On Your Doorstep: Woolwich Common Estate

Saturday 29 August, 1-2.45pm | 3.30-5.15pm

Type: Circus, Dance, Street Games, Theatre

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Tickets: Free

If Woolwich Common Estate is on your doorstep, why not come along and see some effortlessly cool circus tricks, family-friendly physical comedy theatre and community led art?

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What's On

Roll Play | Simple Cypher | 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.

Artistic Directors

Kieran Warner, Christopher Thomas


Kieran Warner, Christopher Thomas, Ed Stephen

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.

Watch the Get Happy trailer

Weaving Together

Also taking place at On Your Doorstep: Woolwich Common Estate as part of Weaving Together:

Spoken Word – Rasheeda Page-Muir

A Walk of Peace and New Life – Lucy Isaiah


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

Woolwich Common Community Centre.

Blue badge parking

Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Photo route

A photo route to Woolwich Common Estate MUGA can be found here.

Contact Alex if you have any Access questions:
alex@festival.org | 07899 893 935

Show Access


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 is available 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 will be available online in advance.

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.

BSL Interpreted description and Audio description available here.

Where to find it

On Your Doorstep: Woolwich Common Estate will be performed at Woolwich Common Basketball Court, Woolwich, London, SE18 4HB.


Woolwich Common Basketball Court

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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