This specially commissioned spectacle marks the 400th anniversary of The Queen’s House and
its forthcoming reopening this year. The production re-imagines Britain’s first classical building as
an inclusive, universal house for all people, for all time. Using the inspiration of the architect of the
Queen’s House, Inigo Jones, The House reflects on the way in which civilisations emerge from the ruins
of what has gone before, combining video projection, music, hip hop/contemporary dance, large scale
staging and narration. The production can be adapted for other sites and buildings on request.
Led by Artistic Director Bradley Hemmings, Greenwich+Docklands Festivals (GDF) is a year round
producing organisation which, in addition to GDIF, also develops and creates outdoor theatre projects,
ceremonies and events in a variety of contexts. In addition to The House, this year GDF will create
and produce a Paralympic Flame Ceremony entitled The Seeds of Diversity at Stoke Mandeville
Stadium forming part of the build up to the Opening Ceremony of the Rio Paralympic Games. It will
also be creating and producing the annual Liberty/National Paralympic Day celebrations in the Queen
Elizabeth Olympic Park on 3 September.
Created and presented by GDIF in association with Royal Museums Greenwich
Supported by Arts Council England and Royal Borough of Greenwich as part of Royal Greenwich Festivals