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50th Year: The First Night

Image from The Story of Us. Photo by Guy Carpenter.


6-10pm. £12/£10 concessions.

A Peephole History of People Show – Part 1

Original member Mark Long’s solo durational tour-de-force performance experience that narrates the story of every People Show. From its beginnings in December 1966 in the basement of Better Books on Charing Cross Road, through to the present day some 132 shows later, this interactive gallery piece takes in an eclectic mix of people, places and developments in-between. Split into three parts over three consecutive days, join us in experiencing a rare and intimate recount of each show from the man who has seen it all. Limited visibility, please arrive early.

Collaborative, Cooperative, Collective

Is it still possible to create work in a non-hierarchal way? Could the counter-culture happen now?

Come and join the conversation between People Show artists past and present with input from industry associates as we look to investigate the big questions in relation to People Show’s practice and impact upon the wider theatrical landscape. Chaired by Vicky Featherstone (Artistic Director, Royal Court). Panel includes playwright Howard Brenton and Mark Long.

People Show 132: The Story of Us

An unconventional adventure across eons, years, weeks, minutes and seconds. A Man and A Woman question their place on earth and their place at the dinner table. Can listening to Chris Rea give any insight on the matter of interplanetary colonisation? What would be the best strategy to secure an impromptu date at the local Italian? What happens when we look so closely at a stranger we begin to see their past appear between the gaps in their teeth? People Show examine human nature and life force in this, their 132nd piece of contemporary theatre especially created for their 50th Year



Date and time

1 December 2016

Please note
This is now a past event.


Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB
Tel: 020 7247 5102
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