So This Is Commedia 2019 in Rotherhithe


World Commedia dell’Arte Day is here again and so is London’s Own Commedia Festival!

Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 February 2019 will see fun and dancing, street theatre and processions, workshops, films and performances in Rotherhithe.

Children and their parents can join the parade and watch the dancers and Commedia players. Zannis will be dancing everywhere!

Zannis will be dancing everywhere!

Venues include the Norwegian Church and The Bubble Theatre nearby, but the  information desk will be at Sands Film Studios and Cinema, 82 St Marychurch Street, Rotherhithe, SE16 4HZ.

For full information see the programme: So this is Commedia

More information about the Workshop on the Elizabethan Jig can be found at Workshop on the Elizabethan Jig.

"Pulcinella's Progress" through Rotherhithe
“Pulcinella’s Progress” through Rotherhithe

Saturday 23 February

Sands Film Studios and Cinema, 82 St Marychurch Street,Rotherhithe, SE16 4HZ

  • 12.00 STREET THEATRE & PROCESSION:“Pulcinella’s Progress” out and back from St Mary’s Churchyard (free event)
  • 12.30 –1.00PERFORMANCE:“The Death & Resurrection of Pulcinella” at the Norwegian Church (free event). Return to St Mary’s Churchyard for a final performance.
  • 2.00 –3.30WORKSHOP: “An Introduction to Commedia dell’Arte” with Barry Grantham in Sands Studio Theatre(tickets £5 at on the door.
  • 4.00 –5.30WORKSHOP: “Commedia reflections on theElizabethan Jig” inthe Bubble Theatre Rehearsal Room (tickets £5 via Sands Studios as above)
  • 7.00 CONCERT: “So this is Commedia” in Sands Theatre (tickets £10 via Sands Studios as above)

There will also be an opportunity to join in workshops on pipe & tabor playing (led by members of the Taborers Society) and dances of the 17thcentury (with members of Pastime Historical Dance) (free events)

Monday 25 February (World Commedia dell’Arte Day)

International Commedia dell’Arte Day 2019: Screening and Talk

Barry Grantham and Bill Tuck present and discuss a selection of film footage to celebrate International Commedia Dell’Arte Day.

Tickets and information

Information desk at Sands Film Studios all day.

The Bubble Rehearsal Room is upstairs at 5 Elephant Lane, Rotherhithe (2 mins walk from Sands Studios)

St Mary’s Churchyard is adjacent to the church in St Marychurch Street, opposite Sands Studios.

Buy a one-day pass for all events online or on the door.

Disclaimer: WISE16 cannot be held responsible for any event changes or cancellation. We strongly recommend to check with the organiser if you have any questions, especially for those events which require paying a fee.

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