On Your Doorstep: Eltham (Well Hall Pleasaunce)

Saturday 12 September 2020, 1-3pm | 4-6pm

Type: Circus, Dance, Street Games, Theatre

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Tickets: Free

If you are an Eltham resident, why not come along and see some effortlessly cool circus tricks, family-friendly physical comedy theatre and newly adapted, socially distanced acrobatics?

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What's On

Greenwich Fair | Greenwich+Docklands International Festival

Roll Play

Simple Cypher

Returning to GDIF for a tour of 3 different “On Your Doorstep” locations, prepare to be amazed by the explosive tricks and artful dexterity as three performers blur the boundaries between hip hop and circus, using intricate moves and virtuosic agility to give a captivating, cheeky and effortlessly cool performance.

About the company

Graduates from the National Centre for Circus Arts, Kieran Warner & Christopher Thomas came together to combine their circus training with their passion for Hip Hop. The company uses key fundamentals of hip hop culture; style, originality and unity, whilst connecting art forms focusing on innovation through play.

Supported by

Roll Play is supported by Without Walls and Brighton Festival; Norfolk and Norwich Festival; Salisbury International Arts Festival, part of Wiltshire Creative, and Hat Fair.  Further funding and support from Arts Council England, 101 Outdoor Arts and Stratford Circus Arts Centre.

Get Happy

Told by an Idiot

A perfect antidote to lockdown, one of the UK’s leading innovative theatre companies has reinvented one of its best-loved family shows for the outdoors. Featuring (socially distanced) physical comedy, live music, acrobatics, hip hop and audience interaction, this quirky show is an invitation to smile and follow the instructions on the tin.

About the company

“Told by an Idiot explores the human condition through theatre that is bigger than life. We acknowledge the artifice of performance and make no attempt to put reality on stage, but we inhabit the space between laughter and pain which exists in the real world. Our work is rooted in the live event and thrives on a sense of spontaneity and risk, celebrating the unpredictability of performance. Our commitment to accessibility informs the entwined relationship between our productions and our participation work. We take creative risks, we tell universal stories and we include everyone.”

Director – Paul Hunter

Designer – Sophie Clist

Sound designer – Adrienne Quartly

Original Lighting designer – Tom Snell

Performers – Sara Alexander, Stephen Harper, Sophie Mercell, Jerone Marsh Reid

Supported by

The original production of Get Happy was commissioned by the Barbican Centre, London.

To Untouch

Mimbre

This new socially distanced show has been created in direct opposition to Mimbre’s usual ways of working; instead of exploring what happens when one body is carried by another, these virtuosic acrobats are now examining what happens when they are not so reliant on physical contact, instead mimicking the very idea of ‘touch’ whilst remaining untouched.

About the company

Devised and performed by Silvia Fratelli, Rosy Roberts and Freya Stokka.

Mimbre is a female-led company creating nuanced, breathtaking and highly skilled acrobatic theatre. We use circus and dance innovatively as a physical language to illuminate human connections and promote a positive image of women.

Watch the Get Happy trailer

Access

Site Access

There is level access to the performance locations.

Viewing area

A priority area for disabled audiences will be marked with a sign or flag. Space for wheelchair users, and a variety of seating options will be available. GDIF volunteers will offer directions from the nearest station.

Accessible Toilets

Well Hall Pleasaunce.

Blue badge parking

Roper Street.

Photo route

A photo route to Well Hall Pleasaunce can be found here.

Contact Alex if you have any Access questions:

alex@festival.org | 07899 893 935

Brochure

Large-print and Easy Read versions of the festival brochure will be available to download in advance or to pick up on the day.

An Audio brochure and BSL interpreted brochure can be found here.

Roll Play

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible | Audio Described

What to Expect: Speech Free | Family Friendly | Make Some Noise

Additional info: The piece is speech free, however in the final moment the piece reflects the emotions and lyrics in the song ‘Lose Yourself’ by Eminem.

Get Happy

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible | Audio Described

What to Expect: Family Friendly | Make Some Noise | Join in

A Relaxed Performance Pack, Audio Description and BSL Interpretation about the show can be found here.

Additional info: Minimal speech and mimed action when words are spoken. Background songs are not integral to the understanding of the piece, there is a moment where ‘Forget your troubles’ by Judy Garland is performed. Told By An Idiot are experienced in relaxed performances.  and Audio Descriptive will be available the week before the performance.

To Untouch 

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible | Audio Described

What to Expect: Family Friendly | Speech Free

Where to find it

On Your Doorstep: Well Hall Pleasaunce, Eltham will be performed at Well Hall Pleasaunce, Well Hall Rd, London, SE9 6SN.

Getting here

Local Parking: Pay and display parking available on Well Hall Road and on Kidbrooke Lane. There are some free parking bays on Greenvale Road and Dunvegan road, although mostly permit holders only.

There is bicycle parking available within the park and outside Coop.

Public Transport

Eltham Station is the nearest train station to site. It is an 8 minute walk from site.

The nearest bus stop is Well Hall Road / Kidbrooke Lane located on Well Hall Road. Routes 161, 286 and 132 serve this stop and it is a 3 minute walk from site.

Well Hall Pleasaunce

Supported by

On Your Doorstep is supported by the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Royal Greenwich Festivals, Arts Council England and Without Walls. 

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