- Theatre is inspirational and has significant social and political value.
- Theatre provides the opportunity to collaborate with people from a wide spectrum of disciplines.
- Theatre is important to everyone (not just darlings).
- We use alternative art forms to explore the world of our plays and attract new audiences to theatre.
- Our work is known for integrity, quality and excellence.
- All of the work that we create and commission has a theatrical narrative and is relevant to the times.
By Bryony Lavery
18 March–11 April 2015, Park Theatre
On April 17th 1980 my daughter, Rhona, walked out of my house to go to her Grandma’s. She never got there. She never came back. She was 10. For years after her disappearance, Nancy keeps hope alive by imagining her daughter growing up. Then a man is arrested and Rhona’s remains are found.
By Michael Wall
2–27 October 2012, Old Red Lion Theatre
Michael Wall’s black comedy takes us from the garden of a house in suburban London to the grounds of a mental asylum, where two couples fight for their lives amidst the inner-city frustrations and aspirations of the 1980s. Women Laughing received two OFFIE nominations.
25 June 2012, Screen on the Green Cinema
A film about 80s Islington, based on interviews with Islington residents and the traders of Chapel Market. It centres on an urban myth, perpetuated by locals, and harks back to a comparatively innocent era – before mobile phones and the Internet changed our lives forever.
Designed by Archmongers
January-March 2012, Islington Libraries
Partnering Every Time I Think of You, a photographic exhibition offering a unique snapshot of life in Islington during this vibrant and defining decade. The exhibition was shown for two months at Islington Local History Centre and Islington Central Library.
By John Hopkins
31 October-24 December 2012, Old Red Lion Theatre
DS Johnson has been on the force 20 years, and he’s seen too much. When another young girl is brutally attacked on her way home from school, a suspect is brought in for questioning. Against orders, Johnson decides to interrogate Baxter alone, and this time he wants answers.
By Sally Rose & Mark Sands
March 2010, Islington Assembly Halls
It’s Christmas 2010 and 80-year-old Frank Roberts didn’t expect to spend Advent with three teenagers doing community service in his garden. Soon the girls are dipping into a forbidden treasure chest of secrets – taking us back to war-torn Islington 1940, when Community Service was very different.