“No one leaves home… Unless home is the mouth of a shark”


Sharing the stories of those who have travelled across land and water to seek refuge, the things we think we know and the things we’re told to believe… Opening our hearts and minds to listen, to really listen.  


Staged on the banks of the Thames, this theatrical experience mixes the soul-stirring poetry of Warsan Shire (Beyoncé’s Lemonade and Black is King) with live performance directed by Olivier-winning director Matthew Xia, dramaturgy by Francesca Beard (Post-Truth Apocalypse) and live music by Britain’s most celebrated Oud player Rihab Azar


Devised with community groups from across London, Bodies of Water  marks the fourth collaboration between Greenwich+Docklands International Festival and Actors Touring Company following the critically acclaimed sell-out production of The Architect (2023), Family Tree (2021) and 846 Live (2020). 



Ticketing information will be announced soon. Sign up to be the first to hear.



Bodies of Water is supported by Royal Borough of Greenwich ,Royal Greenwich Festivals, Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, Arts Council England  and FESTIVAL.ORG. With thanks to The Ahoy Centre, Women for Refugee Women, Woolich Common Community Centre, All Change Arts, Creating Ground, and Holland House.

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Site Access

Booking information coming soon.  


Assistance Dogs Welcome.  


Level Access  

There is a slope down from the Ahoy Centre to the beach. Further info will be provided when booking is available.  


Access Viewing Areas 

An access viewing area for disabled audience members will be marked with a sign or flag. Space for wheelchair users, companions and seating with and without arms will be available.   


Accessible Toilets 

In the Ahoy Centre  


The nearest Changing Places toilet 0.6 miles from the Ahoy Centre in Deptford Lounge, it closes 7pm Monday-Friday and 5pm Saturday. Please bring a sling to use the hoist. 


Blue badge parking  

Borthwick St, London SE8 3JY 


Drop-off point 

Borthwick St, London SE8 3JY 



For Access questions, contact access@festival.org // 07899 893 935    


For other audience questions, contact our Box Office: boxoffice@festival.org 

Show Access


BSL Interpretation on Tuesday 27 & Saturday 31 Aug 

Live AD 7pm Saturday 31 Aug  


Easy-read Visual Guide and Aftercare Pack -coming soon.  


Content Information: Bodies of Water contains themes of migration, displacement and the challenges faced by refugees.   


Please consider suitability for anyone under 16.    


For specific content information please email access@festival.org 

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