroit Emeralds/ The Incredibles and so many more!

Open Mic night every Wednesday from 8.30pm. Come on down and sign up with the always charming and welcoming host Carl Chamberlain.

For more information and for tickets on any of our theatre productions please visit

01/08 – Clapham Comedy Club @8pm
02/08 – Live Music – Daxx + James Le G @9pm
03/08 – Live music: The Jessua Ladybyrd band @9pm
04/08 – Theatre – Improvising in The Willows: A Mole & Rat Experiment @7.30pm
05/08 – 07/08 – Theatre: Rhetoric @7.30pm
07/08 – Open Mic Night @8pm
08/08 - Live Music: Grem @9pm
08/08 – 10/08 – Theatre: Existential and Dread @7.30pm
09/08 – Live Music: Punky Reggae Party @9pm
10/08 – DJs - Hard To Explain - Noughties Indie disco takeover @9pm
11th & 12th – Theatre – Come Down With Mr Shakespeare @7.30pm
13th – 15th – Theatre: Ideology & Hair @7.30pm
14/08 – Open Mic Night @8pm
15/08 - Live Music: TBA
16/08 – Live Music: Boubacar Kafando @9pm
17/08 – Live Music: Hostage UK @9pm
16th – 19th – Theatre: The Amygdala @7.30pm
20th & 24th – Theatre: Myself & I @7.30pm
21/08 – Open Mic Night @8pm
23/08 – Live Music: Dubvocaliza @9pm
24/08 – Live Music: The Harringtones @9pm
25/08 – Live Music: Blues Jam @5.30pm
26/08 – Theatre: The Happiest Place on Earth @7.30pm
27/08 – 31/08 – Theatre: Glorious, But Brief @7.30pm
28/08 – Open Mic Night @8pm
30/08 – Live Music: Artizan + Small Fish Big Pond TBC @9pm
31/08 – DJs – The Shakeup @9pm


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