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Theatre

Rounds

by Resuscitate Theatre

Dates
Thursday 16 March - Saturday 25 March
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Thursday - Saturday
Ticket price
£12.00
£10.00 (concessions)
£7.50 (southwark residents)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

To avoid the online booking fee please ring the box office on 020 7701 0100


Kal is seriously considering sedating the next patient who asks to be treated by a proper English doctor. Dom just wants to get into the shower while there’s still hot water. Felicity is living for the weekend. Lucy got her last choice ward and feels like she’s drowning. Tom’s getting good at tuning everything out and would quite like to keep it that way. Grace is just looking for someone to feed her cat while she’s on call.

They all work in the hospital down the road from you.

Resuscitate present a collection of the sometimes funny, sometimes tragic true stories from the inside of the surgical mask. Follow the paths of six junior doctors as they struggle to balance the pressures of the ward against their personal lives.

Rounds features stunning physical work from Lecoq ensemble interwoven with projection and visual theatre.

Praise for Rounds

“Rounds is a lesson in vulnerability. Without vulnerability we will never learn and we will never recover.” Exeunt Theatre Magazine

"One of the most important things the show conveys is the psychological state of the Junior Doctors.” Female Arts

Recommended for ages 12+

Post Show discussion on Friday 24th March
Panel will include:
Resuscitate Theatre, Doctors Support Network, Creative Dissent and Docs not Cops


Reviews

"...this is a well-researched and well-planned production from a skillful team which boldly tackles a difficult subject with considerable sensitivity and honesty." ★★★★

ActDrop

"Resuscitate Theatre has done a fantastic job of creating a piece that’s both socially relevant, and also theatrically brilliant, making its message of effecting change resonate all the more in its viewers."

Bakchormeeboy

"...shows like Rounds are more important than ever..."

Theatre Things

"It is a believable, compassionate, sometimes funny and towards the end very moving performance."

British Theatre Guide

"This highly relevant play reflects the situation of not only junior doctors but the health service in general."

UK Theatre Network

Theatre

When the Dove Returns

Dates
Tuesday 28 March - Saturday 1 April
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Tuesday - Saturday
Ticket price
£9.50
£8.00 (concessions)
£7.00 (southwark residents)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

To avoid the online booking fee please ring the box office on 020 7701 0100


The survivors of a flood have been stuck on a ship for thirty days. As the damage done to their world becomes clear, they have to find a way to rebuild their lives…How much humanity will we sacrifice when our lives are at stake?

This new, ambitious devised piece by Backpack Theatre combines touching observations and outrageous humour in a dynamic, physical piece that is sure to make the audience laugh, gasp and reflect.

Following their debut in 2016, with Bibs, Boats, Borders & B*stards about the refugee crisis, described as a “great first show”, “tear-jerking” and a “call for individuals to take greater responsibility”, Backpack Theatre stages a new call-to-arms piece about the long-term effects of our carelessness.

Contains some nudity. Recommended for ages 16+.


Dance

there is nothing more public than privacy & The Goddess of Chocolate

by A Truefitt Collective in collaboration with Amy Toner

Date
Thursday 6 April
Time
8:00 pm
Ticket price
£7.50
£6.00 (concessions)
£5.00 (southwark residents)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

To avoid the online booking fee please ring the box office on 020 7701 0100


Two dance pieces collaboratively investigate the secret lives and intimate spaces of public loneliness.

One research enquiry, two contrasting solos, co-existing in the same space.

A Truefitt Collective in collaboration with artist, Amy Toner, present to you there is nothing more public than privacy and The Goddess of Chocolate. Both choreographers have privately explored an approach towards ‘capturing intimacy’ within the female body. there is nothing more public than privacy tackles questions of public loneliness through a process of visually documenting women in their private and intimate states of being. The Goddess of Chocolate thematically focuses on the historical narratives between the relationship of women and chocolate. Simultaneously the work questions the private and public areas of the body: eating/digesting, inside/outside, covered/uncovered. Together we uncover private aspects of the female role in performance, questioning the private and public areas, inside and outside of the female body.


Theatre

Trunkated

 

Date
Wednesday 19 April
Time
8:00 pm

A showcase of excerpts and short works-in-progress of new material from London's most exciting artists across the arts.

We are still accepting proposals for Trunkated in April, so if you have a new piece and you’d like to try out 10 minutes of it in front of a supportive audience, please get in touch at submissions@blueelephanttheatre.co.uk

Tickets are FREE and can be booked here.


Theatre

Twelfth Night

Dates
Wednesday 26 April - Saturday 6 May
Times
8:00 pm

Matinees at 4.00pm on Wednesday 26th and 3rd
Days of the week
Wednesday - Saturday
Ticket price
£12.00
£10.00 (concessions)
£8.50 (southwark residents)
£8.50 (Previews Wednesday 26th April 4pm and 8pm)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

To avoid the online booking fee please ring the box office on 020 7701 0100


Bubbling with energy and youthfulness, this actor-muso production of Twelfth Night is a playful take on the cross-dressing comedy.

Original Impact return to the Blue Elephant with one of Shakespeare's most popular and enduring plays following the sell-out success of A Working Title last year.