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Dance

They Live Next Door

Date
Tuesday 26 September
Time
8:00 pm
Ticket price
£12.00
£10.00 (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


Set in a home, on a street not too far from your own, They Live Next Door explores the light and the dark of a relationship between two men. Against a background of domestic rituals, the multiple relationships between them unfold, weaving memories, struggles and dreams.

They Live Next Door is a touching, tender and gritty show, intertwining theatre with intricate choreography and nostalgic melodies as it explores preconceptions around masculinity and communication.

Ieva (pronounced: Yeah-va) Kuniskis is a Lithuanian choreographer based in London. She combines dance and theatre to share stories about everyday life, creating an unique movement language and distinct authentic characters. Ieva interweaves universally relevant themes with affecting, personal stories, inviting audiences to relate to them and follow their own emotional journey in parallel to that of the characters.

Commissioned by Swindon Dance

Supported by Pavilion Dance South West, The Point, Bradford Theatre In The Mill, Laban Theatre, The Mill Arts Centre Banbury

Funded by Arts Council England using public funding through the National Lottery.

They Live Next Door. Choreographer ieva Kuniskis. Trailer 2 NQ from Ieva Kuniskis on Vimeo.


Choreographer/Director
Ieva Kuniskis
Composer
Dougie Evans
Costume Designer
Ryan Dawson Laight
Lighting Designer
Barnaby Booth
Dramaturg
Lou Cope
Producer
Sarah Shead / Spin Arts
Research Producer
Jih-Wen Yeh / StepOutArts
Cast
Mark Boldin and Nicholas Minns

Supported by

  • Arts Council England and other sponsors part a
  • Arts Council England and other sponsors part b
  • Arts Council England and other sponsors part c
  • Arts Council England and other sponsors part d
Dance

Blue Cloud Scratch

Date
Wednesday 4 October
Time
8:00 pm
Ticket price
£5.00
£3.50 (concessions)
£3.50 (southwark residents)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

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


Blue Cloud Scratch is an exciting new dance scratch night, showcasing works in progress from a diverse range of choreographers, and is curated by Blue Elephant Theatre and Cloud Dance Festival. Blue Cloud Scratch aims to encourage and provide emerging dance artists with opportunities to present their works in progress and receive feedback from audiences and peers.

For more about the Blue Cloud Scratch and Cloud Dance Festival, click here.


Theatre

A Thousand Pieces

presented with Unscripted Theatre Company

Date
Saturday 14 October
Time
8:00 pm

Unscripted Theatre Company and Blue Elephant Theatre present a night showcasing London’s emerging actors and musicians.

From monologues to melodies, watch up-and-coming acts share bitesize performances…with the option to take to the stage yourself in the Open Mic section.

Unscripted Theatre Company are a new company who aim to support performers to take the next step in their careers, whether it be auditioning for drama school or jumping into professional work for the first time.

Join us on October 14th to discover the talent of tomorrow taking that next step.

Tickets are FREE (although donations on the door are greatly appreciated), but should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets can be booked here.


Theatre

The Man, The Myths, The Legends

Dates
Thursday 19 October - Friday 20 October
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Thursday and Friday
Ticket price
£6.00
£5.00 (concessions)
£4.00 (southwark residents)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

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


Following the successes of Female Intuition and Tit for Tat, Original Impact returns to the Blue Elephant to showcase more works of new writing, this time from a male perspective.

A night of new work from men, tackling the myths, bringing you the legends.

“Original Impact proves what is possible with a strong cast and some directorial creativity” Culturised on Original Impact’s Twelfth Night


Theatre

The Actualisation Show

by Ephemeral Ensemble

Dates
Thursday 26 October - Saturday 28 October
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Thursday - 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


Professional Optimists Harley & Pedro bring you The Actualisation Show.

We’ll forget you your troubles and believe in your dreams! Offered now at bargain prices - special rates negotiable!
Our practical demonstration begins at 8pm sharp. Meaning of life absolutely guaranteed or your money back. We’re optimistic that you won't be disappointed!

Ephemeral Ensemble is an international physical theatre company. Combining the skilled physicality of the performers, playful stage craft and vibrant music, Ephemeral Ensemble strives to create original, sincere and ambitious work that is inspired by human stories. The Actualisation Show is their first fully realised production, created following interviews with those affected by suicide.


Directors:
Eygló Belafonte & Ramon Ayres
Set, Prop & Costume:
Rob Evison
Music, Sound & Lyrics:
Alex Paton
Collaborators for research:
Professor David Mosse, PAPYRUS & L.A.S.
Cast
Ramon Ayres & Rob Evison

Supported by

  • Arts Council England
  • Papyrus
  • Haringey
  • Life After Suicide
Theatre

The Dance Hall

 

Dates
Wednesday 1 November - Thursday 2 November
Times
8:00 pm

Matinee at 4.30pm on Wednesday 1st November
Days of the week
Wednesday and Thursday
Ticket price
£8.00
£6.50 (concessions)
£6.00 (southwark residents)
£6 (Matinee Full Price Ticket)
£5 (Matinee Concession & Southwark Resident Ticket)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

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


An intimate story about an Irish family living in England, The Dance Hall touches on themes of immigration, loss, loneliness, family and, most importantly, (in)dependence.

After Annie dies far too young, Jimmy struggles with getting older, particularly with losing his independence. His family ‘tries to visit’ when their lives allow and we delve into Jimmy’s relationships with his daughter and granddaughter, tracking their attempts to support him as best they can. We learn about Jimmy's journey from Ireland, how he met his beloved Annie in the dance hall, and the loneliness of his life without her.


Writer
Eve Niker
Theatre

The Conversation

 

Date
Wednesday 8 November
Time
8:00 pm
Ticket price
£9.00
£8.00 (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


The Conversation is a performance which explores the topic of consent. Lauren considers the language of consent and how we talk about it, or, how we do not talk about it.

Don’t worry, she’s not looking to shock you and she’s definitely not angry at you. She just wants to impress you.

Lauren attempts to create a safe space where you feel relaxed and invited to enjoy yourself with the help of her hosting. All of this is for you, and she won’t let you forget it. She’s pulling out all the stops on this special night. She’s setting herself high expectations, and she may fail to meet them. You may feel the urge to leave, and you are welcome to, whenever you want.

But oh baby, please don’t go, she just wants you to stay.

Age restriction 15+


Created by
Lauren Burch