Residencies announced!

Blue Elephant Theatre is delighted to announce that it has awarded its two residencies to Found in Translation Theatre Company and CEMENT.

CEMENT Theatre, comprised of Evie Jones and David Bolwell who studied together at the University of York, are developing a one woman show blending spoken word, monologue and music. This autobiographical piece, also called CEMENT, explores what friendship means and is being developed with a teenaged audience in mind.

Found in Translation, who previously produced Cassandra at the Blue Elephant in 2018, are developing a script co-written by Lyna Dubary and Lou Stassen for the company. Found in Translation aim to make modern theatre with adaptation and inspiration from the past and “I Wanted to Ask” looks at uncovering female experiences from the past.

The residencies will take place in January and February, with R&D space, a small bursary and the opportunity to showcase the work provided.

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Theatre

Next show: Move Fast and Break Things

by Freight Theatre

Dates
Friday 24 January - Saturday 25 January
Online booking
Tickets Ignite - booking fee applies

To speak to the box office directly, please ring us on 020 7701 0100.

“Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.” Mark Zuckerberg

We are moving fast.

Really fast.

Powered by data, we are hurtling towards a future where algorithms determine the direction of all of our lives. What we wear. What we eat. Who we vote for. Who we love.

In fact, they already do all of these things.

Because, we moved fast.

But somewhere down the line, we will wonder:
What did we break?
And can it be fixed?

Alone in an office, one Facebook moderator thinks about these things.
And decides to take action.
What happens next will change everything.

Freight Theatre present a work-in-progress show about the internet and ourselves. A piece of movement theatre that delves deep into the world of Big Data in search of something to celebrate: in search of what it really means to be human.

Praise for previous work:
“Works beautifully” - The Scotsman (4*).
“Actually practises what it preaches” - The Sunday Times.
“Brilliant from start to finish” - The Cherwell (4.5*).
“A treat to behold” - DailyInfo.

Freight Theatre are a London-based emerging theatre company who cover big issues through intimate human stories. We believe in making theatre that can be shown anywhere for anyone - location and situation should be no barrier to the opportunity to experience experimental theatre. Founded three years ago, previous projects have included plays such as ‘Lovesong’ (Abi Morgan) and ‘The Crocodile’ (Tom Basden), and devised movement theatre including a new play, ‘Brink’(Alastair Curtis).

Move Fast and Break Things is now fully booked. Please call 02077010100 to be added to the waiting list for returns.


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Theatre

Coming soon: Not Four Girls

by big mess

Date
Monday 3 February
Online booking
Tickets Ignite - booking fee applies

To speak to the box office directly, please ring us on 020 7701 0100.

big mess are on a quest to unleash their inner dancer. Come and see them take their first steps into the world of performance in their new comedy show Not Four Girls.

Inspired by the work of Leona Lewis, the protagonists bring spectacle, splendour and sweat, Not Four Girls reach heights that they have never reached before; exploring friendship, trust and bravery. These girls (sort of) are working hard and giving you everything they’ve got. So relax, take a deep breath and prepare yourself for a show like no other. Rice, Ribbons and Bleeding Love are only the tip of the proverbial iceberg

big mess are a theatre company emerging from the University of Surrey intent on making work to empower and inspire all! big mess are passionate about the world, about politics, feminism, gender identities and so much more. They’re here to make shows that matter, even if it gets a bit messy in the process.

Not Four Girls is presented as part of Elephantology, Blue Elephant Theatre’s festival showcasing the work of recent graduates.


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