An Icon Theatre Production
The Ballad of St John’s Car Park
Wednesday 5 – Saturday 8 October, 7,30pm (& 2.30pm Saturday)
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 protested closure of Chatham Dockyard in 1984 to the Black Lives Matter movement’s 2020 campaign to rename a car park that commemorated a prominent slave trader. This brand-new immersive theatre production from 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 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)