In 2016 the Jack Studio the marked twenty-two years of creating theatre! It is a vibrant and intimate performance space in South East London, with a long history both within its community and the London-wide theatre scene. They are committed to producing theatre that inspires, challenges and entertains their audience. The theatre is keen to continue its tradition of supporting new companies, providing a space for them to develop their work, alongside the productions created each year by the Jack’s in-house team.
The Jack is currently led by Kate Bannister (Artistic Director) and Karl Swinyard (Theatre Producer). They produce and programme theatre at the Jack throughout the year.
They were awarded Best Venue Directors in the Fringe Report Awards for their work ‘in making The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre an outstanding venue for exciting theatre; and for encouraging the development of new talent.’
Kate is a theatre director and designer, who has also worked throughout London and the UK, staging several British premieres, as well as opera, revivals and community theatre events. She directs all of the Jack’s in-house productions. Kate is committed to supporting new writing, and is Artistic Director for the Write Now Festivals, which she instigated in 2010.
The theatre was one of 10 venues to be part of the BBC writers room 10 scheme 2014-15.
The Hound of The Baskervilles – 5-Star review by Terry Eastham
So, what more can I say about The Hound of the Baskervilles? In reality, if I want to avoid giving too much away, there’s not much. I will say that the show is really enjoyable, great fun and if I’m honest, completely bonkers. Somehow it keeps all the good – and some of the scary – things from the original Conan Doyle novel and adds a wonderful touch of Christmas spirit to turn this dark and haunting murder mystery into a very family friendly and highly entertaining family show. One word of advice, don’t tweet about the show until the whole play is over.
Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH