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Company number: 3724349

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Theatre

Tit for Tat

Dates
Thursday 29 June - Friday 30 June
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Thursday and Friday
Ticket price
£6.00
£5.00 (concessions)
£4.00 (southwark residents)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

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


Following the success of Female Intuition, Original Impact returns to the Blue Elephant to showcase more works of new writing.

Original Impact proves what is possible with a strong cast and some directorial creativity” Culturised on Original Impact’s Twelfth Night

The Watch

written by Will Langley
directed by Amelia O'Loughlin

'The Watch' is a symbol of the beginning of the end. You are going to see the beginning of a full-length play. Set in one room in a council flat on an estate in West London, 'The Watch' is a post-Brexit, post-Trump apocalyptic, not-so-far-stretched imagining of the future. The play tells the story of a group of people stuck in a very bad situation.
Having broken the law in several ways, and started a riot on rival estate, Queensmead; how will the Wyndham crew cope with the pressure? Will they stay true to The Watch?

The Empty Space

written by Alexandria Turner
directed by Joshua Jewkes

Is it worth it worth it? Being an actor? The gruelling audition process. The hours of unpaid work. The emotional strain. The inconsistency of work. The pretending. How do we really feel when we enter The Empty Space?

Shark

written by Kieron Tufft
directed by Alexandria Anfield

Shark examines trauma and fears within the confines of love. Spanning several years the play invites you to examine how the characters change with the tide of the modern world, and the people they become while trying to make their love work.

Dorian Grey

written by Niamh Headley-Vaugh
directed by Louis Labovitch

An adaptation of Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray" we start in 90's London and end in modern day following Dorian's journey from a vulnerable and damaged sweet boy into what some would describe as a monster through the means of extreme romanticism, manipulation and hedonism.

Two of a Kind

written by Elizabeth Bryant
directed by Sean Hollands

'Why does there have to be two of everything?'
Society has conditioned us to need someone or something else to make us whole.
A Pair.
But what happens when we lose the other half?

Any and All

written by Louis Labovitch
directed by Elizabeth Bryant

These Four Walls

written by Amelia O'Loughlin
directed by Samuel Dunstan

These Four Walls is a timely and provocative tale of a young woman, Jess, living on the streets of London. As we follow in Jess' footsteps, touching on themes of loss, memory and security, it seems that Jess has lost everything, but in doing so, she may just have stumbled upon something out of the ordinary.


Dance

Escape 2

by LCP Dance Theatre

Dates
Friday 7 July - Sunday 9 July
Times
8:00 pm, 6:30 pm

Friday 7th and Saturday 8th July at 8.00pm, Sunday 9th July at 6.30pm
Days of the week
Friday - Sunday
Ticket price
£10.00
£9.00 (concessions)
£8.50 (southwark residents)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

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


LCP Dance Theatre invites their audiences on a journey of awareness of what’s going on in the world.

Escape 2 follows on from 2016’s Escape, recreating and re-telling the emotional journey of a refugee using innovative aerial dance and multimedia, against a stirring soundscape by Stefano Guzzetti. Fusing pole and silks performance with dance theatre, Escape 2 explores the impact of a new environment on a refugee, who must face social, political and psychological challenges in order to integrate with a new society.

Award winning LCP Dance Theatre draws awareness to human rights violations through dance and has been nominated twice at the Edinburgh Fringe for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award.`

Praise for LCP Dance Theatre's previous work:

“Modern, moving, muscular & magnificent” The Mumble Dance (Escape)

“A compelling dance performance dealing with highly relevant issues” UK Theatre Network (Escape)

“LCP Dance Theatre offered something extraordinary” ★★★★ Female Art (I Am)

LCP Dance Theatre are raising money to bring Escape2 to Edinburgh this year. You can support them here.


Dance

J7s Dance Company: An Evening with Giulia

Dates
Thursday 13 July - Friday 14 July
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Thursday and Friday
Ticket price
£9.00
£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


J7s Dance Company is a professional dance company based in London. Founded by Italian choreographer Giulia Iurza, the company is particularly interested in the connection between mind and body. Striving to create pieces that psychologically push both dancers and audience, they begin by taking aspects from everyday life and use them as the stimulus to generate movement.

Join J7s at the Blue Elephant to share the journey the company takes in the studio to create their work. The night will feature pieces at different stages of their development, including Shikishin Funi, which premiered at The Place as part of Resolution, and their new work experimenting and collaborating with the composer Mau Loseto again. It will finish off with a Q&A session with Giulia Iurza.


Theatre

The Break-Up Monologues

 

Date
Wednesday 19 July
Time
8:00 pm
Ticket price
£7.00
£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


Award-winning comedian and Radio 4 regular Rosie Wilby hosts this themed comedy, storytelling and spoken word night. Rosie is joined onstage by fellow performers Sophia Blackwell, VG Lee and Paula Varjack to look back at their best and worst relationship breakup stories. Tragedy plus time equals comedy, right?

Rosie Wilby's nonfiction book Is Monogamy Dead? is out in 2017 (Accent Press) following a trilogy of shows investigating love and relationships. The Conscious Uncoupling was the final part of this trilogy and was programmed for Southbank Centre Festival of Love 2016 and shortlisted for Funny Women Best Show 2016.

Sophia Blackwell's acclaimed new poetry collection The Fire Eater's Lover is available via Burning Eye Books. She has been described as 'dirty, juicy, knowing and open' by Stella Duffy.

VG Lee's fifth novel Mr Oliver's Object Of Desire is out now. She started performing comedy in her sixties and is a regular favourite at Paul Burston's Polari salon.

Paula Varjack's Letters I Never Sent To You, also published by Burning Eye, has been described as a 'stunning collection of snapshots, memoir and poetry, deeply personal, vulnerable and frank' by Salena Godden.

This event is supported by Southwark LGBT network and will be recorded for a highlights broadcast on Resonance FM.

The Breakup Monologues was first commissioned by Bradford Literature Festival.


Devised, hosted and curated by
Rosie Wilby

Supported by

  • Metro
  • Southwark LGBT Network
  • Southwark Council
Dance

Blue Cloud Scratch

Date
Friday 21 July
Time
8:00 pm
Ticket price
£5.00
£3.50 (concessions)
£3.50 (southwark residents)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

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


Blue Cloud Scratch is an exciting new dance scratch night, showcasing works in progress from a diverse range of choreographers, and is curated by Blue Elephant Theatre and Cloud Dance Festival. Blue Cloud Scratch aims to encourage and provide emerging dance artists with opportunities to present their works in progress and receive feedback from audiences and peers.

For more about the Blue Cloud Scratch and Cloud Dance Festival, click here.


Dance

Here Comes Trouble

Date
Thursday 27 July
Time
8:00 pm
Ticket price
£10.00
£9.00 (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


Through a series of robust episodes drawing on social and cultural influences from Yorkshire, Ireland and Jamaica, Keira rhythmically weaves together traditional music, authentic song and gutsy dance.

Best described as Irish dance deep in thought, she shares hard hitting and heart-warming chapters of her life to courageously address stereotypes and challenge labels. Witness her build bridges and burn them again, each time revealing a deeper layer of herself and her heritage.

This feisty yet vulnerable performance is entertaining and demonstrates the power and elegance of women in a very real and honest way.


Choreographer:
Keira Martin
Director:
Charlotte Vincent
Composer:
Jamie Roberts
Costume and Set Design:
Ryan Laight
Photography by:
Joe Armitage Bone Shaker Photography
Lighting Design:
Huw Williams
Manager:
Sarah Shead Spin-Arts Management

Supported by

  • Arts Council England
  • Spin-Arts