Here you will find information about all our Productions & Creative Acts, past, present and a future.
ECHOES - A Bellingham Film
A short film to capture the beautiful, warm and tough personality of Bellingham, Lewisham, South East London written, researched and made by and with 150 people from the area as part of the Fellowship Inn Project. Created by The Working Party and The People of Bellingham Directed by Shane Davey Written by Lakeisha Lynch-Stevens Associate Producer Florida Selimaj Produced by Matthew Schmolle STARRING: Paul Cree Pat Fordham Councillor Alan Hall Bernardeta Jakubczyk John Kinnard Debbie Nelson Anne Ohio Carol Paul Inez Reynolds Kemar Scott Florida Selimaj Reverend Timon Singh Sheila Warr and The Pupils of Elfrida School, Bellingham. WITH THANKS TO: Phoenix Community Housing Meschach Harris Heritage Lottery Fund Adele @ Elfrida School
EVERYTHING BETWEEN US by David Ireland
On Day One of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Northern Ireland at Stormont estranged sisters Sandra and Teeni are thrown together for the first time in 11 years. Overshadowed by the legacy of hurt both must fight through decades of violence to discover if reconciliation is possible on the pathway to peace. The English premiere of a multi-award-winning new play by David Ireland (Cyprus Avenue, Royal Court), Everything Between Us is a dramatic, dark, unflinching comedy by Northern Ireland’s boldest contemporary writer. WRITER - David Ireland CAST Teeni - Katrina McKeever Sandra- Lynsey-Anne Moffat CREATIVE TEAM Director - Neil Bull Producer - Matthew Schmolle Designer - Laura Cordery Lighting Design - Kieron Johnson Sound Designer - Simon Slater Stage Manager - Naomi Harvey Trailer - Monika Jastrzębska ★★★★ - Michael Billington, The Guardian. "...examines the irrationality of hatred with a ... blackly comic intensity." ★★★★ - The Stage. "...emotionally rich, unapologetically hilarious, and compellingly articulate...Moffat and McKeever supplying richly detailed, comically naturalistic performances." ★★★★ - Broadway World. "...visceral and taut portrayal of the impact of years of hatred and violence...a deeply troubling and raw production, with superb performances that will stay with you for some time afterwards." ★★★★ - Theatre Fullstop. "...pulls you along on its brutal expression and leaves nothing behind." ★★★★ - Paul in London. "McKeever is mesmerising...it's a hell of a thought provoking ride." ★★★★ - London Pub Theatres. "Katrina McKeever is simply electric...Lynsey-Anne Moffat’s Sandra is shattering...The set design of Laura Cordery is superb...Simon Slater’s ‘soundscape’ adds enormously." ★★★★ - Prestridge Squared. "...an excellent production superbly directed by Neil Bull. Hats off to The Working Party Theatre Company for its role in bringing this play to an English audience."
The Fellowship Project - in Bellingham NOW!
18 MONTHS OF ARTS PROJECTS ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP INN AND BELLINGHAM By The Working Party, Stitches In Time and Greenwich & Lewisham Young People's Theatre. Open to everyone, of every age and every level of experience. If you are interested in getting involved email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 020 8854 1316 and let us know which project most interests you or what you want to get involved in and someone will get back to you very quickly.
PAYBACK is a film about money. Why we love it. Why we hate it, and why we can’t live without it Commissioned by Phoenix Community Housing and Riverside Housing, made by The Working Party Theatre Company and Hide Productions, it was the culmination of a month long research project in South Lewisham during which 46 people were interviewed about debt and their relationship to money. These interviews were shaped into a short script which was filmed around Downham, Bellingham and Whitefoot using a mix of professional and community volunteer actors and film crew. When completed the film will be toured round local community organisations and used as the centre piece for a workshop that delves into everyone's least favourite subject; money and debt. CAST Jean - Lisa Davina Phillip Bruno - Anyebe Godwin Harry - Jim Mulligan COMMUNITY CAST Clement, Christina, Mary, Carol, Thava, John, Mark, Christine, Fiona, Brigit, Conor, Daniela CREATIVE TEAM Director / Writer - Paul Whittaker Producer - Matthew Schmolle Production Assistant - Dani Thomas Second Camera - Hector Wills Photographer - Daniela Fleckenstein
FAST MOVING CONSUMABLES - InTRANSIT Festival 2015
FAST MOVING CONSUMABLES is a street performance with a difference. It played 8:30am - 9:30am, 22nd - 26th June, opposite Ladbroke Grove Station and online at www.theworkingpartyuk.org/fmc, where audience could listen to the accompanying live stream. In a story that developed over five consecutive days it followed our heroes in their quest for meaning inside and outside the modern world of work. Created by the company and written by Kensington and Chelsea resident and Soho Theatre Young Writer Laura Humphrey, with a soundscape by DeLix, FAST MOVING CONSUMABLES is a durational narrative performance designed to punctuate and perforate the commuters’ journey. Katie - Samantha Béart John - Kristian Phillips Director - Alexander Ferris Producer - Matthew Schmolle Words - Laura Humphrey Soundscape - Delix, Alexander Ferris and qAphqA Assistant Director - Joe Hancock Costume - Fiona Lockton Local Partner - The Clement James Centre Commissioner - InTRANSIT Festival for RBKC More information and recordings at www.theworkingpartyuk.org
HollerBox: The Film
We ran 12 workshops. We worked with 140 Southwark residents to find out how they felt about the borough they lived in. We commissioned one script. We filmed it at 10 locations across the borough. Finally we performed it live, with a community cast, to sold out audiences in March 2014 at The Bussey Building in Peckham. This is 'Home'. Directed by Shane Davey, shot by Sara Deane, written by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and produced by The Working Party. A short, sharp shard of South London life. The voice of the largest, fastest changing borough in London brought to you by a community cast of residents aged 15 to 77.