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Paper Dolls preview trailer

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 by Tricycle

We take a peek behind the scenes of Paper Dolls, to see what it’s all about…

Paper Dolls Extra dates added – must end 28 April.

Click here to book tickets.


Capital Bid Success!

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 by Tricycle

We are delighted to announce we have been successful in the first stage of our application for the Arts Council’s Capital Funding Programme.  Over £3 million has been pledged to the Tricycle, on approval of the second part of the application, enabling ambitious plans to refocus the work of the Tricycle Theatre based on building improvements, a smaller carbon footprint and renewed engagement with the communities served by the venue. 

Our Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham said:

“I’m delighted that our application for a Capital Bid to the Arts Council was successful. This is the next stage in what has already proved to be a thrilling first year in my role as Artistic Director of the Tricycle. 

 Community is a vital word for me.  The local community, the artistic community, the international community and the Tricycle community.  I want these communities to interact in, and engage with the building and its output.  It is for this reason that I’m so excited that with this funding, we can address the building itself - I am sure that it will ensure a sustainable future for us. 

Our plan opens the way to attract and engage a larger and more diverse public in outstanding artistic and education experiences.  We will reduce our carbon footprint. We will refocus the theatre as a local facility at the heart of global exchange and debate – something at the heart of my mission, theatre programming and vision for the Tricycle’s future.

We will soon be launching a Capital campaign to raise the considerable additional funds needed to realise this ambitious plan.

For queries please contact the Development Office on 020 7625 0132.


One Monkey Don't Stop No Show trailer

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 by Tricycle

Here’s a little teaser for Eclipse Theatre Company’s One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show, Don Evans’ hilariously outrageous comedy set in ’70s Philadelphia

how to use an ipad”>One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show runs from 16 Jan – 9 Feb.

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Audience reactions to The Arabian Nights

Friday, December 21st, 2012 by Tricycle

Find out what audiences think about our first ever family festive production The Arabian Nights.

Red Velvet runs from 11 Oct – 24 Nov.

Click here to find out more and book tickets.



Photos from the Red Velvet rehearsals

Thursday, September 27th, 2012 by Tricycle

Rehearsals for Red Velvet are in full swing with just two weeks until the first night – and things seem to be going swimmingly, with the cast and creatives giving big grins all round!

All photos: Tristram Kenton

Rachel Finnegan

Rachel Finnegan (Halina / Betty / Margaret)


Imogen Knight and Lolita Chakrabarti

Choreographer Imogen Knight and writer Lolita Chakrabarti


Indhu Rubasingham and Lolita Chakrab
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Foreground: Director Indhu Rubasingham and writer Lolita Chakrabarti
Background: Natasha Gordon (Connie), Adrian Lester (Ira Aldridge) and Ryan Kiggell (Charles)


Adrian Lester and Ferdinand Kingsley

Foreground: Adrian Lester (Ira Aldridge) and Ferdinand Kingsley (Casmir / Henry)
Background: Simon Chandler (Bernard / Terence) and Charlotte Lucas (Ellen)


Adrian Lester

Adrian Lester (Ira Aldridge)

Red Velvet runs from 11 Oct – 24 Nov. Click here to find out more and book tickets.



Mark Thomas talks about Bravo Figaro!

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 by Tricycle

FOUR STARS ‘Brilliantly funny’ The Times
FOUR STARS‘Bravo indeed’ The Telegraph
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Mark Thomas returns to the Tricycle Theatre with his brilliant and moving new show Bravo Figaro! which runs until 6 Oct.

Hear Mark speak about the show in the video, or click here to book.



Joseph Phibbs – a World Premiere

Friday, August 31st, 2012 by Tricycle

Composer Joseph Phibbs

Anticipating the WORLD PREMIERE of his new string quartet at the Tricycle Theatre on Sunday 16 September, the acclaimed local composer Joseph Phibbs writes:

‘I’m thrilled to have been commissioned by the Tricycle Theatre to write this short string quartet for the Honeymead Ensemble.  I’ve tried to make the work reflect the unique space in which it will be first performed, and in this regard it could be seen to reveal ‘dramatic’ qualities- sudden changes in mood and pace, and the four players conceived at time as characters in a drama. My biggest heroes of string quartet writing would have to be Schubert, Beethoven (who revolutionised the genre) and Britten- with Bartok and Carter also somewhere in the mix.  It’s therefore a particular privilege to have my new work presented alongside two of these giants- the second quartet of Britten’s being one of my very favourite works.’


Listen to an extract from Phibbs’ 2005 work The Canticle of the Rose for string quartet and solo soprano, which was shortlisted for the RPS Chamber Music Prize.

Find out more about Joseph Phibbs or book now for September’s concert.