On Sunday 28 September, to celebrate the launch of the Cultural Olympiad, Greenwich Theatre teamed up with East 15 graduate theatre company, subject2change and Rachel Karafistan of COSmino Theatre to present a unique, free, outdoor show at the beautiful Well Hall Pleasaunce in Eltham.
Well Hall Pleasaunce has a rich and diverse cultural history dating back to Tudor England. Over the years it has been home to the daughter of Thomas More, author of Utopia, and later to Edith Nesbit, author of The Railway Children. Inspired by the magic of Nesbit’s children’s fiction, and More’s attempt to describe a perfect society, this unique family show took it’s audience on a magical journey into new and unfamiliar worlds, unlocking the rich cultural heritage of the site through an unforgettable sensory spectacle.
Premiere: September 2008, Well Hall Pleasaunce, London
What the children said….
I loved the play and it was like a movie because it wasn’t just in one place, it moved around the garden. What I loved the most was the music, the magpies played. I loved everything. I had a fantastic time.
Suaad Ahmed – Year 8, Kidbrooke School, Greenwich
I really enjoyed the play. It was scary and exciting at the same time. The actors went through the whole park, it was like we were changing worlds every time there was a different scene.
Hannan Mohamed – Year 8, Kidbrooke School, Greenwich
Direction and co–creation: Rachel Karafistan
Voiceovers: Martin Marion & Rachel Karafistan
Music: Kuba Pierzchalski
Performers and co–creators: subject2change theatre (An East 15 Acting School Graduate company)
Marie Vickers, Jack Maurice, Richard Hay, Sarah—May De Souza, Andrew Lock, Joe Woolmer and Kathryn Bond.
Stage Management & Puppet creation: Kezia Cole
Presented by: Greenwich Theatre
In Association with East 15 Acting School