Ground-breaking theatre collective SOUNDS LiKE CHAOS return to the Albany, exploring the climate emergency through their global family stories with a hopeful, original and bold theatre show.

DIRT is the fresh, grimy, youthful energy of London, exploring the climate emergency from the point of view of Lewisham’s diverse communities, a choir of voices jostling to tell their story, fusing tales from the past with plans and hopes for the future.

36 young artists aged 12-25 combine their own climate change research with real stories, drawing on the traditions of oral storytelling, a multitude of characters come forth to evoke their ancestors’ tales of migration.

DIRT weaves through sibling arguments crossing Lewisham and Ghana; to love stories on the SS Moltania sailing from Jamaica in the 1950s; Irish family land feuds; mothers traveling to the UK alone leaving their children in Latvia, hoping one day to send for them. The show utilizes the powerful perspective of youth, attempting to comprehend their ancestors’ decisions and their own future actions in the time of global climate emergency.

Past reviews of SOUNDS LiKE CHAOS productions:

“Vital and vibrant” ★★★★ – The Stage on Fire in the Machine

“A powerhouse of a play” ★★★★ – The Upcoming on Wow Everything is Amazing

If you’re 25 and under you can book a ticket for free. Please note that you must bring with you a form of identification to verify your age.

When purchasing a ticket you can also select an option to pay it forward and provide a free ticket for someone else.

SOUNDS LiKE CHAOS are a Deptford-based professional theatre company lead by young artists aged 12-25 and are the Albany’s Associate Artists.

Their work includes WOW EVERYTHING IS AMAZING, part of INCOMING Festival, Clickbait Karaoke, part of Brewing In The Basement with Touretteshero at the Barbican, Fire In The Machine at Battersea Arts Centre and the Albany and When It’s Night Time at Southbank Centre and Deptford Lounge.

Find out more about Sounds Like Chaos here.



Supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation through the Weston Culture Fund