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From Micro Shakespeare to Macro Pig Theatre

The National Theatre is touring round London this summer as part of its Watch This Space Festival. Between 27th June - 31st August, you can look forward to free outdoor entertainment centred around Lambeth, Southwark, and Waterloo.


St John's Church is where all the action will be in Waterloo. In the first week, you can look forward to theatrical pop 'n' rock classics from The Sneakers in silly head gear and swing-jazz from The Streetlights. If you'r brave enough, get a crazy makeover from Sienta La Cabez, or take on the Tour de Chance challenge, in which you have to pedal as fast as you can to drain your water tank. Another cycling activity will include sewing on a bike.

In week two you can meet the some swinging ninjas, a sensational sword swallower, and a circus tale with oversized objects. Week three has even more circus entertainment, and is very family oriented, with a Dad's Dancing Workshop, and a quest to Help Humpty Dumpty find the missing words in his riddle.

Another highlight during the festival is PIG, Stick your head through a giant inflatable sow, and watch a bit of unexpected theatre.

Lambeth & Southwark

Three funny shows will be performed at various locations and dates in Lamberth and Southwark.


Turning a tragedy into a Spanish comedy, La La La Tempesta is an interactive play where you meet a storytelling bard, manipulate objects, and listen through headphones.

Crazy in Love!

Inspired by the lovers from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, four acrobatic lovers dream that they are trapped in a circus, and explore all the literal highs and lows of falling in and out of love.


Eight characters are lost in the city, carrying a suitcase. They nothing about our way of life, but are very curious about their environment, and us. Get dragged into their exploration, and become part of the show.
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Why? Fun for families
When: 27th June - 31st August
Phone: 020 7452 3000
Where: Waterloo, Lambeth, Southwark
Cost: Free
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