Creak – Saturday 2 November FULLY BOOKED
Family event for ages 8+ Starting at the Discovery Centre and taking place in and around the historic Deptford Creek, this is a once in a lifetime chance to explore the river alongside the Victorian treasure hunters known as the Toshers. Waders provided! By Mira Dovreni Directed by Ros Philips Music by Simon Spencer Hyde Costume Design by Laura Heinl Stage Management Amber Reece-Greenhalgh Created with the cast: Charlie Foloronsho, Simon Spencer-Hyde, Mira Dovreni From the creators of award-winning shows including The Bitches Ball, The Missionary’s Position, Etherdome and How To Be Immortal comes another show exploring a famously forgotten true history: The Toshers. In the 18th Century a whole community worked under the streets of London, roaming through the 1000 miles of tunnels, drains and rivers buried under the city, looking for lost valuables and making a living selling them above ground. The Toshers’ lives were extreme in every way – they worked in pitch dark, had to be ready to run (or swim) for it if there was a flash flood, they had to dodge the frequent methane gas explosions as well as avoid the packs of wild rats lurking round corners. And to cap it all police paid informers 5 shillings to ‘snitch on a tosher’. But the rewards were great – especially for anyone who discovered the ultimate treasure - the Tosheroon. CREAK is a new site-specific show for grown-ups and the over 8s, with music, mud and urban myths. Based on the living memory of the great-great-granddaughter of a Deptford tosher, Penny Dreadful take the audience on a trip through the Creek in search of a treasure that will change their lives for good. But they are not the only ones looking… This is a family activity so grown-ups come along and join in the fun with your children. Participants need to be reasonably fit as you will be walking on the bed of a wild river. We provide waders, a waterproof and a walking stick and suggest you wear old clothes. Please note this event is for children over the age of 8. Children under the age of 14 will need to be accompanied by an adult. Performance will last approximately 45 minutes and will involving going into Deptford Creek. Young children are welcome to watch from the footbridge but will need to be accompanied by an adult. Adults and Children: £1.00 per person We accept bookings for up to 6 people per booking. Please turn up 15 minutes before your performance time. How to purchase tickets: 1. Select your tickets and complete form 2. Click PayPal Checkout Button 3. Complete name and age of each attendee. 4. Click PayPal Checkout Button again and our system will confirm your ticket selection. 5. Proceed with payment by clicking the "Resume Payment" button above the ticket selection. (No need to complete attendee details again!) *Lewisham Homes Residents: There are free tickets available for Lewisham Homes Residents. Please email us for further information. Activity Discount Request
Bookings are closed for this event.