Visiting Show

L’Arche London Drama Group performs The Story of Babka

Date: 31 Aug 2024

Time: 19:30 - 20:30

Where: SLT Fire Station

Ages: All

South London Theatre welcomes:
L’Arche London Drama Group performs The Story of Babka

Come and see L’Arche London Drama Group’s lively interpretation of The Story of Babka, a performance based on a traditional Polish folktale of trust and discovery. Enjoy dance, humour, participative music and fun.

People with and without learning disabilities will recreate the story Babka, a content old lady, living in a cottage in the middle of the forest. She loves birds, walking with nature and talking to the people of the nearby village: a barber, a doctor, a painter and a French baker! But one day Babka receives some terrible news: the beautiful forest and the charming village is in great danger. Will Babka be able to save the forest? Could a little bird of the forest be the answer?

This is a tale of how little things can hold big power; that nature, kindness and love conquer all.

Suitable for all, including families.

Timings: 1 hour including a 15 minute interval.

Director: Laura Blundo

Cast:
Babka – Hazel Bradley
Oak Tree / The Client – Jason Brockwell
Sycamore Tree – Emma Langaas
Apple Tree - Roxanne McDonald-Johnson
The Wind / The Fiddle Player- Vincenzo Scozzari
The Barber / Soldier 1 – William Irvine
The Doctor – Amy Catton
The Baker / The Golden Bird– Danny Roberts
The Artist – Derek Williams
The Mother – Maria Scozzari
Soldier 2 – Jack Ridgman
Soldier 3 – Antonio Estay


We believe that people with learning disabilities have much to teach us and contribute to the world.
During the last fifty years, we have learnt that one of the best ways to enable this is by creating communities with a culture of shared lives between people with and without learning disabilities, from which we can work together to build a more human society.

At L’Arche we celebrate people with learning disabilities and build circles of support around them.
We go beyond supporting people’s basic needs to attend to their emotional and spiritual lives, too. It is this focus on building relationships and cultivating a sense of belonging that makes us different from other service providers.

All money raised through ticket sales funds future productions by the drama group.

About L’Arche and the London Drama Group

Our Drama Group represents many of those from our London community who find joy in performance art and prop-making. The group meets weekly and has brought their performances to Churches, Theatres and Conferences across London and the UK. Their last performances were Aladdin at The South London Theatre, the Musicians of Bremen at Stanley Arts and The Story of Creation at St Luke’s Church. You can see more about the group in this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsZCy8yRUWs.

Book Tickets
Poster for the tory of Babka, showing a drawing of a yellow bird by a tree.