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Learning to Fly

A new show by James Rowland UK Tour and Edinburgh Festival 2022 A new show by acclaimed writer, storyteller and performer James Rowland featuring his captivating mix of storytelling, music and comedy. LEARNING TO FLY sees James tell the story of a remarkable friendship he made when he was a lonely, unhappy teenager with the […]

The Rebellious Women of Wimbledon – audio version

Following huge demand from audiences for this show, we commissioned an audio version which can be listen to online. Written by Beth Flintoff, The Rebellious Women of Wimbledon toured south London in October 2018. Full details here The programme, featuring a specially commissioned article by Dr Alexandra Hughes Johnson, can be read here: Rebellious Women Programme

The Last Noël

Attic and Arts at the Old Fire Station present A new play with songs by Chris Bush Planning to tour late 2021/22 “Chris Bush’s beautifully crafted show is comforting and uplifting with just enough kick for those who find festive theatre too saccharine” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Guardian “It feels as if this one comes straight from the […]

The Rebellious Women of Wimbledon

The run of this show has now finished. Listen to an audio version here ‘Welcome everyone. Do take a seat, and enjoy the refreshments. We’re here tonight to talk about the cause of women. Quite simply, we’re here to change the world.’ Centring on the remarkable story of Wimbledon resident Rose Lamartine Yates, this new […]

A Stocking Full of Plays

Join us for a festive evening of new Christmas plays around the fire in New Wimbledon Theatre’s Piano Bar. We’ll be presenting a stocking full of plays that interrogate the Christmas experience – the sacred, profane and plain silly. Christmas themed plays by Clare O’Flaherty, Louise Monaghan, Harri Dhillon, and Adam Thorn performed by Oliver […]

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

I’m Ivan and I’ve just died. In life I had everything, but what did I leave behind? Meet Ivan. Seasoned bureaucrat, witty raconteur, distant father. He’s here tonight to share an experience like no other. The strange and eventful history of his own, completely unexpected death. Following the success of Great Expectations at Merton Arts […]

Great Expectations

‘The pace is relentless: as events accelerate, the chorus of voices takes on something of the rhythmic, poetic quality of Under Milk Wood, or of the famous RSC Nicholas Nickleby….It was a pleasure to watch such professional and accomplished theatre in a community venue’ The Culture Vulture ‘Picture this. A dimly lit street, leading to […]

Beacons

A new play by Tabitha Mortiboy “See those three at the edge, those three in a line? That’s me, and you and Julie. We’re a constellation.” Julie sells ice cream on the cliffs at Beachy Head and searches for love online. Her friend Bernard walks the clifftops and can’t seem to settle. When sixteen year […]

Playfest

From 2012 – 2016 Attic presented an annual festival of new writing, Playfest, offering local writers the chance to see their short plays staged as rehearsed readings with professional actors and directors. In 2014 we opened this up to all new writers and received subissions from as local as Tooting and as far away as […]

Fields Unsown

A play by Catherine Harvey and Louise Monaghan When war broke out 100 years ago in August 1914, Gilliat Hatfeild offered Morden Hall to the War Office for use as a military hospital. Until now, the stories of the men and women who lived, worked and were nursed there remained untold. Fields Unsown, a new […]

Previous work

Attic’s work before 2014 include: World premiere of 1936, Tom McNab’s play about the Berlin Olympics at the Arcola Theatre, which was re-mounted last year at the Lilian Baylis Studio at Sadler’s Wells as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Other productions include The Grannie by Roberto Cosso, David Rudkin’s translation of Rosmersholm, Miss Roach’s War […]