Show status: Past production
A new play devised, written, and performed by GLYPT’s Young Company, based around the joy, frustration, expectations, pressure, and intensity of being a teen.
Recommended for teenagers, anyone who’s been a teenager, or anyone who is struggling to understand one. (more…)
The Tramshed, Woolwich
KS2+ & familes
A musical reinvention of Dickens’ classic Christmas story, with live music, humour and captivating characters.
This December meet the world famous miser, Ebenezer Scrooge in an enduring tale of redemption and the power of festive cheer. Join us for a theatrical feast stuffed full of playful puppets, anarchic humour and festive live music. Written by the award-winning playwright Brendan Murray, who returns to The Tramshed following the previous successes: Beauty and the Beast and Robin Hood. This new adaptation brings to life some of Dickens’ most memorable characters from Tiny Tim to Bob Cratchit and the joyful Mr Fezziwig.
A Christmas Carol promises to be a yuletide treat for the whole family!
Join us for Reach Theatre Company’s performance…
Spared is a devised performance inspired by George Orwell’s 1984. Set in a modern day care home, Big Brother has set the rules. No creativity, no relationships, no leaving the house. Everything must be uploaded onto ‘The System’. It is better this way. Big Brother knows best…
Based on the company’s own experiences, ‘Spared’ is a chilling, moving and comical performance about power, technology and independence.
Monday 7th Nov 2016
1pm, relaxed performance for schools (contact email@example.com to book)
7pm, public performance (free of charge) BOOK HERE
At The Tramshed, 51-53 Woolwich New Road, SE18 6ES
020 8854 1316
The Tramshed, 51-53 Woolwich New Road, SE18 6ES
On Saturday 19th March, we’ll be hosting a Youth Arts Festival to celebrate the talents of young people. The afternoon will take place from 12:30-4:30pm.
The Tramshed, Woolwich, SE18 6ES
AGES 5+ | SCHOOL YEARS 1 - 7
Join us this December for another exciting show from the team that brought you Robin Hood and Treasure Island!
Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle, National Maritime Museum
Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre has created an interactive installation at the National Maritime Museum. (more…)
ParksFest Party in the Park Eltham Park South
FOR ALL AGES
Join us this summer for Sun Kissed, a playful dance theatre performance for all the family, with visually stunning designs and costumes presented by GLYPT and Levantes Dance Theatre. (more…)
The Tramshed & Greenwich University Bathway
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 13+ | IDEAL FOR GCSE & A LEVEL DRAMA STUDENTS
As part of Company of Angels two-year programme of international Theatre Cafés, we’re holding a special festival for young people in Woolwich.
The Tramshed, Woolwich, SE18 6ES
families & schools (aged 5+)
Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre Presents
The Royal Arsenal, Woolwich
Families, secondary schools, colleges & universities
Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre & Teatro Vivo present
A site specific promenade production of
Mother Courage and Her Children
on The Royal Arsenal, Woolwich.
5th – 21st September
Recommended for 14+ as contains adult content
Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre and Company of Angels present a new play devised by the cast and directed by Tara Robinson
A girl is dead and someone’s to blame. You think you know who but we’re not sure you do. It isn’t that simple, her killer was unwell. Wasn’t he? (more…)
Touring to schools, PRUs, colleges & YOTs
Year 9, 10 & 11
In the play ‘Brothers’ we meet a pair of 2nd generation Nigerian twins growing up in the streets of London. Ken, with his traditional ideas and values, is becoming increasingly alienated from Tai, who lives by the ethics of the street. It’s a complex and potentially dangerous sibling rivalry where anger, violence and membership of a polarised street culture clash with family loyalty.
Recommended for ages 5+
Join us on a thrilling theatrical voyage full of live music, sing-along sea-shanties and plenty of pirates!
When the great granddaughter of legendary Jim Hawkins discovers his treasure chest she uncovers more than she expected…
An exciting tale of childhood friendship and buried treasure. Follow our hero as he encounters famous characters Long-John Silver, Billy Bones and Cap’n Flint the parrot.
This December, experience the magical transformation of The Tramshed as we batten down the hatches and get ready to set sail on a swashbuckling family adventure!
“A new musical production of one of the greatest adventure stories of all time!”
Young pirates can come along in fancy dress (optional) and have pre/post show fun in the ‘Spyglass Tavern’ with pirate games and a cash bar for pirate parents.
From the same production team who brought you The Hunchback of Notre Dame in 2011.
School shows: 90 mins (including interval)
Public shows: 1 hour 45 mins (including interval)
School Shows: weekdays 2-19th Dec 10am & 1:15pm
Public Shows: Sat 7th Dec 2pm (SOLD OUT) & Gala* at 6:30pm / Sat 14th Dec 2pm (SOLD OUT) & 5:30pm (SOLD OUT)/ Sat 21st Dec 2pm (SOLD OUT) & 5:30pm / Sun 22nd Dec 2pm (SOLD OUT) & 5:30pm
For school bookings please call 020 8845 1316 or email the downloadable booking form to firstname.lastname@example.org
(Suitable for all primary school years and year 7)
Details on the Charity Gala evening*
Proceeds of this event will be used to raise money to support GLYPT’s work providing accessible arts opportunities for disadvantaged young people in South East London, and giving vulnerable children support and a chance to shine.
Please join us beforehand for a complimentary drink in the “Spyglass Tavern” and interactive pirate games! If you would like to stay after the show there will live music, nibbles and a cash bar. Fancy dress is optional…
Your school hall
Years 8, 9 & 10
In partnership with East 15 Acting School, Community Theatre course.
Two pupils, two problems: Jaz is being bullied so severely, she is self- harming, and Nathan is an exhausted young carer, has conduct disorder and has just injured a teacher. And they’ve both disappeared.
GOING MENTAL is a hard-hitting new play for Years 8-10 that explores the challenges of being a young person in today’s Britain. Rather than preaching an anti-bullying or anger management agenda so often seen in Theatre-in–Education productions, it casts the pupils as a jury in judgement of the people in the Jaz and Nathan’s lives, and asks them to consider the very difficult question of how to make our children happier, safer and able to thrive, and how adults and peers can rise to the challenge of safeguarding the most vulnerable.
The Tramshed & touring to schools
Year 5, 6 or 7
Discover The Benin Empire with an interactive & imaginative production covering World History Study section of the KS2 curriculum & celebrate identities and heritage, with connections to the SEAL curriculum.
In the 1400s Oba Ewurawe led an Empire that was the most powerful in Africa. He created a shining city, a system of government & the most beautiful bronze plagues the world had ever seen. Travel through history to 2012 when the beautiful ‘Benin Bronzes’ sit in British museum, gathering dust. Come with us to the burning heart of West Africa for a vibrant journey of discovery & controversy. The Wisdom Pot is a play about how we tell stories and interpret history to understand who we are through a fully interactive theatre performance and workshop. The pupils are engaged as active participants, and challenged to solve historical and ethical dilemmas using drama and debate.
The Tramshed & touring to schools
Year 3 & 4
Explore the Saxons and Viking with a humorous & imaginative production specifically tailored to support the KS2 History curriculum.
Time travel with us to 877 AD, to old England and Guthrum the bloodthirsty warrior and his Viking hoards rampage across the land. The Battle of Edington approaches but with King Alfred of Wessex in hiding and Guthrum on the warpath, will the country fall into the hands of the Danes? During a gripping, interactive and hilarious two hours learning, GLYPT actors and facilitators take your whole year group on a daring quest, where they help the warriors, kings and peasants in our story change the course of history. By the end of the morning, children will have gained a wealth of facts, knowledge and understanding and teachers will take away a toolkit of new ways to approach the topic.
Outside in Greenwich
As part of the Cultural Olympiad, GLYPT performed a series of ‘Short Shakespeare’ plays around the Greenwich borough. Fast, fun and with lots of audience interaction, our team of talented actors entertained adults, children, tourists and locals alike.
Around Lewisham parks
GLYPT’s second summer performance project took place during the Paralympic Games. Masterclass students performed alongside professional actors, bringing the ‘British seaside’ to parks across Lewisham.
Your school, PRU, college & YOT
Year 8, 9 & 10
The ‘CHOICES’ programme, which aims to raise awareness about gang culture and violence amongst young people.
The play ‘Nowhere Fast‘ by Tunde Euba tells the story of a man’s relationship with his girlfriend, brother and his past and the choices he can make about his future.
It is a really comprehensive look at young people engaging in gang culture, violent crime and the carrying of weapons. It is a partnership with CO19 of the Met Police and their Operation Makepeace programme and Families United (a collective of families who have all been closely affected by violent crime). It is a really thought provoking and powerful set of presentations that schools have been feeding back as having a profound impact on their young people.
For further logistics of the programme (numbers, timings etc) please see the downloadable doc on the right hand side of this page.
For schools & families ages 5+
GLYPT’s Festival Family Musical at the Tramshed in 2011 was an enchanting new musical about love, friendship and beauty:
Come with us on a magical journey to the heart of 15th century Paris and the Festival of Fools. Meet hunchback Quasimodo, wicked priest Frollo, dashing soldier Phoebus and the beautiful dancer Esmeralda, who has captured their hearts – plus a whole host of storytellers, birds, poets, gargoyles and…a sock eating goat. With soaring melodies, spectacular imagery, and a bellyful of laughs, The Hunchback of Notre Dame is an action-packed, festive theatrical feast for the family. Suitable for ages 5+.
Schools & Families ages 5+
Come and explore an underwater world with Neptune the King of the Sea …at your local new venue, The Tramshed in Woolwich.
A fantastic new musical theatre production of the classic fairy tale The Little Mermaid. An enchanting story for young people and their families, bringing a touch of magic to Woolwich this Christmas.
Years 5 & 6
England is at civil war. Caleb, who has been used to a life with play-stations and television and football, suddenly finds himself without parents, fleeing from his home with thousands of other refugees. As he struggles to find a safe place in a war-torn country, he meets Tricks, an older boy who offers him food and shelter and a chance to stay safe with the protection of his ‘gang’ of children. (more…)
Thamesmead Leisure Centre
Years 5 & 6
A new play by writer Catherine O’Shea commissioned by Trust Thamesmead to go alongside the T’riffic Thamesmead education project. This play has been developed with 80 schoolchildren from three schools in Thamesmead and will be performed by them. This project celebrates the history of the Thamesmead area and the modern development.
The play follows three young people from Thamesmead on a time travelling adventure which spans the Romans, Normans, Victorians and the First World War. They meet the first Thamesmead residents in the sixties and seventies and explore the area when it was still a building site.
This award-winning participatory theatre production dealt with issue of young people carrying guns and knives. The Inquiry was a participatory piece of theatre created to explore issues of young people engaging in gang culture and choosing to carry weapons, specifically guns and knives. The project was successfully piloted to 7 schools in Camden, Haringey, Islington, Greenwich and Lewisham for two weeks in November 2007. The Inquiry aimed to: – Empower young people to discuss and explore issues that are hard to embrace amongst their peers; -Giving teachers a platform for discussing further these and related issues with students; -Encourage positive approaches to peer learning and opinion sharing; -Dispel the myth that the carrying of dangerous weapons is ‘cool.’
Year 5 & 6
Mud City was a new piece of participatory theatre for Years 5 and 6 that ran parallel to the broader celebratory Refugee Week programme, raising awareness of the plight of refugees, especially those in large refugee camps. Mud City was one of an extraordinary trilogy of books by award-winning Canadian author Deborah Ellis that looks at the stories of young people living in Afghanistan and Pakistan. (more…)
Toured venues and schools in London and surrounding regions
SK8 Angel is the powerful and emotive story of Con, a fourteen-year old boy coming to terms with the loss of his mother. He feels an urgent need to escape, to lose himself … Then he meets ‘SK8’, a skateboarder who shows him a place where only the most committed and determined will learn to fly; where he will begin to find his feet again.
GLYPT and writer Michael Wicherek bring this new play and epic poem to young adult audiences, combining the skills and excitement of skateboarding with the traumas of growing up and dealing with all that life can throw at us; setting tragedy alongside soaring moments of release.
SK8 Angel with its pulsating sounds and visuals is a ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat!
Toured to venues in London and the East of England
A co-production with Theatre Is:
Master Juba was a new play from the writer & installation artist Michael McMillan, based on the true story of William Henry Lane, the father of black British dance, whose legacy to the performing world is tap dance.
In 1854 William Henry Lane, a witty, sharp, young, black man arrives in London from New York as a superstar. He is about to win a competition that will make him the ‘King of all Dancers’, the ‘Master of the Juba’. Lane was 17 years old when he was discovered by PT Barnum in New York. But when the ‘superstar’ came to London he had to ‘black up’ as a minstrel to be allowed to perform on the British stage. The play explores his battles to overcome racial stereotyping and the challenges he made to British social conventions.
Master Juba offered an outstanding evening of entertainment with dance, music, theatre and digital animation.
Toured to venues in London and the East of England
Years 5 ,6 & 7
A co-production with SNAP Theatre Company
The production offered an insight into and understanding of both the learning opportunities that the Internet offers, and also the potential dangers that young people may be exposed to. Online you can be anybody you want to be. Cora – aka Lulu – is insecure, curious and nervous, desperate for magic and wonderment, but as Lulu she is wild and remarkable. Her parents and teachers think chat rooms are a waste of time. Lulu develops an online relationship with Hairy Lemon, which is the beginning of a friendship that takes them both into unknown territory…
Years 7 & 8
Red, White, Black and Blue aimed at helping students gain a better understanding of the citizen in the context of a diverse society, and enabling students to participate in debate and discussion, and to reflect on the process of inclusion.
The show raised difficult questions concerning identity, race and belonging …. other questions asked include “Which community do I feel part of” and “Whose ‘flag’ do I feel happy to ‘wear'”?
Years 5 & 6
This production explored ideas around the regeneration of the urban landscape: planning, architecture and how young people exist and interact with that environment at moments of significant change.
On the edge of a large estate in a sprawling urban landscape lies in a small pocket of space, unused and unplanned…a blank canvas waiting for a transformation. However, a small group of local people, young & old use this space – to play or contemplate in, to work or just to escape to. Now it is all to change!
The land is to be developed as part of the wider regeneration plans for this estate and surrounding areas. Change, as we all know, is frightening. And now, the community must turn their attention to the reality of how that evolution will affect their lives.
Primary & Secondary
Using GLYPT’s innovative participatory theatre techniques “Inside out” will take your class on a theatrical journey that enables them to explore the complex and often tense relationship between new arrivals and existing communities.