London's Getting A New Underground Theatre

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London's Getting A New Underground Theatre
The Bunker 2016 - courtesy of Andy Twyman

A former underground car park in Southwark is being transformed into a 110-seat theatre, opening this autumn.

The Bunker will open at 53A Southwark Street in October, complete with auditorium, bar space, office space, a technical booth and dressing rooms.

The new theatre's inaugural shows have already been planned. On the bill for The Bunker's first season are Isley Lynn’s Skin a Cat, Tonight with Donny Stixx by Philip Ridley, and a new musical, Muted, written by Sarah Henley. The season concludes in February 2017 with a double bill of Irish plays: Abigail and Come on Over.

The team behind the new theatre are Joel Fisher and Joshua McTaggart.

Joel Fisher and Joshua McTaggart - courtesy of Chris Gorman.

Fisher, who takes on the role of Executive Producer, has background in opera, and has worked on productions at Southwark Playhouse, Arcola Theatre and Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

McTaggart, who will be The Bunker's Artistic Director, has held the role of Resident Assistant Director at the Finborough Theatre, as well as working on productions at VAULT Festival.

Alongside the theatre programme, The Bunker will host art installations, film screenings, poetry, music, dance, and discussions.

The Bunker, 53A Southwark Street. Keep an eye on the website for updates or follow the theatre on Facebook and Twitter.

Last Updated 30 August 2016