Our Older Adults Touring Company Return for A Second Tour

Retired racing driver Archie has kept himself to himself since his wife mysteriously disappeared 18 years ago. When a surprise visitor delivers some unexpected news, he goes on a journey and confronts some difficult memories along the way. Will he learn to let go?

After a great first run last November, our Older Adults Touring Company returned to share their poignant new play about family, love and the power of self-reflection, ‘Beneath the Papers’.

older adults' TOUR

Devised from scratch and expertly led by London Bubble Theatre Professionals, our talented cast took their theatre to sheltered housing, an alms house, a care home, a conference and opened their show to the public for a free performance at Canada Water Theatre.

  • Pedworth Retirement housing 
  • Rose Court Care Home 
  • Canada Water Theatre 
  • Trinity Hospital – Garden and Riverside Almshouses,
  • PSI Conference Senate House, University of London


The performance at Canada Water Theatre was followed by a Cast & Creatives Q&A where they shared their devising process and explored how some of the key themes in the play reflect real lives.

with thanks to our donors:

[The play] touched my heart.

[They] delivered [their] performance in a great simplicity that was compelling and allowed us to think of so many complex realities. [They] toughed a human core that is why [their] performance was so emotional and relatable. Thank you <3

I think it shows it's never impossible to perform and be creative - it's a statement about how important older adults are.

I really enjoyed it and it was great to hear from the cast and creatives afterwards.


members of the public attended their performance at Canada Water Theatre.


people who watched their show during the tour were aged 55 and above.


audience members across the tour identified as being Global Majority/Black.