Coming in March
- Thursday 1st : Outside the Box Comedy
- Tuesday 6th: Life and Landscapes exhibition Gala night
- Friday 16th: Poetry readings on the themes of Spring, Solitude, Science
- Saturday 17th: Crafty Afty
- Saturday 17th: Suburbaret
- Sunday 25th: cornerHOUSE Film Club
- Tuesday 27th to Wednesday 28th:Kingston Junior Drama Company’s present Recreating Wilde
- 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!
Autumn Leaves, Bomb Proof, Invisibility 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.
We 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.
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.