The Hope Theatre

The Hope Theatre
207 Upper Street, London, N1 1RL
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The Hope Theatre is above the Hope and Anchor pub on the corner of Islington Park St and Upper St.

It offers a performance space with a programme of new works, often from young theatre companies such as time Zone Theatre.

It prides itself on the lack of public money supporting its operations, with a commitment to paying all performers and staff. The Artistic Director is Matthew Parker.

Events at this venue

There are 9 events at this location

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Foodie

A young woman sits down with forty of her closest friends from three different countries, different ethnicities, sexual identities and professions and asks them one simple question: How do you feel about food? FOODIE is a verbatim play about young womens relationships with food, from the divine to the obscene. The Writer…

Sun 21 Jan

£12–£15 / 020 7478 0160

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Mon 22 Jan

£12–£15 / 020 7478 0160

Foul Pages

"We're going to get it up the arse by the future King of England… Thank God we rehearsed." It's 1603, the plague is ravaging London, scattering the court to the rural countryside of Wiltshire and delaying the coronation of the soon to be King James I. In this outrageous comedy, while actors rehearse, despite backstage…

Tue 20 Feb

£12–£15 / 020 7478 0160

Wed 21 Feb

£12–£15 / 020 7478 0160

Thu 22 Feb

£12–£15 / 020 7478 0160

…and 17 more dates until 17 Mar

Moments - Empty Beds

Since founding in 2016, Pennyworth Productions has toured its work to the Edinburgh, Camden and Galway Fringes. Their work has transferred to the Arcola Theatre as part of its 'EH to E8' pick of the fringe season, and they have been the recipient of both the Scottish Daily Mail Award and an inaugural Eddies Award. This…

Tue 30 Jan

£12–£15 / 020 7478 0160

Wed 31 Jan

£12–£15 / 020 7478 0160

Thu 1 Feb

£12–£15 / 020 7478 0160

…and 12 more dates until 17 Feb

My Evolution Of Cave Painting

After its 2017 sell-out show, MY EVOLUTION OF CAVE PAINTING comes to The Hope Theatre for two nights only. This one-man performance, written and directed by Howard Horner, is a hilarious and deeply personal reflection on the difficulties we all face growing up. He beautifully parallels this with a commentary on the way…

Sun 4 Feb

£12–£15 / 020 7478 0160

Mon 5 Feb

£12–£15 / 020 7478 0160

My Gay Best Friend

Written and performed by Louise Jameson (Eastenders, Tenko, Dr Who, Bergerac) and Nigel Fairs, MY GAY BEST FRIEND is a heady mixture of high camp, melancholy reflection on friendships and the childhood dramas that haunt us all. Racquell is a 50something would-be diva who's locked herself in the ladies, furious because her…

Tue 23 Jan

£12–£15 / 020 7478 0160

Wed 24 Jan

£12–£15 / 020 7478 0160

Thu 25 Jan

£12–£15 / 020 7478 0160

…and 2 more dates until 27 Jan

Our Big Love Story

4 teenagers 1 Teacher 1 Terror Attack Post July 2005 5 people's lives intertwine in OUR BIG LOVE STORY; a tale of faith, prejudice, love and healing looking at radicalisation of young people and the struggle to keep your faith after a traumatic event. How does it feel to be a British Muslim? How does it feel to be a…

Tue 20 Mar

£12–£15 / 020 7478 0160

Wed 21 Mar

£12–£15 / 020 7478 0160

Thu 22 Mar

£12–£15 / 020 7478 0160

…and 12 more dates until 7 Apr

Pig

Three gay couples explore the boundaries of their relationships in the quest for deeper intimacy. Through emotional domination, sexual submission, compulsion and violence, they delve into the space where the lines between love and obsession cease to exist. A provocative account of contemporary sexuality, which asks what…

Tue 10 Apr

Cancelled / 020 7478 0160

Wed 11 Apr

Cancelled / 020 7478 0160

Thu 12 Apr

Cancelled / 020 7478 0160

…and 14 more dates until 28 Apr

When You Fall Down

Dear Mr. Keaton, I love your movies. Can you tell me the secret of your comedy?Well, I guess you take the knocks, absorb the shocks, and then you keep on going.When you fall down, you get back up and you dont complain.1928. Silent screen star Buster Keaton arrives in Culver City, at the film studio which is his new home…

Sun 11 Feb

£12–£15 / 020 7478 0160

Mon 12 Feb

£12–£15 / 020 7478 0160

Worth A Flutter

In life love doesnt always run to the form guide4/1 Matt the gambler with a dysfunctional brain, heart and penis. Might need more experience9/5 F. Paige the bookies favourite who is as shallow as she is devious, an obvious choice20/1 Helen the outsider, a few skeletons in the closet but has experience if past doesnt haunt…

Tue 1 May

£12–£15 / 020 7478 0160

Wed 2 May

£12–£15 / 020 7478 0160

Thu 3 May

£12–£15 / 020 7478 0160

…and 12 more dates until 19 May

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