Following the announcement of a new bespoke theatre space in the heart of the West End, Iris Theatre today announces a programme of one night only performances as part of THE POD’s inaugural Winter Season.
Alongside five week-long productions, Iris Theatre continues their support of early-career creatives with a series of one-off events throughout weekends in November and December. The programme will include poetry, spoken word, sketch comedy, short plays and two open mic nights, and will take place in Iris Theatre’s new thrust space in the grounds of the Actor’s Church, THE POD.
Following his one-off performance of BLUD. during Iris Theatre’s Summer Festival, Yan Toby-Amisi returns to Iris Theatre to open THE POD on 13 November with Mansa Musa, a new solo performance mixing poetry and prose to explore the legacy of the Mali Empire.
MonkeyMac will put a festive spin on their sketch show That Could be a Sketch! on 5 December, and Encompass Productions will bring a night full of short plays and new writing with Bare Essentials: Christmas Crackers on 20 December. Rhymes with Orange returns with their Big Christmas Comeback, a night of spoken word performances on 21 December with an open-mic, and there will also be a new musical theatre open-mic night for budding performers on 21 November from Musical Theatre Networks and Mercury Musical Developments.
The one-night events feature alongside the already announced HOLDING. by Nicole Botha and Dan Whitlam; Shuga Fixx Vs. The Illuminati by Poppy Pedder, Relish Theatre and Guttersnipe Theatre; Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by Charlotte Ellen; The Last Nativity by Eden Tredwell; and A Song For Christmas by Alice Croft, presented by Gartland Productions and Iris Theatre.
Paul Ryan Carberry, Artistic Director of the Iris Theatre’s, “After finally sharing the news about our new theatre space THE POD last week, we are delighted to share with audiences this further programme of one-nighter festive events for THE POD’S inaugural Winter Season. There is so much here to enjoy and get involved in! At Iris, we love an active and involved audience and there will be plenty of opportunities with these events to do just that. We are proud to have programmed more work than ever before despite this difficult year and we are so grateful to those who are coming out to support the work of these exceptional artists.”
Tickets for the Winter Season one-night only events are now on sale. Full listings can be found here.