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.

 
OUR GOAL

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.

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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!
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Creative Mentorship
 
With every production we do, alongside we offer Mentorship for local creatives.

This is an entirely free course an perfect for you if you're interested in the arts but not sure where to start, you will work alongside our creative team, learn new skills and be introduced first hand to the world of theatre. This is perfect for directors, stage management, costume and design, producing and other areas of the industry! We ask for 18+ to be on this course.
Please email us to be added to our Mentorship list and we will be in touch when the next opportunity is here!

 
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.  
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THE SHOW!

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

YOUR VISIT!

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!

Tickets £6-£12.50

Early bird 20% off all tix until April 30th!

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job opportunities
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.
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ABOUT US
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COMMUNITY

  • 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

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THE VISION

  • 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 

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NANCY SULLIVAN 
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

OUR pATRONS 
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JONATHAN HARVEY

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)

BAKER MUKASA

RSC & WEST END ACTOR

Comedy of Error, Winters Tale RSC, Tina (Westend).

 

Baker was brought up in AbbeyWood

DAVID THAXTON

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 TEAM
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PRODUCER/ GENERAL MANAGER

FOUNDER 

Tamryn Liddell

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 CO PRODUCER / FOUNDER

Annabelle Dawes

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CO PRODUCER/ CASTING FOUNDER

Kirsty Cherrett

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!

    SPONSORs

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We'd love to hear from you

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