2022 will have you seeing double with a raucous, musical production of Twelfth Night – with a 1980s twist. Combining the wonderful storytelling of the Bard with a flavour of East London culture. Pure, unadulterated escapism, with live 80s classics, wild numbers, in lovely outdoor settings.
This is not traditional outdoor Shakespeare – it is performed in non-theatrical community spaces, with community at its heart, seeking inspiration from the diverse cultures of East London.
ELSF aims to bring communities together in a joyful way, giving some much-needed cultural respite in ‘safe’ outdoor settings. With lots of participatory opportunities for local communities to get involved in.
A festival vibe will be encouraged with gates opening an hour before the show, pre-show workshops, including party headband making workshop and BYO picnics and the audience might even spot the bombastic residents of Illyria wandering around.
The production will feature a community ensemble of local residents at our Waltham Forest venues; and is partnering with local performing arts college Big Creative and Crate to provide placements & 2 Kickstart Apprenticeships, offering invaluable behind- the-scenes insight, support with creative career options & new skills for their students.
Suitable for all ages and family friendly.
Locations and Dates:
16 - 19 June at Higham Hill Hub, E17
23 - 26 June at Fellowship Square, E17
1 - 3 July at Wanstead Park, E11
7 - 10 July at Leyton Jubilee Park, E10
15 - 17 July at Hoxton Community Gardens, N1
22 - 24 July at Highams Park, IG8
27 - 29 July at Clissold Park, N16
5 - 7 Aug at Springfield Park, E5
Date & time
12.30pm, 3pm & 7.30pm