Our 2020 SAVVY Year …


[blurb adapted from Annual Report]


playwriting workshop

for pupils at wandle valley academy

Having seen his award-winning show The Canary & The Crow, pupils at Wandle Valley Academy worked with playwright Daniel Ward and composer Prez96 on unlocking story moments, character points of view and music development.

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The seance

Monday, 23rd March, SAVVY Studio

Visions in the basement and an old tale from the local manor house bring new business opportunities and a gathering of people.

Is it just a spooky story or something more?

An original show, written and performed by the Crisis Averted Company exploring character motives and the supernatural.

This show was not shared with a live audience due to the Coronavirus pandemic.



While our studio at Fairfield Halls was temporarily closed due to the Covid-19 crisis, the SAVVY Summer Season moved online with weekly Zoom sessions, ongoing collaboration between members and show development.

Throughout lockdown, we wanted to ensure that we:

  • maintained contact with our members and provided support to access SAVVY’s online sessions

  • continued to provide exciting and energetic weekly workshops, that would facilitate creation in a virtual safe space

  • were able to support member collaboration

  • could transfer the work being developed online, back into the SAVVY studio when lockdown ended 

film premiere

December 2020

[text to come]



18TH & 19TH December 2020, Fairfield Halls

Based on the work developed during lockdown, SAVVY produced a Socially Distanced, Steampunk Panto in the foyer of Fairfield Halls.​​

Combining traditional pantomime with a steampunk twist, audiences were introduced to Jack, a young progressive torn between two worlds - the traditional farming community he lives in with Dame Trott, his mother, and the industrial world above he has heard so much about - with its new-fangled contraptions, impossible inventions and giant wealth!

In true SAVVY-style, this original pantomime involved an inclusive community cast from across our diverse membership, including young people, adults with a learning disability, people with experience of homelessness and everyone in-between. 

all photos are copyright of Andrew hYLdOn, 2019
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