Presented By Jessica Wilson

Passenger

26 - 29 June

Duration: 60 minutes

Type: Theatre

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A conversation between two passengers on a bus is the starting point for this intimate yet epic story set against the background of a journey through London’s Royal Docks. First seen in Melbourne, where it was described by Arts Hub as “a brilliantly crafted story that thrusts you into a live-action cinematic experience”, Passenger blurs the line between reality and fiction in an immersive and all-encompassing experience.

Are you going to see Passenger this week? Don’t forget these final handy tips:
  • To get to the site, take the DLR to Beckton Park. Exit the station on the north side and bus stop X will be directly on your left.
  • The bus will pick you up at the show start time. Please ensure you arrive well before the start time to make sure you do not miss the bus. Unfortunately, if you’re running late the bus is unable to wait.
  • There are no toilet facilities at the DLR station, the bus stop or on the bus. The nearest public toilets are at ASDA, which is a 15 minute walk away. We would therefore advise using toilet facilities before arriving, or allowing plenty of time.

Enjoy the show – we look forward to seeing you!

Watch the trailer

Access

This is a ticketed show. Audience members with access requirements are entitled to one free ticket, for a personal assistant or carer. Please contact elizabeth@festival.org to book a place. There is one wheelchair spot available per show. These are offered on a first come, first served basis, so booking is essential.

Photo route

Our photo route details the most accessible route between the nearest public transportation and performance locations. Download our photo route.

 

Getting there

We highly encourage audience members to use public transportation to Beckton Park Bus Stop X, which is immediately outside Beckton Park DLR station and fully accessible. Volunteers will be directing audience members from the station. At the end of the show, you will be dropped off at Beckton Park Bus Stop Z, which is also just outside Beckton Park DLR station.

What to expect

Our what to expect guide might help you pick which shows to see, especially if members of your group have access needs.

  • Kick back and relax

Where to find it

Passenger takes place on a moving bus. You will be picked up at Beckton Park Bus Stop X, London E6 5NE, and dropped off at the same place when the show is finished.

We highly encourage audience members to use public transportation to Beckton Park Bus Stop X, which is immediately outside Beckton Park DLR station and fully accessible.

Passenger access video

About the show

Directed and conceived by Jessica Wilson and Ian Pidd
Devised by Jessica Wilson, Ian Pidd and Nicola Gunn
Script by Nicola Gunn
Local dramaturgy by Tassos Stephens
Original composition by Tom Fitzgerald
Performed by Jim Russell and Victoria Moseley

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its funding and advisory body as well as by the City of Melbourne and also received commissioning support from the Arts Centre Melbourne.

Supported by

The Royal Docks

The Royal Docks has been a global centre for innovation and industry since the 1800s: established as the largest enclosed port in the world, it facilitated the movement of hundreds of thousands of cargoes and passenger ships, spawning settlements such as Canning Town and North Woolwich, and despite heavy bombing during the Blitz, remained open during the Second World War and kept Britain supplied with food. As its industry was transformed by the containerisation of cargo, the area fell into decline, resulting in high levels of unemployment and social deprivation. The Royal Docks is now experiencing significant change. It is London’s only Enterprise Zone and one of its largest regeneration projects, managed by the Royal Docks Team, a joint initiative by the Mayor of London and the Mayor of Newham.

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