Introducing our Autumn 2019 Season | Marie McCarthy

By July 3, 2019News

From assassins to cannibals to Queens. Each show this season is here to entertain, enthral and champion stories that may otherwise be left untapped or unheard.

We’ll introduce you to new artists and new points of view by welcoming HighTide, Fireraisers and China Plate to Omnibus Theatre for the first time. I’m a huge fan of these companies and can’t wait to join you in the audience for their phenomenal productions; Lit (Sep), Femme Fatale (Oct) and Trying It On (Oct).

We’ll reintroduce you to the unique styles and stories of Futures Theatre, The Cocoa Butter Club, Strange Fish, Little Angel Theatre and Nouveau Riché.

All of these artists and their productions tap in to the conversations we’re having as an organisation and a community; Who are we? What do we identify with? Which voices do we need to hear more of?

Nasty woman, the term once used as a sexist slur, now reshaped as a rallying cheer for unapologetic feminism, will fuel 2019’s Perception Festival (Oct). I’m proud to provide a London home to Irish theatre-makers and their perspectives, so I’m thrilled to p­resent our second mini-season of Irish work in October. From September, we take the multi award-winning Queens of Sheba on a national tour giving audiences across the country access to this explosive story of misogynoir; where sexism meets racism.

Originating our own shows is at the heart of our creative mission so in December we invite you and your families to experience The Little Prince; a festive theatrical treat, directed by me, made for you.

And finally, in a significant and exciting development to our building since opening in 2013, we’ll launch our brand new, street-facing Café Bar, open for the first time to all. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome and hearing what you think of it.

This season brings UK premieres, revivals, a national tour and an Omnibus Theatre production together, in a programme that reaches from September to December – giving us all an Autumn of artistic exploration to look forward to.

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