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Theatre

Double Bill: Baby Plus Two & Legs

 

Dates
Wednesday 29 May - Friday 31 May
Times
8:00 pm, 2:00 pm

There will be a baby-friendly showing of Baby Plus Two at 2pm on Thursday May 30th, followed by a workshop.
Days of the week
Wednesday - Friday
Ticket price
£10.00
£8.50 (concessions)
£7.50 (southwark residents)
£8 (Full for Matinee and workshop)
£6.50 (Conc for Matinee and workshop)
£5 (Southwark resident for Matinee and workshop)
Online booking

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


Blue Elephant Theatre presents a double bill of comedy shows exploring motherhood and and the female body.

Baby Plus Two will be performed on its own on Thursday 30th May at 2pm as a BABY FRIENDLY showing followed by a workshop so bring your little one along!

Baby Plus Two

"There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall"
....said some bloke who was clearly no good at multitasking. This dance solo is our rebuttal.

Pram firmly in the hallway, Baby Plus Two brings to life the physical and psychological experiences of early parenthood with dance, spoken word, video and original music.

From breast engorgement to mastery of nappy-sniffing via a constant low-level angst, Baby Plus Two is an emotional journey, filled – like motherhood itself – with angst, humour and love.

“Humorous and relatable… the mommy-parody at the end will surely be in my head for the rest of the week” Emma Iskowitz
“A funny and touching realisation of the first two years of parenthood.....Really enjoyable – lively and funny.” Audience Feedback

Choreographed and performed by: Lise Smith

Legs

Legs are what most humans stand on. They also allow humans to walk, crouch and lunge. If at any point in your life you have used your legs, thought about legs or if you know someone with legs. Then this is the show for you.

*warning this show may contain legs. ‘

’You might have trouble explaining to your friends what you just witnessed'’ ****½ TheAdelaidian.net

'Massive fun... if you feel the need for a little crazy in your life... they would be the people to provide it" Kate Copstick


Theatre

The Rebirth of Meadow Rain

Date
Saturday 8 June
Time
8:00 pm
Ticket price
£7.00
£6.00 (concessions)
£5.50 (southwark residents)
Online booking

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


Meadow is throwing a party to celebrate her new life.

Expect a rip-roaring soirée of games, dancing, more games and one top-secret present! So leave your morals at the door and your kids at home.

Please note: guests arriving with gifts (e.g. fish food, rubber gloves and any parents/partners/colleagues you find moderately irritating*) will receive special treatment.

This darkly comic tale, exploring themes of emotional abuse, is brought to you by the award-winning creators of fringe sell-out show So It Goes.

‘A gem’ **** Evening Standard on So It Goes.

*List not exhaustive.

The show was made with support from the Shoreditch Town Hall and is presented as a work-in-progress performance.

On The Run are delighted to be partners with UK SAYS NO MORE, a national awareness raising campaign, working together with their 350+ partners, to change societal narrative towards Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence.


Created and Performed by
Hannah Moss
Director
Anna Marshall
Producer
Alice Massey
Set Design
Emma Tompkins
Sound Design
Fizz Margereson

Supported by

  • Shoreditch Town Hall
  • UK SAYS NO MORE
Comedy

Tragic Scenes of Legendary women where snakes were (kind of) present

A Mouths of Lions and Tuttifrutti co-production presented as part of Wild Shenanigans comedy festival

Dates
Tuesday 18 June - Wednesday 19 June
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Tuesday and Wednesday
Ticket price
£8.50
£7.50 (concessions)
£7.00 (southwark residents)
Online booking
Tickets Ignite - Booking Fee Applies

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


Two clowns. Some legendary women. Lots of snakes. A guaranteed tragedy.

Join Nina Divina - actor extraordinaire - and her faithful assistant Lucia Bombilla as they attempt to stage the most tragic scenes of legendary women...and snakes.

Expect fierce flamenco dancing, seductive apple munching and that classic hit song we all know and love: “I’m not a woman, I’m a snake!”. An anarchic, silly, fun-filled hour of clowning and cabaret that celebrates all things woman (and some things snake).

Mighty Boosh with Smack the Pony’s sly feminism all wrapped up in one glamorous clown cabaret.

Presented as part of the Wild Shenanigans Comedy Festival.


Cast
Devised by Nina Divina and Lucia Bombilla
Theatre

Wild Shenanigans

 

Dates
Tuesday 18 June - Saturday 22 June
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Tuesday - Saturday
Ticket price
£8.50
£7.50 (concessions)
£7.00 (southwark residents)
Online booking
Tickets Ignite - Booking Fee Applies

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


Wild Shenanigans is a festival of clowning, slapstick and mayhem. Join us for a week of wild comedy created by some of the UK’s most talented idiots. With cabaret, clowning, stand up, sketch, music and more, there is something for everyone. Come and laugh at comedy in all its ridiculous forms with the infamous stage diva Nina Divina from Tuttifrutti cabaret, Russian clown Julia Masil (Pete Nash Comedy Award Winner), Viggo Venn the Viking (Best Comedy Award Winner, Adelaide Fringe) and many more!

Who’s up for some Wild Shenanigans?

Tragic Scenes of Legendary women where snakes were (kind of) present

18th & 19th June

Two clowns. Some legendary women. Lots of snakes. A guaranteed tragedy.

Join Nina Divina - actor extraordinaire - and her faithful assistant Lucia Bombilla as they attempt to stage the most tragic scenes of legendary women...and snakes.

Expect fierce flamenco dancing, seductive apple munching and that classic hit song we all know and love: “I’m not a woman, I’m a snake!”. An anarchic, silly, fun-filled hour of clowning and cabaret that celebrates all things woman (and some things snake).

Mighty Boosh with Smack the Pony’s sly feminism all wrapped up in one glamorous clown cabaret.

Devised by Nina Divina and Lucia Bombilla.

A Mouths of Lions and Tuttifrutti co-production presented as part of Wild Shenanigans comedy festival.

Love songs to Guinea Pigs

20th June

Award winning comedian and clown Elf Lyons presents a surreal tale of love and loneliness. In the style of a 1980s Elton John rock concert.
In October 2018, Elf was taken to hospital and told it was best she never perform again.

After months lying on her back and recovering from spinal surgery, Elf had to rethink what she was going to do*. This is the show she devised in response : A work-in-progress show about being a work-in-progress.

Music, Mime, Clowning and entirely true stories, join Elf as she embodies her inner Elton on an absurd narrative of love, heartbreak, hospitals, friendship, romance, re-learning your own body and rodents.

This is the perfect show to take a tinder date to, an ex, a friend who is going through a difficult divorce, that guy you know from your book group, your step-mum as an attempt to ‘bond’ and indeed your work team on a social outing. Or just come on your own and be a legend.

(*One of the things Elf DID decide to do was rescue two Guinea Pigs.)

We Must Live

21st June

Julia Masli and Tatiana Collet-Apraxine AKA The Pushkinettes present their London premiere of "We Must Live"

Two absolute idiots host a traditional Russian state funeral for Anna Karenina. You are invited, along with Queen Elizabeth II; Frida Kahlo; Tsar Alexander II, Joan of Arc, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Barack Obama and many more.

This buoyantly desperate, epic, ridiculous show merges clowning, physical theatre and Russian classics.

Viggo the Viking

22nd June

Venn presents his work-in-progress of Viggo the Viking.

Best Comedy winner, Brighton Fringe 2016 (Zach & Viggo). Best Comedy nominee, Fringe World 2018 (Pepito). From the deep forests and tall mountains of Norway comes Viggo the Viking, the dumbest viking in the world. A new show from Gaulier-trained clown Viggo Venn. 'My cheeks were aching with laughter' ★★★★★ (FringeGuru.com). 'I laughed so much my face hurt' ****1/2 (Latest). 'Chaotic Masterpiece' ★★★★ (List).


Theatre

Ironing Out

by Alleyway Radical Theatre

Dates
Sunday 23 June - Monday 24 June
Times
7:00 pm, 8:00 pm

Sunday 23rd June 2019 at 19:00 & Monday 24th June 2019 at 20:00
Days of the week
Monday, Sunday
Ticket price
£10.00
£9.00 (concessions)
£7.50 (southwark residents)
Online booking
Book online at TicketsIgnite booking charge applies

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


What happens when you are forced to leave home, go through a terrifying journey and find yourself in London? Will you find community? Will you find peace or more struggle? What about those who didn’t make it across the sea?

Ironing Out is a devised play combining physical theatre, mime, dance, poetry, hip hop in English and Arabic, shadow theatre and improvisation. A myriad of characters come in and out of an Ironing Shop, held by the respected and loved community figure the Iron Man. The shop is located in a famous South London borough, at the bottom of a block threatened by developers. The characters become entangled in a quest to find lost ones and in the struggle to save the shop and their community. Based on real life experiences and wild imagination, Ironing Out explores young migrants’ resilience in the shadow of mental health, exile, racism and displacement.

Alleyway Radical Theatre is a migrants led theatre company which formed in 2014 with a will to shed light on migrants' struggles. We mix shadow theatre, poetry, mime and hip hop in Arabic and English. Our first show 'Here I Am' explored migrants’ journeys through fortress Europe and the UK border. We come from Palestine, Hackney, Egypt, Kashmir, Spain, Japan and beyond.

Presented as part of Refugee Week


Cast
Abdulrahman, Amoon, Basel Zaraa, Jazzar, Lisa Maeda, Sara El Sheekh, Shamma, Steaz & Tasnim Mahdy

Supported by