Spread Eagle pub in Croydon to open new theatre
The alternative choice of theatre is continuing to grow with the opening of a new studio theatre, writes Andy Bloss.
The Spread Eagle Pub is opening a new 50 seat studio theatre which opens on October 2. The theatre will open on the pub’s first floor where they already host film screenings.
Fullers Brewery already has one pub and studio theatre, The Old Joint Stock, in Birmingham and they will be presenting a season of new work to celebrate the opening of The Spread Eagle Theatre.
At the beginning of October the production Tea At Five will be inviting audience members for a trip onto the Hepburn family estate.
It is the story of the rise and fall of the four time Academy Award-winning Hollywood stat Hepburn. She reflects on her life, taking the audience on a trip to Broadway, Hollywood Boulevard and memory lane.
Tim Hodgson, Artistic Director of the Old Joint Stock Theatre Company says: "If this goes well, the Spread Eagle Theatre will launch as a permanent venue early in 2014, with a minimum of one week-long production each month, again strictly professional small productions, specialising in new writing.
"We are really looking to get people in Croydon behind this new venture, especially given the dearth of arts venues in Croydon at the moment."
Tea at Five, Spread Eagle Pub, Katharine Street, Croydon, October 2-4, 7.30pm, £10, more information at spreadeaglecroydon.co.uk/theatre.
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