Show status: Past production

  • GENERATOR

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

    14+

    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

  • Jam @ The Tram BBQ Edition

    The Tramshed (GLYPT), 51-53 Woolwich New Road, London SE18 6ES

    18+ (16 - 17 year olds permitted if accompanied by a responsible adult)

    The in2music Young Promoters are at it again! This time, with a special BBQ edition of Jam @ The Tram.

    Your £5 ticket includes live entertainment, an opportunity to see some up and coming talent perform at an open mic, PLUS a delicious BBQ buffet!
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    Writer: in2music

    Venue: The Tramshed (GLYPT), 51-53 Woolwich New Road, London SE18 6ES

    Dates: Sunday 24th June 2018

    Times: 6pm-9pm

    Price: £5

  • Blithe Spirit performed by Changeling Theatre

    St George's Garrison Church, 5 Mill Ln, Woolwich, SE18 6XJ

    It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit

    Celebrated novelist Charles Condomine has invited a local medium and eccentric, Madame Arcati, to hold a séance at his house, as research for his new book. Arcati calls up the ghost of Charles’ first wife – the alluring Elvira – who delights in taunting her husband and mocking his new marriage to his new wife Ruth.

    Blithe Spirit is one of Coward’s most enduring comedies, recently revived in London’s West End with Angela Lansbury as Madame Arcati. This is Changeling’s second open air Coward, the previous being the hugely popular Hayfever in 2015.

    ONLINE BOOKINGS FOR BLITHE SPIRIT HAVE CLOSED. TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE AT THE VENUE. CASH/CHEQUE PAYMENTS ACCEPTED ONLY

     

    Venue: St George's Garrison Church, 5 Mill Ln, Woolwich, SE18 6XJ

    Dates: 3rd July 2018

    Times: 7.30pm

    Price: £15/£8

  • CHARGED: Summer Outdoor Special

    St George's Garrison Church, Woolwich, SE18 6XJ

    all ages

    A special outdoor edition of our end-of-season event, showcasing performance work created as part of Progression during the Summer season, headlined by Moxie Brawl. This triple-bill of outdoor performances includes: a new dance / physical-theatre piece performed by Progression young artists, in collaboration with established choreographer Wayne Parsons; a new outdoor show by Reach; and a work-in-progress by current artists in residence, Spring Theatre.

    This event is British Sign Language interpreted. Wheelchair / step-free access is available at the venue.

    PROGRESSION COMPANY & WAYNE PARSONS
    Young performers from Progression, working with choreographer Wayne Parsons, present a new piece of dance-theatre based on themes of celebrity culture and posthumous fame.

    REACH THEATRE
    GLYPT’s resident company of young artists with disabilities, Reach, present a new outdoor performance. Reach have previously shown work at the first CHARGED event, as well as A Bit Of A Do festival in Croydon. You can expect an absurd and hilarious performance – probably featuring Reach’s trademark dancing skeleton!!

    SPRUNG THEATRE: ‘Take Your Fate and Build, Always’
    Alex has a choice: mould the future or let it grow. History sings from the earth and a crossroad stands unchanged. A new performance piece by Progression company in residence, Sprung Theatre.

    MOXIE BRAWL: ‘Lady In The Blue Dress’ (work in progress)
    A new dance theatre piece from Moxie Brawl looking inside the head of a 19th century artist’s muse. Playing with power, femininity and how to get away with being a down right vixen.

    Venue: St George's Garrison Church, Woolwich, SE18 6XJ

    Dates: 28th July 2018

    Times: 3pm-5pm

    Price: £5

  • The Isle of Brimsker

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

    ages 13+

    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: 3.30pm

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

  • Hannah and Hanna in Dreamland

    The Tramshed

    ages 14+

    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

  • PLAY FOR LAUGHS: Comedy Night at the Amersham Arms

    The Amersham Arms, 388 New Cross Rd, London SE14 6TY

    18+

    Join us at the Amersham Arms for a night of hilarious new performance and stand-up, created by young and emerging comedians.

    Featuring sets by students of Progression’s Comedy in Performance course, and a headline set by the hilarious Sleeping Trees, this is a night you don’t want to miss.

    Venue: The Amersham Arms, 388 New Cross Rd, London SE14 6TY

    Dates: 21st November 2018

    Times: 8pm

    Price: £3

  • Sounds of the World #6

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

    all ages

    Sounds of the World brings critically acclaimed global musicians to Woolwich, creating a platform to share live music with local audiences. Join us on November 24th for the sixth event in the series for some ancient Japanese serenity followed by the electric energy of Gypsy folk.

    We start with Keiko Kitamura, who will demonstrate to us the expressive beauty of the Japanese Koto. Keiko studied this instrument and others at the feet of her aunt Kyoko Kitamura, who is a grand master in the traditional Japanese music Ikuta-ryu. Keiko is an internationally renowned performer, whose blissful mastery will provide the perfect start to the night.

    She will be followed by an explosive performance by The London Gypsy Orchestra. This large ensemble of musicians from all cultures and backgrounds performs rousing arrangements of traditional music from Eastern Europe and the Balkans.  The orchestra aims to spread the joy of the magic of Gypsy music, by the performance of its culture and dance.

    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.

    Food is an important part of the Sounds of the World’s ethos – welcoming local traders to cater for the audience with food from a huge variety of cultures. This time, we will have the pleasure of enjoying food from Yak Bites, a Nepalese collective bringing us the rich flavours of this beautiful country.

     

    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).

     

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

    Dates: 24th November 2018

    Times: doors at 7pm

    Price: £10 adults / £7 students

  • CHARGED

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

    14+

    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

  • When They Go Low

    The Albany, Deptford, Douglas Way, London SE8 4AG

    In partnership with National Theatre Connections

     

    Social media is in a frenzy over pictures of Sarah at a party on the weekend – no one knows quite what she got up to. When Miss Reef lectures the girls on taking more responsibility for their actions, Louise becomes enraged that the boys who took the pictures aren’t made accountable too. She wages war on the misogyny but when she threatens school stalwart Scott and his claim to the School Captain title, things get very nasty. A website appears, rating the girls on their appearance and shaming them for their actions…

     

    The National Theatre Connections festival is a celebration of young people, theatre-making and the importance of access to the arts. Each year ten new plays are commissioned for young people to perform, bringing together exciting writers and the theatre-makers of tomorrow.

    GLYPT are excited to be participating in our first NT Connections with the Greenwich Seniors, an ensemble of local young people, reflective of the diverse communities in Woolwich today.

    Whilst rehearsing When They Go Low by Natalie Mitchell, the company have explored the text and its ideas of identity, gender and empowerment using choral speaking, movement, character and circumstance to create a unique production which places the actor at the heart of theatre-making.

    “When they go low, we go high!”

    Writer: Natalie Mitchell

    Venue: The Albany, Deptford, Douglas Way, London SE8 4AG

    Dates: 11th May

    Times: 7.30pm

    Price: £7/£5

  • Festival Launch

    Tramshed Theatre, 51-53 Woolwich New Road, SE18 6ES

    All ages

    Family Arts Festival– Join us as we launch the Greenwich Family Arts Festival with a welcome toast to out festival partners, artists and the community. All are welcome at this special opening event where you can hear about plans for a jam packed programme of events and enjoy meeting the festival team at the Tramshed. The event is followed by Mandala Theatre’s production of Castaway.

    Delivered in partnership with The Royal Borough of Greenwich

     

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

    Dates: Friday 25th May

    Times: 18:00-18:45

    Price: Free

  • Castaways

    Tramshed Theatre, 51-53 Woolwich New Road, SE18 6ES

    Suitable for ages 13+

    Family Arts Festival- 

    Three teenagers –born on the same day, in the same town but with very different backgrounds.

    Inseparable since they were knee-high to a grasshopper, they’re a close-knit trio, both at school and at home. Sam, Asha and Kieran watch out for each other, until one day a shocking event blows their teenage world apart – and their friendship with it.

    Castaways explores the nature of friendship, trauma and tribal loyalties in a neighbourhood where the blue touch paper is waiting to be lit…

    Castaways has been developed through creative workshops with young people, exploring their sense of connectedness – or otherwise – with the communities they have grown up in.

    There will be a chance to talk about the issues raised in the play at a post-show discussion.

     

     

    Writer: Written by Atiha Sen Gupta and directed by Yasmin Sidhwa.

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

    Dates: Friday 25th May

    Times: 19:00

    Price: Adults £8/ Child or concession £6/ Groups of 4 or more £6 each

  • A Taste of the World

    Tramshed Theatre, 51-53 Woolwich New Road, SE18 6ES

    Suitable for all ages

    Family Arts Festival-

    Cultural Connections present delicious cuisines from around the world. Come with us on a journey that will take you to Russia, Mexico, Congo, India, Venezuela, Poland and Italy without ever leaving London!

    Cultural Connections connect people from different parts of the world through culture and heritage.  Join us for a global food tasting experience!

    The food you really like may be available to purchase at the end of the event.

    Writer: Cultural Connections presents…

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

    Dates: Saturday 26th May

    Times: 11:00-14:00, bookable in 30 mins slots (on the hour and half hour)

    Price: Free- Booking Essential

  • Malcom and the Storydrivers

    Well Hall Pleasaunce, Eltham, SE9 6SN

    Suitable for ages 5-12

    Family Arts Festival-

    One very special Campervan, a huddle of storydrivers and 967 building blocks. Where will it go?

    Join Jack and Mads on a live story-making adventure, as through curious means we shrink into narratives that bring a miniature world to life. Set within their mystically beguiling and marvellously quirky VW Campervan ‘Malcolm’, you are invited to re-imagine the space that hosts you; meeting a cargo of characters as we travel to lands stretching far and wide

    Malcolm and the Storydrivers is a participatory piece that seeks collaborators and innovators to drive its narrative. As we build our adventure together, you the audience become storytellers; problem solving, sharing ideas of what comes next, and designing and constructing the fantastical objects you have thought up.

    What will you conjure and create?

     

    Capacity of 7 Children per show plus their accompanying grown ups!

    Writer: Fayre Players

    Venue: Well Hall Pleasaunce, Eltham, SE9 6SN

    Dates: Saturday 26th May

    Times: 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:30, 16:30

    Price: £6 per child

  • Luna Loves Library Day with Joseph Coehlo

    West Greenwich Library, 146 Greenwich High Road, West Greenwich, SE10 8NN

    Suitable for ages 3+

    Family Arts Festival- 

    Every week Luna looks forward to one special day. The day when she discovers magic among the library shelves. The day she gets to spend with her dad.

    Do you love libraries? Joseph Coelho, the author of Luna Loves Library Day reads an inspiring story about the magic of books. Joseph is a performance poet, children’s author, playwright and winner of the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education Poetry Award 2015.

     

    Come along to hear Luna’s story brought to life through poetry and performance with some special surprises!

    Writer: Joseph Coehlo

    Venue: West Greenwich Library, 146 Greenwich High Road, West Greenwich, SE10 8NN

    Dates: Saturday 26th May

    Times: 14:00

    Price: Free

  • Sounds of the World #4 (Urban Sound, Nogabe Randriamalala)

    The Tramshed (GLYPT), 51-53 Woolwich New Road, London SE18 6ES

    Sounds of the World #4

    (with Urban Sound, and Nogabe Randriamalala)

    Live Music and Q&A

    Saturday 26th May 2018

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    Sounds of the World brings critically acclaimed global musicians to Woolwich, providing a platform to share live music, culture and food with local audiences.

    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.

    Join us for a night of explosive rhythms and hypnotic melody lines that will take you out of London and around the world.

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    Live performances from:

    Urban Sound

    Asian Music Group Urban Sound is a collaboration between percussionists Jihye Kim and Beibei Wang, and pianist Belle Chen – three of London’s most exciting young musicians who have been pushing the boundaries across experimental, world, and classical music genres.

    They will take you on journey to the Far East through a dynamic and kaleidoscopic performance; where Korean and Chinese traditional music meets improvisation, avant-garde, experimentalism and sound design.

    Nogabe Randriamalala

    African, Asian and Europe cultures and music styles have co-existed for centuries on the island of Madagascar. This unusual melting pot has produced many beautiful melodies, and guitarists like Nogabe Randriamalala have helped create a style unique to the Island. Nogabe was born and raised in Madagascar, and also lived in China for many years, where he added more diverse influences to his musical style.

    He is now based in London and his music continues to evolve and mature. His most recent album Aftra marks a return to more traditional Malagasy rhythms, such as the Salegy and Tsapika styles. Nogabe works in a trio from guitars and percussion .

    “The acoustic guitar is Nogabe’s weapon of choice and he makes it sound unlike it does anywhere else … its spotless, bell-clear tone is matched by a dazzling agility and liquidity that millions of bedroom singer-songwriters could only dream of “ Womad Festival 2009

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    Venue: The Tramshed (GLYPT), 51-53 Woolwich New Road, London SE18 6ES

    Dates: Saturday 26th May 2018

    Times: doors open 7pm

    Price: £10/£7

  • Project_Vee

    Greenwich Park, Near the Pavillion Tea House, Greenwich Park, SE10

    Suitable for all ages

    Family Arts Festival- 

    Roulette wheel meets juggling: danger, skill and unpredictable moments. Project_Vee is a nod to a Soviet era circus act, remixed for the 21st century.

    Steel, concrete and motors meet in an unlikely way; Project_Vee is a circus duet which takes juggling in a different dimension. Literally.

    Currently one of the most spectacular touring outdoor shows!

    Writer: Pangottic and Circus Geeks, produced by The Production Shed.

    Venue: Greenwich Park, Near the Pavillion Tea House, Greenwich Park, SE10

    Dates: Sunday 27th May

    Times: 11:00 & 14:00

    Price: Free

  • Magical Moggie

    Tramshed Theatre, 51-53 Woolwich New Road, SE18 6ES

    Suitable for all ages

    Family Arts Festival- 

    It’s a day like any other until… Moggie the cat arrives! Moggie shows us how to have a magical day full of fun and surprises.

    An intimate, multi-sensory production for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, and their families.

    This production will also be playing to audiences from the Demelza Children’s Hospice during the Festival period.

    Today’s Forecast – a Wonderful sensory show, funny, engaging, visual fun. An awesome, fabulous visual show.

     

     

     

    Writer: A Feel Theatre / GLYPT Co-Production

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

    Dates: Sunday 27th May

    Times: 15:00

    Price: All tickets £6

  • A Walk on the Dark Side

    St Alfege Church, 3 Greenwich Church St, London, SE10 9BJ

    Suitable for all ages

    Family Arts Festival- 

    Come and hear stories of ghosts and supernatural happenings… if you dare! Take a tour around Greenwich, and discover the spooky and strange histories behind  some of Greenwich’s most well-known historical sites.

    Writer: In Partnership with Greenwich Tour Guides Association

    Venue: St Alfege Church, 3 Greenwich Church St, London, SE10 9BJ

    Dates: Sunday 27th May

    Times: 18:00

    Price: Free- Booking Essential

  • Greenwich Nobody Knows

    Cutty Sark

    Suitable for all ages

    Family Arts Festival-

    You may know the familiar sights of Greenwich but here’s a local walking tour with a difference. From phone boxes and chiselled graffiti to hidden building signs, there’s always something new to discover.

    Writer: In partnership with the Greenwich Tour Guides Association

    Venue: Cutty Sark

    Dates: Sunday 27th May

    Times: 11:00

    Price: Free- Booking Essential

  • Woolwich Tales- What’s Your Story?

    Woolwich Library (am) and General Gordon Square (pm)

    Suitable for all ages

    Family Arts Festival- 

    For a week Woolwich has its very own writer in residence. Louise Page, who for 10 years worked on the BBC’s Archers programme, now turns her attention to South East London.

    She Invites you to come and join her, to tell her your special stories of life in Woolwich.

    Louise will be found in Woolwich Library from 10:00-13:00 and in General Gordon Square from 14:00-17:00 each day this week, waiting to hear your stories. Be prepared for Louise to use these in her writing and see what happens next…

    These local stories will then be developed into  ‘A Soap from Woolwich’

    Writer: Louise Paige working with GLYPT

    Venue: Woolwich Library (am) and General Gordon Square (pm)

    Dates: Monday 28th May to Friday 1st June

    Times: 10:00 to 17:00

    Price: Free

  • A SOAP from Woolwich – “Your Stories”

    Tramshed Theatre, 51-53 Woolwich New Road, SE18 6ES

    Suitable for all ages

    Family Arts Festival- 

    Woolwich’s very own SOAP Opera. Local people’s stories and characters will be blended together by the festival’s writer in residence, Louise Paige, and performed live by GLYPT’s Progression Company.

    Creating a new show each day, the series will develop across the week; featuring, of course, a cliff-hanger to keep the audience waiting for the next enthralling episode.

    This mini-series will be performed live in the Tramshed for 5 nights from 18:00-18:30 during the festival.

     

    Writer: Louise Paige and GLYPT’s Progression Company

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

    Dates: Monday 28th May to Friday 1st June

    Times: 18:00

    Price: £5 per show or £12 for 5 nights

  • Thingamabob by PanGottic

    The Moorings, Titmuss Ave, Thamesmead, SE28 8BH (11:00) General Gordon Square, Woolwich, SE18 (15:00)

    Suitable for all ages. Non-verbal.

    Family Arts Festival- 

    With an internationally renowned blend of circus, invention and humour, PanGottic brings to life a giant ball slinging, self-exploding piece of handcrafted gadgetry, inspired by the famous Rube Goldberg machines and Heath Robinson contraptions.

    Be part of the mayhem as our intrepid inventor risks nerve wracking failure to bring you one perfect chain reaction… with a little help from his little assistant.

    Writer: PanGottic

    Venue: The Moorings, Titmuss Ave, Thamesmead, SE28 8BH (11:00) General Gordon Square, Woolwich, SE18 (15:00)

    Dates: Monday 28th May

    Times: 11:00 & 15:00

    Price: Free

  • Games without Wires

    General Gordon Square, Woolwich, SE18

    Suitable for all ages

    Family Arts Festival- 

    Games without Wires celebrates our community, using board games from all over the world to bring together people from different cultures, ages and genders.

    Join us for an afternoon of some wonderful ‘gaming’ from Ludo to Carrom, from Manacala to old favourites like Dominos.

    Meet new friends and see for yourself how the “Board Game Renaissance comes to life.

    Writer: Hosted by the Caribbean Social Forum

    Venue: General Gordon Square, Woolwich, SE18

    Dates: Monday 28th May

    Times: Drop in between 12:00-16:00

    Price: Free

  • Taster Circus Workshops for Families

    Thames- Side Studios, 7A Mellish Industrial Estate, Harrington Way, London, SE18 5NR

    Suitable for all ages

    Family Arts Festival- 

    Give your child an unforgettable experience with an AirCraft Circus workshop in circus skills and celebrate 250 years of circus in the UK with some flare!

    AirCraft Circus is a local training school offering an array of circus skills for adults and kids. Delivered in partnership with GLYPT, AirCraft will be holding two workshops: Acrobalance (on the ground) and Static Trapeze (in the air).

     

    Come discover the magic that circus can bring!

    Writer: AirCraft Circus

    Venue: Thames- Side Studios, 7A Mellish Industrial Estate, Harrington Way, London, SE18 5NR

    Dates: Tuesday 29th May

    Times: Acrobalance- 11:00 Aerial- 14:00

    Price: Free- Booking Essential

  • The Jungle Book

    Bathway Theatre, The Old Baths, Bathway, Woolwich, SE18 6QX

    Suitable for ages 4+

    Family Arts Festival- 

    A new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s beloved book.

    Mowgli is an abandoned man-cub who grows up in the jungle with the wolf pack.  A bear called Baloo and a panther called Bagheera teach him what everything in the jungle means.  The monkey people whisk him away to their secret hideout and Kaa the snake has to rescue him.  But Shere Khan the tiger is his enemy and in the end Mowgli must fight for his life.

    Be whisked away to the jungle for this theatrical event with original music and audience interaction!

     

    ‘…an engaging piece of theatre that captivates the young audience and has plenty to amuse the adults’ ★★★★

    Writer: Jellyfish Theatre

    Venue: Bathway Theatre, The Old Baths, Bathway, Woolwich, SE18 6QX

    Dates: Tuesday 29th May

    Times: 13:00 & 15:00

    Price: Adults £8/Child or concession £6/Groups of 4 or move £6 per person

  • Greatest Hits by the Science Museum

    University of Greenwich, Stockwell Street (opposite Cafe Rouge)

    Suitable for ages 5+

    Family Arts Festival- 

    At the Science Museum, there’s nothing we like better than an experiment that makes your jaw hit the floor. So we’ve chosen all our favourite demos and packed them into this explosive show for all ages! From rockets to ‘magic’ tricks, from instant ice cream to earth-shaking bangs, this is science at its most entertaining!

     

    ‘Science and theatre all wrapped up in one large Bang!’

    Writer: Science Museum

    Venue: University of Greenwich, Stockwell Street (opposite Cafe Rouge)

    Dates: Wednesday 30th May

    Times: 11:00, 13:00 & 15:00

    Price: Adults £8/Child or concession £6/Groups of 4 or move £6 per person

  • Better Together

    The Performing Arts Centre at The Link Thamesmead, Bazalgette Way, London SE2 9BS

    Suitable for ages 4+

    Family Arts Festival- 

    Friendship is a loving, colourful, magical mess!

    Follow the story of three delightful Clowns – Tropizo, Doa and Squiggle – on a journey towards becoming best friends. But how do you make real friends in a modern world? Watch the Clowns overcome their differences and learn the strength of acceptance and togetherness. Travel with them through tumbles, laughter, and jelly as they fight back against the anti-social effects of modern technology.

    Playful and clever, using slapstick, acrobatics, and physical comedy, Better Together is an artful, intelligent, and hilarious piece – enjoyable for the whole family.

    “Of all the children’s show I saw at this year’s fringe
    I found this one the most original and the funniest”
    Voice Magazine, Brighton Fringe 2017

    Writer: Acá Theatre

    Venue: The Performing Arts Centre at The Link Thamesmead, Bazalgette Way, London SE2 9BS

    Dates: Wednesday 30th May

    Times: 14:00

    Price: Adults £8/Child or concession £6/Groups of 4 or move £6 per person

  • Clowning Workshop with Aca Theatre

    The Performing Arts Centre at The Link Thamesmead, Bazalgette Way, SE2 9BS

    3-8 years old

    Family Arts Festival –

    Join Acá Theatre for a playful workshop full of slapstick, physical comedy and fun for the whole family!

    Venue: The Performing Arts Centre at The Link Thamesmead, Bazalgette Way, SE2 9BS

    Dates: Wednesday 30th May

    Times: 15:30

    Price: Free. Booking essential.

  • Animal Tales & Tour

    Maryon Wilson Park, Charlton, SE7 8HT

    Suitable for all ages

    Family Arts Festival-

    Join Nell Phoenix for fabulous animal stories from around the world. Delightful tales of daring-do, silliness and bad behaviour!

    Set in part of the former Maryon Wilson family estate, this beautifully landscaped park contains both grassland and woodlands – all in a valley setting. Storytelling is followed or preceded by a free tour of the animal park.  Meet at 1.30pm at the deer pen for the tour.

    ‘Nell is the chilli-chocolate of the storytelling world’

    Writer: Nell Phoenix

    Venue: Maryon Wilson Park, Charlton, SE7 8HT

    Dates: Wednesday 30th May

    Times: 12:30/15:00 for storytelling & 13:30 for Tour

    Price: Free- Booking Essential

  • A Victory for Women’s Rights

    National Maritime Museum, Park Row, Greenwich, SE10 9NF

    Suitable for all ages

    Family Arts Festival- 

    Join Story Spinner to hear the stories of some of the woman who were instrumental in the woman’s suffrage movement, and stage your own protest for the things you believe in!

    Writer: In Partnership with the National Maritime Museum

    Venue: National Maritime Museum, Park Row, Greenwich, SE10 9NF

    Dates: Thursday 31st May & Friday 1st June

    Times: 11:30/ 13:00/ 14:00

    Price: Free

  • The Nose that Nobody Picked THE MUCUSICAL Based on the Children’s Book of the same name By David Parkin

    Bathway Theatre, The Old Baths, Bathway, Woolwich, SE18 6QX

    Suitable for ages 5-11

    Family Arts Festival- 

    One day Christopher, a keen but unorthodox gardener, finds a living nose raised by slugs in his garden. In their hunt to find Little Big Nose a face they encounter Doctor Skinner, an eccentric plastic surgeon, who has connections with the nose’s past and sinister intentions for its future.

    Expect mountains of mucus, toe-tapping tunes and two nostrils full of magic.

    A RIP SNORTING YARN FOR ALL THE FAMILY … WITH SONGS … AND SNOT

    Writer: Parkin Presents

    Venue: Bathway Theatre, The Old Baths, Bathway, Woolwich, SE18 6QX

    Dates: Thursday 31st May

    Times: 15:00

    Price: Adult £8/Child or concession £6/Groups of 4 or more £6 each

  • Teeny Tiny Theatre

    11:00- Eltham Library, Archery Road, Eltham, London, SE9 1HA 14:00- Woolwich Library, 35 Wellington Street, Woolwich, London, SE18 6HQ

    Suitable for ages 2-4

    Family Arts Festival- 

    Teeny Tiny Theatre is a creative workshop where grown-ups and children interact together in a playful and fun environment. Using drama, movement, singing, and storytelling, the session will encourage social interaction through role-play and creative expression.

    Writer: GLYPT

    Venue: 11:00- Eltham Library, Archery Road, Eltham, London, SE9 1HA 14:00- Woolwich Library, 35 Wellington Street, Woolwich, London, SE18 6HQ

    Dates: Thursday 31st May

    Times: 11:00 & 14:00

    Price: Free

  • ComedyClub4Kids

    The Old Library, Charlton House, Charlton Rd, London SE7 8RE

    Suitable for ages 6+

    Family Arts Festival- 

    Since 2005, the Comedy Club 4 Kids has been getting the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit doing what they do best for an audience of children and their families… but without the rude bits!

     

    “A highlight for children in recent years, giving them a taste of some of the biggest names in comedy… with the fun, rowdy feel of a real comedy club” – The Guardian

     

    “The ethos is just right” – The Daily Telegraph

     

    “The perfect way to entertain the whole family.” – Three Weeks

    Writer: ComedyClub4Kids

    Venue: The Old Library, Charlton House, Charlton Rd, London SE7 8RE

    Dates: Friday 1st June

    Times: 16:00

    Price: Adults £8/Child and concessions £6/Groups of 4 or more £6 per person

  • Shadow Puppets Workshop

    Tramshed Theatre, 51-53 Woolwich New Road, SE18 6ES

    Suitable for ages 3+

    Family Arts Festival- 

    In this playful and fun workshop, Steve and Sally from Indefinite Articles will teach you how to create your own stories using nothing but shadows and light.

    Writer: Indefinite Articles

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

    Dates: Friday 1st June

    Times: 10:00 & 13:00

    Price: Free- Booking Essential

  • The Voyage of La Sibylle

    1 Passey Place, Eltham High Street

    Suitage for all ages

    Family Arts Festival- 

    ‘La Sibylle’, the oracle of Delphi, is a legendary female prophetess, who is being transported on a cart, in a birdcage, stacked high on a pile of suitcases by her faithful servant Betty. These carny characters are seeking the counter curse to restore her body with her head that Apollo so wickedly stole. Betty, who is easily distracted by modern life, explores her surroundings and tells the tale of her mistress’s woes. The audience are asked to go seek out strange things to put together to create a remedy that will break the curse. La Sibylle’s frustration shows, being at the whim of Betty’s frivolous and inquisitive nature. The Oracle finds herself confined and powerless on one hand and yet excited and enthused on another.

     

    ‘The Voyage of La Sibylle’ is a comical and magical illusion, which gives the audience a chance to interact with two peculiar carny folk who have stepped out of the 1930’s and are wandering around in the 21st Century.

    Writer: Copper Dollar

    Venue: 1 Passey Place, Eltham High Street

    Dates: Saturday 2nd June

    Times: 12:00, 13:30 & 15:30

    Price: Free

  • Oskar’s Amazing Adventure

    Tramshed Theatre, 51-53 Woolwich New Road, SE18 6ES

    Suitable for ages 2-8

    Family Arts Festival- 

    An original, heart-warming and entertaining play for young children and their families, full of good humour, adventure, music and song.

    Desperate for some fun, Oskar leaves the snowbound little house on top of the mountain to try to find a friendly animal to play with. But where are all the animals? And why does Oskar have to wait till spring to play his favourite game again?

     

    This original play for young children uses a rich mix of storytelling, physical theatre, clowning, puppetry and music to tell the tale of a puppy’s search for friendship in the wilderness of the Alps.

    Writer: Theatre Fideri Fidera

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

    Dates: Saturday 2nd June

    Times: 12:00 & 14:00

    Price: Adults £8/Child and concession £6/Groups of 4 or more £6 per person

  • Grand Indian Circus

    13:00, General Gordon Square, Woolwich, SE18 6ES 17:00, Plumstead Common, Plumstead, SE18 2UQ

    Suitable for all ages

    Family Arts Festival- 

    A “super-group” of Rajasthan’s elite street circus performers undertaking breath-taking acts of courage and bravery. Be prepared for daring, music, laughter and surprise!

    Rajasthan is home to the most elite of street circus performers; this fascinating region’s legendary entertainment communities combine their amazing skill in performing breath-taking acts of courage and bravery. Preserved over many centuries from the time of the Maharajas, they take this ancient, mystical and magical circus format to even greater heights.

    Writer: D & F Bros.

    Venue: 13:00, General Gordon Square, Woolwich, SE18 6ES 17:00, Plumstead Common, Plumstead, SE18 2UQ

    Dates: Sunday 3rd June

    Times: 13:00 and 17:00

    Price: Free

  • Sounds of the World #3 (Jhuma Limbu, Yaz Fentazi and Robyn Hemmings, The Mysticism of Anatolian & Alevi Folk Music)

    The Tramshed, Woolwich

     

    Sounds of the World #3

    (with Jhuma Limbu, Yaz Fentazi and Robyn Hemmings, The Mysticism of Anatolian & Alevi Folk Music)

    Live Music and Q&A

    Saturday 3rd March 2018

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    Join us for a night of explosive rhythms and hypnotic melody lines that will take you out of London and around the world.

    Sounds of the World brings critically acclaimed global musicians to Woolwich, providing a platform to share live music, culture and food with local audiences.

    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.

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    Live performances from:

    Yaz Fentazi and Robyn Hemmings

    North African/Middle Eastern Jazz /Blues/Classical

    Yaz Fentazi and Robyn Hemmings create for their audience a magical sense of ‘travelling’ in their minds with their colourful and rich music that draws on the vast traditions of jazz, blues, classical and North African/Middle Eastern music.

    Built around their original compositions, the duo’s irresistible grooves and vibrant full sound create a sizzling party atmosphere.They have appeared many times on BBC radio and TV, have performed at festivals including Glastonbury, Womad and the Ealing jazz festival as well as internationally.

    The Mysticism of Anatolian & Alevi Folk Music

    Turkish folk music

    In this performance, musicians Huseyin Kaplan and Dursun Can Cakin will be joined by an ensemble featuring Cem Tuncer (bass), Erdal Unsalan (bağlama /saz), Gizem Altinordu (percussion), and Serkan Cakmak (kaval flute) as they perform traditional music from Anatolian and Alevi deyiş folk music.

    The bağlama or saz (a plucked folk lute) is considered to be an emblem of Anatolian culture. The name comes from the Turkish “bağlamak”, “to tie”, referring to the frets tied to the neck of the instrument. Alevism is a belief system found mainly in Anatolia, parts of the Balkans and Central Asia. Alevi religious services, known as cem, include spiritual exercises incorporating elements of deyiş (oral statements) and semah (ritual dance). Both are accompanied by sung mystical poetry and the bağlama.

    Jhuma Limbu

    Nepali folk music

    Jhuma Limbu is a brilliant Nepali singer and researcher. Over the last decade Jhuma has trained in classical and western musical traditions and is passionate about researching the folk music of Nepal, in particular the Limbu Tribes from far- eastern regions. Her work aims to preserve and transfer knowledge of Nepali folk music and human civilization to the new generation. Jhumpa Limbu will be supported by Namlo.

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    TICKETS £10.00

    CONCESSION £7.00

    DOORS 7pm

    Book Here!

    Hosted in partnership between Ganga Thapa and Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre

    Venue: The Tramshed, Woolwich

    Dates: 3rd March 2018

    Times: 7pm

    Price: £10/£7

  • JAM @ THE TRAM (in support of Youth Music)

    The Tramshed (GLYPT), 51-53 Woolwich New Road, London SE18 6ES

    18+ (16 - 17 year olds permitted if accompanied by a responsible adult)

    in2music’s Young Promoters invite you to a night of live music, and delicious street food, at our second ever JAM @ THE TRAM!

    After the success of Winter Jam @ The Tram, the Young Promoters have turned their hand to fundraising, with the proceeds of the night going to Youth Music’s Give-a-Gig campaign.

    Give-a-Gig is a week- long, nationwide, music-making extravaganza! Each gig will help raise money to support young people experiencing incredibly challenging circumstances.

    Your £5 ticket includes live entertainment, an opportunity to see some up and coming talent perform at an open mic, PLUS some of the finest street food Woolwich has to offer. Don’t miss out, get your tickets now!

    BOOK NOW!

     

    To book an open mic slot, complete the following form.
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    Got a question? See our FAQ.

    Writer: in2music

    Venue: The Tramshed (GLYPT), 51-53 Woolwich New Road, London SE18 6ES

    Dates: Sunday 18th March 2018

    Times: 6pm-9pm

    Price: £5

  • Making It In The Music Industry

    The Tramshed (GLYPT), 51-53 Woolwich New Road, London SE18 6ES

    Got questions about making it in the music industry? Our guest speakers have answers. Four music industry professionals will be at the Tramshed on Sunday 18th March to talk about their experiences, and defining what ‘making it’ means to them.

    With a chance to put questions to the speakers, and a panel to discuss the state of youth music in Woolwich, you really can’t miss out.

    This is a FREE event, but spaces are limited.

    BOOK NOW

    Venue: The Tramshed (GLYPT), 51-53 Woolwich New Road, London SE18 6ES

    Dates: Sunday 18th March

    Times: 2pm

    Price: FREE

  • RBG Music Hub: Primary School Music Showcase

    The Tramshed (GLYPT), 51-53 Woolwich New Road, London SE18 6ES

    The Royal Greenwich Music Hub And GLYPT presents the second in its exciting new series of local musical showcases at the Tramshed.

    The Tramshed is excited to welcome Heronsgate Primary School on the 26th March!

    BOOK NOW!

    Venue: The Tramshed (GLYPT), 51-53 Woolwich New Road, London SE18 6ES

    Dates: 26/03/18

    Times: 5pm

    Price: free!

  • May Contain Food, May Contain You

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

    Luca Silvestrini’s Protein presents May Contain Food, May Contain You

    Join award winning Protein for a highly entertaining evening with friends and family. Transforming your local hall into a restaurant, you are invited to bring a dish and sit at decorated tables to watch, savour and digest a performance of dance, theatre and song that unfolds around you.

    Your charming and multi-talented hosts will win your affections with a playful mix of dances, songs and humorous monologues. Food will certainly be on the menu as the performance involves amuse-bouches and baking a scrumptious sticky ginger pudding for everyone to share! With a raffle orchestrated by the performers during the interval, this sumptuous evening promises to make you smile and enjoy the curious relationship we have with food.

    ‘It brings a whole new meaning to the term: ‘supper theatre’…a yummy night out!’ ★★★★

    The Stage

    “…lip-smacking fusion of song, dance, mime and sweet aperitif tomatoes.” ★★★★
    The Guardian

    Writer: Conceived and Created by Luca Silvestrini and Orlando Gough

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

    Dates: Saturday 17 February, 2017

    Times: 7PM

    Price: £10/£7 concession

  • CHARGED: A mini-festival of performance

    The Tramshed, GLYPT

    14+

    CHARGED is our new regular event, showcasing performances created by Progression members and resident artists, alongside invited guests and headliners.

    DATES: Friday 30 & Saturday 31 March 2018
    VENUE: The Tramshed, GLYPT, 51-53 Woolwich New Road, SE18 6ES
    AGES: 14+
    TICKETS: Fri + Sat Eve Combo £7   /   Friday £4   /   Sat Aft FREE   /   Sat Eve £4
    ACCESS: Venue is fully accessible. British Sign Language interpretation will be included across the weekend.


    FRIDAY EVENING (7-10pm) – £4

    7pm                REHEARSED READINGS
    Written and performed by young artists from Progression. Mentored by Atiha Sen Gupta, and directed by Angela Clerkin and Annie Fitzmaurice

    9.30pm          DREAMBOMB (work-in-progress) by Whimsy (Progression artists in residence)

    Dreambomb explores the fury and tenderness of sibling relationships, the hilarity of loneliness, and the giddiness of girlhood. Expect makeovers. Expect Brawls. Expect cauldrons full of tea.


    SATURDAY AFTERNOON* (2-5pm) – Free
    An afternoon of workshops and talks for 16 to 25 year olds

    2pm:   WORKSHOPS – with Inua Ellams and Laura Lomas:

    Inua Ellams is a cross art form practitioner, a poet, playwright & performer, graphic artist & designer and founder of the Midnight Run — an international, arts-filled, night-time, playful, urban, walking experience. He is a Complete Works poet alumni and a designer at White Space Creative Agency. Across his work, Identity, Displacement & Destiny are reoccurring themes in which he also tries to mix the old with the new: traditional african storytelling with contemporary poetry, pencil with pixel, texture with vector images.

    Laura Lomas is a playwright whose work includes Joanne (Clean Break / Soho Theatre); Blister (Paines Pough); Open Heart Surgery (Theatre Uncut); Some Machine (Paines Plough) and The Island (Nottingham Playhouse / Det Norske Oslo). Radio plays include My Boy (BBC 4) and Lucy Island (BBC 3). Screen work includes Rough Skin (Channel 4); Glue (E4).

    4pm:   PANEL DISCUSSION on getting into writing for performance, with Rich Chilver, April de Angelis and other guests TBC

    *SATURDAY AFTERNOON must be booked separately (not part of Fri + Sat Eve Combo)


    SATURDAY EVENING (7-9.30pm) – £4

    7pm                INUA ELLAMS A guest performance from Inua Ellams – writer of The Barbershop Chronicles (National Theatre) and An Evening with An Immigrant (touring, Fuel).

    7.20pm          DONUT WORRY (work-in-progress) by Rachael Merry (Progression artist in residence) Bodies. We’ve all got them, but they’re never damn well good enough. As society increasingly devours a life documented online, we battle against diet culture, impossible expectations and self-inflicted lunacy to say STFU! A candid look at the way we see ourselves; Donut Worry tells the story of us, them and probably you too.

    8pm    Celebration, Florida by Greg Wohead

     

    Venue: The Tramshed, GLYPT

    Dates: Friday 30 - Saturday 31 March 2018

    Times: Various

    Price: Fri + Sat Eve Combo £7 / Friday £4 / Sat Aft FREE / Sat Eve £4

  • GENERATOR

    The Tramshed, GLYPT

    16+

    Generator is our new regular free performance evening, featuring work in the early stages of development. This first event features a work-in-progress from resident artist Roxanne Carney, plus short scratch performances and music from GLYPT’s in2music project. There’ll be a bar, networking, and opportunities to meet other artists.

    SCRATCH PERFORMANCES by:
    Sebastian H-W & Hannah Wallis
    Caldonia Walton & Katharine Richardson
    Fish ‘N’ Fix Theatre Company
    Maeve Scullion
    Josh Gardner
    Henry St Leger

    I’m The Hero of This Story by Roxanne Carney
    Roxanne returned home because she had nowhere else to live. A stop gap of 6 months has grown to 2 years and is still growing. Using spoken word and audience participation, Roxanne invites the audience to help her move on.

    Venue: The Tramshed, GLYPT

    Dates: Friday 2 Februray 2018

    Times: 7pm

    Price: Free

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  • Winter Jam At The Tram

    THE TRAMSHED, 51-53 Woolwich New Road, London SE186ES

    18+ (Free to GLYPT / Progression members and friends)

    Venue: THE TRAMSHED, 51-53 Woolwich New Road, London SE186ES
    Dates: Tuesday 19 December 2017
    Times: 7pm – 10pm
    Price: Free entry for GLYPT / Progression members and friends (BOOK HERE)

    Come and Jam At The Tram this winter for an evening of fun, games, music and prizes. Every term, students on the in2music Young Promoters programme get to hold their own event and this term, the group have chosen to organize a Christmas party for their fellow GLYPT / Progression members and their friends.

    Tickets are only available to existing GLYPT / Progression members, but you can invite your friends along too. Spaces are limited so please only book as many tickets as you actually need.

    There will be a selection of food and drink available from 7pm, so get there early if you don’t want to miss out.

    This is an over-18’s event, but 16 and 17 year-olds may attend, providing they are accompanied by a responsible adult.

    There will also be alcohol served at the bar and a strict policy enforced. Be prepared to be asked for ID at the bar and upon entry. Anyone under the age of eighteen may not buy or consume alcohol and anyone found buying or serving alcohol to under eighteen’s will be asked to leave. 

    CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR FREE TICKETS

    Venue: THE TRAMSHED, 51-53 Woolwich New Road, London SE186ES

    Dates: Tuesday 19 December 2017

    Times: 7pm - 10pm

    Price: Free entry for GLYPT / Progression members and friends

  • The Magic Lamp

    The Tramshed, Woolwich

    ages 4-11, schools and families

     

    ‘Wonderful work that celebrates the possibilities of theatre’
    The Guardian

     

    Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre (GLYPT) are excited to announce that indefinitearticles  are bringing their show, The Magic Lamp to The Tramshed as our annual Family Christmas Show, and our Community Performances are now open for booking!

     

    Book Online at the link above!

     

    Step inside a giant Bedouin tent where you will meet fantastical characters, explore enchanted treasure caves, visit opulent places and travel far across barren deserts.
    Shadow puppets dance across beautifully crafted scenescapes accompanied by a mesmerising original soundtrack.

     

    ‘The Magic Lamp’ is told using a projector, lights, paper, cooking oil, coloured ink and shadow puppets.

     

    Based on the original Iraqi folktale, ‘The Magic Lamp’ tells the tale of the boy with a mysterious past who discovers a magic lamp and finds true love, whilst vanquishing the demons of greed.

     

    Community Performances:

     

    Sunday 2nd December – 2:00pm & 5:00pm
    Saturday 9th December – 2:00pm & 5:00pm
    Sunday 10th December – 2:00pm & 5:00pm
    Saturday 16th December – 2:00pm & 5:00pm
    Sunday 17th December – 2:00pm & 5:00pm

     

    indefinitearticles

    Indefiniteartciles was formed in 1995 by sculptor Sally Todd and puppeteer Steve Tiplady to combine their passion for transforming the everyday and mundane into something sublime.  To date they have told stories with sand, oil, chalk, glass, a few drops of ink, a lot of clay, a puppet, here and there…and many a shadow.

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    SCHOOL BOOKINGS

    There will be school shows twice a day during the week from Tuesday 28th Nov – Monday 18th Dec (No Fridays).

    School show times: 10:30am | 1:30pm
    Tickets: Early Bird Special – £5.50 (before 1st September) / £6.50 after
    Staff tickets: 1 free teacher for every 10 pupils
    Show length: 50 mins (no interval)
    Suitable for KS1 & KS2

    FREE 20 minute post show Q & A : After watching the show you’ll get a unique opportunity to ask the cast about the show and how it was made – discover how they created the magic on stage!

    To Book: email hugo@glypt.co.uk or call 020 8854 1316

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     Reviews and responses:

    ‘The story of a blessed and beautiful boy who, through serendipity alone, ends up with a lamp-dwelling genie at his disposal, is told using a projector, lights, paper, cooking oil and coloured ink in this bewitching shadow puppet show’
                                                                                                                       TIME OUT *****

    ‘In The Magic Lamp they have created a bewitching 50-minute shadow puppet play in the round, against a set groaning with billowing muslin drapes’

                                                                                                    Manchester Evening News

     

    “It was very sophisticated storytelling, it felt very professional, exciting and at the same time it felt part of a tradition.”

    “One of the boys is not usually into theatre, but he was spellbound and kept saying ‘THIS is MAGIC!’” Audience member – Heike Feldpausch

     

     

    Writer: IndefiniteArticles

    Venue: The Tramshed, Woolwich

    Dates: End of Nov - to End of Dec 2017

    Times: See Event For Details

    Price: Public tickets from £8

  • What Once Was Ours

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

    Age 12+

    A Zest Theatre and Half Moon production

    Katie and Callum couldn’t be any more distant and disconnected: different heritage, different cities, different opportunities. Except there is one thing they’ll always have in common: Dad. What happens when Callum suddenly turns up in desperate need of help?

    Created against the background of Brexit, What Once Was Ours has been developed in consultation with young people across the country and uses their direct words and opinions to explore how politics and national values impact on the complex lives of one family.

    Beautiful imagery, striking original music and immersive design combine to create this powerful new production for youngpeople, which asks why we’ve become so fearful of anyone who is different from us.

    What Once Was Ours is a Zest Theatre and Half Moon co-production: an exciting collaboration by two of the UK’s leading companies creating work for young people.

    Supported by public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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

    Dates: Monday 30 October 2017

    Times: 5pm & 7pm

    Price: £8

  • SOUNDS OF THE WORLD # 2- Namlo (Nepalese) & Yijia Tu (China)

    The Tramshed, Woolwich, SE18 6ES

    All

    Sounds of the World #2

    Live Music and Q&A

    25th November

    Join us for a night of live music from around the world. Experience performances from internationally acclaimed musicians and hear them speak about their musical journeys.

    Hosted in partnership between Ganga Thapa and Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre

    TICKETS £10.00

    CONCESSION £7.00

    FOOD!

    Yak Bites, London’s Himalayan food collective, will be selling their tasty food at the event so don’t fill up before you get here!

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/yakbites

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    Venue: The Tramshed, Woolwich, SE18 6ES

    Dates: Saturday 25th November

    Times: 7:00pm-10:00pm

    Price: £10.00/£7.00

  • #ARMINGTHEWORLD

    A co-production between Ice & Fire and Teatro Vivo

    Costume design by takis

    The British arms trade is getting a lot of bad press lately. Bleeding hearts, peaceniks and every lefty liberal with a ‘Momentum’ badge banging on about it.  But how could it be anything but positive selling billions of pounds worth of weapons to loyal customers like Saudi Arabia? (more…)

  • In Control [Touring Schools]

    In your school

    Years 7 & 8

    A FREE touring show exploring Personal Responsibility, Health & Asthma Awareness for Years 7 & 8 (more…)

    Venue: In your school

    Dates: June & July 2017

    Times: Various

    Price: FREE

  • How to Talk to Teenagers [Family Arts Festival]

    The Tramshed

    Teenagers

    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…)

    Venue: The Tramshed

    Dates: Wed 31st May

    Times: 7pm

  • A Christmas Carol

    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!

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    Writer: Brendan Murray

    Venue: The Tramshed, Woolwich

    Dates: 29 Nov - 24 Dec

    Times: Various

    Price: Adult: £10 | Concession: £8 | Groups of 4 or more: £8

  • Spared

    The Tramshed

    Any

    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 louise@glypt.co.uk to book)

    7pm, public performance (free of charge) BOOK HERE

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

    020 8854 1316

    Writer: Reach Theatre Company

    Venue: The Tramshed

    Dates: 7th Nov 2016

    Times: 1pm & 7pm

    Price: Free of Charge

  • Youth Arts Festival 2016

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

    Everyone

    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.

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

    Dates: 19th March 2016

    Times: 12:30 - 4:30pm

    Price: £2.50

  • Beauty and the Beast

    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!

     

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    Writer: Award-winning children’s theatre writer, Brendan Murray, with music by Oscar Wood

    Venue: The Tramshed, Woolwich, SE18 6ES

    Dates: 30 November - 20 December 2015

    Times: See above

    Price: Public: from £8 | Schools: £6

  • John Simmonds: a Sailor’s Trafalgar Story at the National Maritime Museum

    Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle, National Maritime Museum

    6+

    Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre has created an interactive installation at the National Maritime Museum. (more…)

    Writer: Catherine O’Shea

    Venue: Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle, National Maritime Museum

    Dates: 2nd Saturday of every month

    Times: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm

    Price: Free

  • SUN KISSED – Progression on Tour

    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…)

    Writer: Levantes Dance Theatre

    Venue: ParksFest Party in the Park Eltham Park South

    Dates: Sun 26 July

    Times: 5pm

    Price: FREE

  • EUROPEAN THEATRE CAFÉ – WOOLWICH

    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.

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    Venue: The Tramshed & Greenwich University Bathway

    Dates: Fri 8 & Sat 9 May

    Times: Fri 9:30am - 8:30pm Sat 9:00am – 1:00pm

    Price: From £10, £40 or £50

  • Robin Hood

    The Tramshed, Woolwich, SE18 6ES

    families & schools (aged 5+)

    Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre Presents
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    Writer: The award winning Brendan Murray | Music composed by Oscar Wood

    Venue: The Tramshed, Woolwich, SE18 6ES

    Dates: 1st - 21st December 2014

    Times: Public Shows: 2pm & 5:30pm (Gala Night 6:30pm) | School Shows 9:45am & 1:15pm

    Price: Public Shows: £10, Child/Conc £7

  • Mother Courage and Her Children

    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

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    Writer: Bertolt Brecht

    Venue: The Royal Arsenal, Woolwich

    Dates: 5th - 21st September 2014

    Times: various

    Price: Public tickets: £12, Child/Conc £7 | School tickets: £5 (teacher go free)

  • Nucking Futs

    The Tramshed

    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…)

    Venue: The Tramshed

    Dates: Fri 25 Jul 7:30pm & Sat 26 Jul 6pm

    Price: £2 donation - reserve your tickets tickets via phone 02088541316 or by emailing info@glypt.co.uk

  • Brothers (part of CHOICES)

    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.

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    Writer: Tunde Euba

    Venue: Touring to schools, PRUs, colleges & YOTs

    Dates: 2011 - 2012

    Times: Whole Day

    Price: Varies

  • Treasure Island

    The Tramshed

    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.

    Running time:
    School shows: 90 mins (including interval)
    Public shows: 1 hour 45 mins (including interval)

    Dates:
    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

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    For school bookings please call 020 8845 1316 or email the downloadable booking form to zoe.bateman@glypt.co.uk
    (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…

    Writer: Emily Hunka from the classic tale by Robert Louis Stevenson. Music composed by Oscar Wood

    Venue: The Tramshed

    Dates: 2nd - 22nd December 2013

    Times: School shows: 10am & 1:15pm / Public shows 2pm & 5.30pm

    Price: School bookings: £5 per pupil (teachers go free) / Public shows - Adults £9 / Children & Senior Citizens £6 / Family ticket (4 people) £26

  • Going Mental

    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.

    Writer: Emily Hunka

    Venue: Your school hall

    Dates: 18th – 22nd March 2013

    Times: Pre Lunch Break & Post Lunch Break

    Price: FREE*

  • The Wisdom Pot

    The Tramshed & touring to schools

    Year 5, 6 or 7

    To watch a trailer for The Wisdom Pot on YouTube click here

    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.

    Writer: Catherine O’Shea & Emily Hunka

    Venue: The Tramshed & touring to schools

    Dates: 25th January – 1st February 2013

    Times: 9:30am & 1:30pm (2hours long)

    Price: £350 (Tramshed) / £400 (School) per show

  • Fiery Dragons

    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.

    Writer: Emily Hunka

    Venue: The Tramshed & touring to schools

    Dates: 11th – 18th January 2013

    Times: 9:30am & 1:30pm (2hours long)

    Price: £350 (Tramshed) or £400 (school) for 60-90 pupils & accompanying staff

  • Shakespeare Shorts

    Outside in Greenwich

    Family

    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.

    Writer: Emily Hunka

    Venue: Outside in Greenwich

    Dates: Summer 2012

    Times: various

    Price: FREE

  • Coming To A Beach Near You

    Around Lewisham parks

    Family

    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.

    Writer: Devised

    Venue: Around Lewisham parks

    Dates: Summer 2012

    Times: Various

    Price: FREE

  • Nowhere Fast (part of CHOICES)

    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.

    Writer: Tunde Euba

    Venue: Your school, PRU, college & YOT

    Dates: Toured 2012

    Times: All day

    Price: £120 per day

  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    The Tramshed

    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+.

    Writer: Adapted by Emily Hunka / Music by Oscar Wood

    Venue: The Tramshed

    Dates: December 2011

    Times: Various

    Price: from £5.50

  • The Little Mermaid

    The Tramshed

    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.

    Writer: Darren Rapier / Music by Debbie Parks

    Venue: The Tramshed

    Dates: December 2010

    Times: Various

    Price: from £5.00

  • Imagine…

    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…)

  • T’riffic Thamesmead

    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.

    Writer: Catherine O'Shea

    Venue: Thamesmead Leisure Centre

    Dates: November/December 2009

  • The Inquiry

    School

    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.’

  • Mud City

    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…)

  • SK8 Angel

    Toured venues and schools in London and surrounding regions

    Schools

    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!

    Writer: Michael Wicherek

    Venue: Toured venues and schools in London and surrounding regions

    Dates: February/March 2008

  • Master Juba

    Toured to venues in London and the East of England

    Schools

    Watch Master Juba clip on YouTube

    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.

    Writer: Michael McMillan

    Venue: Toured to venues in London and the East of England

    Dates: October / November 2006

  • Who R U Talkin’ To

    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…

    Writer: Brian Jordan

    Venue: Toured to venues in London and the East of England

    Dates: October / November 2005

  • Red, White, Black and Blue

    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'”?

    Writer: Devised by the company and working with Tunde Euba

    Dates: April / June 2005

  • Unplanned Space

    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.

    Writer: Devised by the company working with the writer Clive Holland

    Dates: June 2004

  • Inside Out

    toured schools

    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.

    Venue: toured schools

    Dates: 2002/ 2003