Returning for its fifth year, the Branching Out festival will showcase new, ambitious and experimental theatre between 8 November and 2 December. Wholly curated, the festival line-up features both big names and Edinburgh fringe favourites as well as completely new acts. Some of the highlights are:
Theatre Preview: Branching Out @ Rosemary Branch
Yes- The Adrian Mitchell Show: 22-23 November. A celebration of the life and work of Adrian Mitchell, featuring Roger Lloyd Pack (Vicar of Dibley, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) and the poet's daughter, jazz singer Sasha Mitchell.
The Girl With No Heart: 18 November. Puppets, music, animation and shadow play are used to create a modern fable about Japanese children in the aftermath of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs.
Click: 1 December. A new play exploring social isolation and online life, featuring snippets of text found on the internet. Profits from the reading go to www.naomihouse.org.uk.
Salon: 27 November. Taking the idea of the literary salon to the next level, it's based on the premise that: "if the eyes are the windows of the soul, then the hair is the carpet." One of the audience members will get a haircut.
The petite Rosemary Branch is a great setting for an intimate exploration of adventurous new performance, and festival tickets start at just £5. Book online or by calling the box office on 0207 704 6665.
The Branching Out festival takes place at the Rosemary Branch Theatre, 2 Shepperton Road, London N1 3DT.
Last Updated 08 November 2011