Fancy discovering some of London’s hidden history in an alternative way? This weekend, join an interactive theatre event at Greenwich’s Old Royal Naval College.
Up, Down and Beyond is a brand-new piece from award-winning performer Laura Mugridge. Mugridge is a theatre-maker who loves to create intimate and bespoke storytelling events. You’ll get to take a walk around the grounds with Mugridge as stories drawn from people’s connections to the Old Royal Naval College unfold around you. You’ll find out about those who lived, worked and partied there. You can expect a little comedy combined with local tales and a suitable soundtrack. In fact, the event finishes with a silent disco in the lovely Painted Hall — which is, as you might expect, a grand room with decorative painting to match!
This event is part of the London attraction’s autumn season. And it includes plenty of other quirky happenings to get you through October and November, from enjoying an Admiral’s Tea to taking a Ghost Tour.
If you have yet to discover the Old Royal Naval College, it’s the centrepiece of Maritime Greenwich, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a long and celebrated 500-year history. Designed by England’s greatest architects, including Sir Christopher Wren, the buildings include the sumptuous Painted Hall and the neo-classical Chapel. The classical buildings were built as the Royal Hospital for Seamen between 1696 and 1751. And going back further in time, the site was once home to the celebrated Greenwich Palace, the favoured Royal residence of Henry VIII.
Out and about in London? Check these events out!
When: 9th -10th October 2021
Where: Old Royal Naval College, King William Walk, Greenwich, London SE10 9NN
£: Tickets cost £18
More info: ornc.org/whats-on/up-down-beyond