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Image:366 Days of Kindness - Exhibition
Fri 3 Jul - Thu 27 Aug
White Rabbit presents

366 Days of Kindness - Exhibition

An exhibition telling the story of when Bernadette Russell was kind to a stranger every day for a whole leap year. In August 2011, London was burning. Here is the story of one Londoner’s response to the riots and their aftermath. In words and photographs you see Bernadette Russell trying to be kind to a stranger every day for a year (366 days as it covered a leap year!), in an attempt to answer the question: ‘Is it possible to change the world, just by being kind?’.

Image:Summer Arts 2015
Mon 3 Aug - Fri 21 Aug
The Albany presents

Summer Arts 2015

Three, week-long creative arts courses for 13-19 year olds, including Digi.Art: Creative Coding and Multi-Media Arts, Remembering the Future: Outdoor Arts and Performance, and #myhero: Theatre Making.

Image:366 Days of Kindness
Tue 18 Aug
White Rabbit presents

366 Days of Kindness

On 18 August 2011, in response to the riots and after a chance encounter in a Deptford post office, Bernadette Russell embarked on a mission to be kind to a stranger every day for a year. This show, part stand up, part storytelling, charts this amazing year, which began with burning buildings, and ended with the flame of the Olympic torch. 

Image:Mr Tiger Goes Wild
Sun 13 Sep
Goblin presents

Mr Tiger Goes Wild

Mr Tiger lived a perfectly proper life in a perfectly proper city and everything was perfectly fine... until the day he had a wonderfully WILD idea! Join Mr Tiger on a rocking musical adventure that will have your little ones roaring with laughter as he journeys from the city to the jungle. Adapted from the bestselling picture book by Peter Brown.

Image:How To Be A Hero
Wed 16 Sep - Sat 19 Sep
White Rabbit, the Albany and Birmingham Repertory Theatre present

How To Be A Hero

A world premiere written and performed by White Rabbit. The world is so confusing now. It’s getting harder to tell the heroes from the villains… who is good, who is bad, and who gets to decide?

Image:No More Worries
Wed 23 Sep - Sat 3 Oct
The Albany, Apples & Snakes and ARC Stockton present

No More Worries

Created by Simon Mole and Peader Kirk. Kieran is 27 and stuck in a dead-end town. He wants to see the world: foreign suns, adventure and cocktails. Paul is 50 and on the road again in an old-skool campervan. 

Image:Shame and Scandal
Fri 9 Oct - Sat 10 Oct
Break-Thru Productions and Ithina Productions present

Shame and Scandal

Shame and Scandal by Alex Wheatle is a comedy/drama starring Curtis Walker, Coren Lawrence, Russeni Fisher and AshFanti set in 1960s Jamaica.

Image:Snow Child
Sun 11 Oct
Tutti Frutti Productions and York Theatre Royal present

Snow Child

By Emma Reeve. Inspired by Arthur Ransome’s adaptation of The Little Daughter of the Snow. A magical story about family, love and the power of dreams. The Snow Child is a girl like no other. As she dances in the wild landscape and talks with the animals, she brings joy, fun and laughter to a frost-filled landscape.

Image:The Mighty Prince and Other Fabulous Fables
Sun 18 Oct
Open Sky Productions presents

The Mighty Prince and Other Fabulous Fables

Five stories featuring a host of bugs, birds, animals and magical creatures plus rhyme, movement, live music, song and puppetry. An enchanting family show based
on stories told by the Buddha with simple morals for young hearts and minds.

Image:BITES: Remix
Fri 23 Oct
Upswing and the Albany present

BITES: Remix

BITES: Remix is a cabaret night of unusual artistic collaborations, with circus at its heart.

Image:Bedtime Stories
Thu 29 Oct - Fri 30 Oct
Upswing in partnership with Stratford Circus Arts Centre present

Bedtime Stories

Celebrate the magical time of the day when the stresses and strains of life melt away and enter a world of imagination and dreams with Bedtime Stories. Tucked up with your family and friends in a bedroom installation, unwind and be dazzled with circus, theatre, dance and projections. 

Image:Hatched: What Is Happiness?
Fri 30 Oct
Debs Gatenby and the Albany present

Hatched: What Is Happiness?

Our Artist Development programme, Hatched is back with work-in-progress sharings. Debs Gatenby thinks happiness is overrated: a modern obsession that might be making us more miserable. Join her for What is Happiness?, and share your wisdom on what makes us smile.

Image:The Edge
Wed 4 Nov
Transport presents a New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich Co-Production

The Edge

A woman steps into the English Channel. Five thousand miles away in West Bengal a man is swept up by a storm surge. Two decades later their children meet. She’s training to swim the Channel. He’s a climate change refugee. A touching and fantastical journey through weather, time and friendship, posing vital questions about our future.

Image:Hatched: Awful Things Can Happen at Any Time (An Uplifting Musical)
Fri 6 Nov
Mingbeast and the Albany present

Hatched: Awful Things Can Happen at Any Time (An Uplifting Musical)

Our Artist Development programme, Hatched is back with work-in-progress sharings. We’ve always wanted to be in a band. We don’t have any instruments yet but we’ve got a ton of songs in us just floating around.

Image:Al Cubo
Sat 7 Nov - Sun 8 Nov
Crying Out Loud presents Company BettiCombo's

Al Cubo

With special performances by Jon Hicks and Rimski. Award-winning French-Italian trio BettiCombo use slapstick, charm and bags of skill to fashion a playground from countless white buckets and a towering Chinese pole. With these simple props, and with wit and endless enthusiasm, this internationally acclaimed company play an endless and highly entertaining game of nothingness.

Image:Schlock!
Tue 10 Nov - Wed 11 Nov
Penned in the Margins presents

Schlock!

By Hannah Silva. Schlock! is a powerful feminist satire for the cut and paste generation.

Image:Outsiders
Tue 10 Nov - Wed 11 Nov
Pilot Theatre presents

Outsiders

Marie was there, she saw it all happen. In court she looked across the room to meet her boyfriend’s gaze - but he looked straight through her. She remembered his soft touch from the time before he fired the gun. Before the four shots rang out and the man fell to the ground.

Image:Co-Mission
Thu 12 Nov
State of Emergency and the Albany present

Co-Mission

State of Emergency’s Co-Mission follows an intensive nine-week artist residency in and around Deptford. Presented in three parts, the event opens with a short film documenting the project before the centrepiece: a debut integrated dance performance, followed by a Q&A with the artists.

Image:Under the Bed
Thu 12 Nov
154 Collective presents

Under the Bed

The 154 Collective invite you on an adventure with Alice, into the dark fantasy world Under the Bed. A world where shadows lurch and floorboards growl, where voices whisper in your ear and everything is just in the corner of your eye.

Image:Folie à Deux
Sat 14 Nov
Mahogany Opera Group presents

Folie à Deux

This event is part of EFG London Jazz Festival. Insanity, electricity and love collide in this operatic concept-album into the shared psychosis known as ‘folie à deux’, where a delusion is transmitted from one person to another. 

Image:Catapluf's Musical Journey
Sun 15 Nov
EFG London Jazz Festival presents Adriano Adewale's

Catapluf's Musical Journey

Explore rhythms and sounds of the world with Catapluf, whose imagination takes you to places where music can be found in everything: pans, water and even the body. 

Image:Shakespeare Schools Festival 2015
Mon 16 Nov - Fri 20 Nov

Shakespeare Schools Festival 2015

Shakespeare Schools Festival is the UK’s largest youth drama festival and enables over 1,000 schools to stage abridged Shakespeare productions in professional theatres across the UK.

Image:Flyaway Katie
Sun 22 Nov
Long Nose Puppets present

Flyaway Katie

Flyaway Katie is an inspiring flight of fancy about the power of imagination based on the popular children’s book by Polly Dunbar. The show is bursting with colour, movement, puppets and surprises.

Image:CLOWN
Fri 4 Dec - Sat 19 Dec
Theatre Peckham in partnership with Canada Water Culture Space presents

CLOWN

An original musical theatre production based on Quentin Blake’s classic picture book, the children’s cast from Theatre Peckham bring the magical world of the CLOWN to life.

Image:The Bear
Mon 7 Dec - Sun 3 Jan
Pins and Needles in association with the Albany presents

The Bear

Ever wondered what it would be like to sit on a polar bear’s lap, ride on its back or give it a bath? Looking after a bear is exhausting stuff as Tilly finds out when one night an enormous snowy white bear climbs into her bedroom. It has a big black tongue and a yawn as big as your head. But Tilly’s not scared.