In collaboration with Lewis Gibson.
Uninvited Guests returned to Battersea Arts Centre as part of of The Good Neighbour from 13 October to 4 November 2012.
We created a theatrical guided tour of Battersea for adults, who became an improbable brass band that spilled out onto the streets. Intrepid Explorers who joined the procession were taken to places where Battersea's radical past collides with the present.
This is a story of two fires separated by 100 years, based on accounts from local people of bravery, kindness and radical thinking.
BAC's The Good Neighbour offered an experience for all different ages, from toddlers to grandparents. As well as our version for over 14s, which took audiences down Lavender Hill, into cafes and a solicitor's office, there were also journeys for 0-5 and 6-12 year olds.
An audio tour was adapted from the original live commission.
"The aim is to provoke thought about the way in whichwe interact with our neighbours, and what it means to live in a community. The result is a powerful and engaging narrative which resonates with communities beyond the SW11 postcode." ****
"This tour does more than illuminate. It fosters some spirit of its subject and, temporarily at least, forges some community from the rubble. When we finally gather back at BAC, for mulled wine and milling around, everything's a little easier, a little cosier, a little more communal."
Carousel of Fantasies
"This has to be one of the strongest community theatre pieces that I have encountered and, even in the rain, it cast a spell on me."
A Younger Theatre
"We can't recommend highly enough this great theatrical tour through a fascinating slice of London history."
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