1968 – Kids

“1968, Catford”

Community Heritage & Theatre Project – Catford, London, SE6 – Sept to Nov 2018

Partnered with St Laurence Church and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Outburst Theatre is bringing together children in Years 5 & 6 from different Catford and Lewisham primary schools and members of local heritage organisations to research local history and stage a live theatre production about the events of 1968 in Catford. This project gives FREE drama training and FREE research training to all participating children and it will also be filmed for a docu-film to be screened publicly and then kept in the Lewisham Archives. We’re making history! Join us!!


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Would you like your child to be involved in this very exciting opportunity to learn valuable skills, meet new people, both young and old, and to contribute to the history of Catford and Lewisham? Please get in touch ASAP at outbursttheatre@gmail.com. We have room for 50 children and we will offer these spaces on a first come, first served basis.




Dates: 15th Sept – 3rd November 2018

Location: St Laurence’ Church, Catford.

Stage 1 Research Training Day

Sat 15th Sept : Children will spend a day being trained by members of the Age Exchange in how to be investigating journalists when interviewing local residents.

Stage 2Reminiscence Day

Sat 22nd Sept: Children will meet local senior residents who lived here in 1968 and they can interview them about their memories and incredible stories from 50 years ago. The information they find will form the basis of our performance.

Stage 3 – Rehearsals

From 26th Sept to 18th Oct – : Weekly after-school rehearsals, on either Wednesdays or Thursdays (depending on which group your child is in) from 4pm – 5pm/ 5pm – 6pm.

Thurs 25th Oct & Fri 26th Oct (Half Term Week) – Full Day Rehearsals

Thurs 1st Nov & Fri 2nd Nov – Evening rehearsals

Stage 4Performance

Sat 3rd November – 2 x performances in immersive, promenade style, open to the public to attend.

PLEASE NOTE: This project is being filmed for the purpose of making a docu-film to be screened publicly and to be kept in the Lewisham Archives. All parents and carers will be asked to sign release forms, giving consent for the children to be filmed.


The deadline for registration is Friday 10th August

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