A cabaret night to launch this year’s A Bit Of A Do festival – with comedy, dance, spoken word and surprises!
Part of A Bit Of A Do – a 3 day mini-festival of theatre, dance and comedy by artists and companies with and without disabilities. (full details of festival below)
Featuring: Tanyalee Davis (Live at The Apollo, Abnormally Funny People)
Plus: What’s Love Got To Do With It by Non Applicables, BSL Poetry and Visual Vernacular from Zoe McWhinney and a performance from Reach Theatre Company. Hosted by DISCO DISCO
***THIS EVENT IS FREE. HOWEVER, WE WELCOME DONATIONS TO HELP US CONTINUE OUR WORK. We are a registered charity, creating live events, supporting emerging artists and empowering people with disabilities to create and access theatre and dance. All donations will be used to further this work – to help us make this year’s festival amazing, and to make sure we can do it again in 2019!
This event is part of A BIT OF A DO
14-16 September 2018
At Stanley Halls, South Norwood, London SE25 6AB
(Fully wheelchair accessible. Friday and Saturday evenings will be British Sign Language interpreted.)
A 3 day mini-festival of theatre, dance and comedy by artists and companies with and without disabilities.
The festival’s opening night – a cabaret evening – will feature comedy from TANYALEE DAVIS (Live at The Apollo, Abnormally Funny People). The Saturday evening will feature dance performances, including the award-winning MOXIE BRAWL. And the third and final night showcases new theatre, including Unlimited commissioned artist ABY WATSON, alongside a guest performance from Olivier Award Winner URSULA MARTINEZ, with Viva Croydon!. The whole festival is hosted by DISCO DISCO – Croydon’s company of artists with learning disabilities.
Other artists and companies include Non Applicables, Caldonia Walton & Katharine Richardson, Reach Theatre and Whimsy.
Local Croydon company SLiDE Dance will present two pieces of work, including a solo piece and a performance by their youth company.
British Sign Language poet and Visual Vernacular performer Zoe McWhinney will perform at the opening cabaret night. Alongside this, Love Language will be providing integrated British Sign Language across the Friday and Saturday evenings, alongside communication assistants to facilitate conversations between d/Deaf and hearing audience members and artists.
Beer will be on sale from our wonderful friends Ignition Brewery, and we’ll have an amazing front of house team trained specially for the festival with our partners Willow Learning for Life and Mencap.
All events at the festival are free (booking advised) and take place at Stanley Halls in South Norwood.
For full line-up, schedule and free booking details please visit www.drunkenchorus.co.uk.
Train: Norwood Junction Station (National Rail, London Overground)
Bus: 196, 410 (both immediately outside venue)
Accessibility: The building is wheelchair accessible, with accessible toilets. Seating is cabaret style, with moveable chairs, and all on one level. Performances on the Friday and Saturday evening, as well as the Saturday afternoon workshop with Graeae, will be British Sign Language interpreted by Love Language. On the Friday and Saturday evenings we will have BSL communication volunteers throughout the venue. We will have a specially trained festival front of house team, who will be on hand to advise audiences on all access issues.
If you have questions about access please contact Chris Williams, who is our designated access officer for the event – email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Bit Of A Do is supported by Arts Council England, Croydon Council, Stanley Halls, Croydon Mencap and Willow Learning for Life.