The Old Room - The White Bear, Kennington

by A Little Hero in London, Greater London, England

We did it
On 14th May 2018 we successfully raised £1,227 with 26 supporters in 49 days

We're mounting a very important play about cyber security. We’re over half way there but we need £4,000 to further support the production.

by A Little Hero in London, Greater London, England



The Old Room was inspired by the documentary film Citizenfour, which shows us why Edward Snowden made the decision to blow the whistle on US and UK government surveillance. With recent news developments surrounding  Cambridge Analytica, it is clear that data harvesting by major corporations and governments poses a huge risk to our safety and privacy as citizens. 

The Old Room is a bar where people meet, sometimes by accident. It’s also a memory of a place in Prague where Sam used to go when he worked at the British Embassy; a place where there was desire, betrayal and a honey trap. Now Sam works in cyber security helping to fend off attacks on people like 4C, a political lobbying organisation.

We've managed to raise over half of the money for the costs of mounting the show. However, we are working with dedicated creatives who are putting a vast amount of time and energy into the project. From the page to production, and design and direction, there are 10 people working on The Old Room. It is important that everyone is paid an equal wage which represents their hard work and time dedicated to the project. We've got a few incentives to offer, including a cyber-security check and free tickets to see the show. 

A sketch of the set design by Natalia Alvarez


William Stanton (Writer) writes for BBC radio drama and the stage. Work includes Foul Tide (King's Cross Award Winner, Courtyard Hoxton) Power  (The Bike Shed Exeter and Canal Cafe), Glory (Bike Shed Exeter). He has had rehearsed readings of new work at 503, The Actors’ Centre, Exeter Northcott and Park Theatre. This play was developed with The Script Readers, through public readings and workshop discussions. 

"I sent a script to The Script Readers, who decided to given the play a development reading, which led to rewrites, then a rehearsed reading by the Script Readers, which led to more rewrites and finally this first production at the White Bear Theatre." 

Martin Harvey (Director) graduated from RADA and worked as an actor with Theatr Clwyd, then as a director there and at the Exeter Northcott, Newcastle, Stoke, Frankfurt and London. He also teaches in the Exeter University drama department.

Shenagh Govan (Producer) is an actor.  She founded the Script Readers in 2008, developing new writing for theatre at Theatre Royal, Stratford East.  As an actor she has worked extensively in theatre, TV, film and radio since graduating from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Natalia Alvarez (Designer) is a recent graduate of Wimbledon College of Arts, where she studied Theatre Design. She has designed work at The Gate, Shoreditch Town Hall, The Wilde, Oxo Tower and Winchester Theatre Royal.

Charlotte Evans (Assistant Director) is a graduate of the Exeter University drama department and is beginning her career as a director.


Nick Limm

Patrick Romer

Nicole Roberts

Karina Knapinska

Miranda Shamiso

Frazer Blaxland



Kennington Park Road

SE11 4DJ

Press night Thursday 26th April

Tuesday to Saturdays at 7.30 pm

Sundays matinee 4.00 pm

Tickets £16 (£12 concessions) 

No booking fee for online bookings


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

You're Super

Thanks for pledging, we'd love to offer you a free ticket for The Old Room

£50 or more

You're Super Too

We're rewarding you with a cyber security check from our own spook, and a complimentary ticket.

£100 or more

You're Really Super

You'll get 2 free tickets, a cyber security check and an invitation to an open rehearsal to see the process of the show being made.

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