Greenwich Performs is a new festival of the arts based in part on the old Greenwich Festival. It brings together classical music, jazz, Shakespeare, children’s theatre, poetry, early music, Oktoberfest and a community Fun Palace.
There are special appearances by author and local resident Blake Morrison and playwright Michael Frayn, who will be discussing his play Here, which is being revived at Greenwich Theatre. There are organised walks, free recitals and tours of some of the most historic houses in Greenwich.
Performances are taking place at Greenwich Theatre, the Old Royal Naval College, St Alfege church, Oliver’s Jazz Bar, the Queen’s House and Laban Building. The festival kicks off with Handel’s Esther at St Alfege church, plus fireworks and songs from the Rock Choir at The Point. The middle weekend sees a Fun Palace of family activities organised by Emergency Exit Arts and the festival concludes with a ballet adaptation of Dracula at Greenwich Theatre.
Download the brochure with the entire programme HERE