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Cow's Rainy Day / Ana & Silly

 

Dates
Friday 20 May - Wednesday 22 June
Times
11:00 am

Various times
Online booking
Ticketsource

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


Your favourite cow and squirrels are back for FREE performances in libraries and community centres all around South London!

Suitable for ages 2+
Running Time: 30 minutes approx.
Tickets are FREE but should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment.

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COW’S RAINY DAY

Cow is very excited about celebrating his best friend Amy's birthday. He's planning to make her the most amazing card she's ever seen.
But things don't go quite to plan and Cow feels down.
Luckily Amy is there to help Cow feel better - but she needs some helpers. Can you join her and cheer Cow up?

Cow's Rainy Day is a short play for children, about learning new things, accepting mistakes, trying hard and being friends.

Dates:
• 20 May, 11am and 12pm at Mercato Metropolitano, 42 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6DR
• 26 May, 4pm at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High St, London SE1 1JA
• 22 June, 2pm & 4pm at Peckham Library, 122 Peckham Hill St, London SE15 5JR

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ANA & SILLY

Ana the Squirrel enjoys a simple life collecting and counting acorns. Ana's not prepared for the arrival of cousin Silly who announces that soon all will change and they will both go to school!

A short children’s show about transitions and making friends.

Dates:
• 30 May, 11am at Walworth Library, 147 Walworth Rd, London SE17 1RW
• 30 May, 2pm at Camberwell Library, 48 Camberwell Green, London SE5 7AL
• 5 June, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm, Elephant Park, Elephant Rd, London SE17 1UB
• 21 June, 2pm & 4pm at Dulwich Library, 368 Lordship Ln, London SE22 8NB

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  • Team London Bridge
Comedy

BLUE ELEPHANT COMEDY NIGHT

 

Date
Wednesday 1 June
Time
8:00 pm
Ticket price
£12.00
£10.00 (concessions)
£8.00 (southwark residents)
Online booking
Ticketsource

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


THE BIG RETURN OF COMEDY AT BLUE ELEPHANT!

A terrific line-up of up-and-coming comedians is taking over our theatre space for one night - grab a drink and witness some of the most exciting acts the UK comedy circuit has to offer!

Including:

MICAH HALL
CHIN WANG
BRONWYN SWEENEY
BRANDON PALMER
DAVINA BENTLEY
KATE LOVERLOCK

Compered by FITZGERALD HONGER

Micah Hall - Micah has recently been a finalist for the Southend On Sea Best New Comer award, runner-up for the Brighton Grin New Comedian competition, and Comedy Store’s King Gong Winner (August 2021)
“Definitely one to watch!” – Russell Kane

Chin Wang - Grew up in China, and lives in the UK, Chin Wang is an up-coming stand-up comedian in the UK comedy scene. Chin’s infinitely likable stage persona and belting gags have seen her ripping up live gigs from London to Glasgow as well as radio shows in Scotland and virtual shows streamed to Shanghai. Funny, charming, and hilariously honest, Chin is fast becoming one of the most exciting new acts to see.

Brandon Palmer - Born in Baltimore, Maryland. Brandon started comedy in London and has a very diverse comedy background. Performing in Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Brighton and numerous venues in London such as Dulwich Hamlet, Caverndish Arms, and Comedy Cafe Theatre. Outside of London Brandon has performed in Scotland and Norway. Also survived King Gong twice at the Comedy Store.

Bronwyn Sweeney - Bronwyn is an advertising creative by day and draws on her experiences of making ads that no one wants to watch to inspire her comedy. She was the runner-up in the Funny Women Awards show in 2021 and hopes that one day, her side hustle may become her full-time hustle.

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Theatre

The Blue House

Dates
Tuesday 7 June - Saturday 25 June
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Tuesday - Saturday
Ticket price
£14.00
£12.00 (concessions)
£10.00 (southwark residents)
£10.00 (previews)
Online booking
Ticketsource - incurs a small booking fee

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


"Have you ever felt so sad you thought you’d never be happy again?”

Charles, Billie and Alex live in the same house but they never see each other. Charles’ wife of 50 years has passed away. Billie is reeling from heartbreak. Alex’s dad recently took his own life, and now he’s facing his own depression.

Gaia Fay Lambert’s moving debut play is a series of interweaving monologues. It blends poetry with theatre as its three characters attempt to articulate universal experiences of loneliness, loss and longing. The Blue House looks to provide the audience with hope, healing and solidarity after some of the most turbulent and lonely years in living memory.

With previous work described as “spectacular” and “boundlessly imaginative”, Helikon Theatre Company bring their bold and innovative style to the intimate space at the Blue Elephant, in an intense evening of theatre crafted by a collective of exciting new artists.

Past praise for Helikon Theatre Company

“Helikon’s modernisation is spectacular”
Mark Aspen Reviews

“This radical portrayal of A Winter’s Tale was refreshing, dynamic and most of all well performed.”
Theatrebox

“beautifully presented, addictive and compelling to watch, it strips the theatre to a cavernous space and offers it a place to breathe [...] I urge you to go and see this production, I leave the theatre rebounding and reeling with ideas, an inspiring undertaking.”
TheatreFullStop

“Boundlessly imaginative, visually poetic, joyfully queer, anarchically playful with the text, somebody give this team space”
Naomi Kuyck-Cohen, Theatre & Performance Designer


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Director
Myles O'Gorman
Writer
Gaia Fay Lambert
Designer
Hazel Low
Producer
Jake Curran-Pipe
Sound Designer
Jamie Lu
Lighting Designer
Kevin Murphy
Stage Manager
Amy Hales
Publicity Designer
Andy Thornton

Supported by

  • Arts Council England
Theatre

Give Me The Sun

Written by Mamet Leigh
Directed by Majid Mehdizadeh

Dates
Tuesday 12 July - Saturday 30 July
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Tuesday - Saturday
Ticket price
£14.00
£12.00 (concessions)
£10.00 (southwark residents)
£10 (Preview)
Online booking
Ticketsource

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


Why did we come here? To the UK?

Bashir and Baba live in a council house in London.
Baba, once a doctor in Egypt, works in Tesco.
Bashir plays basketball with his friends and wonders what his home country was like.
What has happened since the Arab Spring?

Give Me the Sun is a beautiful and compelling new play, exploring what happens when too much is left unsaid for too long. A seemingly perfect father-son relationship unravels to reveal grief, loss and loneliness.

Written by Mamet Leigh, a pioneer of the Tehran Underground Theatre Movement, Give Me the Sun addresses the complexity of finding your place in a new country and how different that can be for each person.

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Writer
Mamet Leigh
Director
Majid Mehdizadeh
Designer
Jida Akil

Supported by

  • Arts Council England

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!

Theatre

Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain

Tickets
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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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