Although it had been years, Jane remembers that night like it was yesterday. Young Jane was in her mother's pub 'The Old Ship Inn' and it was quite raucous. They had a lodger staying above the pub, his name was captain Billy Bones. He was a quiet old gentleman. Jane was going about her normal duties when, out of nowhere, her adventure began. Her adventure to Treasure Island!
Angel Shed Children’s Theatre 2 presents TWISTED FAIRY TALES: Sleepless Beauty & Limber-Ella. Two classic fairy tales with a twist! Prepare to see some well known characters in a whole new light. See what happens when the only ball Limber-Ella is obsessed with is a football, and Sleepless Beauty pricked her finger and has been awake for a whole year.
Teen Commandments is inspired by the writings of Fin Kennedy, James Butler and our Youth Theatre members. It is a short play that explores the stresses and strains of being a young person whilst also keeping alive the excitement and comedy of the different paths they take. The Youth Theatre members have shared their thoughts, ideas and personal stories during the devising and rehearsal process and we want to thank them for doing so.
Carrots, a play written by playwright Peter Canwell, was performed by the full membership at Angel Shed in December 2014. The play is a true story based on a famous doctor and his journey to build children's homes where no child is ever turned away. A fun filled cockney play with a real east end London feel!
Each to Their Own
Picture this, a field in Essex in March. It's damp under foot and the ground id soft. You can faintly hear the sound of the A12 in the distance. Meet a group of young people who have been sent to this field. This piece was devised by the artistic team using the youth theatres ideas for characters and themes.
The Unlucky Punch
True story of a man who took a life and saved a life brought into the modern day by our Children’s and Youth theatre. The story was brought to us by the Pearly Queen of Bermondsey stating “everyone knew Pedlar Palmer, the boxer that killed someone on a train, but no one knows he saved my life in Hoxton in the 1930’s”. Using this pearly story we have explored issues around at this time that are still present today, such as the media, celebrity status, fame and how one persons life can be transformed and tarnished forever.
Up the Chimney, Down the Hall
The story of Collins Music Hall at Islington Green and the tale of its creator Samuel Collins - 'Vagg'.
During the day Samuel Collins spent his time sweeping chimneys and was known to locals as ‘Vagg’. But at night he would tour public houses and eventually gained a licence to turn the Lawnsdown Arms into what became known as Collins Music Hall.