InterAction Theatre Group
Interaction Theatre Group
Open to all.
Our youngest member is 11 and the oldest is 94.
We welcome disabled and non-disabled people from all cultures and backgrounds.
There are 20+ members.
The group learns music and theatre skills, write and perform their own shows, led by experienced professional artist/facilitators.
There have been opportunities to gain training and accreditation through the Open College Network. Members are also encouraged to lead parts of the sessions.
As well as performing, the group can go on theatre trips and join in other social events.
Thursday during term time.
Ponders End United Reform Church Hall, College Court (Off Ponders End High Road) EN3 4EY and 52 Market Square, Edmonton, London N9 0TZ
2½ hours for the regular sessions, but the group will meet for full days before they put on shows.
‘Interaction’ began as a project creating a large scale community show about the people of Ponders End.
‘Ponderful people’ was co-written by local people and a professional script writer and was performed in a giant marquee in Ponder’s End Park in 2012.
The project was so successful that a legacy inter-generational group was set up.
It has thrived making and performing many plays based on the local area.
Health and Happiness - 2012/2013
A revue commissioned by local groups to raise awareness of the importance of keeping healthy and happy and the activities available to help.
Tales of the New River (2013/14)
A historical musical play to celebrate the 400 year anniversary of the New River, which runs through Enfield and on to central London.
The play was researched and co-written by the group and professional theatre/music makers.
It was very successful and played to packed houses at the Dugdale Theatre and Forty Hall in Enfield and at the River Head in Islington.
No Fixed Abode (2014)
A musical play based on experiences of homelessness within the group.
The play was performed at a local festival raising awareness of homelessness and to support a new shelter in Enfield.
Determined and the Damned (2015)
A musical play contrasting the stories of two local women from history with contemporary life.
The play followed the lives of Elizabeth Sawyer from the 17th century, who was known as the ‘Witch of Edmonton’, and Gladys Aylward, a cockney missionary who had tremendous adventures including saving over 100 orphans.
The play was performed at the Dugdale Theatre.
The Originators (2017)
The Originators are immortal beings. Their role, over millions of years, is to create humans, populating worlds within parallel universes. They decide to make an unprecedented visit to observe their creations.
Landing in the Ponders End and Edmonton area, the Originators have come to investigate life in 2017.
They are amazed at the human’s strength in adversity but are concerned at the direction their future seems to be taking.
Exploring themes of immigration, isolation and the struggle for identity, the InterACTion drama group created an entertaining, moving and unforgettable journey using humour, drama and original music.
The play was performed at the Dugdale Theatre in 2017.
Between the Wi and the Fi (2019)
From mobile phones to virtual personal assistants, from drones to androids technology is everywhere in our modern lives.
At the same time, loneliness is a growing epidemic effecting everyone in society.
This inclusive play with music explores the impact of both on a busy modern family.
Written, devised and performed by a cast aged 11 – 94!
Interaction is funded by Comic Relief, Enfield Council Capacity Fund, Enfield Residents Priority Fund, Fairshare (Lottery), People’s Health Trust, People’s Postcode Lottery, Reaching Communities (the National Lottery), The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund and Anonymous.
The InterACTion Theatre Group is currently full - but if you would like to added to the waiting list please contact the Face Front office on 020 8350 3461 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.