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Fairfield Halls, London

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Collecting stories is a family business for the Grimms, handed down through the generations - ever since their great great great great grandfathers, those famous brothers, heard the one about Hansel and Gretel.

This year GRIMM'S COLLECTING AGENCY will be popping up in Croydon on a mission to assess the state of our divided nation.

The Grimms will be collecting stories. Your stories...

Is there a legend in your family? Do you have a tale about the street you live in or how you came to Croydon? Perhaps you have a favourite yarn that makes you think differently about the world? Please tell your best stories to the Grimms, who will be roaming your streets from 23rd – 26th March, or if you can’t find them in person you can drop them a line: [email protected]

On Saturday 28th March the Grimms will be presenting their findings about Croydon, and performing some of their favourite stories that they have collected from the area.

‘Almost anywhere is a possible stage for this most creative of theatre groups. The challenge they set themselves is to break free of tradition, reinterpret the classics and collaborate with their audience. Absolutely not the West End.’ The Guardian

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Fairfield Halls

Park Lane



Originally supported by Lewisham Council
This edition commissioned by Croydonites Festival of New Theatre

Original director: Sophie Austin

Teatro Vivo is a critically acclaimed site-specific theatre company making playful and exciting immersive shows in unusual spaces. They tell stories in surprising ways – exploring The Odyssey on the streets of Deptford, exposing the truth behind the British Arms Trade in public squares, and bringing Shakespeare to Supermarkets. They believe everyone should experience the pure joy of engaging physically, emotionally and intellectually with a piece of live theatre.

Teatro Vivo shine a light on forgotten or neglected places and spaces, bringing high quality and exciting theatre to parts of London and the UK that might not normally experience it. They embed themselves in every location in which they perform – collaborating with local people, businesses and organisations and rehearsing in public when possible. They make immersive work accessible to all: all they shows are designed to be wheelchair friendly and they have specialist stewards available to act as personal guides to any audience member with additional needs.

Who We Are
Led by joint Artistic Directors Mark Stevenson and Kas Darley, Teatro Vivo is based in South East London, where they are Artistic Associates at The Albany, Deptford. They have worked all over the UK and collaborated with organisations including Newbury Watermill, The Story Museum (Oxford), The British Library, Dash Arts, and over a hundred community organisations.
Teatro Vivo is a registered charity.

Fairfield Halls is an accessible venue.

Latecomers are admitted at a suitable point. Doors open approx. 15 minutes before the show starts.


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.