All About My Mother

By Samuel Adamson
Directed by A T Hornby, Charlotte Mackintosh

Please note: This play contains very strong language and adult themes

Following the tragic death of her beloved son, Manuela goes to Barcelona in search of the father. But before she can exorcise her guilt she gets caught up in the lives of three women: Agrado, a long-lost transsexual friend, Rosa, a young nun in search of love and Huma Roja, the famous actress Manuela’s son so admired. As Manuela’s life regains meaning, her son’s father returns and her journey of discovery draws to a redemptive close.

This amateur production of “All About My Mother” is presented by special arrangement with El Deseo S.A. Originally produced at The Old Vic, London by Daniel Sparrow, Neal Street Productions, The Old Vic Theatre Company, Dede Harris & DRB Productions 

We are currently looking for people to crew this show. There are plenty of ways to get involved, whether that be with lighting, set, props, costume, make-up or something in-between. If you want to get involved, email us at

Tickets: £14.00 Adults / £10.00 Members / £10.00 Concessions

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Spread Eagle Players

The Spread Eagle Players is a London-based amateur dramatics group which rehearses in Canary Wharf and performs at the Bridewell Theatre in Blackfriars. We do all that we can to maintain an ethos of high quality productions whilst making them accessible to all.

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Natural Causes

Natural Causes is well underway and getting ready for show week and the first night of 11th October, so if you haven't got it in your diary and got your tickets yet, get ordering!

We have an amazing cast and crew for the show and we are excited about it!

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Posted 31/08/17

Unoriginal Sin is Over!

Unoriginal Sin closed this weekend to a great reception. The audiences loved the show and the cast enjoyed it just as much! Whilst it was an intense rehearsal period and a short production period, it was a great experience for everyone involved and if you missed it you missed a treat!

Whilst we are so sad to see the show come down, we'll never see Neville's badminton racquet again or experience Father Tomlin's telling Bill where to put his opinion we are onwards and upwards for the next show!
Posted 28/05/17


January 18

Monday 1st - 7:45 PM
Test Event
Wednesday 17th - 7:30 PM
All About My Mother
Thursday 18th - 7:30 PM
All About My Mother
Friday 19th - 7:30 PM
All About My Mother
Saturday 20th - 5:00 PM
All About My Mother

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