At Jill Community Hub: SPONTANEOUS PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS The National Luketian Museum – Sat 12-Sun 13 Jan

The incredible National Museum of Luketia will be reopening its doors in Sydenham for just one weekend from Sat 12-Sun 13 Jan 2013.

Audiences so enjoyed the experience before Christmas (see comments below) that we just had to bring it back!

11am-1pm & 2-4pm each day, we’ll be offering guided tours every 10 mins or so. The venue is Sydenham Community Hub (“Jill”), 27 Sydenham Road, SE26 5EX, 2 mins from Sydenham

Attached are some fantastic pics, taken by Ann Pownall, that give you a flavour of what to expect.

The show wasn’t designed to be suitable for children, but we did have quite a few families come through (some with youngish children) and none of them seemed especially traumatised. In every case we warned parents that some sensitive children might find parts of the exhibition distubring, but most parents said their children loved it!


Eastern Europe’s answer to the Smithsonian is making a whistle-stop tour of the UK before heading to South America and Rio 2016. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to sample its unique delights:

• Catalogue of antique bones (& amazing Evolutioning chart!)
• Storytelling tent (queuing necessary)
• Luketia in Space: a Brief History (video presentation)
• Puppetry demonstration (staff permitting)
• Incredible, affordable Gifting Shop
• Free guidebook & map

For health & safety reasons we advise warm clothing and waterproof shoes/boots

Please note: some museum exhibits may not be suitable for young children or those of a nervous disposition

Audience comments (in alphabetical order):

  • Absolutely amazing!
  • Bonkers
  • Brilliant work. Fantastic acting! Loved it
  • Brilliant, very funny!
  • Brilliant! All of it creative and great fun!
  • Completely bonkers!
  • Exceptional
  • Extravagant and enjoyable!
  • Fabulous!
  • Fantastic – so creative and hilarious!
  • Fantastic!
  • Genius, hilarious
  • Great acting
  • Great fun and made me laugh – can’t be bad!
  • Great stories! Thank you
  • How did you get into my house and steal all my favoruite things?
  • I likings very much
  • I loved it
  • Many thanks for making a difference!
  • Not suitable for whales and people over 130
  • Now I know what to do with my experiments
  • Priceless
  • Properly bizarre – impressed (the actors) can keep up the roles all day
  • Quirky, creative, made me laugh aloud, consistently entertaining and thought provoking!
  • This really was so good. Minimal resources didn’t matter because attention to detail was so well thought through
  • Very funny ladies
  • Wow!


This is Spontaneous Productions’ third site-specific collaboration with The Brothers Kaufman to create an unforgettable immersive experience in a derelict empty space. Not quite theatre, not quite art, and certainly not a real museum, the show will transport you into a world of strangeness that is better experienced, than described. Their previous site-specific shows The Little Shop of Lost Toys (Brixton Village Market) and The Brothers Kaufman’s Christmas Grotto (Sydenham Arts Festival 2011) were very popular with audiences:

• What a delight to come across such a gem in Brixton market. A vivid atmospheric experience that will stay with me for a long time (Stephen)
• Thank you so much for a brilliant experience (Abigail)
• Very good fun, with some strong ideas (Crystal)


Written and Produced by The Brothers Kaufman

Director – Jonathan Kaufman
Composer – Julian Kaufman
Video by – James Hobden and Joe Kaufman of Snapfilms
Production designer – Beata Csikmak
Production assistants – Joe Perkins and Tor Lightfoot
Assistant director – Danny West
Cast includes: Chris Lucas, Chrysanthe Grech

How much?

Entry to the museum is FREE (donations very welcome)

Sponsored by

Mann Countrywide, Well Being Health Foods, Sydenham DIY and Billing’s Fishmongers


Contact Details

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