Blue Elephant Theatre announces New Patrons!

We are delighted to announce that we have two new Patrons, Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya and athlete Maggie Alphonsi. Radzi and Maggie first came to know the Blue Elephant as fellow members of Gareth Malone’s All Star Choir in 2014, recording a number one single to raise money for Children in Need. They will join Joanna Lumley, who has been a patron since 2008, in representing and supporting our small theatre with a big impact.

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Charity number: 1077161

Company number: 3724349

"Thinking big for a little venue"Time Out
"A prime and welcoming destination of imaginative theatre and performance"Fringe Report Awards 2009
"The wonderful Blue Elephant Theatre"Joanna Lumley (Patron)
"Camberwell's coolest venue"The Guardian


Next show: Ham & Passion

by DeNada Dance Theatre

Wednesday 14 October - Thursday 15 October
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)

To avoid the online booking fee please ring the box office on 020 7701 0100

DeNada Dance Theatre present a gender-bending evening of seductive and provocative dance choreographed by Carlos Pons Guerra. Three short narrative works form this kitschy and filmic bill of contemporary dance with a very Spanish flavour- a true feast of meaty dance soaked in a salsa of passion.

From a dingy cabaret in Civil War Barcelona, where a drag artiste murders her fascist lover backstage, passing through a lustful duel of seduction between two machos, and ending with a divine apparition in a kitchen of 1950's Seville, Ham & Passion is an exhilarating, hilarious journey through the history and culture of modern Spain that promises to subvert the senses.

Performed by an international cast of dancers, to a soundtrack of Latin vintage classics and Manuel de Falla's El Amor Brujo, with stunning period costume and set by Ryan Dawson Laight and a perfect mix of dance, jamón and drama, these three explosive period pieces will excite adult audiences of all backgrounds.

Recommended age: 14+ due to partial nudity and suggestive imagery.

Photo: Joe Armitage

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Supported by

  • Arts Council England
  • DanceXchange
  • Instituto Cervantes
  • Spin
  • Theatre in the Mill
  • The Northern School of Contemporary Dance
  • Yorkshire Dance