The Old Vic Community Company


“I’d like to propose a toast… to living life to the full”


Olive’s had an incredible life and always known her own mind. Now her children think they know best. While they are trying to sell her house from under her feet, Olive’s weekly trip to the supermarket takes her on a trip through her past. Full of friends, celebrations, lost loves and one eyed monsters; Olive’s journey celebrates the little odysseys that affect how we grow up and grow old in the city.

Inspired by stories and views of over 200 Londoners and featuring music from the London Community Gospel Choir, Alexandra Wood’s epic tale challenges our prejudices and dares us to really think about what it means to be ‘old’.

Produced by Old Vic New Voices, The Old Vic Community Company is made up of 150 talented and outspoken Londoners with something to say about the capital.

Ages will be staged at The Old Vic Workrooms; a disused property being programmed and managed by Old Vic New Voices offering creative space for emerging professionals, local community and our education programme in the heart of Bermondsey thanks to a special partnership with Grosvenor.


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Ages will perform at The Old Vic Workrooms: 16 Drummond Road, SE16 4EE

Dates/times: Tuesday 28 – Thursday 30 April – 7:30pm, Saturday 2 May 2:30pm & 7:30pm, Sunday 3 May 5:00pm.
Tuesday 5 – Thursday 7 May – 7:30pm, Saturday 9 May 2:30pm & 7:30pm, Sunday 10 May 5:00pm.

Length: 2 hours including a 20 minute interval

Captioned performance: Thursday 7 May

Post-show Q+A: Wednesday 29 April, Wednesday 6 May (cast TBC)

Tickets: Free

Suitable for 12+

Generously supported by





With additional support from
Grosvenor, The Behrens Foundation, CHK Charities Ltd, Sandra Charitable Trust, Schroder Charity Trust, Holbeck Charitable Trust, Vandervell Foundation, Blyth Watson Charitable Trust, Andor Charitable Trust, The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust, The Worshipful Company of Grocers, Unity Theatre Trust, Lloyds Community Fund

Cast Members

Creative Team

  • Sean Turner


  • Anna Morissey

    Movement Director

  • Alexandra Wood


  • Jack Knowles

    Lighting Designer

  • Reverend Bazil Meade for London Community Gospel Choir

    Musical Director

  • Avgoustos Psillas for Autograph

    Sound Designer

  • Duncan McLean

    Video Designer

  • Alexander Ferris