19-28 August 2022

The Circus of Unkindness

← August 28th 2022 events
  • Date: 28/08/2022
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Venue: The Mess Deck, Chatham Historic Dockyard, Main Gate Rd, Chatham ME4 4TZ
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Transported into an app, Janet meets characters that challenge her perceptions of kindness. Exclusive film from Square Pegs Arts.

Come and watch an exclusive screening of this new film by Square Pegs Arts.

The Circus of Unkindness has rolled into town and it wants to teach Janet a lesson! After upsetting her friend, Janet is transported into an app, meeting fantastical, historical and quirky characters that challenge her perceptions of kindness. These magical misanthropes, including famous heroes and villains such as Merlin, Helen of Troy, Emmeline Pankhurt, and Machiavelli, take her on a journey to discover that the line between kind and unkind may not be as straightforward as you think.

Square Pegs Arts are an award-winning arts charity who offer high quality, inspiring, innovative theatre, music & arts projects for learning disabled and autistic young people in Kent and Medway. They celebrate differences, focus on the abilities of each individual and support everybody to excel and shine in their own unique way. In 2018, they launched a Theatre Company for learning disabled and neurodiverse adults, with the aim of professionally training emerging artists and producing original work. The theatre company focuses on making work that challenges audiences, artists and the industry on their preconceptions of learning disabled and neurodiverse people.

Booking required. Please click on the ‘Get tickets’ button above.

Important information

This free screening is suitable for all ages. There are plenty of toilets at the Mess Deck, including disabled.

There is ground floor access with ramps at the entrance and exit leading into the Mess Deck. This performance is seated.

How to get there

The Historic Dockyard Chatham has a main free visitor car park at the front of the site. This includes disabled parking within easy reach of the admission point, please display your Blue Badge clearly if you have one. There is a bus stop at the Dockyard and also the nearby Dockside Outlet Shopping Centre.