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Community arts

Where Are You From? (Community Arts)

 

Dates
Friday 21 January - Sunday 23 January
Times
8:00 pm, 5:00 pm

Friday & Saturday at 8pm, Sunday 5pm
Days of the week
Friday - Sunday
Online booking
Buy online

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


Since September we have been working with an incredible group on our Community Play project and we would like to present their hard work in Where Are You From?

The starting point was to create a play that reflects the communities in our area, which has been so shaped by migration, and to bring different generations together.

Over four months, with our facilitators Jess Alade and Ore Olowokere, the Community Play actors have been sharing stories, exchanging ideas and collaborating to create Where Are You From?

Dates and Times: Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd at 8pm, and Sunday 23rd at 5pm

Tickets are free but you are required to book a ticket for entry

Additional Information:

If you have any access requirements, please contact us on 020 7701 0100 or info@blueelephanttheatre.co.uk. Our theatre space is on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible but our bar is upstairs and unfortunately is not.

Our bar and our box office open 45 minutes before each show starts.

Please do not be late as we may be unable to admit latecomers.

Covid-safety: We are operating at reduced capacity so there can be more space between audience members and we have recently installed a new ventilation system. It is now necessary by law to wear a mask in the theatre, unless you are exempt. We clean down and disinfect high touch points regularly and hand sanitiser/hand washing facilities are available as soon as you arrive at the theatre.


Supported by

  • Arts Council England
Community arts

Facilitators Network's First Meeting

 

Date
Friday 28 January
Time
10:30 am
Online booking
Book space here

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


At Blue Elephant Theatre we are creating a Facilitators Network, and we want to invite you to join us.

The journey of freelance Theatre & Performance facilitation is incredibly rewarding but also challenging. Co-Artistic and Participation Director, Jo Sadler-Lovett has worked as a drama facilitator for 15 years, it is from this experience that the idea for this network is born.

Professional stress and isolation can play a damaging part in our lives, especially when compounded by the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. We want to build support amongst peers locally so that everyone feels they have colleagues in the industry that they can relate to.

We want to invite facilitators with all kinds of experience to join us in creating this space. We particularly encourage facilitators who work or live in South London.

Our first meeting will be via Zoom on the 28th of January from 10:30 am to 12 pm.

If you can't join us this time, just drop us an email at mariana@blueelephanttheatre.co.uk so we can keep you in the loop for the following meetups.

We will meet bi-monthly, in a mix-mode (virtual and in-person meetings when possible), share some tea, coffee and/or biscuits, and explore new approaches, test ideas, find creative solutions to problems, but most important of all, create meaningful connections with other humans!


Family

A Water Journey

Date
Friday 28 January
Time
4:30 pm
Ticket price
£5.00
£3.50 (southwark residents)
Online booking
Buy online - incurs 10% booking fee.

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


A Water Journey tells the story of an old man and a community of animals living freely and in harmony with nature until one day a big flood arrives… With specially commissioned music, long-string wood-carved marionettes and animation, this original new production explores themes around displacement and the importance of friendship.

Based in London, String Theatre was founded in 2011 by puppeteers Stan Middleton and Soledad Zárate. It presents live performances using long-string wood-carved marionettes on a custom-built touring stage. The company tours its productions in festivals and theatres around the world (so far Argentina, Bosnia, Chile, France, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, South Korea, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, UK, Uruguay).

Special thanks to: Alfonso Lázaro (Títeres desde Abajo), James Lewis (Tin Shed Scenery), Stephen Mottram, Janaki Ranpura (Playwrights’ Centre), Fabio Ricchiuto, Juliet Rogers (Puppet Theatre Barge)

Additional Information:

If you have any access requirements, please contact us on 020 7701 0100 or info@blueelephanttheatre.co.uk.

The show is wordless and inherently accessible to d/Deaf and hard of hearing people as the story is told through mime.

Our theatre space is on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible but our bar is upstairs and unfortunately is not.

Our cafe and our box office open 45 minutes before each show starts.

Covid Safety

We are operating at reduced capacity so there can be more space between audience members and we have recently installed a new ventilation system. It is now necessary by law to wear a mask in the theatre, unless you are exempt. We clean down and disinfect high touch points regularly and hand sanitiser/hand washing facilities are available as soon as you arrive at the theatre.


Directors
Sue Dacre & Stan Middleton
Outside Eye
Amy Rowe
Performance
Borbála Mező, Soledad Zárate
Animation
Gary Cherrington
Light Design
Marcin Miloszewski
Sound Score
Jimmy Sheals
Puppets
Soledad Zárate
Scenography
Stan Middleton
Props
Sue Dacre, Amy Rowe, Jess Shead
Costumes
Amy Rowe

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Theatre

Eating Jeff - NO TABLE showcase

 

Date
Wednesday 2 February
Time
7:30 pm
Online booking
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To speak to the box office directly, please ring us on 020 7701 0100.


A dark and absurdist dive into the depths of modern activism and the hypocrite in all of us,
Eating Jeff follows four disillusioned employees of a megacorporation as their dull team bonding games descend into achaotic journey of self-reflection.

Devised by NO TABLE, the piece draws on today’s shifting activism landscape as it clashes with growing feelings of despondency, nihilism, and powerlessness. Set in an all-too-familiar dystopian corporate world, Eating Jeff zooms in on the absurd idolatry for our billionaire overlords and the harmful ‘hustle culture’ they continue to breed.

Eating Jeff is presented as a rehearsed reading at the end of NO TABLE’s residency at the Blue Elephant, supported by the Idlewild Trust.

Tickets are Pay What You Can – ticket sales will go towards funding Eating Jeff at SPRINT Festival in March!

Additional Information:

Running Time: 50 minutes approx

The show is for ages 14 and over (anyone under 14 must be accompanied by an adult)

The show contains mentions of gore and violence.

If you have any access requirements, please contact us on 020 7701 0100 or info@blueelephanttheatre.co.uk. Our theatre space is on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible but our bar is upstairs and unfortunately is not.

Our bar and our box office open 45 minutes before each show starts.

Please do not be late as we may be unable to admit latecomers.

Covid-safety: We are operating at reduced capacity so there can be more space between audience members and we have recently installed a new ventilation system. It is now necessary by law to wear a mask in the theatre, unless you are exempt. We clean down and disinfect high touch points regularly and hand sanitiser/hand washing facilities are available as soon as you arrive at the theatre


Supported by

  • Idlewild Trust

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

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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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