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22 May – 15 June 2024

Welcome to the Monstrous Cabaret Club, a place to drown more than your sorrows, where the acts are unreal and the voices to die for! Whether you’re strapping in for the Sirens or caught between Scylla and Charybdis, you’re in for a night you’ll never survive/forget

14 June – 6 July 2024

Sam’s eighteen, about to start living. Zoe’s forty-something and never did. All they share is a love of 80s’ new wave and an illness that wants them dead.

19 June – 13 July 2024

Mother is in prison. Daughter has come to visit. Closely watched by security personnel, they have 1 hour. A trained actor, and quick-witted Mother tries to keep things light… but the darkness rises up around them as they are forced to confront the disorienting series of events that led them here. Surrender takes us on …

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9 July – 13 July 2024

“Thursdays, curry night. Curry and a pint for a fiver. Go at five thirty, home by ten. Beat my mum up for a while. Bed by ten thirty.” Four men convicted of domestic abuse offences meet each week in a community centre to undergo a perpetrator programme. Jen, the new group facilitator, feels out of …

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16 July – 3 August 2024

“Sometimes I think you’re pandering to my ego” / “That’s because sometimes I’m pandering to your ego”

17 July – 10 August 2024

It’s club night and the tracks are spinning. Two headliners crossfade between stories of love, sex, and the power of music – set against a backdrop of precarious lives in urban London.

20 August – 24 August 2024

Puccini’s timeless tale of love and friendship is radically repositioned as a modern tragedy of co-dependency and addiction. The creator’s of Turandot return to their first ever collaboration, La bohème, in a restaging of this groundbreaking Olivier Award nominated production.

21 August – 24 August 2024

Join Mr Punch as he and his friends help the wiley Serpina get her man. With appearances from Judy, The Crocodile, a Cheeky Monkey, a band of singing Policemen and a host of others, this is the perfect introduction to classical music for children (and grown up kids) of all ages. Featuring stunning operatic vocals and beautiful melodies as well as all the twists, turns, gags and the uproar of you favourite pantomimes.

27 August – 31 August 2024

Ensemble OrQuesta, this year, are expanding from the baroque repertoire to perform their 5-star production of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro with a star company line up headed by Marcio da Silva and Helen May as Figaro and Susanna.

4 September – 7 September 2024

“Paul Verlaine, for shooting and injuring Arthur Rimbaud with a revolver, you are hereby sentenced to 555 days in prison!” After a critically-acclaimed run last year and performances at the Royal Opera House and La Monnaie, 555: Verlaine en Prison returns to Grimeborn! 555: Verlaine en prison tells the untold and unjust story one of …

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