Sleuth opening night in Woking a hit!

Woking town centre was a hive of activity on Thursday 20 October, with a colourful and bright Diwali parade in Jubilee Square as well as being the opening night of ZoieLogic Dance Theatre’s Sleuth at Christ Church Nave, also in Jubilee Square. Dance Woking hosted Surrey Dance Networks first gathering, which was well supported and highlights the desire for dance professionals to come together to enhance and build on the strong dance community in Woking & Surrey.

Sleuth didn’t disappoint. The performance was humourous and highly engaging. The performers stylising their characters as if in the 1950’s with ease. The use of the set by the performers was really quite something, with dancers managing to maneuver around the space effortlessly. The ensemble pieces were highly explosive, with fast and furious fight scenes, just like in the comic strips of old. I enjoyed how the company allowed the audience to direct the sleuthing and dictate the direction, no two shows are the same.’ Sam McCaffrey, Artistic Director Dance Woking

Tickets are still available for Saturday 22 October to see this incredible show in an a highly unusual setting.

A highly enjoyable evening rounded off by a Q&A with Artistic Director Zoie Golding, who was recently awarded an MBE for her work in communities. The Surrey Dance Network were treated to some insights into Zoie’s world and work.

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Dance Woking Welcomes Zoielogic Dance Theatre’s SLEUTH to Woking

We are thrilled to announce that Zoielogic Dance Theatre will be bringing their touring production of SLEUTH to Woking this October.

Step into a world of intrigue, adventure, shifting shadows and rising crime, and guide a tough, hard-boiled detective through the shady streets of 1950s Britain to solve the crime of the century. Every choice he faces is yours to make .Whatever you decide will change how the story unfolds…

SLEUTH is an up-close dance theatre mystery show unlike any other, packed with dynamic movement, storytelling, high stakes and tricky characters – where you, the audience, are truly in control. SLEUTH is presented in 360 Vision – the audience sits on rotating stools to follow the action as it unfolds around them, voting on which clues from the story to follow.

“A one-of-a-kind show. Inspired by those thrilling ‘choose your own adventure’ books, where the reader decides which route the action takes. It’s an ingenious way of heightening the audience experience”

Southern Daily Echo

Zoielogic Dance Theatre challenge the perceptions of dance, who it’s for, where and how it is shown. They want as many people to experience dance as possible; to see it, be in it and help make it and make shows and projects for you and create unforgettable experiences with you.

SLEUTH will be an amazing experience and we cannot wait to bring this immersive dance experience to the town centre.

SLEUTH will be performed at Christ Church on Jubilee Square on Thursday 20, Friday 21 & Saturday 22 October. More details on the event can be found on our events page.


Dance Woking and New Adventures announce the return of ‘Doorstep Duets’

Dance Woking and New Adventures is delighted to announce the return of ‘Doorstep Duets’ bringing back live dance to neighbourhood spaces including public performances on

Thursday 28 July 4.45pm

Westfield Common, Woking, GU22 9NS

(next to the playground)

Friday 29 July 12.30pm

Goldsworth Park (next to the new BMX bike track) Wishbone Way, Woking, GU21 3RT

Friday 29 July 4.30pm

Henry Plaza, Woking Town Centre (indoor space outside M&S)

“Doorstep Duets” was originally created in 2021 by New Adventures and Farnham Maltings as a response to social isolation caused by the pandemic and to make dance more accessible.

This year there are two brand-new Doorstep Duets: “Ding Dong” and “High Tide”, offering free opportunities for people to enjoy world-class performances in their local neighbourhood and through community-based organisations.

Dance Woking will be working with local organisations to take performances to the doorsteps of Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing residents at Westfield Common, Pleiades Leisure, Woking Borough Council, Victoria Place Shopping Centre; Stanwell Events, Staines; as well as performing for clients of Woodlands House, Kettlewell House, Mayford Grange Village, Kings Lodge Care Centre, Hale End Court, Greenview Hall, Dance Woking Club4 attendees & Woking Women’s Liaise Centre.

Performances in Woking are part of a wider tour where New Adventures and House Theatre are working with several venues and organisations across the Southeast of England including: Farnham Maltings; Surrey County Council; Dance Woking; The Old Market, Brighton and Hove; Sussex Dance Network; Margate Pride; Gulbenkian, Canterbury; The Alex, Faversham; Mercury Theatre, Colchester; Dance Network Association; Watford Borough Council; Dacorum Community Dance; BEEE Creative and Greenwich and Docklands International Festival (GDIF).

The creation of these two pieces has been overseen by New Adventures Take Part Creative Director, Kerry Biggin and New Adventures Associate Artistic Director, Etta Murfitt MBE: “We have an ambition to reach even more people with Doorstep Duets this year and I can’t wait to see how the audiences connect to the work.”

Escape from the everyday and immerse yourself in the stories, which in true New Adventures style, are lively, characterful, and full of happiness.

“Ding Dong” by Sophia Hurdley, is a touching duet that tells the story of an unlikely friendship between two detached individuals during unprecedented times.

Sophia Hurdley joined New Adventures in 2002 and most recently starred as ‘Irina’ in “The Red Shoes” in 2019/20. She is a workshop leader for the company and works on the company’s outreach programmes and talent development schemes. Sophia’s choreography credits include: “Happy Prince Musical” and “The Place”.

“High Tide” by Daisy May Kemp invites you to come to the water’s edge to follow five people’s journeys as they navigate life’s choppy waters. If someone is all at sea we help them back on board, adjust the sails and continue together. No person is an island.

Daisy May Kemp joined New Adventures in 2005 and most recently starred as ‘Queen Candy’ in “Nutcracker!” and ‘Netta Longdon’ in “The Midnight Bell”. She has taken on the roles of Dance Captain, Assistant to Tour Director, Resident Artist and Resident Practitioner, as well as working on New Adventures outreach programmes. Her choreography credits include Assistant Choreographer for La Traviata at Glyndebourne and for A Midsummer Night’s Dream at ENO.