Soapy Sam…in Croydon!

by handprinttheatreblog

Soapy Sam has escaped the confines of the Handprint office…and has landed in Croydon! You can expect lots of adventures and mischievousness…oh, and he’ll be performing too!

Soapy Sam

Sam loves hiding, especially when it’s bath time.
But what happens when adventurers play with the plug?

Handprint will be joining a host of other exciting performers, with lots happening over the next few weeks. If you are based in, or near London, then do come along. All information about the performances, activities, companies, travel and everything else you might want to know…below:

About New Gold Season (collaboration with Sign Dance Collective)

An exciting season of new performances for children, adults, and everyone in between at The Warehouse Theatre, Croydon!

April 13th-29th 2012
Have a look at the line up!

Handprint Theatre – For Children 3+

Soapy Sam

Soapy Sam loves hiding, especially when it’s bath time. But what happens when adventurers play with the plug?

Handprint Theatre ignite the imagination of all, making small things into big characters.

Signdance Collective – 8+

New Gold

Critically-acclaimed SignDance Collective perform their Olympic and Paralympic inspired production following four unlikely characters in their search for ‘gold’.

A playful, witty and completely irreverent look at competition and winning.

Half a Penny

Half A Penny showcases the phenomenal rock/folk set Dead Days Beyond Help. The show is devised in collaboration with Pedro De Senna and the ETOS Festival Ankara, Turkey. 

‘A box full of surprises, plenty to sing about’  – Stage First

Dead Days Beyond Help

Dead Days Beyond Help are Alex Ward (guitar/vocals) and Jem Doulton (drums). They formed in 2006 and played their first show in February 2007, and have performed regularly in London and around the UK since then. Their debut album “Access Denied!” (Copepod, 2009) featured a set of nine compositions (six instrumentals and three songs) written by Alex; while a subsequent limited edition release called “The Verbing” (Copepod, 2011) showcased the duo’s totally improvised work.

Their live performances feature an unpredictable mix of complex composed instrumentals, free improvisation, cover versions selected for maximum emotional resonance, and Alex’s own songs, spontaneously balanced by the two musicians without use of a set-list.

There are also dance, theatre and craft workshop opportunities for those aged 3-25.

Box Office: 020 8680 4060

A schedule of shows is on the website.


By Train turn right out of East Croydon Station and right again (one minute)

By Bus to East Croydon : T33, 64,119,194, 197, 198, 312, 367,409, 410, 466 & X26

Warehouse Theatre, Dingwall Road, Croydon CR0 2NF U

Dates and times of performances:

Saturday 14 April 11am Soapy Sam
Sunday 15 April 11.30am – workshop and Soapy Sam Show (1pm)
Tuesday 17 April 11am to 2pm Handprint workshop
Saturday 21 April 11am Soapy Sam
Sunday 22 April 12.30pm – workshop and Soapy Sam Show (2pm)
Friday 27 April 1pm Soapy Sam
Saturday 28 April Soapy Sam
Sunday 29 April 12.30pm – workshop and Soapy Sam  Show(2pm)

(For the Show) Tickets £4 children £5 grown-ups or Soapy Sam puppet workshop including the show £8

Link to The Croydon Warehouse Theatre’s website:

We hope to see you there!