All posts tagged: theatre

The Last Word – Ursula Mohan

Ursula Mohan started her career at 15 and has been a working actress ever since. She is delighted to be performing FLO in FLORENCE SMITH – NOW AND THEN in the gardens of Bell House. How long have you lived in the area? We moved to Dulwich in 1987. What do you most value about the area you live in? Our tree lined road and good transport links. If I am in a play it is bonus to feel safe walking home from the bus or train. We are lucky to have friendly and supportive neighbours and to be near the lovely Dulwich Park. There is also a glorious silver birch tree outside our front door. What has changed most during that time? When we first moved here Lordship Lane was a down to earth place with inexpensive property, a police station, and simple high street shops. Now it’s got coffee shops, restaurants, bars, clothes and gift shops as well as a wonderful cinema. Unrecognizable! The most famous person you’ve seen or met? When I was …

Florence “Flo” Smith-Now & Then

Florence ‘Flo’ Smith Now & Then – Bell House, Dulwich – Saturday 19 Sept 2020 @ 3pm Produced by Kick In The Head Written & Directed by Christopher Saul With Ursula Mohan as Flo Smith After the huge successes of Old Herbaceous, Three Men in a Boat and Choice Grenfell, South East based theatre company, Kick In The Head Productions, are bringing the highly acclaimed play, Florence ‘Flo’ Smith Now & Then to Bell House in Dulwich. The show is based on the book of the same name written by Christopher Saul and taken from the real-life audio recordings he made of his paternal grandmother, Flo Smith, when he was a drama student working on his dissertation. He sat in her cosy living room in North London, drinking copious amounts of tea and listening avidly while spool after spool of his tape recorder was filled with her recollections. From the Boer War to The Summer of Love, Flo Smith, daughter, sister, wife, mother, widow and grandmother recalls with horror, humour, tears and joy those turbulent …

The House That Slipped

Starting tonight and continuing every evening this week at 7.30pm with a LIVE socially distanced finale on the 8 August, Teatro Vivo presents an online immersive show. Directed by Mark Stevenson. When the UK went into lockdown the residents of 12 Laburnum Drive, Brockley took the government advice very seriously. One month on they opened their front door to find themselves in unfamiliar surroundings. Their little house had floated away and come to rest in the year 2070. Although the future seems to be almost Utopian, they have started to think about how they could get home. They have discovered that Zoom still works on their laptops, and by a strange setting in the latest upgrade they seem to be able to contact people from 2020. That’s where you come in. For five nights only, a very limited audience will be enlisted to help them find their way back (if they want to), and maybe even to meet them in person a special socially distanced celebration. The House That Slipped is funded by Arts Council England …

First cycling theatre company to perform Romeo and Juliet at Bell House

The HandleBards are the world’s first cycling theatre company. Before touring their “seriously silly” production of Romeo and Juliet around the world, they pedalled it 1500 miles around the UK by bicycle, with all the necessary set, props and costume in tow. Now, the show is back by popular demand – and, in usual HandleBards style, you can expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter. Join the HandleBards’ all-female troupe on 8th September at Bell House, Dulwich for Romeo and Juliet as you’ve never seen it before! And what’s the play about? Well – Romeo and Juliet fall in love, despite the fact that both their families hate each other. Hilarity ensues… Well, sort of. To date, ​The HandleBards have pedalled over 8,000 miles​ and performed to over 90,000 people, across 12 countries and 3 continents. The company engage local communities at their shows, partnering with environmentally-minded businesses and inviting local musicians to play at their shows. This year, they are partnering with ​British bicycle manufacturer …

Alice in Wonderland at Brockwell Park

Sixteenfeet Productions return to some of Lambeth’s loveliest green spaces with their unique brand of outdoor theatre. Plunge down the rabbit hole and enter a fantastical world inhabited by some of the most iconic characters in children’s fiction. Especially commissioned for the Company this is promenade theatre so the audience will be encouraged to explore the beautiful setting in order to watch the story unfold, ably led by a talented cast of actor-musicians. Adapted By Bradley Cole from Lewis Carroll’s Tales. Original music composed by Guy Holden. Directed by John Ward. “As spellbinding for adults as it is for kids………Precisely the sort of promenade theatre that can really bring our parks and open spaces to life.” – South London Press Performances: Walled Garden, Brockwell Park: Saturday 22nd – 31st July. Weekday performances: 11:30 & 14:30 (no performance Monday 24th). Weekend performances: 14:30 & 17:30. Streatham Rookery Gardens: Thursday 10th – Monday 14th August. Weekday performances: 11:30 & 14:30. Weekend performances: 14:30 & 17:30. Tickets:  Adults  (£12.50), children (£8.50). Age Guide 5+. Performance duration 60 minutes. Book online www.sixteenfeet.co.uk or call the box office 020 7856 0380 Facebook: …