If there’s a theatre in London that’s shown the definition of a glow up, it’s Park Theatre.
Originally little more than a deserted office block, it was transformed into an incredible neighbourhood cinema by Artistic Director, Jez Bond, and Creative Director, Melli Marie. With the work of the local community and support from names like Ian McKellen and Alan Rickman, Park Theatre secured enough funding to launch into the success that it is today.
It might be small and local but what it lacks in space it makes up in performances and talent. Park Theatre’s ambition is to tell accessible, real-to-life stories and to be accessible to a diverse community. If you’re looking for a breath of fresh air in the theatre world, it’s the place to visit.
And the shows it puts on are perfectly reflective of this mission: Up next is “We’re Staying Right Here”, a hard-hitting, surreal and surprisingly funny journey into the deepest recesses of the human mind starring Daniel Portman (Game of Thrones), Danny Kirrane (Pirates of the Caribbean), Tom Canton (Wasted), and Liam Smith (End of Love). Over the next few months, you’ll also be able to catch “Cry Havoc”, a passionate love story between a spirited young Egyptian and an idealistic British writer, and “Intra Muros”, a provocative comedy drama that’ll question your concept of time and its effect on the human spirit. Find a full list of upcoming shows here.
And when we say the Park Theatre is small, we mean it. The seats are so close to the stage that it’s almost as if the actors are putting on a show just for you. It’s reasonably priced (and even offers cheap tickets for those under 26) and consistently has a full schedule of own produced shows and touring shows. They typically don’t put on “Broadway” style shows, which means you’ll always have the opportunity to watch something lesser known and with a unique appeal.
Come along to the Park Theatre Cafe Bar before or after the show starts for a Grand Marnier cocktail and a bite to eat. You’ll find the full range of Grand Marnier drinks at the bar, including the Grand Collins, the Grand 75 and the Grand Tonic. The bar has partnered with local and UK suppliers like Northern Bloc Ice Cream & Galeta Bakery to bring a variety of fresh, local products with a wide range of Vegan & GF goodies.
This article was sponsored by Grand Marnier. We recommend starting your evening at the theatre with a delicious Grand Marnier cocktail at the Park Theatre Cafe Bar. 18+ only. Please drink responsibly. For all the facts, visit drinkaware.co.uk. Follow Grand Marnier on Instagram or at grandmarnier.co.uk
Also published on Medium.