What’s Your #Passion? Alex and Bolaji

Thursday, July 31st, 2014 by Tricycle

The excitement for next week’s Tricycle Young Company production of The Kilburn Passion is palpable! For what is life without a bit of passion? Tricycle Young Company all share one thing- a lifelong love of the stage. Today Young Company members Alex and Bolaji tell us what keeps them going.

The Kilburn Passion runs from 5 – 9 August, with tickets for under 26′s just £8. Click here for more info.




What’s your #Passion? Jack and Rob

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 by Tricycle

With The Kilburn Passion opening here at the Tricycle next week, we’re continuing with our #passion video blogs from members of Tricycle Young Company. What are you passionate about? Tell us on twitter using #KilburnPassion.

Today Young Company members Jack and Rob tell us what they just can’t live without!



The Kilburn Passion is exploding back onto the Tricycle stage from 5 – 9 August. For more information and to book tickets to The Kilburn Passion click here.


The Edinburgh Fringe in London

Monday, July 21st, 2014 by Tricycle

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We know that sometimes it feels like the whole world heads up to Edinburgh in August- but for those of you sticking in London, there’s a whole menagerie of fringe theatre available in North London with the Camden Fringe. The Fringe is opening its doors at a number of venues across this borough this week and our own Tricycle Young Company are a part of the action with their production The Kilburn Passion. Co-founder of the Fringe Michelle Flower is guest blogging for us today.

This summer – from the 28th of July to the 24th of August – the 9th Camden Fringe will be taking place at venues across the borough of Camden and (slightly) beyond. This will be our biggest Fringe yet, with over 200 different productions being hosted at 26 venues. (We have to be slightly vague about the number of shows as we still have more acts wanting to get involved. As I write this I think we are up to 216.)

The Camden Fringe started in 2006, when it consisted of 22 acts in 1 venue. The idea was to set up an alternative to the Edinburgh Fringe in London, as often Fringe theatres in the capital went dark during August, as received wisdom was that “everyone is in Edinburgh”. Of course London is always full of talent, punters and creativity and because of that the Camden Fringe has grown and flourished. So much so that people now talk of alternatives to the Camden Fringe!

This year we have a typically fringey and eclectic mix of shows. From a strong showing by Shakespeare, through mind reading, physical theatre, musicals, improvisation, sketch comedy and stand-up, to shows that defy categorisation. We like to think there is something for everyone, and that ticket prices are low enough that audiences might take a chance to watch random show they know little about, just in case they catch the next big thing.

We are delighted the Tricycle Theatre are involved with the Camden Fringe in 2014 and are reviving the hugely successful The Kilburn Passion for 7 performances as part of the fringe. Presented by Tricycle Young Company 19-25 Ensemble – a young company bursting with talent – and having such a local focus, The Kilburn Passion is exactly the sort of work that the Camden Fringe should champion.

Please check out our full programme of events at and see if anything takes your fancy.  You never know what or who you will end up seeing.

Michelle Flower

Co-founder and Director of the Camden Fringe.


What’s your #Passion?

Monday, July 14th, 2014 by Tricycle

The Kilburn Passion by Suhayla El-Bushra is set to burst back onto the Tricycle stage from 5 – 9 August following a successful premiere earlier this year as part of the Tricycle’s Takeover Festival.

So we’re asking members of Tricycle Young Company to tell us what they’re passionate about! Today we have a video blog from Rachael who is passionate about theatre, play writing and the issues around regional arts funding.

Tell us what your passionate about using the hash tag #KilburnPassion @tricycletheatre

For more information on The Kilburn Passion and to book, click here.


Now that’s brotherly love…

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 by Tricycle

The Colby Sisters of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is opening at the Tricycle tomorrow. The five Colby Sisters are the glamorous faces of New York high society, but they aren’t without their squabbles, as only sisters know how to do!

We grabbed five minutes with actress Ronke Adekoluejo who plays Personal Assistant Heather to find out a funny story of family love from her own childhood.

Do you have a story of family love? Share your funny, cringe worthy or endearing stories of sisterly/ brotherly love with us using #ColbySisters.

The Colby Sisters of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania runs at the Tricycle from 19 June – 26 July. Click here for more information and to book.


Audio Blog from Circles Playwright Rachel De-lahay

Friday, May 30th, 2014 by Tricycle

Actresses Janice McKenzie and Sarah Manners in Circles

Today we have an audio blog from Circles playwright Rachel De-lahay, recorded whilst the show was on stage at Birmingham Rep. Now on stage at the Tricycle, Rachel talks about making late night changes to the script and having fun in the rehearsal room, as well as her thought process behind telling the story of three generations of women effected by cycles of domestic violence. 

Listen to ‘Circles – Interview with playwright Rachel De-lahay’ on Audioboo

Circles is on stage at the Tricycle until 14 June, click here for more information and to book.