Time Out says
Posted: Wed Jun 20 2012
The roots of The Albany date back to 1899 when it was founded to encourage wellbeing in the poverty-ridden Deptford community. The 1970s saw the institute host theatre and music before a fire put paid to its artistic efforts. The Albany you see today was rebuilt in 1982 and, as a performing arts centre, has hosted a mix of theatre, music, comedy, spoken word and dance ever since. It continues to be rooted in the community with diverse, often participatory programming.
What's on at Albany Theatre
Documentary about the rich diversity of street dances across South Africa, explaining how these diverse performance styles including isiPantsula, sBhujwa, Krump and B-boy have given birth to a new means of self-expression.
Wed Oct 15:
Directed by Francois Verster (2009), 94 min. This innovative documentary film captures, with charm, the conflicts and difficulties underlying Cape Town's societal blend.
Sat Oct 18:
Fresh from its win at last week’s Oscars, Gavin Hood’s important and vital – if a little heavy-handed – film is an update of Athol Fugard’s 1959 novel of the same name. Hood transfers Fugard’s story from its setting in Johannesburg’s long-extinct tow...
Fri Oct 17:
Theatre maker Ira Brand's show is a touching meditation on what it means to age explored through a series of performance installations, projections, encounters with her elderly grandparents and interviews with people.
A show about home, caring and getting old from Entelechy and Freedom Studios, based on the true stories of over 200 older people from Bradford, Deptford and Stockton. Ages 12-plus.
A new open-air circus show from Cirque Bijou and Nutkhut which gets local audiences to discover the city's history.
Puppetry, Kids' theatre, Fringe, Drama, Kids' theatre
Note: this is a review of the show's run at the Little Angel Theatre in 2013. ‘We’re going on a bear hunt, we’re going to catch a big one, what a beautiful day, we’re not scared.’ Michael Rosen’s rhythmic tale about a family which goes looking for bears...