2017 London Season at Stratford Circus

For the fourth consecutive year our London Season of three productions will be presented at Stratford Circus Arts Centre.

The plays below showcase the performance talent of our final year  BA (Hons) Acting and BA (Hons) Actor Musicianship students and the technical, artistic and management technical talents of final students from our School of Design, Management and Technical Arts.


The Riots by Gillian Slovo

Directed by Sarah Bedi

On 4th August 2011, Mark Duggan was shot dead by police in Tottenham.  Two days later riots broke out in London, spreading to cities across the country.  When the Government refused to conduct a Public Inquiry, The Tricycle Theatre launched their own – in the form of this verbatim play.  The Riots builds a compelling picture of the civil resentments, rage, violence and crime, followed by an equally gripping discussion on possible causes and remedies for this shocking series of events.

“A thought-provoking and admirably even-handed play on the subject” - The Telegraph

“…makes you think without making your mind up for you” – The Independent


Performance times:

Monday 13 March - 7.30pm

Tuesday 14 March - 7.30pm

Wednesday 15 March - 2.30pm & 7:30pm

Admission price: £10 (Concessions £8, Students £5)



Island Song by Carner & Gregor

Directed by Iain Reekie

Originally written as a five-hand song cycle, this piece has been developed into a full-scale musical by New York based writer/composers Sam Carner and Derek Gregor, in collaboration with our ground-breaking Actor Musicianship course. This will be the world-premiere of a piece that takes us through the poignant and hilarious journeys of 15 young New Yorkers caught in a twisted love affair with their city, driven by a kinetic and eclectic score, featuring 5 MAC nominated songs that captures every urbanite’s triumphs, disappointments and ever tested perspective.


Performance times:

Thursday 23 March – 7.30pm

Friday 24 March – 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Saturday 25 March – 2.30pm

Admission price: £10 (Concessions £8, Students £5)


The productions are designed, created, managed and performed by students of the College’s professional training courses. All work is carried out under the supervision of tutors and technical instructors of Rose Bruford College.