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

Move Fast and Break Things

by Freight Theatre

Dates
Friday 24 January - Saturday 25 January
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Friday and Saturday
Ticket price
£6.00
£4.00 (concessions)
£4.00 (southwark residents)
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.


Co-director and Deviser:
Luke Wintour
Co-director and Deviser:
Alexander Rugman
Producer:
Kieton Saunders-Browne
Composer:
Sarah Spencer
Set Design:
Nelly Hayes
Lighting Design:
Ben Darwent
Cast
Adam Goodbody, Anuska Chakravarti, Jamie Randall, Julia Pilkington
Theatre

Not Four Girls

by big mess

Date
Monday 3 February
Time
8:00 pm
Ticket price
£10.00
£8.00 (concessions)
£7.50 (southwark residents)
£7.00 (Earlybird - available until January 26th)
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.


Performers
Cathryn Fenton, Lucia Adamou, Leona Wilson, Rebekah Kerley
Photo credit
Emilie Veale
Family

Little Star

Date
Monday 10 February
Times
10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm
Ticket price
£5 (Combined ticket - for one baby and one adult)
£3 (Additional adult)
Online booking
Tickets Ignite - booking fee applies

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


Meet Little Star in our show for little ones ages 6-18 months. Join her as she swings from shooting stars, slides down crescent moons and bounces on fluffy clouds. Using puppetry, music and captivating visuals to delight our young audience, an intimate, relaxed setting makes this the perfect first theatre experience.

Little Star features the popular song ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’, taking us on a journey with the star herself. Little Star wants to explore space. Not content with the same spot in the sky, she wants to see, hear and touch everything!

Praise for Little Star:
“The music and sensory experience was mesmerising for the babies”
Audience member

"We saw Little Star today, my 8 month old absolutely loved it! Very engaging and interactive for the babies and a brilliant sensory experience. Thank you for making our babies first theatre experience a brilliant one"
Audience member

"My 7 month old little girl loved this production. She was captivated by all the lights and sounds. A great first show for babies and a relaxing time for parents too."

Little Star (Baby Show) Teaser from Moon On A Stick on Vimeo.


Director
Alice Sillett
Composer
Joseph Bell
Set Designer
Valentina Turtur
Puppet Maker
Maia Kirkman-Richards
Movement Director
Sheri Sadd

Supported by

Theatre

Noot Patoot

by Natalie Patuzzo and Soft Pedal Collective

Date
Thursday 13 February
Time
8:00 pm
Ticket price
£10.00
£8.00 (concessions)
£7.50 (southwark residents)
£7.00 (Earlybird - available until January 26th)
Online booking
Tickets Ignite - booking fee applies

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


Watch a clown wrestle with the departure of her youth. Featuring physical comedy, mime, audience interaction and improvisation, Noot Patoot is a comical whirlwind of short episodic scenes.

With Soft Pedal Collective, Natalie Patuzzo created her first show The Hoe-ly Trinity, a three-women-one-woman show. They had an amazing time performing at some incredible UK fringe festivals, and even won 'Best (Theatre) Play 2019' award at Guildford Fringe. Natalie trained at Rose Bruford College, HAMU Prague, and L'École Jacques Lecoq Paris, and currently works in Nottingham as a drama facilitator.

Noot Patoot is a work-in-progress showing.

Noot-Patoot is presented as part of Elephantology, Blue Elephant Theatre’s festival showcasing the work of recent graduates.


Theatre

Luncheons and Flagons: An Epic Immersive Adventure

Date
Saturday 15 February
Times
4:00 pm, 8:00 pm
Ticket price
£10.00
£8.00 (concessions)
£7.50 (southwark residents)
£7.00 (Earlybird - available until January 26th)
Online booking
Tickets Ignite - booking fee applies

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


Your epic quest awaits - will you answer the call?

From the award-winning Paper Mug Theatre comes an interactive choose-your-own-adventure, where three lucky audience members will be the masters of their fate.

There is unrest in the medieval realm of Gondolar. As the tyrannical King Titranoss prepares his heir for their name-day, an underground band plot their bloody rebellion. Through unlikely circumstances, the Heir, a Soldier and a Peasant are flung together to choose between rebels and royalty, embarking on a quest to the far reaches of Gondolar's kingdom which tests the limits of their morality. With over a thousand potential story paths, Gondolar is about to change forever - what side are you on?

A tongue-in-cheek homage to all facets of nerd culture, particularly inspired by the campaigns of Dungeons and Dragons, Luncheons and Flagons is an exciting live-action gaming experience, bringing imagination to the forefront.

Paper Mug Theatre focuses on meaningful stories with humour, pathos and a contemporary perspective. They devise, write and work with actors to bring the best stories to life.

Paper Mug Theatre's work has been awarded China Plate's Pick of Pulse Festival, Theatre Weekly's Best Fringe Debut and an Off West End Commendation, and was longlisted for the prestigious Bruntwood Prize.

Praise for Paper Mug Theatre's previous work:
"Incredibly funny, raw and clever… sharp and hilarious"
Amy Toledano, WithinHerWords (for A Partnership)

"…superb, naturalistic and effortlessly funny…"
Fiona Anderson, Ed Fest Mag (for A Partnership)

Luncheons and Flagons is presented as part of Elephantology, Blue Elephant Theatre’s festival showcasing the work of recent graduates.

Show may contain fantasy violence - recommended for ages 12+


Director
Rory Thomas-Howes
Assistant Director
Josh Tucker
Fight Director
Sebastian Gardner
Musical Director
Louise Barron
Choreographer
Samuel C Jones
Cast
Ami Okumura Jones, Andrew Mapperley, Louise Barron, Marie Danielsen, Margherita Deri, Daniel Kettle, Harris Allen, William Shackleton, Josh Tucker and Rory Thomas-Howes