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.
We are a non-profit organisation, we welcome any donations to help towards our productions and outreach work.
All donations will go towards wages for professional actors, creatives, community engagement programmes, costumes and set and bringing our brilliant productions to life.
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!
Applications for the Summer 2022 Creative Access Mentorship Course are NOW OPEN.
Working with Local Schools
We are always keen to involve local schools with our productions!
From watching rehearsals to designing our incredible theatre flags, if you're a school that would like to work with us or would like us to visit to do a workshop, we'd love to hear from you!
This flag was made by the brilliant students at St Thomas à Beckett Primary School as part of our Welcome Flag initiative, 14 schools took part in this and the flags were proudly displayed at every performance or Our Teacher's a Troll.
This summer we bring you a brand new adaptation of the much loved classic, Alice In Wonderland with a modern twist!
Whilst trying to avoid starting secondary school Ally falls down a rabbit hole and finds themself in the strange and fantastical world of Wonderland.
Will Ally learn that time wasn't meant to standstill? And, in order to overcome the greatest challenge of all, will Ally discover the secret weapon before they are stuck for good?
Come and meet the infamous characters such as the Madhatter, Queen Of Hearts and the White Rabbit on Ally's journey!
ADAPTED & WRITTEN BY FRANK SAUNDERS
DIRECTED BY NANCY SULLIVAN
CAST TO BE ANNOUNCED
This production is suitable for children of all ages. We encourage you to bring some lunch and a sense of adventure and make a day of your visit to the Ruins, you won't only witness an outdoor theatre show I the ancient ruins but you'll also find a park, fossil hunting and beautiful woodlands all to add to your adventure da if you wish to, making the a great day
for the entire family!
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
PRODUCER/ GENERAL MANAGER
CO PRODUCER / FOUNDER
CO PRODUCER/ CASTING FOUNDER
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!