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  • GENERATOR

    14+

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    The third installment of our regular evening of new performance event returns with a comedy special – short scratch pieces from young artists, alongside a work-in-progress of George by resident company Contingency Theatre, and a headline set by Shirley & Shirley.

    All performances will be audio described / accessible for visually impaired audiences

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    SCRATCH PERFORMANCES
    Leatherette SackDan de la MotteAidan Strudwick and Lucy C Hayward will all share short pieces of work they are currently developing. There will be an opportunity to give your feedback to the artists.

    CONTINGENCY THEATRE (Progression Artist in Residence)
    Contingency Theatre present a work-in-progress of their new piece, George – a dark comedy following an epic adventure to have a once in a lifetime meeting with “J”, an all-powerful and ever looming figure of authority.

    SHIRLEY & SHIRLEY
    A guest performance by successful sketch duo, Shirley & Shirley, who have been performing their unique brand of comedy throughout the UK for a decade. From dive bars to 1,000-seater theatres, they have performed throughout the UK, including six Edinburgh Festivals, as well as in Los Angeles.
    A riot of silliness, lovingly and confidently honed into a show that shouldn’t be missed. (Three Weeks)
    The punk rock of comedy Phill Jupitus

    Venue: The Tramshed, 51-53 Woolwich New Road, SE18 6ES

    Dates: 28th September 2018

    Times: 7.30pm

    Price: £3

  • Tramtastic Nights

    18+

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    TRAMTASTIC NIGHTS

    Friday 5th October

    Tramtastic nights are accessible club nights for adults with learning difficulties; creating a safe space to dance and socialise.

    The night hosts a DJ and a dancefloor, and a second ‘chill-out’ room for anyone who needs a break from the boogie.

    These events are exclusively for adults with learning difficulties, their family and carers.

    GLYPT and Oxleas are facilitating these events but are not providing a support service.

    Venue: The Tramshed

    Dates: 10th August

    Times: 7pm-10pm

    Price: £5 / Carers go free

  • The Isle of Brimsker

    ages 13+

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    A lighthouse keeper lives on a desolate outcrop surrounded by stormy seas. Duty bound to maintain the light that guides boats away from danger, she lives a solitary existence. Until one day a runaway lands on the shore and together they face the inevitable. Change is on the horizon but not in the form she expects.

    How do you survive when faced with the biggest decisions of your life? Would you change the world or change yourself?

    A new multi-sensory story from Frozen Light, specialists in making theatre for audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities.

     

    “The way the show is so carefully tailored to the audience’s needs provides a vital reminder that theatre can accommodate everyone.” ★ ★ ★ ★ The Stage

    Commissioned by Harlow Playhouse, The Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre, Bordon; Vivacity Key Theatre, Peterborough. With support from Arts Council England; house; The Garage Norwich; and The Point Eastleigh.

    Venue: The Tramshed, 51-53 Woolwich New Road, SE18 6ES

    Dates: 27th October 2018

    Times: 1.30pm

    Price: £10 audience members / £5 family and friends / FREE carers and companions

  • Hannah and Hanna in Dreamland

    ages 14+

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    Summer 1999. Margate’s beaches are packed with day-trippers…. and its hotels filled with Kosovan asylum seekers – including Hanna (Celia Meiras), a survivor of Europe’s most recent genocide. Hannah (Lisa Payne) is from Margate and bored with life in the rundown seaside town – hanging out with her boyfriend Bull and his prejudiced mates. The only things the two sixteen year olds have in common are their names and their love of singing along to their favourite pop songs….

     

    Sixteen years later, Hanna returns to Margate – this time in search of a Syrian girl she befriended in Kosovo and who may have succeeded in getting across the Channel. The Calais ‘Jungle’ is close and attempts by its residents to reach England fill the local media. Hanna hopes her young friend will be welcome in Margate, but although the town has changed, alongside the coffee bars and vintage shops, there is still an undercurrent of hostility towards the migrants and refugees who are so desperate to enter the UK.

     

    Just as in 1999, when Hanna’s arrival turned Hannah’s life upside down, so her return takes the friends on a journey which Hannah from Margate would not have thought possible.

     

    Hannah and Hanna in Dreamland builds on John Retallack’s award winning earlier play, Hannah and Hanna, which has been performed extensively both nationally and internationally.

     

    “couldn’t be more topical….. gets right to the heart of the tensions that arise in depressed communities when refugees arrive. It’s funny and sad….. with head butting toughness.”  The Guardian

     

    Writer: John Retallack

    Venue: The Tramshed

    Dates: Tuesday 30th October

    Times: 7pm

    Price: £8 adults / £6 child/student/concession

  • CHARGED

    14+

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    A special edition of our end-of-season event, showcasing bold new comedy performances. Spread across two evenings, the Autumn instalment of CHARGED includes work by young artists from our Comedy in Performance course, as well as Progression Artist in Residence Ant Lightfoot, and special guest artist Brigitte Aphrodite.

    FRIDAY 16 NOVEMBER, 7PM

    (BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETED) BSL LOGO

    PROGRESSION COMEDY ARTISTS
    Short pieces created by young artists from our Comedy in Performance course

    HOT COALS THEATRE: KNOCK KNOCK
    Two hearts, one cottage and a book with all the ‘answers’…
    Hot Coals present a modern folk story for our times. A fairytale of love and longing. Expect to laugh and cry in this poignant and moving piece using physical theatre, clown and mask.

    This piece has been devised to be completely inclusive to both d/Deaf and hearing audiences.

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    SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER, 7PM

    PROGRESSION COMEDY ARTISTS
    Short pieces created by young artists from our Comedy in Performance course

    ANT LIGHTFOOT (Progression Artist in Residence)
    A work-in-progress by one of our Progression Artists in Residence. A performance about OCD, therapy and failure, combining live art, movement and stand-up comedy.

    BRIGITTE APHORODITE featuring QUIET BOY
    Music from punk poet, musician, writer, theatre-maker, feminist showgirl and creator of critically acclaimed performance, My Beautiful Black Dog.

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    Venue: The Tramshed, 51-53 Woolwich New Road, SE18 6ES

    Dates: 16th and 17th November

    Times: 7pm

    Price: £3 one night / £5 both nights

  • Snow White

    all ages

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    Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theare is excited to announce Mike Kenny’s ‘Snow White’ for our annual Winter show!

    Join Beryl and Bijou as they take one poisoned apple, a bunch of well-loved fairy-tale characters, a pinch of romance, a good dollop of silliness, and a sprinkling of magic to cook up a show-stopping, mouth-watering, side-splitting version of a classic tale!

     

    Venue: The Tramshed, 51-53 Woolwich New Road, SE18 6ES

    Dates: 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd December

    Times: 2pm or 5pm

    Price: adults £10 / children and concessions £8