Show status: Past production

  • 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


    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.


    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.


    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!



    To book an open mic slot, complete the following form.

    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.


    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!


    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


    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


    The Tramshed, GLYPT


    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.

    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


  • 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. 


    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



    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.



    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 or call 020 8854 1316


     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


    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


    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!


    Venue: The Tramshed, Woolwich, SE18 6ES

    Dates: Saturday 25th November

    Times: 7:00pm-10:00pm

    Price: £10.00/£7.00


    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


    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!


    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


    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 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


    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.


    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!



    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


    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


    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


    The Tramshed & Greenwich University Bathway


    As part of Company of Angels two-year programme of international Theatre Cafés, we’re holding a special festival for young people in Woolwich.


    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

    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


    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

  • 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.


    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)

    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
    (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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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