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The Search for Santa


Wednesday 8 December - Tuesday 21 December
10:45 am, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:30 pm

Weekday performances at 10:45 and 13:30; Weekends at 14:00 and 16:30
Days of the week
Monday - Sunday
Ticket price
£3.00 (southwark residents)
Online booking
Click here to book online - incurs 10% booking fee

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

Join a quest to prove Santa exists!

It’s Christmas Eve in the North Pole and a pair of unlikely companions are on a scientific mission. They will prove to all the doubting grown-ups that Santa exists and then he can enjoy a celebrity lifestyle! After all, who doesn’t want fame and fortune?

Dr. S and Pringle the Penguin are setting off on the adventure of a lifetime but they have a lot more to learn than they realise….

All weekday performances are currently booked out by groups. Weekend performances are at 2pm & 4.30pm. There is currently good availability on Sunday 12th & 19th December but Saturday 11th & 18th are very busy, with some performances fully booked.

Suitable for ages 3+, best suited to 5 - 10 year olds.

Running time: 1 hour approx

Please note: All performances will be relaxed to encourage children to feel comfortable and welcome. If anyone in your party has access needs, please contact us on 02077010100 or so we can ensure your visit is as smooth as possible. Blue Elephant’s theatre space is on the ground floor and wheelchair accessible but our café space upstairs is not.

Blue Elephant is operating covid secure measures. We ask adults to wear masks and have a new ventilation system in place. We are also reducing capacity.

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!


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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