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Made in Brockley!



Brockley's Buried Treasures


A candlelit night of storytelling, song and shadows

by Penny Dreadful and the Brockley Max Community Company.


Get involved!


Calling all budding writers, performers, local history enthusiasts and theatre makers. Over two days we will give you the material, tools and skills to make a play, resulting in a performance in Brockley Ladywell cemetery!  No experience necessary, just imagination, and the will to try something new. 



Meetings on Saturday 16 May (venue: Prendergast School Library, lower site, Adeleide Ave, SE4 1LE) and Sunday 24 May (venue: B&L cemetery chapel, meet at Ladywell cemetary entrance) - attendance to at least one of these sessions will be necessary.

start time: 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Company rehearsals on 30 & 31 May in Brockley & Ladywell Cemetery, SE4.



Sunday 31st May 7pm- 8pm

Updates will be emailed to you and also on the website

The show will be directed by Ros Philips (Sphinx Theatre) and written by the company with script by Mira Dovreni & story telling by Chinyere Nwaubani.



Performance: The Brockley & Ladywell Cemetery grounds and Chapel, SE4


What you will do?

We are looking for volunteers: actor, designer, writer, musician, stage manager, steward, storyteller, technician. You are welcome to every stage of the process.


Workshop: 1 session

Story Matching: bring your story (real or family myth or gossip) to do with Brockley and the Cemetery, we’ll match you with one of FOBLC’s (Friends of Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery) historians to exchange stories.  Themes include stories about love, accidents, journey/travel, literary figures, gore, loss, redemption.


The Writing: We welcome monologues, songs and poems, to be included in the piece where possible.

The Rehearsal: Depending on how you’d like to participate the company will work together to devise, rehearse and prepare the piece for performance on Sunday 31st 7pm.

The Performance: At this stage we know we will have a central character- an estate agent taking our audience on a tour of a possible new housing development to be built in the Cemetery. As the agent and audience look at different sites, voices, songs, shadows and stories from the past emerge. The drama will unfold as we find it together as the Brockley Max Community Company.


Contact us

If you are interested in getting involved please click here saying whether you would like to be an actor or a volunteer (we need ushers and makers and people to operate lights and sound) - or if you have a story connected with Brockley or the cemetery that you would like someone else to tell at the event.


Director: Ros Philips (Sphinx Theatre)

Writer: Mira Dovreni      Storytelling: Chinyere Nwaubani.

Producer: Penny Dreadful Theatre Company     Design Consultant: Pip Nash

Supported by Brockley Max & Lewisham Arts

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