This month at the cornerHOUSE

Coming in March

Next Month

  • 3rd to 6th April : Kingston Junior Drama holiday workshop
  • 5th April: Outside The Box : line-up includes cornerHOUSE favourite Lloyd Griffith
  • 10th and 11th April : Katy’s Drama workshop
  • 13th April : Action Theatre workshop
  • 14th April: Crafty Afty
  • 23rd to 28th April : One Act Play Festival ( details below )
  • 29 April : cornerHOUSE film Club

More info on all of these will be on the website soon.

oneACTS 2018 – The plays!

Eight new plays will performed over six nights in a festival of original playwriting at the cornerHOUSE.

Autumn Leaves, Bomb ProofInvisibility and Baring All will be staged at the theatre in Douglas Road, on April 23, 25 and 27, while actors in Underhill, Saying Goodbye, A Scandal in Nova Alba, and Paws for Thought will tread the boards on April 24, 26 and 28.

The week-long showcase of original oneACT plays is now in its 13th year and will feature bite-sized chunks of drama, comedy, tragedy and whimsy from eight local playwrights.

Shows in the oneACTS 2018 start at 7.45pm; tickets for each night are £9 (£7 concessions). Click here to book.

Read more about the plays below.

April 23, 25 and 27

Autumn Leaves by Michael Sands

Directed by Dina Yates – Two friends meet for the first time in years but as they discuss the past, one has something to say that will change their lives forever.

Bomb Proof by Ian Hey 
Directed by Paul Hughes – A dodgy firm has come under threat from a rival. The windows are bullet proof, the main door is bomb proof, but is the building idiot proof?

Invisibility by Elaine Blackmore
Directed by Rodney Pearson – Sarah reflects on life as she is waiting for her first session of chemotherapy in this touching and funny drama.

Baring All by Susannah Finzi

Directed by Claire Morrissey – In the soothing atmosphere of a beauty spa, anonymous beneath the face mask and the comfort of a soft towelling wrap, it’s easy to confide in a stranger when your marriage has hit the buffers.

April 24, 26 and 28

Underhill by David Kenzie

Directed by Jim Dunk – When two young people go up a hill, and only one comes down, a father is desperate for answers.

Saying Goodbye by Rebecca Mayhew 

Directed by Clea Williams – Three adult siblings try to find the words to say goodbye to their departed mother.

A Scandal in Nova Alba by Orlando Pearson 
Directed by James Goldwater – A mix of Bard and Baker Street comes together in this historical whodunnit.

Paws for Thought by David Le Vay
Directed by Graham Large – Dodger has just been awarded a PhD – the only problem is he’s a rabbit. Dodger’s owners have a very mixed reaction to the news of their pet’s academic prowess.

New Initiatives Grant

The cornerHOUSE successfully applied for a New Initiatives grant from Kingston Arts to put towards a series of workshops or master classes for amateur musicians. Through the terms of the grant, professional musicians who are performing locally for Thames Concerts in Surbiton will, as part of their contract, give coaching sessions to young performers at the cornerHOUSE.

The next New Initiatives event will be a Strings Workshop on 18 February. Participants will receive one-to-one coaching from professional violinist Jack Liebeck and pianist Annabel Thwaite, and perform a piece if they wish in a short concert at the end of the afternoon.

More details about the event can be found here. More about the New Initiatives grant as a whole, can be found on the Your Kingston ‘New Initiatives’ Grant page of the website, under the ‘inHOUSE events tab at the top of this page or here.

About us

panto 2014.1We have drama, comedy, music and more, with in-house productions, resident companies, local and professional drama companies, and some of the UKs finest comedians all providing the entertainment every month. We host classes, workshops, after-school clubs and other educational and artistic activities. We also have exhibitions from some of the best local artists and photographers, and a monthly film club where you can see everything from classic movies to the latest independent hits.

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But the cornerHOUSE is not just a place where you can watch shows. It’s also a place where you can be part of the shows, on-stage, backstage, front of house, or behind the bar. Wherever you want to be, and whatever you want to do we have something for you.

Go to the “About Us” pages to find out  about volunteering, hiring the cornerHOUSE, or just to know a bit more about us and contact us about anything else.

Whatever you do, we hope to see you here soon.



2 Responses to This month at the cornerHOUSE

  1. Susan Wright says:

    I’ve just seen your website and would like to see some of the plays etc that you are showing- I live in Tolworth- can I just turn up do I need to book? Do you have a box office? Phone number? What are your opening hours? I just want to know more!

    • Andy Moseley says:

      Hi Susan, Good to hear from you. For most of our shows you can just turn up on the day and get tickets. For some of our busier events such as the annual pantomime, one act festival and Outside the Box comedy evenings it may be better to book in advance. Details of how to book tickets for all shows will be on the event page for the show, and there are links to buy tickets online. The box office at the venue is normally only open on show nights from around 7.30. Hope to see you at the cornerHOUSE soon!

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