The Ballad of St John’s Car Park

It’s Karaoke Night in the St. George. Andrea, Eddie, Asha and Kyle are ready to take a stand.

The Ballad of St John’s Car Park is a sticky-floored tribute to the positive power of protest and standing up for what we believe in.

With spectacular projection, joyous dance and uplifting community song, The Ballad of St John’s Car Park tells a unifying story about moments in Medway’s history that have been transformed by activism, from the Black Lives Matter movement’s campaign to rename a car park that commemorated the name of a slave trader to the protested closure of Chatham Dockyard in 1984.

This brand-new immersive theatre production from acclaimed Icon Theatre (If Not Now, The Chatham Witch) is created and performed by a company of professional performers alongside 200 people from local communities, and young people supported by Icon Theatre’s Theatre31 programme.

After the show, the bar and karaoke will stay open for an inclusive community party like no other where the audience can perform their own karaoke songs.

★★★★ ‘A sharp, impeccably performed and blazingly impassioned piece of theatre…simply terrific.’ The Times (previous production)

An Icon Theatre Production co-commissioned by Creative Estuary and Medway Council and supported by Arts Council England.

Dates and Times
Wednesday 5th October, 7.30pm
Thursday 6th October, 7.30pm
Friday 7th October, 7.30pm
Saturday 8th October, 2.30pm and 7.30pm (BSL Interpreted Performances)
Saturday 8 October, 1.30pm (Touch Tour – free)

Running Time 90 minutes (including an interval), the bar and karaoke will stay open after the show. To book the Touch Tour please email: or call 01634 813179

The St. George Hotel, 7-8 New Rd Ave, Chatham

How to Get There The nearest station is Chatham and the venue is a 5-minute walk away. The entrance to the show is at the rear of the hotel in Gundulph Road.