As a geographer I am fascinated by the world. I love learning about both the workings of the physical world and the complexities of the human world, but it has always been the crossover between the two, the ways in which the two worlds interact and influence each other that has captured my imagination. Enter A World Without Us - what happens to the physical world when humans disappear? This was more of a dramatised lecture than a play. Valentijn Dhaenens was an excellent speaker, pausing in … [Read more...]
Battersea Arts Centre Lavender Hill London SW11 5TN | Tickets - Reviews
Battersea Arts Centre. Open from 10.00am until late Mon-Sat for anyone to explore, so get along and see for yourself.
The Battersea Arts Centre ("BAC") is a Grade II* listed building near Clapham Junction railway station in Battersea, in the London Borough of Wandsworth that operates as a performance space specialising in theatre productions. It was previously Battersea Town Hall.
In March 2015, while a major programme of renovation works were underway, the Grand Hall was severely damaged by fire. Approximately 70% of the theatre, including the 200-capacity Council Chamber, the Scratch Bar and the Members Library, was saved from the fire and remains open.
6th - 15th September 2018
18th - 29th September 2018
Frankenstein: How to make a Monster
Wed 24th October 2018
Return to Elm House
1st- 30th December 2018
Battersea Arts Centre
London SW11 5TN
Box Office: 020 7223 2223
A very warm welcome to this production of Not I from the show’s lead performer, Jess Thom, contrasted well with the sub-zero temperatures the audience endured to get to this performance (at the time of writing, heavy snowfall has led to cancelled flights and school closures in various parts of the UK). Jess’ co-star, introduced only as Charmaine, said everything Jess said, but in British Sign Language. I am not conversant in BSL, but I have been made aware that one of the gripes that sign … [Read more...]
Sponge by the East Midlands dance company Turned on its Head is currently playing at the Battersea Arts Centre. It’s an imaginative and playful dance show perfectly devised for young children. Led by two dancers Shane Shambu and Louise Gibbons, Sponge is a highly visual show with no dialogue and an upbeat 1970s dance soundtrack. The show’s creators recommend Sponge for babies and young children from 4 months to 4 years old. The show is 50 minutes of interpretative dance about sponges. Yes, … [Read more...]
The on-stage squabbles between Victoria Melody and her father, Mike (who play themselves) are, in some respects, not unlike the bickering that goes on between characters in a soap opera. The lines of communication are kept open between father and daughter, and while their approaches to life (and death) are wildly different, as a whole, the show is a fascinating insight into the funeral industry as well as inter-generational dynamics. Prior to Mike’s misdiagnosis, Victoria was tasked with … [Read more...]
Forced Entertainment. The clue’s in the name. Forced Entertainment’s revived production of Dirty Work is imagination, language and overt theatricality forced upon us. Two performers (Robin Arthur and Cathy Naden) talk us through the action of a five-act play. Arthur wears a green shirt, Naden wears a purple dress; both reflect the tangible light of their silky surfaces. Terry O’Connor sits in the back corner of the stage; on the table in front of her sits a large briefcase, disguising a record … [Read more...]