ENGINE ROOM

PRESENTED BY OMNIBUS THEATRE
Dynamic theatre makers present work for the very first time in front of a live audience.

Our regular scratch programme, where dynamic and talented theatre makers present daring, new work in the first stages of development.

Engine Room puts you, the audience, at the heart of the creative process. Following the sharing you will be asked to complete a feedback form, with your comments directly influencing the next development of the pieces. Give feedback, offer ideas and discover the next generation of theatre before anyone else.

Artists that have previously presented work include; Nouveau Riché, Vera Chok, The Queer House, Opia Collective, Cocoa Butter Club and Playing On.

Check out the full line-up below.


This performance will take place with a live audience at Omnibus Theatre.

We are so excited to welcome you back through our doors.

We are committed to safely staging a small, but perfectly formed, programme of work while we are able. We understand that booking tickets for live events right now feels like a bit of a gamble.

We want to assure you that should Government guidance change before your event, prohibiting it from taking place, we will contact you and offer an immediate refund.

To keep you safe, we have new measures in line with Covid-19 guidelines. Please check out our Covid-19 Safety FAQs for full information on what to expect and how to prepare for your visit.

26 JULY
7:30PM
£6
#OTENGINEROOM
ENGINE ROOM

Dynamic and talented theatre makers and writers present daring, new work in the first stages of development. Give feedback, offer ideas and be a part of the next generation of innovative and engaging theatre. Engine Room puts you, the audience, at the heart of the creative process. Be part of the conversation. Find out more about Engine Room.

ENGINE ROOM

PRESENTED BY OMNIBUS THEATRE
Four dynamic theatre makers present work for the very first time in front of a live (IRL!) audience.

Our regular scratch programme, where dynamic and talented theatre makers present daring, new work in the first stages of development.

Engine Room puts you, the audience, at the heart of the creative process. Following the sharing you will be asked to complete a feedback form, with your comments directly influencing the next development of the pieces. Give feedback, offer ideas and discover the next generation of theatre before anyone else.

Artists that have previously presented work include; Nouveau Riché, Vera Chok, The Queer House, Opia Collective, Cocoa Butter Club and Playing On.

Check out the full line-up below.


This performance will take place with a live audience at Omnibus Theatre.

We are so excited to welcome you back through our doors.

We are committed to safely staging a small, but perfectly formed, programme of work while we are able. We understand that booking tickets for live events right now feels like a bit of a gamble.

We want to assure you that should Government guidance change before your event, prohibiting it from taking place, we will contact you and offer an immediate refund.

To keep you safe, we have new measures in line with Covid-19 guidelines. Please check out our Covid-19 Safety FAQs for full information on what to expect and how to prepare for your visit.

26 JULY
7:30PM
£6
#OTENGINEROOM
PART OF ENGINE ROOM

Dynamic and talented theatre makers and writers present daring, new work in the first stages of development. Give feedback, offer ideas and be a part of the next generation of innovative and engaging theatre. Engine Room puts you, the audience, at the heart of the creative process. Be part of the conversation. Find out more about Engine Room.

Dirty Laundry

by Next to Him Productions

Dirty Laundry is a devised physical theatre show about the vicious power and abuse cycle in the Fast Fashion industry.

Through movement, text and an original sound score we battle with our slippery relationship to clothes and how female garment workers often pay the true price for quick, on-demand fashion.

Join us as we unravel the threads of fast fashion’s dark secrets. We have partnered with Jenerous Clothing brand and Slow Fashion Movement UK to develop this work-in-progress showing at Omnibus Theatre.

Learn more about ethical fashion and support our partners by following them on social media: @Jenerousfashion and @slowfashion.uk.

Borderlands

by Charly Monreal

In this multidisciplinary piece, the artists explore from his personal experience the effects of having to assimilate and orientate himself as a migrant subject in new societies. After 13 years of leaving his country, Charly works around questions like: What does it mean for our bodies to physically arrive into a new territory, to after keep the journey of becoming the other? How migrants are allowed to occupy the space? Or, how fixed are the migrants’ identities?

In societies obsessed with borders, securitization and migration this piece presents us with an inside perspective of the migratory experience. Codifying the choreographic language of migration and staging it will become a claim for intelligibility and though provocation around one of the most controversial figures of our times, THE MIGRANT.

Voices of the Ancestors

by Holly Taylor-Zuntz and Susan Thompson

“Nothing has touched me more than the Georgian songs. But the Georgian songs … They kind of link us back into very ancient performance, song, and ways of being with the voice, and they take us to the future and they do stimulate innovation.” Joan Mills, Centre for Performance Research.

A musical voyage of survival and revival through the living tradition of Georgian folk songs. Hear how the songs healed families in the Caucasus from tragedy, and came to be loved by singers in the UK.

UNESCO proclaimed Georgian polyphony an ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’. With a unique tuning system, the songs connect us to ancient ancestors. Accompanying all stages of life – from birth to death, the songs are present in moments of love and loss, of work and play. There are songs for worship, travelling and most importantly toasting songs.

Holly Taylor-Zuntz and Susan Thompson are two British creatives who love absorbing the songs and culture of Georgia. They both sing in Maspindzeli, the London Georgian choir, and have created performances exploring Georgian songs in theatres, community spaces and online.

Meetings with singers in Georgia inspired their podcast ‘Voices of the Ancestors’. It follows the journey of the songs and the women who sing them and is available on all streaming platforms.

The theatre piece examines the stories behind the songs and the women who sing them, considering ancestors as a global treasure, wherever our roots lie.

Collaborating with: Magda Kevlishvili, Bernard Burns, Ellen Jordan, Jenny Barrett, Polly Hunt, Phoebe Wagner, Tiffer Hutchings.

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Health and Safety

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Concessions

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Accessibility

All performance spaces and facilities are fully wheelchair-accessible. For more info please contact Box Office on 0207 498 4699.

Ticket Collection

We operate a paperless box office system. You will be emailed a receipt once you have booked in advance. There is no need to print this off, just state your name at the box office on arrival.

Content Warnings

Boys Cry: Swearing, references to violence.

Find out more here.

Age Recommendation

14+

Duration

1hr30m