Free Tickets this Friday & Saturday for SE5 & SE17 Residents!

As part of our on-going commitment to making arts accessible to those in our local area, we have a number of free tickets to give away this Friday & Saturday for the show roswitha in soffitta . To reserve your tickets, please call us on 020 7701 0100 giving us your name, telephone number and postcode. Please note, this offer is available to those living in the SE5 & SE17 Post codes.

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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: Boy in Darkness


Wednesday 11 March - Saturday 4 April
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)

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

A Boy wanders into darkness, a land of broken things…
There he meets a goat, a hyena and a lamb with diabolical schemes…

The Boy escapes the oppressive Castle of his birthright on his fourteenth birthday. As he ventures into the unknown, his rebellion leads him on a descent to ancient alchemy and present danger. He must call on his wits to escape - or be trapped forever.

Storytelling and physical theatre intertwine in a bold, new stage interpretation of Mervyn Peake's novella 'Boy in Darkness', performed as a solo show by Gareth Murphy. Capturing a chilling adventure in the teenaged years of Titus Groan, hero of the celebrated Gormenghast trilogy, Boy in Darkness is a gothic fairytale underpinned by Peake's rich and powerful language.

The Blue Elephant continues to bring the work of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers to the stage with this original adaptation, following the world stage premieres of Mervyn Peake's plays The Cave and Noah's Ark.

Performed and image of Boy reprinted with kind permission of the Mervyn Peake Estate c/o Peters, Fraser & Dunlop Ltd

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Supported by

  • Arts Council England
  • The Golsoncott Foundation