Show status: Past production

  • Spared

    The Tramshed

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    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

  • A Christmas Carol – The Musical

    The Tramshed, Woolwich

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    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

  • Ulysses Unbound & The Stacked Deck

    The Tramshed, Woolwich

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    Secondary/Dance Pupils, Families and Adults

    Chantry Dance Company return to The Tramshed by popular demand, presenting two compelling, contrasting contemporary ballets in one evening…

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    Writer: Chantry Dance

    Venue: The Tramshed, Woolwich

    Dates: 6 & 7 Oct

    Times: 7:30pm

    Price: £6 pupils | £10/ £7 public

  • Night Light

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

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    Teenager and adults

    Somewhere in England two teenage asylum seekers, fearing deportation, hide out in an abandoned factory. As the cold night unfolds, they imagine their future and tell each other about their past. (more…)

    Writer: Mandala Theatre

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

    Dates: Thu 13 October

    Times: 7pm

    Price: £8.50 / £6.50 concessions

  • The Sea Show

    The Tramshed, Woolwich

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    Ages 4+ and their families

    The Sea Show is a quirky and hilarious mix of puppet show, natural history and comedy cabaret.

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    Writer: SQUASHBOX THEATRE

    Venue: The Tramshed, Woolwich

    Dates: 27th Oct 2016

    Times: 11am & 2pm

    Price: £8.50 | Conc £6.50

  • Bardolph’s Box

    Touring to schools

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    KS2 & Year 7

    Mark the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with this perfect introduction to his stories, characters, language and themes.

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    Writer: Up The Road Theatre

    Venue: Touring to schools

    Dates: 26 - 30 September 2016

    Times: Various

    Price: £300

  • In to the West [Bathway Theatre, Woolwich]

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

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    Suitable for adults and children aged 7+

     

    She came from the land under the sea. A place where it is always summer, and no-one grows old. She came in the night, when the sea was calm and the breeze was soft. I heard her. I drifted out of sleep and heard the hooves, pounding up through the surf and onto the hard sand. They say a white horse is from the fairy folk, and a black horse brings death. I made the sign of the cross in the darkness and waited… listened… (more…)

    Writer: Travelling Light Theatre

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

    Dates: Saturday 28 May

    Times: 2pm & 6pm

    Price: Adults £13.50, Children £8.50

  • The Giant Balloon Show [FREE]

    Greenwich Park, Greenwich, SE10 8QY

    Dizzy O’Dare The Giant Balloon Show

    the whole family

    The GIANT BALLOON SHOW will have the audiences in stitches and in awe simultaneously. Expect feverous balloon sculptures, high energy comic performance and of course the all important giant balloon! (more…)

    Venue: Greenwich Park, Greenwich, SE10 8QY

    Dates: Sun 29 May

    Times: 12:30pm, 2:30pm & 3:30pm

    Price: FREE

  • Light Show [The Tramshed]

    Tickets £15 (joint child and carer ticket) All prices include a £1 booking fee Suitable for ages 3-11

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    Suitable for ages 3-11young people on the autism spectrum, their families and carers.

    Oily Cart invites you into a magical paper palace, where the sensory delights of nature unfold to provide the audience with a fully immersive experience. (more…)

    Writer: Oily Cart

    Venue: Tickets £15 (joint child and carer ticket) All prices include a £1 booking fee Suitable for ages 3-11

    Dates: Wed 1 June

    Times: 11am & 2pm

    Price: Tickets £15 (joint child and carer ticket) All prices include a £1 booking fee

  • SPOT [The Tramshed]

    The Tramshed

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    Suitable for ages 1-4

    Enter a magical world of light, sound and movement. Spot is a friendly and endearing stage light who loves to tell stories. (more…)

    Venue: The Tramshed

    Dates: Thu 2 June

    Times: 2pm & 4pm

    Price: £8.50, Children £6.50 All prices include a £1 booking fee

  •  Jessie and the Cloud Machine [The Tramshed]

    The Tramshed

    Jessie and the Cloud Machine (3)

    ages 6+

    This is the story of a little girl who lives up in the clouds, and her struggle against the great machine that comes to take all the clouds away. Suitable for the whole family, this musical adventure is brought to life with hand carved puppets and enchanting song. It is a story about the beautiful things in the world that come for free and the importance of having your head in the clouds… (more…)

    Writer: The Barrowman

    Venue: The Tramshed

    Dates: Fri 3 June

    Times: 11am & 2pm

    Price: Tickets £8.50, Children £6.50 All prices include a £1 booking fee

  • Pitschi, The Kitten With Dreams [The Tramshed]

    The Tramshed

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    ages 6+

    A perfect treat for young children and their families. (more…)

    Writer: Komedia

    Venue: The Tramshed

    Dates: Sat 4 June

    Times: 11am & 2pm

    Price: Tickets £8.50, Children £6.50 All prices include a £1 booking fee

  • You Are Here [FREE]

    General Gordon Square, Woolwich SE18 6HD

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    all the family

    Emergency Exit Arts seeks players for… YOU ARE HERE

    Enter into an extraordinary experience where the digital world becomes the physical and the virtual becomes the real. Discover how we can navigate our way together in a world that is constantly updating. (more…)

    Writer: Emergency Exit Arts

    Venue: General Gordon Square, Woolwich SE18 6HD

    Dates: Fri 3 Jun

    Times: 12:30pm, 2:30pm & 3:30pm

    Price: FREE

  • The Wonderful World of Mr E [FREE]

    General Gordon Square, Woolwich, SE18 6HD

    Dizzy-ODare Mr E

    the whole family

    Mr E travels through imagination, visiting strange new lands, going on fun adventures and collecting weird and wonderful artefacts along the way. But today, for the first time ever – Mr E and his two assistants will take the entire audience on an adventure into imagination itself! (more…)

    Writer: DizzyoDare

    Venue: General Gordon Square, Woolwich, SE18 6HD

    Dates: Sat 4 Jun

    Times: 12:30pm, 2:30pm & 3:30pm

    Price: FREE

  • Weekend Rockstars [The Tramshed]

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

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    Fri 13 & Sat 14 May 2016 | 8pm

    Not to be missed! The 2015 MTN Development Award Winner comes to The Tramshed for two nights only. (more…)

    Writer: Luke Barnes

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

    Dates: Fri 13 & Sat 14 May 2016

    Times: 8pm

    Price: £16 | Conc £13.50

  • Greenwich Children’s Theatre Festival 2016 (EASTER)

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    Welcome to the ninth Greenwich Children’s Theatre Festival.

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  • Youth Arts Festival 2016

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

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    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

  • BOUNCING CATS AND BOOM BOOM PUPS

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

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    AGES 4-11

    This October half term head to The Tramshed in Woolwich for a hip hop & graffiti show purrrfect for adventurous families. (more…)

    Writer: and performed by Maxwell Golden and Mr Dane A Southbank Centre commission

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

    Dates: Fri 30th & Sat 31st Oct

    Times: Fri: 3pm | Sat: 11am & 3pm

    Price: £7

  • Beauty and the Beast – Festive Musical

    The Tramshed, Woolwich, SE18 6ES

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    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

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    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

  • DUOLOGY

    The Tramshed, Woolwich

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    FOR ALL AGES | IDEAL FOR DANCE STUDENTS

    Chantry Dance Company, one of the country’s most exciting young dance companies, presents two compelling contemporary ballets.

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    Venue: The Tramshed, Woolwich

    Dates: Fri 2 October

    Times: 7:30pm

    Price:  £10/£7 for public | £6 for schools

  • AirQuarium

    The Tramshed, Woolwich

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    FOR AGES 5-11 | IDEAL FOR KS1 & SPECIAL SCHOOLS KS1 & 2

    Beautiful Creatures presents AirQuarium, recreated as an indoor version of their hugely acclaimed outdoor theatre show. (more…)

    Writer: Beautiful Creatures

    Venue: The Tramshed, Woolwich

    Dates: Thu 24, Fri 25 & Sat 26 September

    Times: Special school shows only (times tbc)

    Price: TBC

  • The Garden Man

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

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    This Saturday Little Tricks Theatre Company will be showcasing their Edinburgh show The Garden Man at The Tramshed – entry is FREE!

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    Writer: Little Tricks Theatre Company

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

    Dates: Sat 25 July 2015

    Times: 10:30am

    Price: FREE

  • SUN KISSED – Progression on Tour

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    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

  • William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Henry V

    The Tramshed, Woolwich

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    FOR AGES 13+ | IDEAL FOR SCHOOL YEARS 9, 10 & 12

    Merely Players presents an open and audience-focused approach to two Shakespearian classics. Starting the weekend with the historic Henry V (Fri evening and Sat mat) and finishing on Saturday evening with the playful A Midsummer Night’s Dream  (Sat evening).
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    Writer: William Shakespeare

    Venue: The Tramshed, Woolwich

    Dates: Thu 11, Fri 12 & Sat 13 June

    Times: School shows: Thu & Fri 9:30am & 1:30pm | Public shows: Fri 7:30pm & Sat 3pm & 7pm

    Price: £8/£5 for public | £5 for schools

  • Greenwich Children’s Theatre Festival 2015

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    Families

    We are pleased to announce the 7th Greenwich Children’s Theatre Festival will be taking place during May Half Term (23-31 May). (more…)

    Venue: various

    Dates: 23rd - 31st May

    Times: various

    Price: Outdoor shows: FREE | Indoor: from £5

  • EUROPEAN THEATRE CAFÉ – WOOLWICH

    The Tramshed & Greenwich University Bathway

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    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

  • Youth Arts Festival 2015

    The Tramshed, Woolwich, SE18 6ES

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    young people and families

    A weekend of refreshing youth theatre & dance featuring some of the best youth arts companies from across London.

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    Venue: The Tramshed, Woolwich, SE18 6ES

    Dates: 27, 28, 29 March 2015

    Times: 27th 7:30 | 28th 2pm & 6pm | 29th 1:30pm

    Price: Tickets: £2.50

  • Robin Hood – Christmas Musical

    The Tramshed, Woolwich, SE18 6ES

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    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

  • FREE

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    Half Moon presents

    FREE

    A play for teenage and young adult audiences by David Lane

    Kris and Zara share a city but can’t find a place to rest. Haunting memories mix with an uncomfortable present as they keep on running, unable to face the consequences of their pasts – unable to stop or think for even a moment. (more…)

  • Mother Courage and Her Children

    The Royal Arsenal, Woolwich

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    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

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    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

  • Urban Mischief

    The Tramshed

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    12+

    How do you cope with life when you are sixteen and live with your mum high in a concrete tower on an estate? In the past, Biggy has used his imagination and scenes from favourite films to help him negotiate the difficulties. But now life is getting serious. Will his strategies be enough to help him cope with love, loss and the rapidly approaching adult world? Inspired by the characters, themes and events of Michael Wicherek’s Puck of the Estate, Urban Mischief is the result of a unique and exciting creative collaboration between Box Clever and students from schools across the south of England. (more…)

    Writer: Michael Wicherek

    Venue: The Tramshed

    Dates: Sat 19 April

    Times: 6pm

    Price: £5

  • Throwdown Hip Hop Live Event

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    Run by some of the UK’s best Hip-Hop performers, fresh young performers will take to the stage alongside professional break dancers, MCs and spoken word artists to showcase their new talents in this friendly relaxed evening at The Tramshed. (more…)

  • Three Little Pigs

    The Tramshed

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    ages 3+

    An innovative re-telling of the classic Three Little Pigs – Danny has been delivered a story telling kit in a crate.   All the props for the story are contained within … or are they?   Danny has to try against the odds to enact the story, without making a pig’s ear of it.   He will recount the curly tale with lots of huff, puff and you’ll be blown away by his inimitable and hilarious physical comedy, circus skills and sheer pig- headedness.

    Praise for Circo Ridiculoso

    …  a master of his art …  Uktheatre.net

    An undoubted joy for all the family.”  The Scotsman  

    A 50 minute show intended for everyone over 3 years old.
    Warning! Loud balloon pops.

     

    Writer: Circo Ridiculoso

    Venue: The Tramshed

    Dates: 14th April

    Times: 2:30pm

    Price: Prices: £11.50, Concessions £8.50 (inc £1 per ticket bking fee)

  • Jungle Book

    The Tramshed

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    5+

    Indigo Moon Theatre presents

    Fearless and free, Mowgli the ‘ man-cub ‘ finds fun and friendship despite learning to live by the Law of the Jungle. Harking back to the poetry & spirit of Rudyard
    Kipling’s original books, Mowgli’s daring adventures are brought to life by Indigo Moon Theatre with inventive shadow theatre, original music and colourful
    digital projection.

    Directed by Steve Tiplady
    Performed by Anna Ingleby & Haviel Perdana

     

    Writer: Indigo Moon Theatre presents

    Venue: The Tramshed

    Dates: Thu 10th April

    Times: 2pm

    Price: £11, Concessions £8.50 (inc £1 per ticket bking fee)

  • Everything you ever needed to know ever!

    The Tramshed

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    5+

    Tiernan Douieb (head honcho and host with the most from Comedy Club 4 Kids) presents
    his brand new family comedy show.

    Do you know everything? Tiernan definitely thinks he does. Luckily for you, he’s chosen to share his knowledge by answering some of the most important questions children need answers to. He knows what the universe is made of, why you can’t run with scissors but hairdressers can wave them in your face, how hard you have to jump before you can’t come back down, how the bubbles in fizzy drinks are put there and why trees. An hour of very silly comedy for kids, adults, robots and things that go ‘yargle’.
    If you like Comedy Club 4 Kids – you’ll love this!!

     

    Writer: Tiernan Douieb

    Venue: The Tramshed

    Dates: Wed 9th April

    Times: 2pm

    Price: Prices: £11, Concessions £8.50 (inc £1 per ticket booking fee)

  • I, Peaseblossom and I, Caliban

    The Tramshed

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    ages 8+

    17-21March is NATIONAL SHAKESPEARE WEEK
    Presented by Company of Angels from the original co-production with Bristol Old Vic
    Toured in association with The Theatre Orchard. Directed by John Retallack.

    Tim Crouch’s unique interpretations of Shakespeare’s classic plays A Midsummer’s Night Dream and The Tempest re-tell these famous stories from the fresh and sometimes startling perspectives of characters usually consigned to the sidelines.  Mixing contemporary language with many excerpts from the original text, this is Shakespeare as you’ve never seen it before. No previous knowledge of the plays is required. (more…)

    Writer: Tim Crouch

    Venue: The Tramshed

    Dates: March 2013

    Times: morning and afternoon shows available

    Price: £5 per pupil (teacher go free)

  • Brothers (part of CHOICES)

    Touring to schools, PRUs, colleges & YOTs

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    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.

    It is a partnership with SCO19 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.

    NEW TOUR DATES –     Jan – Feb 2014

    The programme aims to raise awareness about gang culture and youth violence for young people.

    It is aimed at years 8 – 10 and consists of performances, workshops and two presentations.

    Over the last three years we have toured the CHOICES programme to schools, colleges, PRUs and Youth Offending Services across London, and have received exceptional feedback from staff and students.

    “This play forces young people to confront the hazards that they will face if they make the wrong decisions”    School Community PC (Feb 2012)

    Demand is high so please don’t hesitate to get in touch via email zoe.bateman@glypt.co.uk or on 020 8854 1316.

    Logistics of the programme:

    • We work with up to 180 students per day.
    • The cost for the day is £120

    Structure of the Day:

    • All students engage with the Police and Families United in the morning (1 hr & 45 mins)
    • The group then split and half see the play/workshop (90 mins) pre-lunch and then the other 60 pupils see the play/workshop (90 mins) post lunch.

    Below are ideal times but we can work around your timetable. If this is an issue please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we can try and work around your spacing.

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    Writer: Tunde Euba

    Venue: Touring to schools, PRUs, colleges & YOTs

    Dates: 2011 - 2012

    Times: Whole Day

    Price: Varies

  • Treasure Island – Christmas Musical

    The Tramshed

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    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

  • Wild Girl

    The Tramshed

    Savage Children

    School children aged 8 -11

    Bristol Old Vic co-production with Duke’s Playhouse, Lancaster/ Theatre Iolo, Cardiff/ the egg, Bath
    Written & directed by John Retallack / Adaptation by Suzanne van Lohuizen
    Runner-up Hans Snoek Young People’s Theatre Award, Amsterdam, 2006

    A wild girl appears from the woods.
    Who is she?
    She’s a fish in the water, a deer on the earth, a flying squirrel in the treetops where she eats and she sleeps.She imitates birdsong so well you’d think there was a nightingale in the room, but she can’t say the words ‘cat’ or ‘dog’.
    Of course, people want to save the wild girl and make her like everyone else — a citizen who can play, study, go to work and marry.
    Who will decide what is best for her? Or is that up to the wild girl herself?
    Wild Girl is about what a child might do if she had the choice…

    TO BOOK call 020 8854 1316 or email zoe.bateman@glypt.co.uk

    Writer: John Retallack

    Venue: The Tramshed

    Dates: 24th April 2013

    Times: 1:30pm

    Price: £350 for up to 90 pupils

  • Going Mental

    Your school hall

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    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*

  • Greenwich Children’s Theatre Festival

    The Tramshed, Greenwich Theatre and other venues across Royal Greenwich

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    All ages

    CLICK HERE FOR GREENWICH CHILDREN THEATRE FESTIVAL 2015 LINE UP

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    Tue 9 – Sat 13 Apr
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    Gomito in association with Greenwich Theatre presents
    WOODLAND at Greenwich Theatre
    Part play, part installation, this family theatre treat features puppetry, adventure and surprises in an interactive woodland world.

    Times: Tues, Wed & Fri at 10am & 2pm / Sat at 11am & 2pm / Sun at 11am & 3pm
    Tickets: Adults £10, Children & Concessions £7.50, Family ticket £30 BOOK NOW

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    Tue 9 – Sat 13 Apr
    Mrs-McMoon
    Katie Grace Cooper in association with Greenwich Theatre presents
    MRS MCMOON at Greenwich Theatre
    The charming story of a little girl called Mary Jane who brings the joy of rainbows to a grey, dull and boring town. A perfectly pitched piece for 2-5 year olds.

    Times: 10am & 2pm
    Tickets: Adults £7.50, Children & Concessions £5, Family ticket £20 BOOK NOW

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    Wed 10th Apr
    Nighingale

    Horse + Bamboo presents
    THE NIGHTINGALE at The Tramshed
    This age old story from Hans Christian Anderson is told through a mesmerising blend of masks, puppetry, animation, vivid performance and original music.

    Times: 12noon
    Tickets: Adults £7.50, Children & Concessions £5, Family ticket £20 BOOK NOW

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    Thu 11 Apr
    Robot
    Tall Stories presents
    MY BROTHER THE ROBOT at Greenwich Theatre
    Once upon a time in the future, there will be a little girl called Bobbie, who will live with her inventor dad in a house filled with technology. Bobbie will have everything she needs – until one day, she announces that she’s lonely…

    Times: 12.30pm & 4pm
    Tickets: Adults £10, Children & Concessions £7.50, Family ticket £30 BOOK NOW

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    Thu 11 April
    Tomten
    Old Saw presents
    TOMTEN at The Tramshed
    When all is quiet on the farm, when everyone is asleep, when the show covers the ground and stars twinkle in the sky – that’s when Tomten wakes up.

    Times: 12noon & 3pm
    Tickets: Adults £10, Children & Concessions £7.50, Family ticket £30 BOOK NOW

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    Fri 12 Apr
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    Little Cauliflower presents
    STREET DREAMS at The Tramshed
    Mischievous banana skins, aggressive plastic bags and a rubber glove (with a nervous disposition). Everyday objects come to life whilst a confused puppet tries to make sense of it all. 

    Times: 11am
    Tickets: Adults £7.50, Children & Concessions £5, Family ticket £20 BOOK NOW

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    Fri 12 Apr
    Secert-Garden
    Aria Entertainment presents
    THE SECRET GARDEN at Greenwich Theatre
    Open the door to a world of secrets. There’s a door to a garden which has been locked for many years, the key buried and all but forgotten…

    Times: 6pm
    Adults £12.50, Children & Concessions £7.50, Family ticket £32 BOOK NOW

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    Sun 14 Apr
    Star
    Blunderbus presents
    HOW TO CATCH A STAR at Greenwich Theatre
    Once there was a boy and he loved stars very much. Every night he watched stars from his bedroom window and wished he had one of his own. One day, he decided he would try to catch a star. But first he had to think of a plan…

    Times: 1pm
    Tickets: Adults £10, Children & Concessions £7.50, Family ticket £30 BOOK NOW

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    Sat 13 April
    BIG WORKSHOP DAY
    FREE arts workshops across Royal Greenwich.  Everything from Circus to Street Dance, Puppets to Poetry.  For all ages.

    Venue: The Tramshed, Greenwich Theatre and other venues across Royal Greenwich

    Dates: 29 March - 14 April 2013

    Price: Ticket offer! Book for 2 shows and get a 3rd FREE! Valid on all shows up to 14 April. Cheapest show free. Not available online. Box Office: 020 8854 7755

  • Mirad, a Boy from Bosnia

    The Tramshed

    Savage Children

    GLYPT's Youth Theatre members aged 11+

    Bristol Old Vic co-production with Duke’s Playhouse, Lancaster/ Theatre Iolo, Cardiff/ the egg, Bath

    ‘Refugees don’t exist. Only blown away people exist, People blown by the wind all over the world.’

    Set in the Bosnian civil war, this play tells the story of a 13 year old boy’s survival despite the loss of his parents, one dead, the other missing.

    Mirad is a unique play in its searing portrayal of the impact of war on children. Earthy and natural, written in everyday language, and featuring people who are anything but heroes, Mirad manages to be funny, tragic and hopeful all at once. It has been seen, and vividly remembered, by children and teenagers throughout Europe.

    This timely production of Mirad marks the 20th anniversary of the play.

     

    Writer: Ad de Bont (1993) / translated by Marian Buijs

    Venue: The Tramshed

    Dates: Wed 24th April 2013

    Times: 5:00pm

    Price: FREE

  • Street Dreams

    The Tramshed

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    Ages 6+

    To Watch the Street Dreams trailer click here

    A Little Cauliflower production
    Exploring object theatre and contemporary clowning, this show was first shown as a work in progress at the The 2010 International Student Puppet Festival. It was performed at the International Youth Arts Festival 2011 before being premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe. Mischievous banana skins, aggressive plastic bags and a rubber glove (with a nervous disposition). Everyday objects come to life whilst a confused puppet tries to make sense of it all.

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    Venue: The Tramshed

    Dates: Fri 12th April 2013

    Times: 11am

    Price: Adults £7.50, Children & Concessions £5, Family ticket £20

  • Tomten

    The Tramshed

    Tomten

    Ages 3+

    An Old Saw production

    When all is quiet on the farm, when everyone is asleep, when the snow covers the ground and stars twinkle in the frosty sky – that’s when Tomten wakes up. He watches over everyone on the farm without them ever knowing. But sometimes you can see his footprints in the snow. That’s how you know he is real.

    Tomten has lived here since the sunbeams were young. Since the first snow fell on the first winter. Since the first farmer built his first farmstead. He has seen generations come and generations go. But from where? Where do they come from, and where do they go?

    A deep riddle plays on Tomten’s mind.

    One thing he knows for sure is that spring is coming; soon cows will be grazing in the fields and swallows singing in the trees again.

    Freely adapted by Greta Clough, Viktor Rydberg’s well-loved poem is brought to life in a new puppetry show for children 3+ and their families.

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    Writer: Freely adapted by Greta Clough from the poem by Viktor Rydberg

    Venue: The Tramshed

    Dates: Thu 11th Apr 2013

    Times: 12pm & 3pm

    Price: Adults £10, Children & Concessions £7.50, Family ticket £30

  • The Nightingale

    The Tramshed

    Nighingale

    Ages 4+

    A Horse and Bamboo production

    Imagine you could have anything you wanted…the best that money can buy. Unfortunately for the little King, he already has that, and he still feels something is missing

    That is, until he is enchanted by the most beautiful sound in the world and finds friendship in the most unexpected place.

    A sweet, funny and beautiful show for ages 4+

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    Venue: The Tramshed

    Dates: Wed 10th Apr 2013

    Times: 12pm

    Price: Adults £10, Children & Concessions £7.50, Family ticket £30

  • The Tinderbox

    The Tramshed

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    age 4 +

    To watch The Tinderbox trailer on Vimeo click here

    A roguish Soldier finds himself in possession of a tinderbox, a very special tinderbox which gives him the power to magically summon three extraordinary dogs to do his bidding. These dogs bring him riches beyond his wildest dreams, but his fortunes quickly take a turn for the worse in the big city where your charms are counted by the penny. Watch The Soldier’s remarkable roller-coaster adventure reach dizzy heights and plunge dark depths; will he survive The Witch’s wicked ways and win the love of the beautiful Princess?

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    Writer: Devised by Norwich Puppet Theatre

    Venue: The Tramshed

    Dates: Tue 9th April 2013

    Times: 1:00pm

    Price: Adults £7.50 / Children & Concessions £5 / Family ticket £20

  • The Wisdom Pot

    The Tramshed & touring to schools

    Wisdom Pot 2 2013

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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…

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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