Footprints Festival

The Pursuit of Joy



16 January -
27 January 2024


“It’s like a solar eclipse in reverse. The darkness momentarily pierced by a shining bright light…”

Ardel, Joan and Iona – three strangers on the hunt for something different – meet at arrivals before the 2349 mile journey to…nope, can’t say it…well, you know…ugh fine…TO FIND THEMSELVES.
To take an extended look on the bright side, to appreciate the little pockets of sunshine in the rain, and to chase their joy…whatever that is. Running head first into the new and unexpected, they discover that sometimes you need to go the distance to find what was there all along. If you only knew to look…

Co-created by Soho Six’s Safaa Benson-Effiom (Til Death Do Us Part, Theatre 503) and Brigitte Adela (Wakes, The Bunker), The Pursuit of Joy uses movement and music to weave a colourful tapestry of mistakes, mischief and milestones after 30.





Safaa Benson-Effiom
Brigitte Adela


“A riveting, must-see ninety minutes of theatre”
The Spy in the Stalls (Review for Til Death Do Us Part )
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“a worthwhile piece of theatre, which should not be missed”
London Pub Theatres (Review for Til Death Do Us Part)
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“★★★★ It’s definitely worth seeing soon”
Everything Theatre (Review for Til Death Do Us Part)
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16 January -
27 January 2024

Running time: 60 minutes.

Tickets: £15.00 £14.00 (concs)
Concessions available to over-65s, theatre unions, anyone with access needs, or in receipt of Universal Credit and students.
PERFORMANCES: January 16 @ 21:00, 17 @ 19:00, 19 @ 21:00, 20 @ 19:00, 25 @ 21:00, 27@21:00

Unmissable Deals: Tickets to 2 different shows: £27 – save £3: Tickets to 3 different shows: £36 – save £9, to get this offer please call box office 020 7287 2875 OR email to: