Drunken Chorus are currently programming artists and companies for the 2020 edition of A Bit Of A Do – our annual festival of theatre, dance and cabaret at Stanley Halls in South Norwood.

A Bit Of A Do is an inclusive and accessible festival, featuring work by disabled and non-disabled artists. The festival will take place over three weekends from 18 September to 3 October 2020, and we want to hear from artists and companies whose work we might not already be familiar with.

We are interested to hear from:

  • Both disabled and non-disabled artists
  • Artists / companies working in theatre, dance, cabaret and/or comedy
  • Artists / companies whose work is ready to be presented to a public audience

We are particularly keen to hear from:

  • Artists / companies living / working in the London Borough of Croydon
  • BAME artists / companies
  • d/Deaf artists / companies
  • Visually impaired artists / companies
  • Artists creating work that is contemporary, experimental or outside the mainstream

All performances for the festival must be:

  • ‘Finished’ / ready to be presented to a public audience
  • Of a professional standard
  • Complete with copy and images for marketing

Past artists have included Touretteshero, Candoco, Lanre Malaolu, Caroline Parker, Moxie Brawl and Levantes Dance Theatre

All artists are paid a fee for their work, and all performance will be interpreted in British Sign Language.

The festival is fully accessible, with step free access and support for disabled, d/Deaf and visually impaired artists.


If you are interested in bringing your work to A Bit Of A Do 2020, please send an expression of interest, including a description of the work, full contact details, availability for the above dates, requested performance fee, and any supporting material (videos, images, website, reviews) to Chris Williams – by 10am 20 April 2020.

We also welcome expressions of interest in all other formats, such as a video, or by phone conversation.  If you would like this information in a different format, or require an interpreter, or if there is any other way we can make the application process simpler, easier or more accessible, then please let us know. You can also call us on 01515287441, and ask to speak to Chris Williams.


If you are a young or emerging disabled artist, you may be interested in our commissioning programme. This will include a night of short scratch performances at the 2020 festival, from which we will select three artists / companies to receive development support in the form of space, mentoring from established artists, a bursary, and a full length performance slot at our 2021 festival. The application process for the commissioning strand will open in May 2020.