This Is Not For You
Part of 14-18 NOW
Duration: c. 50 minutes
Graeae Theatre Company’s epic outdoor production pays moving tribute to Britain’s wounded war veterans and their fight for respect and remembrance. Told with heft, beauty and wry humour, both on the ground and off it, the production has audio description and sign language as integral parts of the production.
This Is Not For You is part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s official arts programme for the First World War centenary, and Graeae, with the National Centre for Circus Arts, has trained 25 disabled veterans in performance especially for the piece, which is directed by Jenny Sealey.
‘You go past the Cenotaph and the crowd clap you. It’s quite moving. We were waving to the crowd, and this little boy said: “This is not for you survivors. This is for the dead.” It made me feel guilty.’ – a veteran describing his experiences on Remembrance Sunday.
Watch the trailer
There is step-free access at the performance location.
The viewing area will consist of a set of tables and chairs located at the front of the performance area. Please ask a GDIF Volunteer if you’re not sure where to go.
Blue Badge Parking
There are a small number of Blue Badge parking spots available at Royal Arsenal Riverside on a first come, first served basis. Additionally, there is Blue Badge off-road parking at Powis Street car park. There will be a drop off/ pick up point behind the Heritage Centre, off Warren Lane.
There will be accessible toilets available at Royal Arsenal Riverside.
BSL and Audio Description
Each performance will be audio described and BSL interpreted, as they are integral parts of the show.
Assisted route from Woolwich Arsenal station
We will lead an assisted route to the performance location for anyone travelling to Woolwich by train or DLR to Woolwich Arsenal. Details about this will be published in May.
Royal Arsenal Riverside photo map
This Is Not For You – Woolwich
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.
KBR – Kick Back & Relax (no effort or participation required)
Royal Arsenal Riverside, Woolwich, SE18 4DX
Where to find it
This Is Not For You takes place in Artillery Square, in front of the Greenwich Heritage Centre and Academy Performing Arts.
Royal Arsenal Riverside
Jenny Sealey director
Mike Kenny writer
Liz Ascroft designer
Oliver Vibrans original music
Tina Carter aerial choreographer
Freddie Opuku-Addaie choreographer
Andrea Brown musical director
Helen Skiera sound designer
A Graeae Theatre Company production, co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW and Blesma, The Limbless Veterans, supported by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch), The Drive Project and National Centre for Circus Arts.
Supported by Arts Council England through Cultural Destinations.
Kindly hosted by Berkeley Homes.