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.

27 SEPT
11 OCT
18 OCT
29 NOV
13 DEC
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.

27 SEPT
11 OCT
18 OCT
29 NOV
13 DEC
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.

27 SEPT

Daddy Issues

by Alissa Anne Jeun Yi

Daddy Issues is a drag king, comedy and performance art show about how I was called to move out from the church and go live in a sea-facing apartment above a gay bar. I started dragging up as ‘Daddy’, and vowed not emerge from said apartment until I had figured out what Daddy’s issues were. I contemplated the nature of water as fluid (like gender); within Chinese Philosophy; the Christian ‘water of life’; and looked to the ultimate water source – the sea – to heal me. Problem is, my Dad never taught me to swim. So what should I do now?

Requiem for Serotonin

by Lynne Jefferies

Requiem for Serotonin is a new piece of theatre by emerging working class playwright Lynne Jefferies. It explores mental health by someone trapped in the NHS waiting list for support. It’s an honest and uneasy two-hander about the realities of mental health breakdowns, suicide and the long waiting lists that are really the thing killing us.

NHS Mental Health trusts had £598 Million cut each year between 2010-2015. £2,990,000,000. Thats 89,886 Therapist’s yearly salary’s, or 6,969,696 people treated on an Adults acute ward. Add a global pandemic, tory austerity and growing global unrest, its all becoming a bit too much, for too many. Drawing from personal experiences, verbatim interviews with mental health workers, charities, unpaid carers and those left behind, Requiem for Serotonin is a raw exploration of the deadly underside of defunding mental health services.

QRUMPET

by ANTS Theatre

Attempt 146,003. Conditions are fine.

Sufficient supplies.

All in good spirits. We persevere.

We regret nothing.

You’ve heard of quantum tunneling, right? The theory that if you continuously throw a crumpet at a wall it’ll eventually go through? And what if it actually does? No, seriously. What if it hits the wall but instead of dropping to the floor, it actually goes through?

Think about it. What if we tunnel a crumpet? What if?

Based loosely on astrophysics, undecidedly on pseudoscience and keenly on clown, Qrumpet is an earnest and chaotic experiment in qrumpet tunneling.

With this singular goal in mind, they continue cycling, they keep measuring, they persist in toasting no matter what happens. The machine will stop at nothing until that one Qrumpet, the chosen one, the Quantum Qrumpet, makes it to the other side of the wall.

With wholesome earnestness and fantastical thinking, ANTS bring to light important reflections from a pursuit of an unspoken utopia. The theatre we create transforms spaces, advocates analogue and challenges audiences. We take that which may seem pointless and pursue it until it becomes poignant.

★★★★★
“ALMOST LIKE A WHOLESOME VERSION OF BLACK MIRROR.”
The Upcoming on We Still Fax

Son of a B*tch

by Anna Morris

The debut play from award winning comedian Anna Morris. Son of a Bitch is a brutally honest and darkly funny one-woman play about the unspoken side of motherhood.

“A marvellous comedy writer and extremely gifted comic actress.” Willy Russell

Marnie’s life on Instagram seems perfect. Beautifully filtered pictures of motherhood. But secretly Marnie hates her life. She hates her own child. She’s bored of her marriage. Only wine can soothe the pain. When a plane-rage video of Marnie goes viral, soon the whole world knows that her picture-perfect life, is not so perfect after all…

Son of a Bitch takes a frank and darkly comic look at things that Mothers can’t and won’t say. It explores the power of social media shaming, functioning alcoholic Mothers and the way women are expected to behave by a society obsessed with breeding, happiness and comparison.

Powerful and provocative, moving and reflective, Son of a Bitch dares to explore the darker side of maternity.

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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

Daddy Issues: Language of a sexual nature.

Requiem for Seratonin: Mental health, self harm, suicide, adult themes and language.

Son of a B*tch: Swearing.

Find out more here.

Age Recommendation

18+

Duration

1h