Part of this year's Lighthouse Outside programme, taking place in the amphitheatre to the side of Lighthouse in summer 2022. An unforgettable theatre, music, comedy (for the grown ups and for kids) and more in our open air setting.  

You'll be seated on the grass, so please bring your own chairs, picnic rug, blankets and cushions to sit on.


This is a Double-bill. One ticket gets both plays ('Florence' and 'The Tide').


Florence - Louise Jordan

‘Florence: the lesser known life and legacy of Florence Nightingale’ was researched and written 2019-2020, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. The show explores Florence’s work as a pioneering statistician, social reformer and political influencer through original song and storytelling, connecting Florence’s work in the 19th century with the issues we continue to face today.


Tide - Talawa Theatre Company

Unknown land, new arrivals, boarded doors and a suitcase full of hopes, dreams and aspirations. 

Co-created by writer Ryan Cameron and choreographer Jade Hackett, ‘The Tide’ explores the narratives and experiences of migration within The United Kingdom whilst holding a mirror to an evolving British culture.

The Tide is a Talawa Theatre Company, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, and Breakin’ Convention co-production.

The Tide is supported by Without Walls, and commissioned by Brighton Festival and Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, and is Talawa's first ever show created exclusively for outdoor performance.


Show times are as follows:
12.00pm showing - Florence at 12.00pm, The Tide at 1.15pm
3.00pm showing - Florence at 3.00pm, The Tide at 4.15pm

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