Around the World in Eighty Days

Special drama/performance/consultation event

Thursday 1st September

The Shell Theatre

Lordship Recreation Ground, Lordship Lane N17 (main entrance opposite Waltheof Avenue)

11am-12noon: Drama workshops for all ages and abilities

1pm-2pm: Around the World in Eighty Days performance

11-3pm: Consultation

Admission: Free. All Welcome. Bring a cushion and a picnic if you like! Free refreshments will be served after the show.

If it rains, the workshops and performance will take place in the Jazz Cafe at the adjacent Broadwater Farm Community Centre, 1 Adams Rd, N17 6HE, .

11.00-12.00: THE DRAMA WORKSHOPS

Run by experienced drama teachers this will be an opportunity for park users, local residents and people of all ages and abilities to take part in drama games and related activities. No booking required – just turn up. Free.

1.00-2.00: THE PERFORMANCE – AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS

Freely adapted from the novel by Jules Verne and the musical by Phil Willmott and Annemarie Lewis Thomas, this open air theatre event will enable you to treat your friends and family of all ages to a whistle stop tour of four continents, as dashing Victorian adventurer Phileas Fogg and his hapless servant Passepartout recount their daring attempt to cross the globe in record time. Put on by the Steam Industry Free Theatre. Free.

11.00-3.00: THE CONSULTATION – HAVE YOUR SAY ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE SHELL THEATRE

There will be Questionnaires to fill in with your ideas and views about the future usage of the historic Shell Theatre. Children will be able to add their views through drawings. The Shell is currently being repaired – at the back as a depot for parks staff, and in front as a public performance space. Built in the 1930s, it has hosted all kinds of events including tea-dances, boxing matches, school award ceremonies, theatre shows and music gigs. 6 years ago the freestyle area in front of the stage was built for skateboarding and cycling stunts, but leaving a large assembly space for people to gather to watch any future performances. Since then it has been used to host a skateboard jam, a bmx world stunt champion display, and a night-time pedal-powered film show! What kind of activities and performances would you like to see in future

  • Please bear in mind that there will be some construction works going on in the park and hence some areas will be fenced off (i.e. have restricted access)
  • Event organised by the Wildcat Arts Collective – www.wildcat-arts-collective.org.uk
  • Supported by the Lordship Rec Users Forum (including Friends of Lordship Rec, Back2Earth and Haringey Leisure Services) –www.lordshiprec.org.uk

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