THEATRE & DANCE DOUBLE-BILL: Byron Vincent | Billy Read, Ariel Fung & Chris Fonseca [Part of A Bit Of A Do festival]

July 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Stanley Halls
S Norwood Hill
South Norwood, London SE25 6AB

Part of A Bit Of A Do – a 3 day mini-festival of theatre, dance and cabaret by artists and companies with and without disabilities. (full details of festival below)

A double-bill of performance and dance, exploring dystopian societies…



Who do you trust when the news is fake, you’re partner is cheating on you and global politics is an exploding clown car? Byron Vincent is diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, but with dying icons, impending climate catastrophe and that bloke from Home Alone Two in charge of worlds largest nuclear arsenal; isn’t abject panic the only sane response?

It’s a glib postmodern world in which cynicism is cool, modern life is rubbish and sincerity is for suckers; but as concepts like truth, peace and hope become risible anachronisms, maybe it’s time to re-evaluate our perspective. In a post-satire age, what’s so funny about peace love and understanding?

Byron Vincent is a multi-award winning writer, performer and broadcaster. He has written for the Guardian and Radio 4, and is a campaigner on issues around mental health and poverty.


SIGN LANGUAGE by Billy Read, Ariel Fung and Chris Fonseca

Sign language is banned and deaf people are on the run. What happens to the Sign Criminal…

Billy Read is a profoundly deaf street dancer, collaborating with Ariel Fung from Hang Kong and Chris Fonseca. Together they create amazing street dance, using tutting, mime and sign language.


Includes performances in British Sign Language

BSL / English interpreted



***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 2020!



This event is part of A BIT OF A DO

5-7 July 2019

At Stanley Halls, South Norwood, London SE25 6AB

For full line-up, schedule and free booking details please visit



Venue Address: Stanley Halls, South Norwood, London SE25 6AB

Train: Norwood Junction Station (National Rail, London Overground)

Bus: 196, 410 (both immediately outside venue)



The building is wheelchair accessible, with accessible toilets. Seating is cabaret style, with moveable chairs, and all on one level.

All performances feature British Sign Language and/or English interpretation. Select performances and workshops include supported access for visually impaired audiences.

We will have a specially trained festival front of house team, who will be on hand to support with access.

If you have questions about access please contact Chris Williams, who is our designated access officer for the event – email


A Bit Of A Do is supported by Arts Council England, The National Lottery Community Fund, Croydon Council, Stanley Halls, Croydon Mencap and Willow Learning for Life.