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London gets a new floating theatre

Posted at 10:00 am, December 5, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

London’s famous waterways were once known as the murky, plastic bag clogged veins of the capital. These days though, even the canals have turned hipster. The latest injection of culture into those spruced-up (if occasionally still a bit stinky) shores is the latest of the capital’s floating theatres. The Waterhouse is a 50ft by 12ft canal barge, which has been transformed into a 50-seater theatre that will stage quirky, edgy, accessible shows for Londoners all over the capital. The boat won’t stay in one place, instead moving from canal to canal with each show.

To kick off the boat’s first season of work is ‘On the Table, Under the Bed’, a madcap, immersive-y, improv Christmas yarn where three corporate villains lock horns with Santa. For this initial show, the barge is moored up next to Winterville near Victoria Park. More details on the boat’s exact whereabouts will be given when you book a ticket. So ahoy me hearties! Avast and step aboard those theatre waves.

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