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.

 

Image credit: DRUM by Jacob Roberts-Mensah

23 MAY
27 JUNE
25 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.

23 MAY
27 JUNE
25 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.

23 MAY

Two caucasian women standing side by side behind a microphone on a stand. The backgroun behind them show a picture of a dog on grass. A text search box in the middle of the image states "Sorry...what did you say".

‘Sorry...What Did You Say?’

by Hannah Moss

Ever wanted the ground to swallow you whole? To move to another county immediately after speaking? To find a small cave, rock back and forth and pretend you don’t exist? Well, my friend, you’ve found the right place. Here at AA, Awkward Anonymous, we will take you in no matter how awkward you are. Whether it’s singing full pelt unaware you’re not alone, or whether you always find a way to spill your drink down you on a date, there is no awkward encounter we can’t work through. Join us and follow a group of 5 not so anonymous strangers interact in this physical comedy & movement show.

A caucasian performer on stage in drag, dressed in a swimsuit, blond wig, and sunglasses

Trash Salad

by Rosa Garland

‘Every salad you serve is a picture you have painted, a sculpture you have modeled, a drama you have created.’Carol Truax, The Art of Salad Making Sex.

Love. Lettuce. Join hapless clown Trash Salad in her quest for connection: a genre-bending burlesque adventure, using lip sync, strip tease and song on a mission to understand intimacy. Some call it a clown opera; a sexual odyssey; a compost-heap romance. Trash calls it a joyful queer-femme love story in the shape of a salad.Come and see the piece that’s made audiences ‘laugh, cry, and nearly piss’. Created &performed by award-winning theatre maker Rosa Garland.

Supported by The Pleasance, artsdepot, Camden People’s Theatre and Arts Council England’s DYCP fund.

White text on a black background that says girl, [WOMAN], Mother

girl, [WOMAN], Mother

by Temi Majekodunmi

‘I’m doing it for Nathaniel so he can be proud of me… So I can be proud of me, I Natalie.’

Natalie is a single mum, a few days before her 30th birthday. She gets an epiphany from her 5-year-old son that he won’t always need her help. Follow Natalie finding her own identity outside of being a mother and exploring what it means to be your own person.

An illustration of a young man standing on top of a smartphone with text above him that reads "How to break up with your phone"

How To Break Up With Your Phone

by TUNNEL BUDDIES

Kamal has a very intimate relationship with Ava – she’s vivacious, she’s smart, she’s charming – and she’s also his smartphone. When Kamal decides to try to go offline for good, Ava fights for life in a spirited tug of war that illuminates the complex and sometimes painful hold that technology has on our lives.

An illustration with a red background portraying an amp and vintage-looking elements including a picture of a woman, a dutch oven, Blue Magic pressing oil, and a pair of trainers

rite to party

by Yasmine Dankwah

Following a shared negative experience, a wanna-gonna be DJ-MC and a once-dancer-now-young-secretary’s pasts, futures and presents intertwine as they go on a journey to reclaim the night that was taken from them.

Set in the backdrop of the late 80s over one night, rite to party is a coming-of-age play that explores how resistance, through various forms of discrimination, can spark rituals of inherited joy.

Two people lie in opposite directions with their heads next to each other, both with rosy cheeks.

Flumps

by Hoo Hah House Productions

From the company who produced last year’s five-star, award-winning Brave Face, here comes Flumps!

A comedic extravaganza of puppetry, music, and a hint of darkness, Flumps, written by Emma Pallett, is boldly bursting with wacky plot twists and eccentric realities.

This piece of new writing explores the lives of two siblings dreaming of a life filled with profligacy: Felicity (aged 8) and Harvey (age 13) spend summer alone in their caravan when their mother goes missing. Will our two dysfunctional heroes find freedom in a life of cushioned fantasy or are they destined to face a reality of responsibilities, social services and ill-obtained furry friends?

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Health and Safety

Please check out our Covid-19 Safety FAQs for full information on what to expect and how to prepare for your visit→

Please ensure your party only includes members of your household or social bubble.

Concessions

Concessions apply to students, under-18s, over-60s and more. For more info on our concession policy click here→

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

Due to the development stage of the pieces, full content warnings will be available on the night of performance on signs throughout our building.

Find out more here.

Age Recommendation

12+

Duration

1h30m