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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 […]

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A new poem by Jeremiah ‘SugarJ’ Brown As part of our response to the current crisis, we commissioned this new poem by acclaimed poet Jeremiah ‘SugarJ’ Brown filmed by Tom Shkolnik. (If you require subtitles we have an alternative version here) Alongside this film, we are printing posters of the text to distribute across our […]

Going for a Song – over 55s singing group

UPDATE: We have returned to face to face workshops! Mitcham Group: Our Mitcham Going for a Song group meets each Wednesday at Mitcham Parish Church, Church Rd, Mitcham CR4 3BU at 1pm Please note, this is the big brown church near Benedict primary school AKA St Peter & St Paul Anglican church (note: it is not the Catholic Church on Cranmer road) Wimbledon Group: Our Wimbledon Going for […]

Many Voices Women’s Group at CARAS

The Many Voices Women’s Group is an evolution of our Many Voices work with young EAL speakers. Delivered in partnership with CARAS in Tooting, we work with newly arrived women from a range of countries to build language, independence and employability skills, and aid integration into British life and culture, supporting participants to take positive steps […]

Dance Group for over 60s

Weekly at Wimbledon Library “It’s the highlight of my week and always leaves me feeling happier than when I started. And it’s good for us too – so it’s a win win ! Fabulous!” Day: Every Saturday Time: 11:30 – 12:45 Fee: £5 per session or £20 for a block of five Group: anyone aged […]

Employability Skills Workshops

Workshops for EAL students focusing on employability skills, positive wellbeing & confidence Delivering workshops at St Mark’s Academy in Mitcham & CARAS (Community Action for Refugees & Asylum Seekers) in Tooting, supporting vulnerable EAL young people facing the additional challenges of finding meaningful employment post-pandemic. The aim of these workshops is to support the young […]

Dementia Dance

People with dementia and carers are invited to come together to share a new hobby where you’ll keep fit & have fun. Join these fun & informal sessions led by a professional dance artist, Annie Pownall. Improve your flexibility, stamina & strength, whilst enjoying moving to different types of music, being creative & gaining confidence. […]

Many Voices

This is a regular, closed project for young refugees and asylum seekers aged 11-18 delivered at St Mark’s Academy in Mitcham, Rutlish School in Merton Park and Sutton & District Training. By giving space for self-expression through improvisation, movement and devising we support integration,  increase self-confidence, reduce isolation and engender a sense of belonging as […]

Merton Young Carers workshops

A weekly workshop in partnership with Carers Support Merton At the end of 2020 we piloted a programme supporting young carers in the local area. Led by our experienced facilitator these sessions foster new connections and friendships through creative activities including making this film. Regular weekly sessions have been running since Autumn 2020. To get […]

Creative Arts Group

Attic’s Creative Arts Group is a free Saturday workshop for young people aged 10-14 to boost confidence and skills through a range of arts activities including film making, drama and creative writing. The sessions allow members to express their creative ideas and help them to navigate this challenging point in their young lives, giving them […]

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

Leap!

Leap! school holiday creative camps bring 7-12 year olds from across Merton together to make friends, have fun and get creative! Using creative activities such as drama and film-making to let their imaginations run wild, our expert facilitators guide children as they learn new creative skills, work together as a team and find new ways […]

Staying in for a Song

Day: Every Wednesday Time: 2:00 – 3:00pm Group: anyone aged 55+ (but we won’t turn anyone away who wants to join!) Sign Up: Please complete this form Our weekly singing group, Going for a Song, are staying in to sing instead. Led by our skilled Musical Director, Christopher Killerby, each session begins with time for […]

Creative workshops with Avanti CIC

A pilot series of workshops with The AVANTI Mental Well-Being CIC We are piloting a series of creative workshops to improve the wellbeing and mental health of adults in and around Pollards Hill and East Mitcham. Using singing and drama these workshops are to increase confidence, offer a space for creative expression and support good […]

Clarion Chance Encounters

A new pilot project currently being delivered online with Clarion Housing. Chance Encounters is a project working with Clarion Housing residents to develop a toolkit to inspire moments of connection amongst communities. Working with elder residents in Morden, Attic artists are developing a box of resources around the themes of connection, community and creativity to […]

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 […]

Leap! Creative Arts Summer Camp 2019

We were delighted to run our Leap! programme in an extended form this year.  Over two weeks in the Summer holidays we ran a series of free filmmaking and creative arts summer camps in partnership with WCTT Young Actors Company.  The participants worked alongside a professional filmmaker and drama director to devise and shoot an original short film. Over the course of […]

Pollards Oak

A short play about Pollards Hill commissioned for our Elders group written by Fiona Branson. Inspired by the creative workshops she had run with the Elder’s group, Fiona has created an original piece incorporating the history, concerns and experiences of the New Horizon’s Lunch Club. It will be performed to the group in a script […]

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 […]

Creative Networking Event

After a hiatus we are delighted to announce we will be holding our next our Merton Creative Networking Event on 8th May at 7pm at Mitcham Library. We are looking to build on our last event and bring together creative organisations and people living or working in the London Borough of Merton as well as […]

Elders Drama Workshop

A free weekly drama workshop for older people. Do you like playing games and getting active? Do you like telling stories? Ever fancied performing? Why not come along and give it a try? The group is led by actor and director Fiona Branson. Pollards Hill – The group meets Thursday 1pm – 2pm at 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 […]

Q & A With Jessica Hynes

As part of London Libraries festival, Attic Artistic Director Jonathan Humphreys will be hosting a live interview with Jessica Hynes at Wimbledon Library delighted to present. The interview will explore about Jessica’s remarkable career and give the audience an opportunity to ask questions.

Small Things

A short film made with the community at Love Wimbledon’s Autumn Art Market. We asked people to take a moment to reflect on the small things that make us feel alive. This project was made in September 2017, inspired by the themes of The Death of Ivan Ilyich.  

Creative Networking event

Attic Theatre Company in association with Baseless Fabric and Merton Council are delighted to invite creatives based in the London Borough of Merton for a creative networking event at Merton Arts Space. Whether you are an artist or creative, or run an organisation, school or college who want to engage with your local creative community, […]

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 […]