By Deirdre Kinahan
From The Old Vic Community Company

‘There is only one world. Our world. And together, if we put our hearts and heads together. We can keep it safe.’

Two strangers meet on a bench. Louise has arrived in one of the most vibrant cities on the planet discovering all it has to offer, finding music, mates, markets and mermaids. Activist and grandfather Terry has lost faith in true connections; to family, to the environment and to the world beyond. When the journeys of different people collide it reveals what matters most, inspiring them to make a difference to each other, and for the generations to come.

In response to real Londoners hopes and fears about the environment Rise uses a kaleidoscope of words, music and movement to tell Deirdre Kinahan’s epic tale. Rise is presented and performed by The Old Vic Community Company, made up of 200 talented and outspoken Londoners with something to say about the capital. They ask how we affect the environment and how our environment affects us.

Rise will be performed at a brand new temporary theatre in one of Londons famous green spaces opposite The Old Vic; Waterloo Green.


As part of Rise, The Old Vic Community Company have collaborated with Flying Object to create a technology-led interactive experience. Find out more here.

Please note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres – we appreciate your patience and understanding while these are taking place.

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