Behind the Eyes

24 Feb 2011

Event times

Performance starts at 19.30, and runs for approximately 40 minutes

Cost of entry

Entry is Free

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The Sassoon Gallery

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Buses- 12, 36, 37, 63, 78, 171, 197, 312, 343, 345, 363, 383, P12, P13 - Rye Lane, Peckham
  • Peckham Rye railway station - 5 minutes from London Bridge and Victoria stations.
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Behind The Eyes


Behind the Eyes A ‘theatre in sound' community project inspired by Philip Ridley's play, ‘Mercury Fur' Director: Jessica Rae Drader Composer: Jack James In Mercury Fur, London is a lawless ravaged place where a group of young people struggle to hold onto their lives and to remember who they are and what they know. Mercury Fur looks to a politically disenfranchised generation and offers them reasons to engage with questions of politics, ethics and society. You are invited to an experimental showcase based on Mercury Fur incorporating live performance, visual art and documentary film that explores how this play affects and reflects the lives of young people in South East London. The Show A unique ‘theatre in sound' adaptation of Ridley's Mercury Fur performed by aspiring young actors from in and around Peckham. The Portraits A new series of portraits by Philip Ridley examining the cast's shifting identities. The Film A documentary film by filmmaker Eva Marie Elg exploring responses to Mercury Fur. SHOW TIMES February 24, 19:30 February 25, 21:30* February 26, 19:30 ENTRY IS FREE *Please note the later start on February 25. The Performance runs for approximately 40 minutes and contains strong language. Not suitable for under 16s. Behind the Eyes is a youth led volunteer project sponsored by Happy Endings Productions and funded by Southwark Council.

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