A View of the River (1987)

Mile End Road
1 Jun - 21 Mar 1987
A View of the River flyer (1)

In June 1986, almost 50 East Enders came together to devise and perform A View of the River, a theatrical event that mirrored the violent changes taking place in their part of London at the time.  This innovative mix of pageant, cabaret and visual theatre was presented for four days, in a derelict warehouse on canary wharf, to large enthusiastic audiences.

It then returned to perform at the Half Moon Theatre as part of the The East End Festival in 1987.

Production photos

Cast List

  • Jason Asquith
  • Tina Asquith
  • John Bisset-Smith
  • Claire Boor
  • Peter Bristow

Creative Team

  • Alan Gilbey Director
  • Ann Edyvean Assistant Director
  • Robert Batchelor Set Construction
  • Les Riley Set Construction
  • John Wallet Set Construction


Alan Gilbey talks about the role Half Moon Theatre has played within the local community over the years. Interviewed by Toni Tsaera.

Programme and Marketing


Related productions

1979 TEEF Poster

The East End Festival (TEEF)

Read More