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Family

Next show: Way Back When

 

Dates
Friday 21 June - Monday 24 June
Online booking
Ticketsource

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

Join us for Way Back When, an interactive family stage show by Jacqui Livingston.

Alex is bored at Grandma's house, while Grandma is sorting through donations for a jumble sale. With nothing else to do, Alex starts helping, and discovers each item has its own tale of Grandma's travels from Jamaica to London, aboard the Windrush and beyond. Enjoy vibrant storytelling, traditional games, and audience participation in this heartwarming journey through time.

Whether you're young or young at heart, Way Back When will leave you with a smile on your face and a song in your heart.

Originally staged in 2019, we're delighted to bring Way Back When to audiences across Southwark and beyond as part of Southwark Council's Windrush 75 celebrations.

Tickets are FREE but have limited availability, so advance booking is recommended.

After-school Performances:

Friday 21st June at 4.30pm (Blue Elephant Theatre)
Monday 24th June at 4.00pm (Walworth Library)

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Tickets can also be booked by phoning the Ticketsource Telephone Box Office on 0333 666 3366, available from Monday to Friday, 9.00AM to 7.00PM and Saturday, 9.00AM to 5.00PM (excluding bank holidays). Bookings for free tickets do not incur a booking fee.


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Comedy

Coming soon: ELEFUNNY Comedy Night

 

Date
Friday 28 June
Online booking
Ticketsource - incurs a small booking fee

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

A terrific line-up of up-and-coming comedians is taking over Blue Elephant - grab a drink and witness some of the most exciting acts the UK comedy circuit has to offer!

A stellar night of comedy, platforming comedians from marginalised backgrounds.

Line-up includes:
Maple Zou
Frances Keyton
MOSS (James Watkins)
Leah Davis
Junior Booker

Compered and additional set by regular ELEFUNNY host Fitzgerald Honger.

Praise for previous ELEFUNNY events:

"Great host and 7 acts, all of whom entertained us well. There was a good variety amongst the comedians and none disappointed. I would recommend this night!"
Audience Review

"Better than the Comedy Store!"
Audience feedback

Book now

Tickets can also be booked by phoning the Ticketsource Telephone Box Office on 0333 666 3366, available from Monday to Friday, 9.00AM to 7.00PM and Saturday, 9.00AM to 5.00PM (excluding bank holidays). Bookings made through this service are subject to a small booking fee.

Maple Zou

Maple Zuo is a Chinese-Mongolian comedian who has been performing since 2017. She has toured Asia with her own one-hour special and was interviewed by BBC's Cultural Frontline in 2020 to share her comedy experiences.

Zou began performing comedy in the UK in 2023. Since then, she has won the Comedy Store's King Gong and Up the Creek's Beat the Blackout competitions. She was also a finalist in the Leicester Square Theatre New Act of the Year 2023. Zuo performs regularly at Back Yard, Angel Comedy, and West End Comedy Club.

‘Slyly cheeky, Very engaging, A fully formed comedian, Well liked by audiences!' Chortle.com

Frances Keyton

Frances Keyton, the spirited Welsh comedian, brings a unique twist to the comedy scene. As the offspring of a father known for his erotica writing, Frances adds a dash of cheeky charm to her performances.

An alumnus of Soho Comedy Labs Plus 2023, she was a finalist in Reading New Act of the Year 2024 (3rd), West End New Act of the Year 2022, Max Turner Prize 2022, SYTYF 2022, Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2022, and shortlisted for Funny Women Awards 2021 & BBC New Comedy Awards 2021.

“Frances weaves between confident humour and openness with ease.” - Broadway World

MOSS (James Watkins)

James Watkins (Moss) is a queer neurodivergent clown already crafting a unique and charismatic voice in comedy as a sort of self-aware, self-depreciating forest goblin. He's just as likely to joke about ketchup packets as he is about the socio-economic state of the world. You might not understand what he's talking about, but I can guarantee it will make you laugh.

'Moss' energy is pure joy and it’s impossible not to remember him after a set'
'Polished madness'
'Inventive, witty and loveable way of delivering a set' - Live next to the Apollo

Leah Davis

Since kicking off her comedy career in 2022 Leah has reached the finals for the iconic Funny Women competition, Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian and BBC New Comedy Awards semi finals. She has smashed some of London’s most lethal gong shows including Beat The Blackout, Ding Dong Gong and was named a ‘Face of Comedy’ for 2023.


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