The Ballad of Corona V

Closure of The Big House Building for Lockdown

2020 has been a year like no other for us all. At The Big House, we’ve responded to the challenges of the pandemic by continuing to provide our brilliant young people with opportunities that create meaningful change in their lives. We are so incredibly proud that over the course of the past nine months we […]

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National Care Leavers Week 2020

At The Big House we celebrate our members every week! We thought on this National Care Leavers Week we would show everyone just a snippet of how much success our members are having – Check out our video! You can check out more on our socials by finding us at: @BigHouseTheatre on Twitter @_thebighouse_ on […]

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1st Luv Writer Feature

1st LUV brings together Ned Bennett, Debris Stevenson and Jammz to create a brand new piece of work for The Big House that promises to be dazzlingly modern and joyful. 1st Luv is a play about children experiencing the first sparks of romance, but also dealing with the traumatic inner drama of being in care. Debris Stevenson, Writer, says: “I […]

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Bullet Tongue Post Show Discussion - Saturday 8th December

Bullet Tongue Post Show Discussion – Saturday 8th December

The Big House has invited a panel who work with young people affected by county lines to join the cast after the show for a discussion about the themes and ideas explored in the play. Panel members: Sarah Hegarty – Service Manager, Multiple Vulnerabilities Missing & Exploitation at The Children’s Society Claire Sands – Youth […]

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The Big House Gala 2018

The Big House Gala 2018

This year The Big House Gala 2018 was held on Monday 4th June at Juju’s Bar and Stage which is part of Truman’s Brewery, Shoreditch.  We are immensely grateful to all of our wonderful guests who shared it with us and helped to make it an incredible event. The evening was a huge success and […]

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Loose Lips

Lia, a sex worker, has run away from her brothel with a suitcase of stolen money. She returns to the place she grew up to discover that things aren’t quite as she remembers. Age 14+ A New Play for The Big House written by Katherine Soper Winner of the 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2015 […]

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Offie Award Nominations for Phoenix Rising

Alongside 5 star reviews in Broadway World, Islington Gazette and Theatre Weekly and 4 star reviews in The Stage, London City Nights and Miro Magazine, Phoenix Rising was nominated in three categories for the Offie Awards: Best Director, Best Lighting Designer and Best Male Performance!

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Brixton Rock

The Big House are delighted to announce that for our next Open House Project we are working with award winning writer and care leaver Alex Wheatle, MBE, sharing extracts from the first stage of an adaption of his novel, ‘Brixton Rock’.  This extraordinary story shows the highly complex world in which Brenton Brown, a care leaver […]

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The Big House Breaks Into Paris

On Thursday 20th October, 5 Big House members and Maggie Norris, our Artistic Director travelled to Paris to break in to a summit of CEO’s from across Europe.  We worked with iris Worldwide, an international advertising agency on a bespoke brief, to perform a 5 minute piece of drama which told the story of a […]

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Open House Project – Week 10

This group have taken their improvisation skills onto the street, creating mini performances that the ‘audience’ will never realise were not real life events. Arguments, proposals and intimate overheard conversations were played out on the street and in parks in Peckham and on the bank of the Thames – with members of the public as […]

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