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Drunken Chorus Present 'A Bit of A Do'

Drunken Chorus’s pioneering annual festival of theatre, dance and cabaret returns this October, for a series of unique events and performances in the centre of Croydon.

Drunken Chorus’s pioneering annual festival of theatre, dance and cabaret returns this October, for a series of unique events and performances in the centre of Croydon by disabled and non-disabled artists. With inclusivity and access at the heart of the festival, all events include British Sign Language, and most will have step-free access, accessible facilities and audio description.

These include

  • George the Dragon’s Cabaret of Curiosities which opens the festival,
  • a digital sign language performance by Deaf Japanese artist Chisato Minamimura,
  • and a dance showcase, featuring work by Clare & Lesley, Kitsch n Sync, and the award-winning Thick and Tight.

Other artists include Not Your Circus Dog, Frankie Thompson and Chortle Student Comedy Award Winner Joe Kent-Walters.

Sheena Holliday, Joint Artistic Director says, “it’s an important part of the spirit of the festival to bring people together to celebrate creativity of all kinds. Because we believe everyone should be able to access local arts and cultural events, we’re introducing a tiered-ticketing system which includes free tickets for  anyone who needs them”.

This year there are two ways to experience the festival: in person at venues across Croydon; or online from home.

Chris Williams, Joint Artist Director explains, “something important we took away from the pandemic was that people really appreciated the opportunity to access performance work from home - especially for people who are unable to attend venues in person. In 2022 we’ve purposely chose to create a digital programme of work alongside the live events - a mix of live-streamed performances, high-quality recordings of shows and work that was specifically produced to be experienced or interacted with digitally”.

The festival has previously been described as amazing, lively and fun, and with ten live events and six digital works at this year’s festival, lovers of live performance will no doubt be spoilt for choice once again.

​Our website has more information on all of these ways to get involved ( or people can email us ( or give usa call (020 3286 9532).

When does A Bit Of A Do take place?

21st - 29th October 2022

Where does A Bit Of A Do take place?

Venues across Croydon

How can I get tickets for A Bit Of A Do?

A tiered ticketing system has been put in place. Find out more info on ticket options that include free tickets at

About Drunken Chorus

Drunken Chorus is a registered charity that curates inclusive and accessible festivals, events and creative experiences. 

They have produced A Bit Of A Do festival in Croydon for 4 years. Past projects include: DRUNKEN NIGHTS (performance events in pubs); A Glimmer (artist support during the Covid pandemic); It’s All In Your Head (solo performance making project for young artists creating work about mental health); and a range of performances that have toured the UK and abroad.

Drunken Chorus also run a programme of participatory projects for learning disabled and autistic people in Croydon, called DISCO DISCO.