Love [and Survival] in a Time of Covid : Week 3

Here’s the detailed programme for the third week of the festival : Thursday 8th – Sunday 11th July
Here are links to the events in Week 2 and Week 4
Love and Survival
Thursday 8th July

In the theatre 

19:30 The Bacchae
A staged reading of Euripides’ ancient Greek tragedy, performed by Pleasure Bedlam Ltd. Directed by Jessica McKenna and Avi Mendelson.

Friday 9th July

In the theatre 

19:30 Vaccine – Pfivax
Green Girl by Janet South, directed by Simon Lee
Waiting for Ted by Marieke Bigg, directed by Sheila Burbidge
Mind the Gap written and directed by Simona Hughes

Saturday 10th July

In the theatre

14:00 Vaccine – Modvax
Condensed, written and directed by Anthea Hill
Penny From Heaven by Emma Jarvis, directed by Adam Hampton-Matthews
Balsa Wood and Memory by Vyvian Shaw, directed by Lucy Moss
16:00 Travels Around My Room
Freely adapted from Xavier de Maistre’s Voyage autour de ma chambre (1794), by Petra Freimund, Mandy Gordon, Ian Hoare and Simona Hughes.
What to do when you’re a housebound travel writer? Explore your room, perhaps? But who knows where that might lead? Our 21st-Century version of an 18th-Century humorous classic investigates the possibilities
Directed by Petra Freimund, co-director – Simona Hughes, movement director – Mandy Gordon

At the Old Church Outside

16:00 Her Inside : Women in the Lockdown
This event shares poems, performance pieces and other writings contributed to the blog Her Inside: Women in the Lockdown set up by long-term Hackney-resident writer/curator Susan Croft.
18:00 [email protected]
An inspired array of musical performance from a collection of local musicians, including original compositions The Birds by Tamara Douglas-Morris; and Full of Beauty, a Cello & Accordion duet written by Martina Schwarz and performed by Christopher Allan & Martina Schwarz; and songs from both the Hackney Song Works and the Boiler House Singers, plus the occasional sea shanty … 

In the studio

19:30 Quiz!
  With popular Quiz Master, John McSpadyen

At the Old Church Outside

20:00 Anima
A capella and improvisation performance group.

Sunday 11th July

At the Old Church Outside

14:00 Earth
Original compositions and improv group.

In the theatre

14:00 Vaccine – Pfivax
            Green Girl by Janet South, directed by Simon Lee
            Waiting for Ted by Marieke Bigg, directed by Sheila Burbidge
            Mind the Gap by Simona Hughes, directed by Simona Hughes

In the studio

15:00 Painting Workshop
An introduction to painting workshop presented by local artists from Sfumato Art Studio

At the Old Church Outside

16:00 Her Inside : Women in the Lockdown
This event shares poems, performance pieces and other writings contributed to the blog Her Inside: Women in the Lockdown set up by long-term Hackney-resident writer/curator Susan Croft.

In the theatre

16:00 Jubilee Voices
A collection of inspired and heartfelt lockdown monologues written by year-6 children from Jubilee Primary  School, commissioned by the Tower and performed word-for-word by a company of adult actors.
18:00 Vaccine – Modvax
 Condensed, written and directed by Anthea Hill
 Penny From Heaven by Emma Jarvis, directed by Adam Hampton-Matthews
 Balsa Wood and Memory by Vyvian Shaw, directed by Lucy Moss

At the Old Church Outside

20:00 [email protected]
An inspired array of musical performance from a collection of local musicians, including original compositions The Birds by Tamara Douglas-Morris; and Full of Beauty, a Cello & Accordion duet written by Martina Schwarz and performed by Christopher Allan & Martina Schwarz, with vocals by Jo Foster; and songs from the Hackney Song Works, plus the occasional sea shanty …

Throughout the festival, our Visual Arts exhibition will be displayed in the Tuerk rehearsal room, the Smith Studio, Rehearsal Room 3, the Meeting Room and in the bar and corridors of the theatre. We invite you to buy a drink and take your time viewing the incredible artworks presented here, from stunning photography, paintings and crafts which have been the saving of our collective sanity during lockdown. More information here.

And we also have two interactive walks for you around Abney Park cemetery which you can enjoy at any time when the park is open. The walks start from the cemetery entrance on Stoke Newington Church Street. Full information on these here.

conceived online – created in isolation – performed live

performances – workshops – visual arts