Cranes and cardboard, Homelessness and Hope
Brunel tunnel Shaft, Sept 2016 (ToTALLY THAMES FeSTIVAL)
‘How do you find a home amidst the cranes and the cardboard?’
Ten years ago a heinous act changed Samuel's life. For a decade, he never strays far from his beloved Thames, sleeping rough and keeping himself to himself. Until, in 2016, he meets Tom.
Inspired by true events, Mooring confronts homelessness, remorse, and how we come to terms with our past.
Mooring debuted in the remarkable Brunel Tunnel Shaft in Rotherhithe in September 2016. It was the inaugural theatre production hosted in the cavernous chamber, formerly an entrance hall to the historic Brunel Tunnel. Vocal Point presented the world premiere in partnership with Totally Thames Festival and the Brunel Museum. It was made possible by Arts Council England funding and many of the generous supporters listed on our 'Supporters' page.
Hostel tour 2017
In 2017, Vocal Point toured the show around London hostels, homeless centres and community spaces,
offering free performances to attendees and informal post-show feedback and debrief sessions.
The first performance (below) was staged at 240 Project, Latimer Rd in February.
Further performances were staged at centres and hostels run by organisations such as Sapphire Independent Housing and St Mungo's
in locations in Southwark, Islington, Shoreditch, Earl’s Court and Kilburn amongst others.
st leonards shoreditch, nov 2017
Vocal Point concluded the tour with a two-show run in late November 2017 at St Leonard's Church, Shoreditch. The run was presented in collaboration with St Leonard’s Church and Spitalfields Crypt Trust. As well as the public, performances were attended by members of the New Hanbury Project, a personal development and training centre for those recovering from addiction run by Spitalfields Crypt Trust,
and attendees of the drop-in soup kitchen run by St Leonard's Church. All profits were donated to St Leonard's Church, and distributed between the 3 aforementioned charities battling homelessness in the local area.
Tom Thumb theatre margate, aug 2018
Mooring journeyed to Margate's Tom Thumb Theatre for a summer run in August 2018.
ciee global institute, june-july 2019
Vocal Point presented Mooring as part of its educational programme at CIEE Global Institute in Summer 2019. The company designed and delivered CIEE's summer theatre course. Course participants and the public attended free outdoor performances of the production.