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The Front Room, Croydon

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£8.00 - £20.00

Spending time with Granny Pearl is always magical with her tales of the sea and we're off to visit her down by the seaside. There’s always been something fishy about her and on a special boat trip around the island with the family, we’ll hear the story of this special granny with a secret…

Suitable for young children the performance mixes storytelling, simple crafts, puppets, song and live music to tell the story of Granny Pearl. The show gently explores family relationships and the wonderful things we can find out about each other. Set on a boat trip around an island somewhere off the coast of Britain, the show makes time to explore the wildlife and experiences of the coast with music and activities which evoke the weather, environment and feelings of being in and near the sea.

Inspired by Jenny's song, 'Granny Pearl', this show is for anyone who loves the sea, stories and surprises!

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The Front Room

Saint George's Walk



Written and performed by Jenny Lockyer 
Co-directed by Vern Griffiths

​”Beau and I loved the show- thank you so much. We've not stopped singing Granny Pearl and what I can remember of the Giant Squid Song...'begins with Um and ends in Ella!'.. can't wait for the next show!"  Laura Woodhams, parent

Jenny Lockyer is a writer, artist, actor, comedian, singer-songwriter and arts workshop facilitator who works with people of all ages in creative projects. Some projects are one-offs, some are ongoing, some are just beginning...

​Her one woman play, 'Amy Johnson : Last Flight Out' has been touring since 2017 and she has written many funny songs full of stories and weird and wonderful characters, some of which have been published in a series of children's poetry anthologies. Jenny has performed these songs all over for cabaret, variety and comedy nights, music gigs, house concerts, school assemblies, churches, radio, bars, clubs and people's living rooms...and once for the queue in the local chemist.

She has been gigging since 2003 and has supported the likes of Tim Vine, Dylan Moran, Shazia Mirza, Adam Buxton, Arthur Smith and Sara Pascoe. 

"Musical comedy joy! A comic songstress with delightfully insane, catchy, charming musical numbers. Mixes the worlds of music and comedy with a guitar, a golden voice and a twisted lyric or two!" Paul Kerensa

The Front Room is an accessible venue. 

Latecomers are admitted at a suitable point.

Doors open approx. 15 minutes before the show starts. 

Adults are seated during the performance - however, you are welcome to bring a cushion if you wish to sit on the ground with your child.​​​​​​​


Croydonites Festival of New Theatre

Croydonites is a festival of new theatre and performance for Croydon. Its mission is to showcase local theatre makers, and bring some of the best contemporary performance work from around the UK to CR0 doorsteps. The inaugural event took place in November 2015 when four companies presented work at two venues. The 4th edition took place in May 2019 and featured nine artists over four weeks in five venues. It has become a fixed event on Croydon's Cultural Calendar and regularly commissions new work by local artists. In 2020 it will present the 5th edition.