NATIONAL THEATRE TOURS SOUTH LONDON FESTIVALS

 

This year the National Theatre’s WATCH THIS SPACE Festival packs its bags and heads out on tour, taking some of the best free outdoor entertainment around south London from 27 June until 27 July

Throughout July and August, the festival hub will be at St John’s Church on Waterloo Roundabout, with dancers, musicians, aerialists, jugglers and acrobats performing in and around the churchyard. The programme will include lively lunchtime music on the lawn, quick evening shows before the commute and days of fun for families, as well as special guest appearances during the church’s Sunday Service.

WTS will also pop up with shows in unexpected places across Lambeth and Southwark including many existing local festivals, including Lambeth Country Show at Brockwell Park, Brixton Market, Peckham Square, the Aylesbury Estate, Waterloo Festival Fête, Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Summer Festival, Streatham Festival and Peckham Munch Festival.

 

Catch H2H by Joli Vyann on tour around south London

Catch H2H by Joli Vyann on tour around south London

LISTINGS 27 JUNE – 27 JULY
Friday 27 June – St John’s Churchyard SE1 8TY
1.10pm & 5.30pm: The Sneakers – Half Human Theatre
4.30pm – 6.30pm: Sienta La Cabeza

Saturday 28 June – St John’s Churchyard, Waterloo Festival Fête
1.30pm – 2.15pm: The Streetlights – Half Human Theatre
2pm – 4pm & 5pm – 7pm: Sienta La Cabeza
2pm – 5pm: Shirt or Squirt – Bureau of Silly Ideas
2.30pm – 3pm: Magic Moments – The Mobile Sewing Company
3pm – 3.30pm: Fun Fête Games
3.30pm – 5pm: Interactive Sewing – The Mobile Sewing Company
4.15pm – 5pm: The Sneakers – Half Human Theatre

Sunday 29 June – St John’s Churchyard SE1 8TY
11.30am – 1.30pm: Sienta La Cabeza
1.30pm – 2pm: Magic Moments – The Mobile Sewing Company
2.30pm – 4.30pm: Sienta La Cabeza
3pm – 4.30pm: Interactive Sewing – The Mobile Sewing Company

Monday 30 June – St John’s Church SE1 8TY
1.10pm & 6pm: Subterranean Sepoys – Tara Arts
3.30pm: Words of War – NT Platforms – ticketed event £5/£4

Friday 4 July
St John’s Churchyard SE1 8TY

1.10pm & 5.30pm: The Swing Ninjas
5pm: Little Wonder – Molly Orance Street Theatre
Waterloo Carnival on Millennium Green, SE1
2pm – 4pm: Albert and Friends Circus Workshop
2.30pm: Little Wonder – Molly Orance Street Theatre

Saturday 5 July
St John’s Churchyard SE1 8TY

1pm: Sid Bowfin
2pm & 4.30pm: Square Bubble – Marianne Badrichani & Alison Neighbour
5.30pm: Bambolina & Dodo – Circle of Two
Waterloo Jamboree on Millennium Green, SE1
12.30pm: Bambolina & Dodo – Circle of Two
2pm – 4pm: Albert and Friends Circus Workshop
1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm: Albert and Friends Circus Show

Bambolina & Dodo – Circle of Two

Bambolina & Dodo – Circle of Two

Sunday 6 July
St John’s Church Sunday Service SE1 8TY
10.30am: Sid Bowfin and Miss Behave
St John’s Churchyard
11.30am & 2.30pm: Square Bubble – Marianne Badrichani & Alison Neighbour
1pm: Sid Bowfin
1.30pm: Miss Behave

Friday July 11
St John’s Churchyard SE1 8TY

12pm, 2pm & 4pm: Humpty Dumpty – Second Hand Dance & Claire Reed
1.10pm & 5pm: Chrysalis – Cia. Jordi L Vidal
5.30pm: H2H – Joli Vyann

Saturday 12 July
St John’s Churchyard SE1 8TY

11.30am, 12pm, 12.30pm, 1.30pm & 2pm: The Little Witch – Marie Forbes and Sophie Nüzel
1pm: Picnic – Etta Ermini Dance Theatre
3pm – 6pm: London International Youth Circus Festival
3pm: Sirkus Magenta & Circus
3.45pm: No Fit State Youth Circus & Galway Community Circus
4.30pm: CircO Hannover & Albert & Friends Instant Circus
5.15pm: Circus Studio Folie & School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts
Streatham Festival, SW16
2pm: H2H Joli Vyann
Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Festival SE11
2pm: Etta Ermini Dance Theatre
4.30pm: H2H Joli Vyann
Peckham Munch Festival, SE15
4pm: Etta Ermini Dance Theatre

Sunday 13 July
St John’s Church Sunday Service

10.30am: H2H Joli Vyann
St John’s Churchyard
11.30am & 2.30pm: Dads Dancing Workshops
12.30pm, 3.40pm, 5.55pm: Routes to the River – Siobhan Davies Dance – To book visit siobhandavies.com

Thursday 17 July
Lower Marsh

12pm, 1.10pm, 4pm & 5pm: A High Street Odyssey – Inspector Sands

Friday 18 July
Lower Marsh

12pm, 1.10pm, 4pm & 5pm: A High Street Odyssey – Inspector Sands
St John’s Churchyard
1 – 7pm: The Insect Circus Museum
1.10pm & 5pm: The Strongman – Bash Street Theatre
2pm – 4pm & 5pm – 7pm: Micro-Shakespeare – Laitrum Teatre

The Strongman – Bash Street Theatre

The Strongman – Bash Street Theatre

Saturday 19 July
Lower Marsh

11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm: A High Street Odyssey – Inspector Sands
Lambeth Country Show, Brockwell Park SE24
1pm, 4.30pm: Joey, the War Horse
12pm – 2pm: Micro-Shakespeare – Laitrum Teatre
Outside the National Theatre
1pm: Ex Aequo – Circus Katoen
St John’s Churchyard
1pm: The Strongman – Bash Street Theatre
1 – 7pm: The Insect Circus Museum
12:30 – 5pm: La Sibylle – Dans La Poche
5.30pm: Ex Aequo – Circus Katoen

Sunday 20 July
St John’s Sunday Service

10.30am: Une Femme Exposee – Abi Collins
St John’s Churchyard
11.30am – 4.30pm: La Sibylle – Dans La Poche
11.30am – 5pm: The Insect Circus Museum
12pm, 2.30pm: Ex Aequo – Circus Katoen
1pm: Une Femme Exposée – Abi Collins
Lambeth Country Show, Brockwell Park SE24
12 – 2pm & 3 – 5pm: Micro-Shakespeare – Laitrum Teatre

Friday 25 July
Outside the National Theatre

1pm: Headphones – Corey Baker Dance
St John’s Churchyard
1.10pm & 5.30pm: The Brass Volcanoes
2pm – 5.30pm: My Head Up a Tree – Kurt Demey and Rode Boom
5pm: Headphones – Corey Baker Dance

Saturday 26 July
Outside the National Theatre

1pm: Headphones – Corey Baker Dance
St John’s Churchyard
1pm & 5.30pm: Watching the World Go By – Mimbre
1.30pm – 5.30pm: My Head Up a Tree – Kurt Demey and Rode Boom
5pm: Headphones – Corey Baker Dance

Sunday 27 July
St John’s Sunday Service

10.30am: The Cabbage Catch Kid – Mike Wood
St John’s Churchyard
11.30am – 1.30pm, 2.30pm – 4.30pm: PIG – The Whalley Range All Stars
1.30pm: The Cabbage Catch Kid – Mike Wood
Outside the National Theatre
1pm & 3pm: King Kong – The Smallest Theatre in the World

Ticket information
The main festival hub is at St Johns Church, Waterloo Road SE1 8TY. For full details of performances across Lambeth and Southwark visit the Watch This Space website. Admission: Free except Subterranean Sepoys and Words of War (£5/£4 concs). Tickets for A High Street Odyssey are free but advance booking is required – call the National Theatre Box Office on 020 7452 3000 or see nationaltheatre.org.uk/platforms. Tickets can be collected from the National Theatre Studio on The Cut, adjacent to the Old Vic, 30 minutes before the show. Tickets for Routes to the River are free, but to book for the whole route see siobhandavies.com