NEWS AND DIARY

“The loveliest things in life are but shadows; they come and go, and change and fade away…”
Charles Dickens (1812-1870), Martin Chuzzlewit

This page will be updated with further details as the year progresses.  Some of our plans for 2020 have obviously had to change due to the global Covid-19 pandemic but we will keep this page as up to date as possible.  In the meantime, there is always more immediate information available on our Facebook PageInstagram or Twitter Account and tickets for various events can be purchased HERE.

2020

JANUARY

Submissions are now open for the 2020 UNBROKEN Short Film Prize!

Due to Covid-19, the May festival and the film submissions deadline were postponed. We are hoping to present a much-reduced programme, including the film screening and awards, in October, around World Mental Health Day. Keep an eye on this page and the UNBROKEN website for more details…

AUGUST

Thurs 20th – Wed 26th August

After a year in which theatre has been all too thin on the ground, we are thrilled to get back in front of an audience this August! Not only will we be reprising two of Fireside Folktales’ hugely popular productions – the spellbinding myth Persephone & the Pomegranate Seeds and children’s favourite Aesop’s Fables – but we will also be premiering our powerful new adaptation of Macbeth!

These productions will be staged in a beautiful private garden in Barnes, South West London – the precise address of which will be sent with your purchased ticket. In order to ensure that social distancing guidelines are adhered to, ticket numbers will be limited and audience members seated in household groups, each an appropriate distance from any others.

Performances are due to run from Thursday 20th to Wednesday 26th August. For more information on the specific programme and performance times etc, click here.

Set against an enchanting outdoor backdrop, in a stunning and spacious garden not usually accessible to the public, this promises to be one of our most magical performances yet!

Book your tickets for this exclusive run by
clicking here

AUGUST continued

Monday 31st
Submissions to the UNBROKEN Short Film Prize close at 11.59pm today! Any entries received after this time/date will not be able to be considered this year.

SEPTEMBER

Dates & Times TBC
Auditions for our January 2021 production of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader!

Monday 7th
The Shortlisted films for the UNBROKEN Short Film Prize will be announced!

OCTOBER

Dates & Venue TBC 
We hope to present the 2020 UNBROKEN Short Film Prize and Mental Health Awareness festival, albeit with a substantially reduced programme!

For further information, please see the festival website: www.unbrokenfest.com.

NOVEMBER 2020 - JANUARY 2021

Dates & venues TBC…
Our acclaimed production of A Christmas Carol returns!

More details will be confirmed once the situation in the UK becomes clearer. 

DECEMBER

Friday 11th at 6pm
The 6th annual Shadow Road Carol Singing – definitely not a silent night! 😉

Saturday 12th from 7pm onwards
The Shadow Road Christmas Party – ho, ho, ho! 😀

2021

JANUARY

Mon 25th – Sat 30th – Times TBC at St Mary’s Barnes

We return to one of our favourite venues to follow up 2018’s much-loved production of The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe with The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Auditions will take place in September.  If you are interested in attending, please check the website for more details closer to the time!

JULY-AUGUST

Dates TBC
We will be performing a special, promenade version of A Tale of Robin Hood: The Rescue at the magnificent Morden Hall Park in the open air!

Winter 2020-2021

We look forward to finally starting work filming our new webseries, The Pack!

More information coming soon…

Winter 2020-2021

We look forward to finally starting work filming our new webseries, The Pack!

More information coming soon…

2019

May

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th

Fireside Folktales had a hugely successful launch at the renowned Barnes Children’s Literature Festival, where we delivered no fewer than six incredibly well-received performances, each to a packed out audience.  For more information, please see the website: www.firesidefolktales.com!  In the meantime, you may enjoy hearing some of our audience feedback:

JUNE

Sunday 9th at 12pm-7.30pm

We much enjoyed our appearance at the fantastic Strawberry Hill Music & Fun Day, distributing flyers and performing a couple of songs in advance of our two-day visit there on the 1st & 2nd of September!

JULY

Thursday 4th & Friday 5th at 7.30/8.30pm & 
Saturday 6th at 11am, 2.30pm & 3.30pm
We were so pleased that the Fireside Folktales cast enjoyed their first evening performances at 
St Osmund’s Church, 79 Castelnau, London SW13 9RT! 

AUGUST

Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm & 4pm

We were delighted to be take Fireside Folktales to the magnificent Ham House, TW10 7RS, where we took part in The Grand Picnic weekend with performances at each of the times above on both days!

SEPTEMBER

Sunday 1st & Monday 2nd at 11am, 12.30pm, 2.00pm & 3.30pm

We greatly enjoyed the two days we spent at the end of the summer holidays taking Fireside Folktales to the truly splendid Strawberry Hill House, home of Horace Walpole (son of Prime Minister Robert Walpole), Lady Frances Waldegrave, and numerous other luminaries through the years!  

November

Saturday 23rd at 3pm and 7pm at The Coach & Horses, Barnes SW13
Saturday 30th at 6.30pm at Southside House

We were delighted to launch our sell-out winter production – Artistic Director Emma King-Farlow’s inventive adaptation of Charles Dickens’s festive classic A Christmas Carol – with two previews at the lovely The Coach & Horses in Barnes, followed by a special, candlelit performance at the remarkable Southside House in Wimbledon.

We were then privileged to visit a number of cancer support centres and care homes, including The Mulberry Centre, Teenage Cancer Trust and Brinsworth House, to stage some voluntary performances for patients and their families in December 2019 and January 2020 – something we plan to do again next Christmas!

DECEMBER

Friday 13th at 6pm
The 5th annual Shadow Road Carol Singing – definitely not a silent night! 😉

Saturday 14th from 7pm onwards
The Shadow Road Christmas Party – ho, ho, ho! 😀

2019

May

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th

Fireside Folktales had a hugely successful launch at the renowned Barnes Children’s Literature Festival, where we delivered no fewer than six incredibly well-received performances, each to a packed out audience.  For more information, please see the website: www.firesidefolktales.com!  In the meantime, you may enjoy hearing some of our audience feedback:

JUNE

Sunday 9th at 12pm-7.30pm

We much enjoyed our appearance at the fantastic Strawberry Hill Music & Fun Day, distributing flyers and performing a couple of songs in advance of our two-day visit there on the 1st & 2nd of September!

JULY

Thursday 4th & Friday 5th at 7.30/8.30pm & 
Saturday 6th at 11am, 2.30pm & 3.30pm
We were so pleased that the Fireside Folktales cast enjoyed their first evening performances at 
St Osmund’s Church, 79 Castelnau, London SW13 9RT! 

AUGUST

Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm & 4pm

We were delighted to be take Fireside Folktales to the magnificent Ham House, TW10 7RS, where we took part in The Grand Picnic weekend with performances at each of the times above on both days!

SEPTEMBER

Sunday 1st & Monday 2nd at 11am, 12.30pm, 2.00pm & 3.30pm

We greatly enjoyed the two days we spent at the end of the summer holidays taking Fireside Folktales to the truly splendid Strawberry Hill House, home of Horace Walpole (son of Prime Minister Robert Walpole), Lady Frances Waldegrave, and numerous other luminaries through the years!  

November

Saturday 23rd at 3pm and 7pm at The Coach & Horses, Barnes SW13
Saturday 30th at 6.30pm at Southside House

We were delighted to launch our sell-out winter production – Artistic Director Emma King-Farlow’s inventive adaptation of Charles Dickens’s festive classic A Christmas Carol – with two previews at the lovely The Coach & Horses in Barnes, followed by a special, candlelit performance at the remarkable Southside House in Wimbledon.

We were then privileged to visit a number of cancer support centres and care homes, including The Mulberry Centre, Teenage Cancer Trust and Brinsworth House, to stage some voluntary performances for patients and their families in December 2019 and January 2020 – something we plan to do again next Christmas!

DECEMBER

Friday 13th at 6pm
The 5th annual Shadow Road Carol Singing – definitely not a silent night! 😉

Saturday 14th from 7pm onwards
The Shadow Road Christmas Party – ho, ho, ho! 😀