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Image:The Magic Paintbrush
Tue 2 Dec - Sat 20 Dec
Theatre Peckham in partnership with Canada Water Culture Space present

The Magic Paintbrush

Long ago in ancient China a young girl called Ling loved to draw more than anything else. One day she was given a Magic Paintbrush...

Image:We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Wed 10 Dec - Wed 7 Jan
Little Angel Theatre presents

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

A family go on an expedition of a lifetime – running down the grassy bank, wading through the cold river, squelching over the oozy mud, stumbling into the dark forest, then peering into a cave… what will they find?

Image:The Wake (Cancelled)
Tue 16 Dec - Fri 19 Dec
Jane Packman presents

The Wake (Cancelled)

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled. For more information, please contact the Box Office on 020 8692 4446

Image:Chill Pill: Christmas Special
Thu 18 Dec
Chill Pill & the Albany present

Chill Pill: Christmas Special

The Big One returns for a super-sized helping of spoken word with all the trimmings and dancing 'til late. Join the whole Chill Pill team and their festive guests, including four-piece band United Vibrations, for the biggest line up yet.

 

Image:The Albany's Annual General Meeting
Thu 22 Jan

The Albany's Annual General Meeting

Join us to celebrate this year’s achievements and find out more about the work of the Albany. 

Image:Once in a Blue Moon
Sun 25 Jan
WRIGGLE DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS

Once in a Blue Moon

It’s the moon’s birthday and he is having a party! We are all invited, but how do we get there?

 

Image:Growing Up Club
Sun 25 Jan - Sun 10 May
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Growing Up Club

Indoor and outdoor gardening activities for ages 2+. Dig, grow, play, make and discover before or after watching the show in the theatre. Adults do not require a ticket.

Image:Yeh Shen - The Chinese Cinderella
Sat 31 Jan
YELLOW EARTH PRESENTS

Yeh Shen - The Chinese Cinderella

A beautiful and enchanting tale of a young orphaned girl, a magical fish, a nasty stepmother and sister, and a lost shoe. 

Image:Disco Kids: Fairytale Kingdom
Sun 1 Feb
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Disco Kids: Fairytale Kingdom

Snow White, the biggest disco diva in the entire kingdom is throwing her biggest ball yet, and all fearless knights, princesses and fairytale characters are invited.

 

Image:The Life & Loves of a Nobody
Tue 3 Feb - Sat 7 Feb
THIRD ANGEL AND SHEFFIELD THEATRES PRESENT

The Life & Loves of a Nobody

Rachel always wanted to be a star. Rachel wanted to run away with the circus. And have her name in lights. And escape from this house. And she dreamed of the future.

 

Image:Pretty Ugly
Wed 4 Feb - Thu 5 Feb
LOUISE ORWIN PRESENTS

Pretty Ugly

In 2013, artist-researcher Louise Orwin came across a shocking trend whereby young girls (aged between 8 and 16) were posting videos of themselves on YouTube asking viewers to tell them whether they were 'pretty' or 'ugly'.

Image:Pop-Up Restaurants: The Bajan Dining Experience
Fri 6 Feb - Fri 6 Mar
IN A PIKKLE PRESENTS

Pop-Up Restaurants: The Bajan Dining Experience

If you think you know Caribbean food, prepare for your taste buds to be pushed and your palette thrilled. There will be no jerk chicken and rice and peas on offer, but instead, exciting unusual flavour combinations theat will challenge your perceptions of Caribbean cuisine.

Image:Puss In Boots
Sun 8 Feb
LYNGO THEATRE PRESENTS

Puss In Boots

Would you trust a talking cat? You never know, he might turn you from a pauper to a prince just like the hero of this story, brought to vivid life on our incredible sloping stage by Patrick Lynch from Cbeebies.

Image:Cabaret Playroom
Mon 9 Feb
TRICITY VOGUE, LISA LEE AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Cabaret Playroom

Welcome back to the second season of Cabaret Playroom, a space for new cabaret performances.

Image:Phenomena: A Beginner's Guide to Love & Physics
Thu 12 Feb - Sat 14 Feb
SOUNDS LIKE CHAOS AND THE ALBANY PRESENT UNCOVER THEATRE'S

Phenomena: A Beginner's Guide to Love & Physics

We want to know it all: the whole universe and everything in it. We want to learn how it all works. We are asking you to show us. We will listen. We will pay attention. If we follow what you tell us. We can learn how to love.

Image:SmashfestUK
Sat 14 Feb - Sun 22 Mar
REFINERY PRESENTS

SmashfestUK

A giant space rock is hurtling through the sky, heading for us! Where will it land? How big is it? What is it made of? When will it reach us? Are there aliens on board? What things shall we put in our ARK to save them from being destroyed? Friends? Animals? Toys? Smashfest UK is coming to London in 2015. An innovative, exciting, and unique new festival for all the family. This glorious mash up of entertainment will provide workshops, theatre shows, music and comedy performances and lots to see and do.

 

Image:Family Circus Workshop
Sun 15 Feb - Sat 2 May
UPSWING AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Family Circus Workshop

Tumble, fly, swing and spin with your children. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Each workshop will focus on different circus skills.

Image:Gobstoppers - Stonecrabs Young Directors' Festival
Wed 18 Feb - Sat 21 Feb
STONECRABS THEATRE COMPANY IN ASSOCIATION WITH ALBANY PRESENTS

Gobstoppers - Stonecrabs Young Directors' Festival

Produced by twelve new directors, this eclectic four-night festival is a delicious blend of one-act offerings. It brings you twelve plays, from the classic to the surreal, exploring the different possibilities of life. Treat yourself to as many as you like and get yourself a sweet deal with a Pick and Mix selection.

Image:Meeting Mr Boom!
Thu 19 Feb - Sat 21 Feb
DARREN ELLIS DANCE AND RONEN KOZOKARO PRESENT

Meeting Mr Boom!

Strange creatures and places passed through my mind but none of them stayed too long... until I heard the song, the song of Mr Boom!

Image:Kathryn Tickell & The Side
Fri 20 Feb
KATHRYN TICKELL PRESENTS

Kathryn Tickell & The Side

Channeling their diverse musical experiences into a powerful new sound The Side stay true to the spirit of Kathryn’s Northumbrian folk tradition whilst unleashing the talent and creativity of each individual musician. Between them The Side’s virtuosity has been courted by Sting, Goldfrapp, Royal Northern Sinfonia, BBC Proms, and the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, among many others.

 

Image:Project New Moon
Sat 21 Feb
CHINESE ARTS SPACE IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Project New Moon

Project New Moon features commissioned contemporary music and dance premieres from choreographers Julia Cheng and Quang Kien Van, and composers Ruth Chan and Andy Leung, during Chinese New Year. 

 

Image:The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland
Wed 25 Feb - Fri 27 Feb
RIDICULUSMUS THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland

The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland is a dual family drama about recovery from schizophrenia. It simultaneously stages the first psychotic episodes of a mother and son as they navigate stress and change with fantastical results involving Finnish Folk, Margaret Drabble, Adolf Hitler and the knitted cover for a toilet roll. 

Image:Hatched: David Dandridge's 'New Cross Spartacus'
Fri 27 Feb
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Hatched: David Dandridge's 'New Cross Spartacus'

The Albany opens its studio to support two more artists as part of this season's Hatched. Join us to see their fresh new works-in-progress.

Image:The Feather Catcher
Sun 1 Mar
FILSKIT THEATRE PRESENTS

The Feather Catcher

A fun, playful story of friendship, working together and mischievous feathers.

Image:The Honey Man
Tue 3 Mar - Wed 4 Mar
JUDY OWEN LTD AND BIRMINGHAM REPERTORY THEATRE COMPANY PRESENT

The Honey Man

'Maybe colony collapse and credit crunch and climate change is all one and the same thing!'

 

 

 

Image:Hatched: A New Work by Sophie Willan
Fri 6 Mar
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Hatched: A New Work by Sophie Willan

The Albany opens its studio to support two more artists as part of this season's Hatched. Join us to see their fresh new works-in-progress.

Image:Rosie's Magic Horse
Sun 8 Mar
PEACEFUL LION PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

Rosie's Magic Horse

Peaceful Lion Productions presents Rosie's Magic Horse a brand new production based on the book by Russell Hoban and illustrated by Quentin Blake.

Image:Cabaret Playroom
Mon 9 Mar
TRICITY VOGUE, LISA LEE AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Cabaret Playroom

Welcome back to the second season of Cabaret Playroom, a space for new cabaret performances.

Image:Rove
Tue 10 Mar - Sun 22 Mar
J. FERGUS EVANS IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE LOWRY STUDIO AND THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Rove

For anyone who has ever tried to untangle a family anecdote, or wished they knew more about where they came from.

Image:Monkey!
Sun 15 Mar
PUPPETCRAFT PRESENTS

Monkey!

The birth and comic adventures of a fantastical superhero. Hatched from a stone egg the mischievous Monkey can fly on a cloud, turn invisible and transform into anything…! 

Image:Black
Tue 17 Mar - Wed 18 Mar
20 STORIES HIGH PRESENTS

Black

Nikki doesn't think that her Dad is a racist…. He just cares deeply about his community… But when a Zimbabwean family move in over the road, the dog won’t stop barking…the local kids start lobbing stones… and her Dad starts laying down the law.

 

Image:Chill Pill
Thu 19 Mar
CHILL PILL AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Chill Pill

Curated by Mr Gee (host of Radio 4's Bespoken Word, and Rhyme and Reason), Raymond Antrobus, Deanna Rodger, Simon Mole and Adam Kammerling, Chill Pill, South London's coolest spoken word night returns full of brand new material, including tightly-spun tales inspired by the day's headlines, and the ever-popular Classics Corner.

Image:Disco Kids: Pirate Party
Sun 22 Mar
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Disco Kids: Pirate Party

Ahoy there mateys! Jump aboard the good ship Albany for this swashbuckling disco adventure.

Image:The Boy Who Bit Picasso
Thu 9 Apr - Fri 10 Apr
OXFORD PLAYHOUSE AND UNTIED ARTISTS PRESENT

The Boy Who Bit Picasso

My name is Tony. When I was a little boy I had the most extraordinary friend… Pablo Picasso!

Image:Riot Jazz
Sat 11 Apr
RIOT JAZZ PRESENTS

Riot Jazz

A twisted mix of funk, soul, hip hop and wild jazz; MC Chunky fronts the brass-heavy jazz combo from Manchester.

 

Image:Bajan Soul Food and Music
Sun 12 Apr - Sun 14 Jun
IN A PIKKLE

Bajan Soul Food and Music

Join us for our Sunday brunch and boogie where we will be bringing the tastes, sounds and vibes of Barbados to SE8.

Image:Cabaret Playroom
Mon 13 Apr
TRICITY VOGUE, LISA LEE AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Cabaret Playroom

Welcome back to the second season of Cabaret Playroom, a space for new cabaret performances.

Image:This Other Island
Fri 17 Apr
THE COMPLETE WORKS & THE ALBANY PRESENT

This Other Island

This Other Island is a re-working of Aime Cesaire’s seminal anti-colonialist version of the Tempest, it weaves a tale of a fantasy land of poetry and dance now ruled by Shakespeare’s Caliban in which concepts of belonging, diversity and otherness are radically questioned. Featuring internationally known artists, including: playwright/poet Inua Ellams (2 sell out shows at the National Theatre), Malika Booker, Warsan Shire and dancers Sean Graham & Ella Mesma.

Image:Shh... Bang
Sun 19 Apr
PEUT-ETRE THEATRE PRESENTS

Shh... Bang

A delicate dance-theatre performance for children and their adults, playfully exploring silence and noise.

Image:Chewing the Fat
Tue 21 Apr - Wed 22 Apr
SELINA THOMPSON PRESENTS

Chewing the Fat

FAT! 

That's what I'm making a show about. My fat. Your fat, maybe. Fat.

Image:Emergency Story Penguin
Wed 22 Apr - Sun 26 Apr
DEP ARTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH SLUNG LOW PRESENTS

Emergency Story Penguin

The Emergency Story Unit is a secret organisation that deploys at a moment's notice to wherever in the world there's a story emergency.

Image:The Lady's Not For Walking Like an Egyptian
Thu 23 Apr - Fri 24 Apr
MARS.TARRAB PRESENTS

The Lady's Not For Walking Like an Egyptian

What do you get if you cross all of the words of Margaret Thatcher’s public speeches with all of the words of every top ten hit by a female artist from the '80s?

 

 

Image:Bites:Remix
Fri 1 May
UPSWING AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Bites:Remix

Bites:Remix is cabaret night of unusual artistic collaborations, with circus at its heart. Forget everything you think you know about circus; BITES:Remix offers new perspectives by placing outstanding acts alongside artists from the worlds of music, dance, theatre and spoken word and comedy.

 

Image:Rapunzel
Sun 3 May
TUTTI-FRUTTI PRESENTS

Rapunzel

This is a story about a girl.  The story happened in a once upon a time, and in a once upon a place. The girl was called Rapunzel.

Image:Chill Pill: The Big One
Thu 7 May
CHILL PILL AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Chill Pill: The Big One

Chill Pill are swiftly becoming part of the furniture here at the Albany, but instead of sinking into the sofa with a pip and slippers, they're working their socks off to bring you a selection of the finest spoken word poets and musicians in the land, as well as presenting brand spanking new material for every show.

Image:The Journey Home
Sun 10 May
LITTLE ANGEL THEATRE PRESENTS

The Journey Home

Join Polar Bear as he sets off in search of a new home when the ice starts melting.

Image:Cabaret Playroom
Mon 11 May
TRICITY VOGUE, LISA LEE AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Cabaret Playroom

Welcome back to the second season of Cabaret Playroom, a space for new cabaret performances.

Image:The Singing Hypnotist
Wed 13 May - Sat 16 May
CHRISTOPHER GREEN IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ALBANY PRESENTS

The Singing Hypnotist

The Singing Hypnotist will change your life. He uses songs to heal, transform and put you under.  It’s a combination of clinical hypnotherapy, stage hypnosis, original music and good old fashioned showbiz, researched by Christopher Green, as part of being the first Artist in Residence at the British Library, and supported by the Wellcome Trust.

 

Image:Disco Kids: Down on the Farm
Sun 17 May
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Disco Kids: Down on the Farm

Jump on your tractors, round up your sheep and head to the Albany’s disco barn for an afternoon of farmyard fun.

Image:Mess
Tue 19 May - Wed 20 May
CAROLINE HORTON & CO AND CHINA PLATE PRESENT

Mess

Josephine is putting on a play - Boris and Sistahl help. It's about anorexia. But don’t let that put you off. Unflinchingly they confront big issues (and extremely tiny ones). Today they will tackle a particularly thin elephant in the room.

 

Image:Omar
Sat 23 May
SHADES OF SOUL presents

Omar

After recently picking up an M.B.E for his outstanding contribution to the UK music scene, Omar returns to the Albany. Since first breaking through to worldwide renown, he has worked with all manner of musical legends including a certain Stevie, Erykah Badu, Angie Stone, Syreeta Wright, Common, and Carleen Anderson. Omar’s latest album The Man is without doubt the strongest of his entire career, with his unique soul, funk, latin and reggae influences.

Image:A 21st Century Tea Dance
Tue 26 May
ENTELECHY ARTS AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

A 21st Century Tea Dance

Swing into summer with not one, but two opportunities to experience our unique, all-ages cabaret, where cakes meets comedy and tea pots brew poetry.

Image:The Squidz Club
Fri 29 May
Heart n Soul presents

The Squidz Club

Join us for The Squidz Club, a night for young people with learning disabilities ages 10-25, their friends and families.




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Image:15 Percent Off at The Big Red Pizza Bus
Tue 11 Feb - Mon 5 Jan
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Image:Something's Gonna Happen
Sat 31 Jan
Kimberley Walker presents

Something's Gonna Happen

Another night of excellent live music awaits, including having your body made into a work of art by the wonderful Kat CherryBlossom. Come and join us, and have your ears nourished by the beautiful sounds of The Damien Renouf Band, and dance to the uplifting sounds of The Pangaea Steelband and DJ Dave Aardvark. Focus your eyes on the splendid work of our local photographer Ben Graville. 

Image:So U Think I'm Crazy?
Fri 20 Mar
Ekanem Hines presents

So U Think I'm Crazy?

'Who would have thought I would end up like this?'