CHARGED Summer 2019

CHARGED is our end of season mini-festival, celebrating work created as part of Progression.

This will be performed on Sunday afternoon at St George Garisson’s Church, a spectacular site on its own. Bombed during World War II, St George’s Garrison Church survives as an evocative ruin.

Two premieres by two companies we have been supporting this season: Coco & Ella with a durational piece about the objectification of women’s bodies and StiltsPro with a fable about discrimination towards other species, performed obviously but not exclusively on stilts. There will be also two pieces showed before during this season: Reach Theatre Company with some scenes of their last surreal extravaganza about the backstage dramas of a fictitious theatre and Ignatius!, the result of a Progression project. This is theatrical response to the life of Charles Ignatius Sancho, the first black man to vote in the UK.

Four very distinct pieces celebrating the breadth of work and artists we have been supporting over the last 3 months.


INTERLACED CYCLES (Premiere) by Coco & Ella (Supported Artist)

Knitted pieces meets movement in a durational piece exploring ideas surrounding inhabiting the space as a woman. A series of movement scores working with the knitted pieces designed and created in response to a series of conversations between the artists about their existence as women in relation to society.

Ella Tighe, dance artist and Coco Cripps, textile designer bring their practices together to explore the cyclical nature of womanhood.


by StiltsPro (Supported Artist)

Two different species collide: the long-legged people versus the short legged ones. Interspecies love might change it all though. A fable for our times on and off stilts

StiltsPro has been offering stilt-walking courses since 2017. This piece has been instigated after a provocation by Andre Pink, Progression producer and the company.


by Tramshed’s Reach Theatre Company

Doris and Doreen are two 90 year old grannies looking for love, fresh from their escape of the nursing home. Join them as they discuss Netflix and Chill, ex-husbands and how to swing it like the 1920’s. Mothers – lock up your sons as there are no 90 year olds like them!

Performed by Felicity Turner and Rachael Darcy & Directed by Hazel Bracken.

Reach Theatre is a Company for young adults with learning disabilities


A Progression Project

The Tramshed was commissioned by Greenwich Park to create an outdoor piece of theatre about the life of the first black man to vote in England: Charles Ignatius Sancho. The director Lucy Coren and the writer Joseph Tunde Euba created a fun and informative promenade outdoor show for the family. This was seen by over 500 people over 6 performances this June and the cast will revive it for Charged.