Win £1,000 with Camelot. See this week's Recorder

On sale October 15

Redbridge’s first professional theatre festival runs next month

08:21 27 May 2014

The borough’s first professional theatre festival is being staged next month.

Redbridge Drama Centre is running the Labyrinth Festival, from June 19 to 29, with productions seen at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as well as premieres of new plays.

To mark the centenary of the First World War, Heydays is staged at the centre on the first two nights when all-women company The Paper Birds and residents over-55 present a history of Redbridge over the past 100 years.

There will also be new takes on existing plays. Oddsocks perform their version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the gardens of Valentines Mansion, while the Impulse Collective present The Canterbury Tales at the drama centre in Churchfields, South Woodford.

Shows for children include Theatre Button’s Jack and the Beanstalk and the interactive Let’s Build a Story, by Wizard Stories.

Productions are being staged at 11 venues including the Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford, and in libraries.

For more details, visit


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ilford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ilford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ilford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

Catherine Burns and Darren Lincoln open the new building

A school is in high spirits after it declared a new building for business courses officially open.

The Mayor of Redbridge, Cllr Barbara White (centre) with friends, volunteers and supporters of The Cranbrook Centre at the opening of the Cranbrook Centre in Redbridge. Picture Vickie Flores

A grand three-day event saw three community organisations join forces to resurrect the former Cranbrook Park Bowling Club into a multi-facility hub for people to enjoy activities and learn new skills.

Ilford South and Ilford North MPs Mike Gapes and Wes Streeting. Photo: Laura Burnip

Ilford South MP Mike Gapes is at the heart of a Twitter storm this morning (Tuesday) after saying Labour had no “credible leadership”.

The Exchange Shopping Centre in Ilford High Road.

Proposals to build 200 housing units on top of the Exchange Shopping Centre car park in Ilford, have been submitted to Redbridge Council.

Most read news


Amazon: Everything you want to buy all in one place!

With £1,500 to spend online at Amazon, there’s really nothing you can’t buy.

You'll be stocked up on toiletries  for a while!

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more.

Digital Edition

Read the Ilford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder