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The Development

The Development

Fridays & Saturdays

16th January – 14th February
8:15 – 10 pm (latest)

The Basement, 119 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3DA

£12/£10 concessions

By Soundboxed in association with Theatre Delicatessen

SoundBoxed Collective’s Jane Smith and Jeremiah formally invite you to exclusive Private Member’s Club: THE DEVELOPMENT. Join us in our safe space – away from the hectic bustle of the metropolis.

Melding striking sound structures with physical dynamism, dark comedic characters and gently inviting audience participation; the evening transforms from a theatrical piece into an energy-fuelled night of drinking, dancing & socialising in the private basement bar and performance space.

Trial And Error

Trial and Error

13 February 2015


Jury Tickets £5

You are invited to attend the newest, hottest court in London. Trial & Error! is a comedy night debuting in the Cabaret Bar at 119 Farringdon Road. Two expert teams use their geeky knowledge, their cunning and their wit to convince the you – the jury – that their side is just.



Naz Osmanoglu
Ed O’Meara
Nick Pettigrew
Glynn Jones
and Rob Deb

The Friday League – Jumble Sale pARTy


27 February 2015

8pm until LATE

Tickets £9

We’re back rolling into Feb with another event and its going to be a slammin’ one at that.

We’ve settled right into our new gaff at Theatre Delicatessen in Farringdon and want you to come visit again!

YOU KNOW THE DRILL:A visual and performance art platform – BUT FUN!

WE HAVE: Cheap drinks, dance floors and a wonderful bunch of VISUAL AND PERFORMANCE ARTISTS that want to show YOU their work.

Expect: ANIMATION, FILM, DANCE, CLOWNING, COMEDY and a whole lot more!

Performances happen all night, but there is also plenty of time to drink, have a boogie and meet some all round ace people.

Point Blank Range


Presented by mingbeast


2 – 14 March 2015, 7:30pm

Main Shows | £12/10 concessions

Exhibition Scratch Nights | £5

This Spring mingbeast has been invited to curate a programme of work at Theatre Delicatessen, and we present to you POINT BLANK RANGE, an unforgettable fortnight of experimental theatre and live-art.

As part of our two week takeover, Will Dickie will perform his frank and tender solo, Memories of Suburbia, in a double bill with our debut work GHOSTLAND CINEMA. Returning to London for the first time in two years, Sleepwalk Collective bring their internationally acclaimed show, As the Flames Rose we Dance to the Sirens, the Sirens for its first ever Spanish-language performance in the UK. There will also be a chance to see brand new work from LAB Collective, OBRA Theatre
Co and VIDEOfeet, Philippe Oberlohr, SoundBoxed Collective and many more daring artists.


Chasing The Scream: A discussion with Johan Hari

11 March 2015
8pm, 7:30 Doors

Cabaret Space, 119 Farringdon Road
£5 Tickets

” … the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions …” (Marx, on the opium of the people)

Why did the war on drugs ever get off the ground? Was it bureaucratic empire-building in post-prohibition America?
What kept it going? Was it racism?
What causes addiction? It’s not exposure to the wrong chemical.
What cures addiction and how would harm-reduction transform society?
Who benefits from the crazy policies?
Who has tried to change things? Why have so many failed? What are the successes?
Is drug reform a libertarian questions or a progressive question? or both?

Johann Hari has written an enthralling book on the first and last days of the war of drugs; Chasing The Scream. Come and join the conversation.

Lolo Brow’s Cabaret Derangium


13 March 2015, 8:30pm

£12 Advanced | £15 On The Door


Ladies and Gentlemen Gird your Loins DERANGIUM is Back, and it promises to be bigger, badder and bolder then ever before.

Lolo Brow’s Cabaret Derangium is an interactive night of Rapture and Raunchy Hullabaloo. Which boasts a fabulous mixture of Comedy, Art, Music and Burlesque. For only one night in the glorious month of March, our Brand new venue will be crawling with some of UK’s brightest and sauciest artists

The Heart Of Adrian Lovett

The Heart of Adrian Lovett

By Brave Badger
in association with Theatre Delicatessen

20th April – 9th May 7:30pm

£15/£13 concessions

A new play about money, the NHS and the adventures of an irrepressible TV star who risks it all for one more shot at glory

Since 2012 the NHS has been targeted by profit-making companies keen to take advantage of a new marketised NHS. 84% of the British public are against this privatisation, as are the medical professionand the oppositioneven the coalition, sometimes, sort of seem to be against it

But the irrepressible TV personality, Adrian Lovett, is happily enjoying a top tier, Level One National Health Service (service). He needs a heart transplant operation, he needs to boost his flagging career and he’s got the money to pay for it.

The operation is being broadcast over national TV and you, as the studio audience, will get to witness live the delights of a new gleamingly commercial NHS and Adrian’s drunken romp through it as we explore the shiny new world of a Nationally Outsourced Health Service.