PENNY GAFF SHANTIES

The Penny Gaff shanties are an ongoing project involving music, writing, and performance. Retelling and reworking stories of London's Penny Gaff Cinemas, the shanties tell tales of early 1900s film exhibition, and the anarchy, camaraderie, and chaos that came with it. 

COME ONE, COME ALL 

BALLAD OF THE CINEMATOGRAPH ACT 

 

ODE TO THE PENNY GAFFS

NOTES ON PENNY GAFFS, THE RIVER, AND THE WETNESS OF FILM 

(performed at Totally Thames festival, 2020)