Creating links and exchanging theatre


The Drama staff at University of Greenwich are creative practitioners and theatre scholars, engaged in collaborative and independent research projects. Below are some examples of the research projects that have been undertaken.

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Research at the University of Greenwich

The Pub Under the Stairs

Inspired by the curious objects and artefacts that were dug up when the new Stockwell Street site was built, this 15 minute performance brought together live action and filmed images into a shared reality.

Writer & Director: Jillian Wallis

Film: Ed Currie

Performers: Amy Bentley, Ruby Brown, Harriet Gandy,

Daniel Ward-Nixon and Abbie Woolcott

Part of an ACE funded project: The Broken Plate: Drawing on the Past - Looking to the Future

This artistic collaboration traced the stories of the people and the built environment connected to the site of Stockwell Street Library.

Hold Everything Dear: Performance, Politics & John Berger


and curated papers/writing by: Tom Overton (Barbican Centre & Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and John Berger's Biographer), Deborah Pearson (Forest Fringe), Rosie Rizq (University of Roehampton) and Mary Paterson, Maddy Costa & Diana Damian-Martin (Something Other).

For further information, please click here. 

Bathway Network Theatre hosted a symposium on the implications of Berger’s thought for performance. Organised by Simon Bowes for the Department of Language, Literature and Theatre, the day featured a selection of specially  commissioned perforances by:

Beatrice Jarvis (Kingston University), Rhiannon Armstrong (Independent artist), Michael Pinchbeck/ New Perspectives (University of Lincoln) and Campbell Edinborough (University of Hull).

Photo credit: Jean Mohr

Innovations in Assessment for Drama, Performing Arts & Musical Theatre

On Saturday 12th May staff from the University of Greenwich Drama department took part in the symposium 'Innovations in Assessment for Drama, Performing Arts & Musical Theatre' held at Anglia Ruskin University.


Programme leader Jillian Wallis & principal lecturer Dr Harry Derbyshire presented a talk on the challenges of delivering a demanding & popular Drama Production course that produces a high standard of public facing performance work, whilst ensuring academic rigour, managing student expectations, integrating theory and practice, and supporting students’ creativity and learning.


Stage and production manager, David Hockham also presented the talk  'Assessing in the swamp: Technical Theatre Practice, not just doing the drains..'

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Photo credit: David Hockham

Diversity Conference - 2018

Co- organised by John Ibanga of BEP Education and Greenwich & Woolwich BAME Forum, Diversity Conference 2018 focused on celebrating Greenwich and Woolwich’s diverse communities; cultures; history of immigration; local achievements and raising awareness of/creating open discourse on, issues affecting our communities.


The Conference featured guest speakers Matthew Pennycook MP, Gilles Cabon, Cllr Averil Leaku, Gracie Bradley, Dr Laura Williams (University of Greenwich Business School Lecturer) and Majid Rahman (UoG alumi) and focused on such themes as: young people and their future, immigration, role models/BAME achievements, vision for the future, anti-poverty/community challenges.


The event was a great success with future collaborations forged between BTN facilitator Dave Hockham and local community groups.


For more information on Univeristy of Greenwich's work in researching and understanding equality and diversity please use the following links:

Diversity Interest Group: website, University of Greenwich Page, @DIG_UoG


Click here for photos of the event

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