Streatham Rookery Gardens – summer of drama

4 July 2018

Written by: Streatham Common Co-op

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Streatham Common Co-Operative presents a season of outdoor theatre at Streatham Rookery, starting Sunday July 8 with Shakespeare’s A Winter’s Tale.

posters for 12th night, the winter's tale & romeo & juliet at Streatham Rookery plus photo of the gardens where treasure hunts and an open-air performance of Wind in the Willows

There’s theatre for all ages at Streatham Rookery:

  • The world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards, pedal from venue to venue with the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare.
  • The Festival Players also bring a Shakespeare play – A Winter’s Tale, an intriguing mix of drama and comedy.
  • Brixton-based theatre company Sixteen Feet follow their outdoor Alice in Wonderland and Jungle Book with another journey into classic children’s books – The Wind in The Willows
  • Clip Theatre present an interactive music and drama treasure hunt through Rookery Gardens for under-12s.

Right for the setting

Dominic Leary of SCCoop said: “We’re committed to providing cultural activities within the beautiful grounds of the Rookery. We ensure these activities are appropriate to the setting. Some fundraise for our work in the gardens. Others are free of charge from our partners, the Friends of Streatham Common. We aim to have something for everyone. Enjoy your summer at the Rookery.”

What’s on?

  • A Winter’s Tale, 8 July – The Festival Players

Sparked by obsessive envy, King Leontes sets in motion events which affect two kingdoms and two generations. This premier professional all-male company is on tour. Book tickets

  • The Wind in the Willows, 9 – 13 August – Sixteen Feet Productions

A promenade performance of this much-loved story around the Rookery. For ages 5 and up. Duration 1hr. Book tickets for all dates and times

  • Rookery Adventures, Music and Treasure Hunts, 18 AugustClip Theatre

Amazing, role-playing adventure to find the Magic Flower Power teddy bear and defeat the Wicked Weed Queen! Together we’ll have fun, find clues and treasure and explore the Rookery! Please note there are sessions for ages 4-7 and 7-11, please check before you book

  • Twelfth Night, Friday 31 August – The Handlebards

Expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter. Book tickets

  • Romeo and Juliet, Wednesday 5 September – The Handlebards

Romeo and Juliet as you’ve never seen it before! Romeo and Juliet fall in love, despite both families hating each other. Book tickets


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