Show status: Current production
A fully d/Deaf accessible show suitable for children aged 3-7 and their families
Mathilda is a little grey sheep in a little grey world. Her herd is content to munch clovers, but Mathilda’s mind is full of questions. When an orange balloon makes a surprise appearance on the farm, Mathilda discovers there is more to who she is than being a grey sheep! As she explores what it means to be orange, Mathilda leads us all on a journey of self-discovery and the joys of self-expression. Join Mathilda, her herd, and our narrators on stage and see how, with a little imagination and a big open mind, anything is possible! With a diverse cast of Deaf and hearing actors, Mathilda’s tactile, fully realised world is welcoming and fully accessible to Deaf and hearing children and families through the use of spoken English, sign language, and creative captions and animation.
Fellowship Inn, SE6 3BT
*Please note this event is now SOLD OUT*
To celebrate the restoration of the historic Fellowship Inn in Bellingham South London, Jam Tomorrow is a community play which will transport you back to the era of mods and rockers – and when Bowie lived in Bellingham!
Built in the 1920’s, The Fellowship has played host to musical legends including the likes of Fleetwood Mac and Eric Clapton. In the 1960’s Bellingham local and champion boxer Sir Henry Cooper lived and trained at the pub in the run up to his fight with Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay).
Performed by members of the community, this immersive theatrical experience will reveal the true story of the Fellowship Inn.
Produced in partnership with Phoenix Community Housing
Under the ownership of Phoenix, a major Heritage Lottery Fund programme has enabled the renovation of the building into a new arts and performance space, together with a restored pub, due to open to the public shortly.
To learn more about Phoenix Community Housing visit: www.phoenixch.org.uk
Sounds of the World brings critically acclaimed global musicians to Woolwich, creating a platform to share live music with local audiences. Join us on February 23rd for some beautiful Polish-Indonesian fusions, followed by some highlife West African grooves.
We begin the night with Aga Ujma, a multi-instrumentalist mixing classical and folk influences from Poland with the musical arts of Indonesia, which she studied in Surakarta. Her intimate solo performances incorporate the bamboo zither from East Indonesia named ‘Sasando’, the ‘Siter’ from Central Java and the ‘Gendér metallophone. Aside from Poland, England & Indonesia, Aga has taken her beautiful blend of musics to Mexico, Borneo & the USA.
Afrik Bawantu is an orchestra producing African rhythm-driven, dance inducing fusion with traditional roots, formed by Ghanaian vocalist and djembe drummer Afla Sackey. Afrik Bawantu’s original compositions blend highlife from West African percussion and more funk, rock genres, enhancing the cross-cultural collaboration. The uplifting rhythm section in harmony with roaring brass accompanied by high-powered bass lines creates a powerful Afro-Funk sound with an energy that drives audiences to the dance floors.
Audiences are invited to interact with the artists after the performances through a live Q&A session, providing an opportunity to learn about the performers artistic journeys and musical styles.
Sounds of the World is a partnership between South East musician and promoter Ganga Thapa and Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre. ‘We live in a remarkably diverse society, but sometimes we forget our communities because of lack of time’ (Ganga Thapa).
CHARGED is our end of season mini-festival, celebrating work created as part of Progression, alongside special guest artists. Our headline performance is a work-in-progress by Bertand Lesca & Nasi Voutsas, creators of acclaimed show PALMYRA. This will be performed on Saturday evening in a double-bill with Progression Young Artists, who have been working with interactive theatre-makers, Coney. On the Friday evening a double-bill showcases new work from Progression Resident Artists Midnight Florists and Sasha Mulvey, as well as new performance from Reach Theatre.
Performances on Saturday evening will be accessible for both d/Deaf and hearing audiences, including integrated British Sign Language.
FRIDAY 5 APRIL 2019 – 7.30PM
LORD KNOWS THIS WON’T BE THE LAST TIME
by The Midnight Florists Collective (Progression Resident Company)
‘I was assaulted the month after Weinstein came to light. I am a Man. My abuser was a woman.’ Victims will speak out through headphones and surrogate mouths asking: what if our abuser is not a Hollywood superstar, but someone much closer? The Midnight Florist Collective is a support network of emerging artists from across the country.
TED THE UNISHEEP
by Sasha Mulvey (Progression Resident Artist)
Sasha Mulvey returns with new material from her show Ted the Unisheep, which began life on our Comedy in Performance course last season…
Enter the portal into the figurative womb of humanity, from whence all creative ideas are born(e). The portal of the non-physical, much like an analogical tangerine. In other words: segmented and intangible. Please note: this is for pretentious people only (and for people who pretend they know what pretentious means only).
REACH THEATRE COMPANY
GLYPT’s resident company of artists with learning disabilities return with more of their trademark absurd and surreal performance.
SATURDAY 6 APRIL 2019 – 7.30PM
All performances British Sign Language Interpreted
by Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas
On stage, the two performers dance the end of their relationship and collaboration together, imagining what a future without each other might look like. Their dance is a reminder and a celebration of our own mortality and that of everything around us.
Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas (France/UK) are the creators of EUROHOUSE (2016), PALMYRA (2017) and ONE (2019). Their work to date has gathered enthusiastic responses from critics in The Guardian and The Times, won several awards and toured to major festivals including PuSh (Canada), MESS Festival (Bosnia), Festival de Otono (Spain) and Adelaide Festival (Australia).
PROGRESSION YOUNG COMPANY and CONEY
The premiere of a new rebellious and playful performance piece, created by young artists from Progression, who have spent a week working with BAFTA Award-winning theatre-makers, Coney.
If you want to see the future of British theatre now, then Coney is one of the companies to watch…(Lyn Gardner, The Guardian)
Join us on Friday 8th March for the second event of our new bi-monthly comedy programme, Comedy @ the Tramshed! With established and star studded acts, to up and coming stars of the future. Our line-up includes: