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Cow and Chicken: Careers Day

 

Dates
Friday 22 February - Monday 25 February
Times
3:00 pm

Not all times apply to all days; see below for more details.
Days of the week
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)

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


Cow and Chicken from Baa Humbug! return to talk to children about what they want to be when they grow up. Should they be pilots, doctors…or unicorns?

Please note these showings are at venues near Elephant and Castle and not at the Blue Elephant.

Golazio, 59 Camberwell Rd, London SE5 0EZ
Friday Feb 22nd at 3pm & 4.30pm

Moving Pictures Cinema, Mercato Metropolitano, 42 Newington Causeway, SE1 6DR
Saturday Feb 23rd at 11.15am & 2.15pm

UAL Studio, Third Floor, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, New Kent Rd, SE1 6TE
Monday Feb 25th at 3.45pm & 5pm

Tickets are FREE but advance booking is advised to guarantee your space. Tickets can be booked here


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Theatre

Nothing to Fear

Performed by Ben Ecclestone

Dates
Friday 1 March - Saturday 2 March
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Friday and Saturday
Ticket price
£10.00
£8.50 (concessions)
£7.50 (southwark residents)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

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


Around 40% of the world population has an internet connection today. In 1995, it was less than 1%.

Nothing to Fear is a collaboration between technology and the human voice. Throughout, Benjamin explores our relentless relationship with the internet and why taking ownership of our data is now more important than ever.

Part gig, part lecture, with a blend of beatboxing and experimental vocals Benjamin gives us an important lesson on the repercussions of how much we share online. Both willing and unwilling.

BEN ECCLESTONE / NOTHING TO FEAR PROMO from On These Isles on Vimeo.


Lighting Designer
Edward Scragg
Videographer
Alfred Ashby
Special thanks
Molly Hemsley
Cast
Ben Ecclestone (Sound Artist, Theatre Maker, Performer)

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  • Theatre Deli
Theatre

The Balancing Act

 

Date
Tuesday 5 March
Time
8:00 pm
Ticket price
FREEFREEFREE

Join us at Blue Elephant Theatre in supporting emerging talent and to celebrate the achievements of Women Internationally. The Balancing Act will be a night of brand new works in progress, diversity and acts that will leave you wanting to take action against gender inequality! #balanceforbetter

You can book tickets via this link:
https://thebalancingactscratch.eventbrite.co.uk

ReRooted: Traces, Threads and Surfaces

The newly formed ReRooted Dance Collective present a series of excerpts informed by three distinct Indian classical dance forms (bharatanatyam, odissi and kathak) from their upcoming evening of original work, inspired by the nature of lines as contextualised by Professor of Anthropology, Tim Ingolds' article, 'Transformation of the Line: Traces, Threads and Surfaces'.

These excerpts form part of six solos that will be presented at The Bhavan on April 5th.

Devising a novel collaborative approach, the UK-based dancers, Shivaangee Agrawal, Swati Seshadri (bharatanatyam), Elena Catalano, Pallavi Vijay (odissi), Meera Patel and Parbati Chaudhury (kathak), acknowledge their connections to a rich dance heritage as they carve out an independent space nurturing exploration and excellence in the creation of original work.

ReRooted Dance Collective would like to thank Arts Council England and The Bhavan for believing in them.

Embracing Shadows

Embracing Shadows is a one woman show by Beatrice Mori which is divided into two parts: the first one is a conceptual deep journey that explores and analyses the relationship between our true self, the one not influenced by society, and the negative voices that often try to diminish our light by whispering things like “You’re not enough” “Just give up” “You can’t make it” etc.

Embracing Shadows focuses on how to face such negativity in the best way possible, through the powerful and cathartic function of art. For this reason, the second part of the show is dedicated to a conceptual photography/painting exhibition from visual creatives who, thanks to their artistic effort, overcame their own darkness. Shadows can be the keys to open the door for our brightest light. Sometimes it’s all about changing perspective.

Created and performed by Beatrice Mori
Live music by Alex Carli

Artistic works projected during the performance by:
Thomas Sloan Drawer and Cartoonist
Ylenia Marghereci Photographer
Alessia Francesca Muoio Photographer
Valerie Traversa Painter

11.10.18 by Ells Mac

Ells Mac is a frank, funny and relatable woman who hails from North London. She has a definite ‘edge’ to her, and this edge translates into her authentic and heartfelt lyrics to create a sound she likes to call Soulful Stress.

11.10.18 is her first official single. She says "it explains a relationship I was once in. Explains the emotions I went through and decisions I had to make. Many females go through this, and I decided to write about it."

Age guidance: 18+


Dance

TRY|TRYING|TRIED

Dates
Friday 8 March - Saturday 9 March
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Friday and Saturday
Ticket price
£10.00
£8.50 (concessions)
£7.50 (southwark residents)
£8.50 (Early Bird (until Feb 8th))
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

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


What do we choose to share? How do we disguise our vulnerability?

Delving into human relationships, TRY|TRYING|TRIED is a captivating journey of two people who share meetings, smiles, and a desire to just be.

Created and performed by Shelley Owen and Josh Slater, this duet explores the places we have been, the conversations we have, and the vulnerability we feel. Constant choices are made about who and what we present, in what moment.

Shelley Owen is a performance artist, creating and touring dance and interdisciplinary work. A researcher with WHAT IIIF?, she also leads workshops focusing on instant composition and interdisciplinary performance practice.

Josh Slater is a contemporary dance artist, theatre maker and director of enCompass Collective. Creating and touring performance works, he is also Lecturer in Dance, Theatre & Performance at Plymouth Conservatoire.

Audience Feedback for TRY|TRYING|TRIED:

"A thoroughly enjoyable experience"
“Consummate performers relish in overt comedy, sensitivity and engaging storytelling”
“TRY|TRYING|TRIED reveals a series of emotive passages with a strong and captivating movement dialogue throughout the performance”

TRY|TRYING|TRIED by Shelley Owen & Josh Slater (trailer) from Shelley Owen on Vimeo.


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Theatre

LunchBreaks

 

Dates
Friday 15 March - Saturday 16 March
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Friday and Saturday
Ticket price
£10.00
£9.00 (concessions)
£8.00 (southwark residents)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

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


Humans are creatures of habit.

A new year begins and Soho Square sees a host of colourful characters spend their lunch breaks on the same two benches.

From Whitney's predilection for shoes to the solace Derek finds in adult images, they all have habits which could turn into addiction.

As winter turns to spring, watch the people you see every day around London make and break habits.

Lunchbreaks is a Black comedy by Brian Beaton, a member of Blue Elephant's Writers' Group. It is the first play workshopped at the Writers' Group to be presented publicly at the Blue Elephant. Brian is the Director of Humor of Sense, which promotes Confidence, Performance and Resilience through theatre, film, music and workshops. Humor of Sense recently created the multi-media event ‘What Makes You Laugh?’ held at The House of St. Barnabas, Soho.


Theatre

The Wolf Inside Me

 

Dates
Tuesday 26 March - Friday 29 March
Times
5:00 pm, 7:30 pm

Showing at 5pm (26th & 29th) and at 7.30pm (27th, 28th & 29th)
Days of the week
Tuesday - Friday
Ticket price
£8.00
£7.00 (concessions)
£5.00 (southwark residents)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)

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


A boy experiences the loss of his mother. Instead of speaking about it, he picks up a guitar. A girl experiences the loss of her father. She wants to speak about it – but can’t find the words.

A play with sound and music, The Wolf Inside Me speaks to us of finding our own way through grief and sadness. Rooted in South East London and seen through the eyes of teenagers, it’s a captivating and creative reframing of loss and hope.

The Wolf Inside Me has been commissioned by Blue Elephant Theatre’s Youth Board members. It was created by Sepy Baghaei in response to a brief set by young participants and then chosen for research and development at the Blue Elephant after participants met shortlisted applicants.

The Wolf Inside Me is presented as a work-in-progress performance.


Director
Sepy Baghaei
Actor/Devisers
Elizabeth Schenk & Sean Stevenson

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