THEATRE FOR ABBEY WOOD & THAMESMEAD
Hello and welcome!
We are the Ruined Theatre bringing professional theatre in Abbey Wood & Thamesmead.
Along with our top-quality productions we work with the local residents in a number of programmes to bring communities together and offer first-hand involvement with the arts. This includes our outreach programme with local schools, mentorships and working with Peabody.
LETS WORK TOGETHER...
If you would like to become an official sponsor or donor of our this new project, we have some lovely incentives for you!
If you're local in the community and want to learn more about this & be involved please get in touch!
If you are a local business and would like to get involved and work together with this brilliant project we'd love to hear from you!
Creative Access Mentorship Course
We run a mentorship programme alongside our summer productions. This is an entirely free course and perfect for you if you're interested in the arts but not sure where to start.
During the Creative Access Mentorship Course you will work alongside our creative team, learn new skills and be introduced first hand to the world of theatre. This course is for those 16+ and is perfect for those interested in directing, stage management, costume and design, producing and other areas of the industry!
Bringing you two Roald Dahl's spooky classic tales this Halloween. WITCHES & REVOLTING RHYMES
WITCHES - inspired by Roald Dahl's 'The Witches'
"Would you know how to spot a Witch?"
"These Witches don't wear black pointy hats.... that's the problem... they look like ordinary women"
Returning for a second year after a sell-out 2021 season!
Sit in the ancient 800 year old walls of Lesnes Abbey Ruins and be captivated as the story of Witches is read aloud by amazing professional actors and brought to life in this semi-stage reading.
Please note this is not a full scale production but a semi-staged reading with several actors bringing the roles to life!
Duration 1 hour.
Childrens Tickets: £7
Adults Tickets: £8
Dates, Times and Locations:
Thursday October 27: 5 - 6pm, in Lesnes Abbey Ruins (TWIGHLIGHT SHOW)
Saturday October 29: 1.30 - 2.30pm, in Lesnes Abbey Ruins
Sunday October 30: 5 - 6pm, in Lesnes Abbey Ruins (TWIGHLIGHT SHOW)
*Please note that the shows on Thursday 27th and Sunday 30th are twilight shows and we anticipate that it will be dark by the time the performance concludes - which we think just makes it more fun!
- 6 classic stories made disgusting and delightful by Roald Dahl.
Did you think Cinderella married the prince and lived happily ever after?
Or that the three little pigs outsmarted the big bad wolf? Think again!
Come and experience Roald Dahl's quick and twisted versions of 6 classic fairy tales.
This is suitable for children of all ages. This performance will be outside in the Lesnes Abbey Ruins where seating will be available!
Duration 45 minutes.
All Tickets: £6
Dates, Times and Locations:
Friday October 28: 4 - 5pm, in Lesnes Abbey Ruins
Saturday October 29: 10 - 11am, *In the ancient woodlands of Abbey Wood*
Sunday October 30: 2 - 3pm, in Lesnes Abbey Ruins
*Please note that the show on Saturday 29 October is not wheelchair or buggy accessible as it will take place in Lesnes Abbey's ancient woodlands.. 10 minutes from Lesnes Abbey Ruins. Audience will be asked to meet at the Lesnes Abbey Lodge at 9.30am from where they will be escorted to the performance space.
WITCHES POTION & SPELL WORKSHOP!
On Saturday and Sunday of Halloween Weekend join us for a witchy workshop! After listening to some Revolting Rhymes or prior to watching Witches why not attend our Witches Potion Workshop conducted by a Grand High Witch?
Learn how to make your own magic witches potions which you can take home, and how to recite the witches magic spell!
Suitable for children of all ages. Materials provided, all participating children must have a ticket and be accompanied by adult.
All Workshop Tickets: £6
Dates, Times and Locations:
Saturday October 29: 12 - 1pm, at Lesnes Abbey Lodge
Sunday October 30: 2 - 3pm, at Lesnes Abbey Lodge
We'd always love to hear from locals who would like to work with us, especially for front of house work!
Please email us to express interest and we will add you to the next event.
Local residents receive subsidised tickets
300 FREE TICKETS for people unable to attend due to financial circumstances (in association with Peabody Housing association)
Give the communities a sense of ownership and participation in their new open-air theatre
Offering new affordable theatre events to the community throughout the year
To bring open-air theatre to a community that has historically had little access to professional theatre
Connect and collaborate with the community to ensure affordable, accessible, progressive theatre for all in a beautiful destination theatre
Create jobs for London creatives at Equity rates
FOUNDER/ DIRECTOR/ EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Professional actress & director: credits include: 'Les Miserables'; 'My Fair Lady'; 'Little Voice'; 'Beautiful Thing'; 'Beggars Opera' and many more for the stage as well as recently 'Call Midwife' (BBC), 'Afterlife', 'The Duchess' (Netflix)
Nancy has lived in Abbey Wood for 10 years and it has been a long-awaited vision to bring to life this ruined abbey with theatre!
Nancy is an advocate in making arts accessible to everyone and is keen to place a strong emphasis on this through The Ruined Theatre C.I.C
NOVELIST, PLAYWRIGHT, WRITER FOR T.V
'Coronation Street' (ITV); 'Beautiful thing' set in Thamesmead London (C4 FILM)
JASON HAIGH ELLERY
WEST END, T.V & FILM PRODUCER
Founder of BIG FINISH PRODUCTIONS. 'Doctor Who'; 'Prisoner Zero' (BBC, Netflix)
RSC & WEST END ACTOR
Comedy of Error, Winters Tale RSC, Tina (Westend).
Baker was brought up in AbbeyWood
OLIVIER-AWARD WINNING ACTOR
Les Miserables' (Westend); 'Phantom of the Opera' (Westend); 'Jesus Christ Superstar' (Open Air Theatre/Barbican)
David has lived in AbbeyWood for over 10 years
The producing team are a team of actresses who have founded the Ruined Theatre with Nancy from the start and continue to work with The Ruined Theatre on upcoming projects!