THE NOSY LITTLE TROLL

3-4 DEC, 10-11 DEC

Deep in the heart of the Norwegian Forest live the trolls – big trolls, tiny trolls and a Nosy Little Troll who has an amazingly sensitive nose…

Following Omnibus Theatre’s award-winning reputation for crafting beautiful Winter shows for all ages, this December we welcome back world-class puppeteer Iklooshar Malara with brand-new adventure.

SING-DERELLA: THE KARAOKE PANTO

1-3, 8-10, 15-17 DEC

It’s the early 00s and Sing-derella really wants to go to Brad and Jen’s Christmas ball, but the dress code doesn’t allow for a Juicy Couture tracksuit. What can a girl do except turn to her magical karaoke machine, and maybe some huns in the audience, for help?

GERIATRIC MUMS

10-11 DEC

Shirley and Shirley are back and feeling more geriatric than ever. The award-winning double act return to bring more hilarious home truths about the pleasures and pitfalls of motherhood.

ENGINE ROOM

12 DEC

Dynamic theatre makers present work for the very first time in front of a live audience. Discover the next generation of theatre before anyone else.

DRUM: ONLINE

8-14 JAN

What you need to understand is, Ghana is home. 

This joyful and poignant premiere fuses storytelling, music and dance with archival material to capture a unique snapshot of London in the swinging sixties. 

WINDOW TO THE SPIRITS

8 JAN

An open mic evening showcasing the London spoken word poetry scene. The Metaphorest promise good vibes and moving performances. 

THE PARADISE GARAGE CABARET

13 JAN

Fight the January blues and be transported to the Paradise Garage! Discoland return after their sell-out Misfit Cabaret with a dynamic new line-up. From comedy to burlesque, the intimate to the experimental, there’s something for everyone.

Come and play… Paradise awaits… 

NO ONE

17-28 JAN

Strange things are happening, a haunted pub quiz, gravity defying fights and a flying girl are the least of local police worries. High-octane thriller about friendship, betrayal and an invisible man.

MATERIAL GIRLS COMEDY

21 JAN

A mixed bill comedy show starring some of the biggest and brattiest comedians on the circuit. Expect a night of laughs from four comedians who were spoilt as children and a famous headliner! 

ENGINE ROOM

23 JAN

Dynamic theatre makers present work for the very first time in front of a live audience. Discover the next generation of theatre before anyone else.

SONGS FOR SCATTERED TIMES

29 JAN

Climate activism meets musical theatre on the last Sunday of every month, when performers come together to sing and share stories about our changing world. 

WINDOW TO THE SPIRITS

5 FEB

An open mic evening showcasing the London spoken word poetry scene. The Metaphorest promise good vibes and moving performances. 

LIVE TO TELL

7-18 FEB

Brian has a dream: to pitch himself to the Queen of Pop. But when the undetectable reality of HIV rises up, things change quicker than a Ray of Light. 

MATERIAL GIRLS COMEDY

18 FEB

A mixed bill comedy show starring some of the biggest and brattiest comedians on the circuit. Expect a night of laughs from four comedians who were spoilt as children and a famous headliner! 

MERBOY

21 FEB – 4 MAR

This poetic and queer retelling of The Little Mermaid mixes the fantasy world of fairytale, the dramatic yearnings of 1960s girl band music and the intense depths of gay shame. 

SONGS FOR SCATTERED TIMES

26 FEB

Climate activism meets musical theatre on the last Sunday of every month, when performers come together to sing and share stories about our changing world. 

ENGINE ROOM

27 FEB

Dynamic theatre makers present work for the very first time in front of a live audience. Discover the next generation of theatre before anyone else.

MURDER BALLAD!

5-19 MAR (THE MYSTERY)
19 MAR (THE REVEAL)

[gasp!]

Murder ballad! is Hot Cousin’s ode to Agatha, a murder mystery in a digital space, released in fragments on social media followed by a big online messy gathering where the murderer is revealed.

WINDOW TO THE SPIRITS

5 MAR

An open mic evening showcasing the London spoken word poetry scene. The Metaphorest promise good vibes and moving performances. 

SHE

7-12 MAR

An enthralling new play inspired by The Seven Ages of Man speech in Shakespeare’s As You Like It

Charting the experiences of different women from childhood to old age, these stories, each with an intriguing twist, are visceral, poignant, and laced with humour. 

LABYRINTH

11 MAR

“Today I killed a man.”

An intense show from Portugal with a narrative that hovers ambiguously between murder and vivid fantasy as it depicts the rage and vulnerability of a woman on the edge.

OPEN LAB: MARY & HER MONSTER

12 MAR

An interactive experiment with a group who identify as mothers feeding their babies. This is an opportunity to join our creative process and look at mothering as a lens for social change.

ECO MANIAC

13-15 MAR

Aruhan wants to assure you that this is NOT a TED Talk. In this NOT a TED Talk, she will navigate the mammoth headf*ck that is the climate crisis, her love of bats and her experiences as a mixed-race British-Kazakhstani.

SWIM

16-18 MAR

When her new community is rocked by tragedy, Liz rediscovers outdoor swimming and how it can keep both her and her new friends afloat. Filled with humour and heart, live music and projection, SWIM is a tender tale based on a true story. 

SEEN 00:25

17-19 MAR

Seen 00:25 explores the depths of the mind of a young woman, who suffers from anorexia. This is not a good girl gone bad story, it’s a good girl gone psychotic and absolutely obsessive type of tale. 

MYTH REFRESHED

18 MAR

A night crossing cultures and disciplines to resurrect the power of myth. With a range of cosmic performances, this is an invitation to explore and celebrate in joyful ceremony in order to re/connect, with each other and our earth. 

MATERIAL GIRLS COMEDY

18 MAR

A mixed bill comedy show starring some of the biggest and brattiest comedians on the circuit. Expect a night of laughs from four comedians who were spoilt as children and a famous headliner! 

AIYAA 哎呀

18-19 MAR

A Chinese mother straddling Eastern and Western expectations while navigating the perilous path of perfect parenthood. This physical and comedic show that takes raw and honest look at personal migrant heritage and the struggle to meet modern expectations. 

YOU ARE AFRICAN FIRST BEFORE ANYTHING

19 MAR

Exploring the strained relationship between a British Nigerian woman in her mid 20’s and her very traditional mother, You Are African First Before Anything addresses the topics of marriage, customs, and feminism. 

SONGS FOR SCATTERED TIMES

26 MAR

Climate activism meets musical theatre on the last Sunday of every month, when performers come together to sing and share stories about our changing world. 

ENGINE ROOM

27 MAR

Dynamic theatre makers present work for the very first time in front of a live audience. Discover the next generation of theatre before anyone else.

RAUCOUS

31 MAR

A stellar line-up of female-identifying and non-binary comedians curated by Discoland. Grab a ticket and buckle up for an evening of laughter.  

WINDOW TO THE SPIRITS

2 APR

An open mic evening showcasing the London spoken word poetry scene. The Metaphorest promise good vibes and moving performances. 

THE WOMAN WHO TURNED INTO A TREE

4-22 APR

Daphne is desperate to re-invent herself. 

A world premiere from Lisa Langseth (Love & Anarchy, Netflix) about isolation, identity and destructive obsession with the opinions of others. 

THE LONESOME DEATH OF ENG BUNKER

4-9 APR

On January 17th 1874, Eng Bunker woke to discover his conjoined twin brother Chang was dead. This is the story of Eng’s final hours; alone for the first time in his life. Using puppetry, music and striptease, this is a gothic horror about the brutal cost of assimilation, being entirely alone in the universe, and about waking up chained to a dead body.

MATERIAL GIRLS COMEDY

15 APR

A mixed bill comedy show starring some of the biggest and brattiest comedians on the circuit. Expect a night of laughs from four comedians who were spoilt as children and a famous headliner! 

SONGS FOR SCATTERED TIMES

30 APR

Climate activism meets musical theatre on the last Sunday of every month, when performers come together to sing and share stories about our changing world. 

DRUM: ONLINE

8-14 JAN

What you need to understand is, Ghana is home.  

This joyful and poignant premiere fuses storytelling, music and dance with archival material to capture a unique snapshot of London in the swinging sixties.

The production premiered as part of Omnibus Theatre’s Autumn Season 2022, to critical acclaim and sell-out show. Now audiences have the chance to catch the show again, from the comfort of their own homes, in this recording with the original cast.

GEORGE

8-14 JAN

Who guides the guide dog?

A headphone experience with songs, inspired by Tom’s memories as young boy witnessing his Uncle who is blind and the amazing teamwork between man and dog. George tells the story of a guide dog on the brink of retirement.

MURDER BALLAD!

5-19 MAR

In 1923 Agatha Christie perfected the murder mystery… in 2023 Hot Cousin will butcher it.

Become a detective and piece together an online collage of clues over the course of the fortnight, ending in a big online messy gathering where the murderer is revealed.

This ode to Agatha Christie in a digital space exploits the short form nature of social media to serve daily doses of high camp crime.

THE PARADISE GARAGE CABARET

13 JAN

Fight the January blues and be transported to the Paradise Garage! Discoland return after their sell-out Misfit Cabaret with a dynamic new line-up. From comedy to burlesque, the intimate to the experimental, there’s something for everyone.

Come and play… Paradise awaits…

RAUCOUS

31 MAR

Welcome to Discoland’s  first comedy night, with exclusively female-identifying and non-binary comedians taking the stage! 

A stellar line-up of comedians, some new-to-the-scene and others with a wealth of experience. Grab a ticket and buckle up for and night of laughter. 

If you’re feeling brave and want to test out your comedy skills, get in touch with @hellodiscoland. 

MATERIAL GIRLS COMEDY

21 JAN, 18 FEB, 18 MAR, 15 APR

A mixed bill comedy show starring some of the biggest and brattiest up-and-coming comedians on the UK circuit.

SEVEN STEPS BIG BAND

18 DEC

The Seven Steps Big Band returns with a bang to the Omnibus Theatre this December to present an energetic and exciting programme of Swing, Latin, Pop and (of course!) Christmas music. Now in its 10th year, this dynamic ensemble has grown to become one of the most engaging and entertaining bands performing on the London circuit.

NEOTERIC ENSEMBLE: VOLUME ONE

21 JAN

A dynamic, exhilarating new UK based classical fusion sextet who commission contemporary music and bring these pieces to light in performance and recording. Never before heard pieces from established and up and coming composers, such as Misha Mullov-Abbado, Mark Nightingale and Charlotte Harding.

SONGS FOR SCATTERED TIMES

29 JAN, 26 FEB, 26 MAR, 30 APR

Climate activism meets musical theatre on the last Sunday of every month, when performers come together to sing and share stories about our changing world.

THE MAESTRO

29 JAN

A play with live performances of some of Donizetti’s most famous arias, starring Robert Tremayne, Sophie Methuen-Turner and Karen Orchin.

THE NOSY LITTLE TROLL

3-4 DEC, 10-11 DEC

Deep in the heart of the Norwegian Forest live the trolls – big trolls, tiny trolls and a Nosy Little Troll who has an amazingly sensitive nose…

Following Omnibus Theatre’s award-winning reputation for crafting beautiful Winter shows for all ages, this December we welcome back world-class puppeteer Iklooshar Malara with brand-new adventure.

Omnibus Theatre Online: Young People

Stop by our Omnibus Theatre Online: Young People hub to download two new activity packs each week for your young person to polish up on their drama skills and have some creative fun in the process.

CLAPHAM LIGHTS

2 DEC

It’s that time of year again! Don your woolly hats and join us in celebrating the start of the festive season with the annual Clapham lights switch on.

Featuring delicious seasonal treats, warming mulled wine, live music, carol singing, rides, Santa’s Grotto, decoration making and more, there is something for the whole family to enjoy.

CHRISTMAS GARLAND

4 DEC

An evening to launch A Garland of Poems for Christmas, with poets, singers and musicians, hosted by Michael Glover. Poets reading will include Rowan Williams, Hilary Davies, Martyn Crucefix, Charlie Dupré and Michael Glove.

A NIGHT OF SHORTS

18 DEC

Accidental Donkey present a night of award-winning short films, screening EIGHTEEN, A MOSAIC OF ALL POSSIBLE GREENS and MODEL OF LIFE for the first time. Come along for cocktails and a chance to meet cast members and crew.

LIFE DRAWING CLASS

FRIDAYS IN SEP-NOV

Whether you’re the next Tracey Emin or if you haven’t picked up a pencil since school, our life drawing class is for anyone who wants to have a relaxed, fun alternative night out. 

LIGHTSTREAMS

12 JAN

Through an experimental style, Lightstreams tells the story of two migrant women living in the UK: a mother in her 30s who tries to stop her husband going back to his work as a carer and an elderly woman, a former international spy abandoned in a care home for the elderly.

THE MAESTRO

29 JAN

A play with live performances of some of Donizetti’s most famous arias, starring Robert Tremayne, Sophie Methuen-Turner and Karen Orchin.

RAUCOUS

29 JAN, 26 FEB, 26 MAR, 30 APR

Welcome to Discoland’s  first comedy night, with exclusively female-identifying and non-binary comedians taking the stage! 

A stellar line-up of comedians, some new-to-the-scene and others with a wealth of experience. Grab a ticket and buckle up for and night of laughter. 

If you’re feeling brave and want to test out your comedy skills, get in touch with @hellodiscoland.