Presented By Nikki Charlesworth

What Happened to You?

Part of Greenwich Fair and Healing Together

29 August & 11 September

Duration: 40 minutes

What to Expect: Kick back and relax


Inspired by verbatim theatre, this show weaves together scenarios inspired by real-life stories, promoting the social model of disability, and underlining the importance of access and inclusion. Young audiences and their families can expect to have fun, play, and to leave with greater awareness and understanding. Challenging the fundamental laws of traditional puppetry, and drawing on day-to-day experiences, artist Nikki Charlesworth has created three award-winning puppets that embody her own disability.

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Site Access

Site access information can be found on the specific event pages – Greenwich Fair and Healing Together.

Show Access


  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • BSL Interpreted (integrated)
  • Audio Described (integrated)
    • Touch Tour
  •  Easy Read (Visual Story) – Click here to download
  • Relaxed Introduction

Access content will be available online via your mobile phone. Please bring a charging pack if you are concerned about battery use.

Content & Trigger Warnings: The piece explores themes of prejudice towards disabled people

Notes for Audience 

The piece is aimed at 7 – 12 year olds.


Large-print and Easy Read versions of the festival brochure will be available to download in advance or to pick up on the day. Visit our Access page for more information.

Where to find it

What Happened to You? will take place at:

Greenwich Fair – Monument Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 9NN | 29 August, 2.10pm & 5.10pm

Healing Together – Royal Victoria Gardens, Royal Docks, E16 2FH | 11 September, 3.15pm & 5.30pm

Monument Gardens, Old Royal Naval College

29 August

Royal Victoria Gardens

11 September

About the company

Nikki is a theatre designer, puppeteer, puppet maker and performer from Nottingham.

Since graduating from Nottingham Trent, Nikki has worked at the forefront of disability-led theatre-making. As a Designer, she worked as part of the creative team on the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2015 CPISRA World Games, co-designing the performer’s costumes and being a general assistant on production. Nikki was Assistant Designer on Graeae’s REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL and Ramp on the Moon’s production of TOMMY. Most recently she worked as a puppet designer and performer on the UK tour of SPLASH!, an outdoor multi-sensory production aimed at children and adults with moderate to profound and multiple learning disabilities and their families, by circus company Extraordinary Bodies.

Nikki also worked as a workshop facilitator in Drama and Puppetry to children at both SEN schools and mainstream primary schools, representing Graeae Theatre Company and The Mighty Creatives. Alongside this, she creates her own work as a self-producing performer and designer. In 2018, Nikki made a verbatim puppet show called LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE which was performed at Nottingham Puppet.000.

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What Happened to You? Is supported by Without Walls.

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