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Good Neighbour takes Battersea by storm

Published October 23, 2012

Battersea Arts Centre’s (BAC) new project The Good Neighbour is taking south London by storm with its unique family theatrical experience.

Playing until 4 November, The Good Neighbour is an adventure for all ages that takes audiences on an imaginative journey, whether it’s exploring BAC’s secret passages in search of a lost memory or taking a trip outside with the strangest brass band you’ve ever heard.

The project is inspired by the story of George Neighbour, a Battersea resident who died in a fire at the Arding & Hobbs department store, now Debenhams, in 1909 whilst trying to save two of his colleagues.

Developed by Associate Artistic Director of BAC Sarah Golding and Ruth Dudman, the family experience is divided into three different journeys, Intrepid Explorers for ages 13 and over, Young Adventurers for children aged between six and 12, and Early Investigators for anyone under six.

The Good Neighbour has been described by Spoonfed as “a warm-hearted celebration of wonderment and the power of the imagination” while The Telegraph said: “Battersea Arts Centre is one shining example of how families can still have a great time in London.”