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Join Blue Elephant Theatre for free drama activities this term!

While we're in lockdown again, Blue Elephant Theatre is bringing more free drama workshops, especially aimed at primary school-age children, to brighten up the week.
New free drama sessions on Mondays and Fridays
Drama with Literacy and Numeracy Skills
(Aimed at School Years 3-4)
Monday 3.15pm - 4.15pm or 4.30pm - 5.30pm

Lunchtime Laughs
(Aimed at School Years 1-2)
Wednesday 1pm – 1.45pm

Afternoon Giggles
(Aimed at School Years 5-6)
Wednesdays 3.15pm – 4pm

Email us on info@blueelephanttheatre.co.uk for more information and to book your space!

Creative workshops for young refugees and migrants

 

Dates
Friday 5 February - Friday 26 March
Time
5:00 pm
Days of the week
Friday

Blue Elephant Theatre's ReAct Youth Theatre is launching new workshops for young refugees and migrants!

Aimed at refugees and migrants aged 13-18 years old, these will be fun and creative workshops playing games, developing English language skills, meeting new people and learning from each other.

Workshops will take place on Zoom on Fridays between 5pm - 6.30pm on these dates:

Friday 5th February
Friday 12th February
Friday 26th February

Friday 5th March
Friday 12th March
Friday 19th March
Friday 26th March

For more information or to join, please email francesca@blueelephanttheatre.co.uk or call 07957 309001 (please leave a message if you do not get to speak to someone, and we will call you back).


Drama with Headway and Blue Elephant

 

Date
Thursday 4 March
Time
3:00 pm
Online booking
Click here to book your place

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


Blue Elephant Theatre and Headway SELNWK are partnering to deliver online drama workshops to people in South East London or North West Kent and their carers and keyworkers.

The workshops will take place on Zoom on Thursday afternoons (3pm - 4.45pm) from March 4th for twelve weeks.

Free to sign up, please register your interest before March 3rd.


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Journaling Workshop for Theatre Makers

 

Date
Tuesday 9 March
Time
11:00 am
Ticket price
FREE
Online booking

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


Feeling under-motivated or lacking in energy when it comes to your creative practice?

This workshop is designed to spark creativity around theatre making in a relaxed and unpressurised way. The workshop will mix written and artistic activities encouraging creative thinking and imagination to support the ideas you may have for your work and inspire new ones.

No experience necessary. You will need a journal or notebook but even some sheets of paper will work. Any art materials that you have are helpful for example, paints, colouring pencils, old magazines or newspapers and a glue stick. However, you’ll be encouraged to use whatever you have, whether that be a pencil or a pen, you can still take part. The workshop will take place via zoom and a link will be sent ahead of the event.

Following the workshop there will be a set of prompts sent out to participants over the course of the month, to continue the journaling journey. We’ll check in at the end, via email to share and reflect on any discoveries.


An Elephant Never Forgets...

Past shows at the Blue Elephant: if you didn't catch these the first time round, here's your chance to see them elsewhere!

Family

Little Star

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Moon on a Stick has created Little Star@Home, a digital adaptation of their show for ages 0 -2!

Join Little Star 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, Moon on a Stick lead you through the show so you can join in with all the interaction at home.

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

"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."Audience member

Little Star@Home is available every Monday for 7 days or for 3 weeks if you purchase the at home props set. Click Click here for more information.


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Theatre

Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain

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Adapted with kind permission from the Bodleian Library's 1942 publication of the same name, Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain had a fully booked work in progress performance at the Blue Elephant before going on to tour nationally and internationally with sell-out runs in London and New York.

Fol Espoir have chosen to share this live performance to mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. It can be seen here.

Fol Espoir has asked those who enjoy the video to please consider donating to Hospice UK's Covid-19 Crisis Appeal – helping to provide desperately needed support for patients, families and frontline hospice staff during this difficult time.

Live performance filmed by Chloe Plumb at the Clapham Omnibus, London.

Written by Dan March, Jim Millard, Matt Sheahan and John Walton
Directed and Produced by John Walton
Performed by Dan March, Jim Millard, Matt Sheahan, aka The Real MacGuffins


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Theatre

So It Goes

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So It Goes comes to your living room.

So It Goes was On the Run's first play, inspired Artistic Director Hannah Moss wanting to make a show about her dad. It became a show about how we respond to grief and how hard it is to talk about death.

It is one of the most successful shows we have supported in its early stages, having both scratch and work in progress performances at Blue Elephant.

When it opened at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014, The Independent called it “one of this year’s breakthrough shows”. It played to sell out audiences, receiving a five star review in The Times and four star reviews in The Telegraph, Scotsman, Evening Standard and Independent.

On the Run is now sharing So It Goes online until May 29th and it can seen here

You can access the link FOR FREE but they are asking for a suggested a donation of £3. Of the money raised 50% will go to the Marie Curie Hospice Hampstead. This money will support Marie Curie and the hospice during the COVID19 pandemic.