Blue Remembered Hills
Tues 7 - Sat 11 September, 7:30
Duration: 90 minutes
What to expect: Sensory spectacle, Theatre
Pick up point will be outside Abbey Wood station from 6pm – 6.45pm. Buses will drop audience members to and from site. A bar and food provision will be available.
Contact the Box Office: firstname.lastname@example.org | 07553 191 543 – please note this number will be monitored as often as possible during the festival.
Tickets: £15 / £10 concession
Into my heart on air that kills
From yon far country blows:
What are those blue remembered hills,
What spires, what farms are those?
That is the land of lost content,
I see it shining plain,
The happy highways where I went
And cannot come again.
A. E. Housman
This outdoor, site-specific production takes audiences on a journey to a hidden landscape, officially closed to the public for more than a century.
Under the shadow of war, seven children are playing in the countryside. As their games escalate, the boundaries between fun and cruelty become ever more blurred, leading to disastrous consequences.
Last seen at GDIF in 2017 with their production of A View from the Bridge, De Roovers is one of Flanders most respected theatre companies, returning with a production which will take audiences to a restricted landfill site, which holds memories of munitions factories and, with their demolition and the establishment of Thamesmead in the 1960s, childhood games.
Recommended age guidance 13+
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Blue Remembered Hills is part of our partnership highlighting Flanders (the Dutch-speaking northern part of Belgium) as one of the world-leading producers of innovative theatre and performing arts. Focus on Flanders is a two-year partnership between GDIF and the Diplomatic Representation of Flanders to the UK, designed to inspire cross-cultural working between the culturally vibrant and diverse destinations of Flanders and London.
Where to find it
Blue Remembered Hills will be performed in a secret location in Thamesmead. When booking your tickets, you will need to select a bus time – the site access is restricted to known vehicles only.
Pick up will be from Abbey Wood station, SE2. Served by Southeastern and Thameslink – visit tfl.gov.uk for routes.
Please arrive at Abbey Wood Station pick up point in good time for your bus slot. If you miss your allotted time, we may not be able to get you to site. By purchasing these tickets, you acknowledge that latecomers may not be accommodated.
There will be a bar and food provision on site. You cannot bring your own food or drink on to the site. You must follow any instructions given by staff or volunteers for health and safety reasons.
Due to the nature of this site, we have a limited number of spaces for wheelchair users available – please note that these must be booked a minimum of 36 hours in advance to avoid disappointment.