Edinburgh Previews

16 - 28 Jul

A dynamic mix of emerging and established theatre-makers will preview their work in Clapham before heading to the largest theatre festival in the world

Phoenix

16 Jul

The ultimate one-man band: guitarist, pianist, drummer… dad. But it’s hard to reach stardom walking on Lego. New musical comedy heartbreaker from Fringe First winner (for Dirty Great Love Story).

With Child

17 Jul

Clare Pointing brings her bold and thought-provoking solo show With Child to the Omnibus Theatre, introducing six very different women with just one thing in common.

Holly Morgan: Is A Witch. Get Her!

17 Jul

Witches be trippin’. Witches be cray. Witches be just nice old ladies who live independently in a woodland retreat.

The BonBons Cabaret: On Tour!

18 Jul

The BonBons Cabaret is a safe environment that champions dangerous, alternative, queer performance work playing host to North East based queer collective The House of Love whilst featuring local acts.

Algorithms

18 Jul

A bisexual Bridget Jones for the online generation, this tragicomic one-woman play and its lovably hapless heroine is for anyone who’s wondered why they feel so lonely when connecting with others is meant to be easier than ever.

Madame Chandelier’s Rough Guide to the Opera

19 Jul

In a camp fusion of comedy, cabaret and opera, Madame Chandelier guides you through her favourite opera plots, with jokes, drinking games, and a Nessun Dorma sing-along!

Crashing The Party

19 Jul

Kieran spent his 20’s living fast and doing sketch comedy with WitTank – ‘Masterful’ (Sunday Times). A stand up show about a never-ending party and what happens when it, erm, ends. ‘Exquisite’ (Kate Copstick).

Bible John

22-23 Jul

1969, Glasgow’s Barrowlands Ballroom. Three women are murdered by an Old Testament-quoting serial killer nicknamed Bible John. 2019, the case remains unsolved. Four women want to change that.

The Red

22, 23, 25, 26 Jul

Benedict’s dad loved wine. Benedict was a teenage alcoholic. At his father’s funeral, he receives an unsettling final bequest: a bottle of exceptional red wine. Marcus Brigstocke writes and directs this bittersweet award-winning drama of family and addiction.

Trying It On

23-24 Jul

50 years on, playwright David Edgar looks back at his revolutionary 20s. Has the world changed? Has he? And why did his generation vote Brexit?

Engine Room

24 Jul, 31 Oct, 25 Nov

Dynamic and talented theatre makers and writers present daring, new work in the first stages of development.

Give Me One Moment In Time

25 Jul

A comic meditation on love and loss with five songs.

Passengers

25 - 27 Jul

Passengers, by award-winning writer Kit Redstone and directed by Jessica Edwards, explores the epic battles within the psyche and the beautiful power of the mind to protect itself.

Loyiso Gola: Work in Progress

26 Jul

Two time Emmy nominated comedian Loyiso Gola takes you on a whirlwind through the pop culture moments that have shaped his, and our lives.

Yukon Ho!

27 Jul

Performing the can-can in bars and casinos was Jennifer’s way out of the Yukon. She shares her love/hate relationship with her frosty homeland with stories, dodgy cocktails and perhaps a high-leg kick.

Anuvab Pal: Work in Progress

27 Jul

***** ‘This isn’t just witty humour – it’s genius’ – Edinburgh Festival Magazine

She Sells Sea Shells

28 Jul

Mary Anning’s discoveries changed the way we understand the universe. Then she was written out of history. Nearly.

Out of the Wings Festival

30 Jul - 3 Aug

Out of the Wings presents its fourth annual festival exploring untapped theatre from the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking world.

HighTide and Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company present

LIT

17-21 Sept

The problem with love is that it’s different for everyone. For Bex, love is a flirt in detention and the promise of a date at a Chinese buffet. She doesn’t even like Chinese.

Nouveau Riché and Omnibus Theatre Present

Queens of Sheba: On Tour

26 Sept - 29 Nov

The multi-award winning “theatrical firework” (The Independent) is going on a national tour, following critically acclaimed, sold out runs in London and Edinburgh.

Perception Festival: Nasty Women

1-27 Oct

Nasty Women brings together a rich and riotous range of female voices. For our fifth annual Perception Festival, we invite you to come and celebrate the positive power of being a nasty woman.

Perception Festival: Nasty Women

I'd Rather Go Blind

1-5 Oct

Inspired and informed by women who have lived through the criminal justice system, Somalia Seaton’s latest play is a tender exploration of motherhood in a world that is closing in around you.

Perception Festival: Nasty Women

And She

4 Oct

Advice taken and ignored, tellings off, pep talks and tales of her past. We were always scared of sounding just like her but maybe she was right about some things.

Perception Festival: Nasty Women

Femme Fatale

8-27 Oct

1968, New York. Andy Warhol’s muse and his would-be assassin collide in this unconventional dark comedy about fame, failure and feminism.

Perception Festival: Nasty Women

The Frog Princess Punked

12 Oct

Pioneering storyteller Sally-Pomme Clayton and girl punk band, The Swamp Girls, create a hybrid hullabaloo of spoken word, distorted guitars, scorching drums, riotous songs.

Perception Festival: Nasty Women

Havisham

15-19 Oct

You are invited to this riotous wreckage of marriage in the 21st century. Expect a night of outrageous, interactive feminist theatre.

Trying It On

11-13 Oct

50 years on, playwright David Edgar looks back at his revolutionary 20s. Has the world changed? Has he? And why did his generation vote Brexit?

Perception Festival: Nasty Women

The Cocoa Butter Club

18 Oct

The Cocoa Butter Club brings you a fierce line up celebrating feminine. Movers, shakers and groundbreaking performers of colour.

Perception Festival: Nasty Women

Gutted

29-30 Oct

Gutted explores the lives of three strong women who work in a fish factory in 1980’s Dublin. The women give us a snapshot of the characters and challenges in their lives.

The Match Box

29 Oct - 17 Nov

Strange Fish presents a breathtaking story of love, hate and the desire for revenge by one of the greatest Irish playwrights of all time.

Engine Room

31 Oct, 25 Nov

Dynamic and talented theatre makers and writers present daring, new work in the first stages of development.

Fiji

19-24 Nov

A dark comedy about a relationship that is gorgeous and gruesome in equal measure, and a love not defined by sex or blood…so to speak…

An Omnibus Theatre Production

The Little Prince

4-30 Dec

Following our award-winning success crafting beautiful Winter shows comes The Little Prince, a blend of enchanting storytelling, music and a dash of festive magic.

Nouveau Riché Engine Room Takeover

10 Dec

Untapped and Edinburgh Stage Award winners, Nouveau Riché will hand pick a mix of emerging artists and theatre makers to present daring new work in front of an audience for the very first time.

ALSO AT OMNIBUS

Lone Star Diner

2-7 Sept

EXTERNAL HIRE

June works in a diner in the middle of nowhere. After a conversation with a customer, June is forced to look at her life.

Clapham Book Festival 2019

5 Oct

Clapham’s annual book festival returns to Omnibus Theatre. Featuring Professor Kate Williams, Frank Gardner OBE, Aida Edemariam and Ursula Buchan.

Zombie Zoo

11-13 Oct

EXTERNAL HIRE

Combining film, comedy, drama, music, song, dance, this multimedia piece centres around an imprisoned, partially sane, recovering zombie, and his zookeeper captor.

Emily Rising

24-27 Oct

Emily wakes up one bright autumn morning to find that her feet can’t touch the ground, and no one can understand why. She’s not scared at all – it’s fun being high up.

An Omnibus Theatre Production

The Little Prince

4-30 Dec

Following our award-winning success crafting beautiful Winter shows comes The Little Prince, a blend of enchanting storytelling, music and a dash of festive magic.

Kenny Young and the Eggplants / Rebecca Hollweg

1 Sept

This Brooklyn-based group return with their brand of folk-and-roll songs followed by melodic and uplifting tunes from singer-songwriter Rebecca Hollweg.

Patchwork Jazz Orchestra

1 Sept

This London-based big band with 17 massively talented players are a world class ensemble, performing fresh sounds and ideas. Quite simply, they are a new generation of jazz musicians.

Onyx and the Red Lips | Cinematic Tour

15 Sept

Three remarkable singers come together to push the boundaries of swing and pop, drawing inspiration from folk, soul and the blues.

Imprint

22 Sept

Cellist Cecilia Bignall and percussionist Ralph Wyld fuse classical music, folk, & jazz, with elegant improvisation and ethereal electronics.

Gecko

29 Sept

A group of talented musicians combine sax/bass clarinet, piano and vibraphone in an evening of jazz, folk, Latin and classical tunes.

Portrait of a Woman

6 Oct

Soprano Maggie Cooper and pianist Laetitia Fédérici are joined by artist Daniella Ironside in a fusion of vocal recital meets live painting. Inspired by women’s love, life and dreams.

Rosie Frater-Taylor

13 Oct

An evening with a talented and emerging songwriter, jazz guitarist, ukuleleist and vocalist. Credited as ‘One To Watch in 2019’ Jazzwise.

The Fourth Choir | In Praise of Women

20 Oct

London’s LGBT+ classical choir sings a cappella choral masterpieces. Described by The New York Times as “An audaciously ambitious ensemble.”

Xoga | Women's Voices

27 Oct

An inspiring showcase of female composers and poets in music and words.

Fenella Humphreys | Caprices

3 Nov

Virtuoso Fenella Humphreys explores some of the most fiendish solo violin works ever written.

Shirley Smart | Long Story Short

17 Nov

EFG London Jazz Festival | Trailblazing jazz cellist, recognized as one of the UKs most creative string players, showcases her acclaimed debut album.

Dave O'Higgins & Rob Luft Play Monk & Trane

17 Nov

EFG London Jazz Festival | An established giant of the UK jazz scene joins a young firebrand and Omnibus favourite. An evening in tribute to Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane.

Hermeto Hermeto Hermeto

24 Nov

EFG London Jazz Festival | A dream team of London’s finest jazz musicians gather to play, among others, the music of hugely influential Brazilian legend of the jazz world Hermeto Pascoal. Excitement, passion, colour – what’s not to like?

Heloise Werner and Natalie Burch

1 Dec

Soprano/composer Héloïse Werner and pianist Natalie Burch perform Benjamin Britten’s Les Illuminations and new works.

SUNDAY LUNCHTIME JAZZ

Come for the music, our friendly bar, the atmosphere. And don’t leave till you’re re-charged for the week.

Jude Caisley Exhibition

1 Jul - 4 Aug

An exhibition from British painter Jude Caisley.

Lone Star Diner

2-7 Sept

EXTERNAL HIRE

June works in a diner in the middle of nowhere. After a conversation with a customer, June is forced to look at her life.

Clapham Book Festival 2019

5 Oct

Clapham’s annual book festival returns to Omnibus Theatre. Featuring Professor Kate Williams, Frank Gardner OBE, Aida Edemariam and Ursula Buchan.

Zombie Zoo

11-13 Oct

EXTERNAL HIRE

Combining film, comedy, drama, music, song, dance, this multimedia piece centres around an imprisoned, partially sane, recovering zombie, and his zookeeper captor.