Concerts & Live Events

The church is often used by outside groups for classical and contemporary music concerts, theatre productions, art events and talks.

External events are all arranged and advertised independently by the group hiring the Church, and ticketing information can usually be found on the internet.

We aim to include all external events on our Calendar whenever possible, but we do not manage tickets.

Scena Mundi presents The Duchess of Malfi

9th May to 27th May 2017 (Matinee performance on 27th May only).


First instalment in Scena Mundi’s Face of Decadence season.

THE DUCHESS OF MALFI
by John Webster

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The Duchess of Malfi, which launches our 2017 season in the heart of the West End, is Scena Mundi’s first full show in a year and sees us back to what we do best, tragedy!

Scena Mundi’s first foray into Jacobean tragedy, our production of Webster’s Duchess of Malfi will bring to life the dark, furtive and macabre world of Webster in the stunning setting of St Giles in the Fields, in the heart of the West End.

Our artistically ambitious season will explore the aesthetics of decadence through two major art works. Before descending into the abyss of the Victorian underworld in the autumn, we are travelling to the refined yet corrupt Italian courts of the Renaissance as seen by one of the Jacobean era’s most distinctive dramatists, John Webster.

Recently widowed, the young Duchess of Malfi loves and is loved by her steward Antonio. Desirous not to see life pass her by, she marries him despite the orders of her insidious brothers, unleashing a whirlwind of jealousy, madness and death.

One of the few female-led classical plays, The Duchess of Malfi is set in a decaying world where the beauty of the palazzi, rich Renaissance fabrics and gold cannot hide the rampant ugliness and corruption of the protagonists.

Cruelty and beauty mix in a strange way to create a heady cocktail of refinement and macabre, seduction and horror. True to its standards of excellent acting and insightful textual exploration, Scena Mundi have decided to stage their Duchess of Malfi in a site specific environment which will enhance the dark disintegration at the heart of the play.

Led by our critically acclaimed actors who have made Scena Mundi one of the most exciting young companies in London, our Duchess of Malfi will show you “THE SKULL BENEATH THE SKIN” which, in the words of TS Eliot, sums up the world of John Webster.

FATBUSTERS: The Musical

FATBUSTERS

Ain’t no other productions presents Joshua Coleys new British musical

FATBUSTERS: The Musical

Losing weight is just a stones throw away!

Have you ever looked at a cheese cake and put on half a stone? Do you ever wonder why diets can only ever start on Mondays? Have you ever been described as: bubbly, bonny, voluptuous or big boned? Helen has! One New Years Eve she decides enough is enough and proves that her heart is ‘one size fits all!’ Join Helen and her ‘Fatbuster’ pals on their quest to believing in themselves and achieving their dreams.

Join us at St Giles in the Fields ! For this New British Comedy Musical

Show run from 29th May to June 10th with matinees on Saturdays

Director Rebecca Westberry
Choreographer Cameron Hall
Musical Director Sonum Batra
Co Director/Writer Joshua Coley
Assistant MD. Jordan Clarke

St Giles Playspace Party Invite

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A Collection of Folk

We are currently hosting a monthly Folk evening organised by Lupus Albus, on the last Wednesday of the month.  Distilling the acoustic roots of our neighbours in Tin Pan Alley and working with some of London’s most marginalised people, Collection of Folk is a highlight on the London folk calendar.  To find out more, including the forthcoming line up visit their website here

Collection of Folk Poster

 Forthcoming Events

Reviews of recent events at St Giles

“the church at the other end of guitar-store heaven Denmark Street – St Giles-in-the-Fields – known as the Poets’ Church, it’s an ethereal and shadowy building that has hosted performances by Bon Iver and Julianna Barwick as well as poetry readings by Patti Smith (who named it one of her favourite churches in England).” – Time Out
“the wonderfully suitable little spot of intimate calm that is St. Giles-in-the-Fields Church.” – thelineofbestfit.com
“Perhaps it’s the venue, a working Christian church, that brings out these qualities” – guardian.co.uk

For information on hiring the church for your concert please see the Hiring page. The photographs below are from the 2013 St Giles Festival.