Panto season started early at the Secombe Theatre with the Action Replay Drama Group's 70's disco-inspired take on this classic tale. Bringing together a community ensemble with backstage support from Bloomin'Arts and a special appearance from Carew Manor's Bellsangels, this sell-out event was a wonderful start to the festive season.

Masked Expectations


Using Trestle Theatre's Intermediate Mask Set and working alongside artists from STOMP, the Wandle Boys delighted audiences with their devised showcase.


“Brilliant! Thank you so much for your support and hard work, the event has given the whole school a much needed boost of confidence and feelings of team spirit etc at the end of a hard year. It was more than just a drama performance.”

Strictly 'Greased Lightening'


It's 50's cool with a twist! Recently performed by the Action replay drama group as part of Sutton Mencap’s annual 'Strictly Dance' event, this brand-new show, inspired by the characters of GREASE, raced its way round the Secombe Theatre and (a very muddy) Guilfest!

Brillig & The River World


Object and puppet theatre techniques combined to create a unique tale of courage and determination. Originally inspired by Lewis Carroll's The Jabberwocky, this non-verbal piece was devised by the Young Company and performed at both the Surrey Youth Drama Festival and Guilfest.

Ernie's Incredible Illucinations

by Alan Ayckbourn 
Performed by the SAVVY Acting Company who went on to win an 'Outstanding Contribution' Award for their performance at the 2012 Leatherhead Drama Festival.

Journey To X


by Nancy Harris

Especially written for the 2012 National Theatre Connections Festival, it was performed by the SAVVY Young Company at both the Charles Cryer Studio and Chichester Festival Theatre.

Brighton Fringe Festival


Originally devised by the SAVVY Adult Company back in 2011, the current (re-vamped) schools production of The Girl on the Platform previewed at the 2012 Brighton Fringe

The Bus Stop Project


SAVVY embarked on a seven week residency throughout Spring 2012, working in secondary schools across South Croydon. Pupils from each school spent weekly sessions using Mask and Forum Theatre techniques to explore their own personal experiences and observations of travelling on public transport, in particular how to avoid potentially dangerous situations whilst being made aware of how their own behaviour may affect others around them. This project was made possible by the Youth Localities Fund.