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Dance

Alice: The Lost Chapter

by Jolene English Dance Theatre
Commissioned by Dance City

Dates
Tuesday 23 October - Wednesday 24 October
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Tuesday and Wednesday
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


Delving into the obscure mind of Lewis Carroll, this intricate and engaging dance, film and theatre performance takes the onlooker through the subconscious mind of Alice.

Who lives within her imagination: fact or fiction?

Meanwhile, The Queen reviles in Narcissism, The Hatter is engulfed with Madness shackled to Time, the White Rabbit’s anxiety is fueling agitation and The Cheshire Cat’s distorted reality offers insight to those watching on the outside.

Alice: The Lost Chapter is a dark and twisted exploration into the psychological fabric of the classic, Alice in Wonderland.

“The concept of this work is truly brilliant” Anthony Baker, Artistic Director at Dance City

Recommended for ages 14+ (or with parental supervision)


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Family

The Witch of Elephant Park

 

Date
Friday 26 October
Times
11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm

Elephant Park has its own witch and she is very excited that it is nearly Halloween. It's time to get all her spells in order so she can work her magic. She just needs a little help finding the right ingredients....

Trick or treat with the witch, her cat and a whole host of creepy crawlies as part of Elephant Park's Halloween programme.

Blue Elephant Theatre brings a touch of spookiness and silliness to Elephant Park with this interactive family performance, suitable for ages 3+.

Please note that this performance is outside in Elephant Park. Some cover may be provided to protect against wet weather. Children (and their adults!) will be asked to join in throughout the performance to keep them moving and active as much as possible. Tickets are free but should be reserved in advance to guarantee places. Tickets can be reserved here


Dance

We Found It With Each Other

by Ruy Zambrano
As Part of Elephantology Festival

Date
Tuesday 30 October
Time
8:00 pm
Ticket price
£10.00
£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

Choreographer
Ruy Zambrano

When was the last time you felt physically vulnerable?

We Found It With Each Other is a dance work that explores ideas of community, playfulness and vulnerability. While being shrouded and accented by stunning projections, the dancers create a new world as they bounce and roll.

Come along for the joy and stay for the big-moves-dance-dance!


Family

Stars Above

by Hippocampus Theatre
As Part of Elephantology Festival

Date
Thursday 1 November
Time
5:00 pm

Lunas is a Nightling. He lives in the land of Night, catching dreams and scattering stars. The Chief of the Night tells stories about the dangerous Dayrays, but Lunas can't help wondering what really lies in the land of Day. When Lunas meets Sonny, a lively Dayray, they hatch a secret plan to bring everyone together!

Stars Above is a fast-paced dance-drama using live music, dance, and puppetry. It is a show about family, acceptance, celebrating differences, and the coming together of communities.

The show is aimed at families and adults alike. The run time is 45 minutes with no interval. Tickets are free and can be booked here


Theatre

Bost-Uni Plues

By Ugly Bucket Theatre
As Part of Elephantology Festival

Date
Tuesday 6 November
Time
8:00 pm
Ticket price
£10.00
£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


Everyone says that university is the best three years of your life! So what happens next? What happens when you still have questions, but everyone expects you to have all the answers?

Based on the true experiences and stories told by graduates, join three clowns as they leave the comfort of timetables, deadlines, and student life behind and enter the real world. A world full of expectation, proper jobs, and council tax.

Bost-Uni Plues is an explosion of energy, honesty, dance, movement, techno, and plain silliness that explores life after graduation. Because when you’re told that the best three years of your life are behind you, what else is left other than post-uni blues?


Theatre

There has possibly been an incident

By KIFLI Theatre
As Part of Elephantology Festival

Date
Wednesday 7 November
Time
8:00 pm
Ticket price
£10.00
£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

Director
Julia Levai
Designer
Georgie Hook
Producer
Maisie Pearson

Tell us what to do with our heroes because we don’t know what happens next

A plane crash. A protest. A terrorist attack. Three actors. Four voices. One theme.

How do humans react to crisis? Do we step forward and confront terror or do we remain silent? What does it mean to be a hero in 2018?


Cast
Evie Jones, Christian Loveless and Sophie Shepherd
Theatre

Canary

Date
Sunday 11 November
Times
4:30 pm, 7:30 pm
Ticket price
£12.00
£10.00 (concessions)
£8.50 (southwark residents)
£10 (Early Bird (until October 11th))
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

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


Meet Agnes, Anne and Betty, a motley crew of munitions workers 'doing their bit' for the war. They make bombs.

Factory life seems perfect until an air raid sends them on an explosive journey through euphoric emancipation, forbidden friendships and anarchic dreams.

Canary was created in collaboration with the award winning Teatro En Vilo. Seamlessly combining high quality physical theatre with contemporary sound design, the show offers audiences a rare insight into life during the First World War from the unique perspective of Britain’s munitions workers; The Canary Girls.

Join Fun in the Oven Theatre as they celebrate and commemorate the lives of Britain’s unsung war heroes.

Fun in the Oven Theatre is a physical theatre company based in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Founded in 2015, they are fast becoming the North East's leading company for physical theatre through delivery of shows, workshops and events. The company’s distinctive style combines sharp physical theatre and contemporary sound design to create dynamic shows that capture our audiences’ hearts and minds.

Suitable for audiences 12+ with parental guidance (Canary contains mild references of a sexual nature and mild swearing)

Early Bird Offer - Full Price Tickets are reduced to £10 until October 11th!

"My favourite theatre experience of the year"
Matthew Crow, Independent on Sunday
"Three hugely versatile actors held us spellbound"
Julia Wright, Teesdale Mercury
"Hilarious, heartbreaking, brilliant"
Audience member at Northern Stage


Director:
Andrea Jimenez
Movement Director:
Noemi Fernandez
Dramaturgs:
Andrea Jimenez & Noemi Fernandez
Sound Designer:
Roma Yagnik
Costume Designer:
Amy Jones at the Art Emporium & Sam Fisher
Historical Consultant:
Tracy Gillman
Photography & Design:
Chris Bishop
2018 Tour Producer:
Katie Tranter
Associate Producer & Consultant:
Carole Wears at Carole W Productions
Cast
Robyn Hambrook, Alys North & Katie Tranter

Supported by

Theatre

Bright Raven!

by HOAX

Date
Thursday 15 November
Time
8:00 pm
Ticket price
£6.00
£5.00 (concessions)
£5.00 (southwark residents)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

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Bright Raven! is here. to. stir. some. sh*****t up. She’s starting a cult(ish) revolution and she wants YOU to sign your soul up. Blending dark clown and electronic music, Bright Raven! is a rallying whoo-up for these turbulent times.

HOAX is a company of theatre makers. They specialise in provocative contemporary work and concrete piping. They blend text, physical theatre and comedy to give voice to social and ecological issues. They are very serious and very silly.


Performer:
Flavia Bertram
Director:
Stephen Sobal
Musical Director:
Anna-Helena McLean
Sound Design:
Lawrence Kendrick
Producer:
HOAX
Special thanks to
Sarah Fraser, Ayesha Tansey, Avninder Nanray

Supported by

Dance

For Only An Hour

Dates
Friday 16 November - Saturday 17 November
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Friday and Saturday
Ticket price
£12.00
£10.00 (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


Join us For Only An Hour, a queer manifesto told through dance, song, spoken word and performance art. Danced to a hilarious medley of Angela Lansbury, Delia Smith and Bette Midler, this one man romp is a pseudo-glamouress jaunt through pop culture, queer art, childhood dreams and life changing surgery. It speaks of the urge to survive through many things, by leaning into humour, openness, hard truths and visibility.

It demands a punishing vulnerability of the performer and is supported by a haunting music offering by Donna McKevitt, glittering queer garments by Andrew Walker, artistic mentoring by Wendy Houston and a unique improvised lighting design by Jen Wren.

SARDOVILLE are a ‘repertoire-esque’ theatre company which roughly translates as ‘Hold on to your knickers, anything could happen’. The company have worked together for a decade and delight in bringing stories that are moving, entertaining and perplexing.

Recommended for ages 16+, or 14+ with parental consent


Created and performed by
Phil Sanger
Image Credit:
Brian Slater
Theatre

Whisper Me Happy Ever After

Date
Monday 19 November
Times
10:30 am, 1:30 pm
Ticket price
£1.00
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

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Who do you turn to when the story just won’t go the way you want it to?

Big brother Aaron’s great at making up adventures but Yasmin longs for happy ever afters like Mum used to tell... but Mum doesn’t have time anymore.

The play follows a family experiencing domestic abuse and explores the effects on the mental health of children who witness it. It is both humorous and disturbing.

The audience share lots of practical and emotional thinking about what they could do in a similar situation.
After the theatre piece, pupils interact with the characters and consider what they could have done to get the help they needed and deserved.

Subsequently, pupils can talk to our counsellor and team members to discuss personal issues raised by the play.

Face Front creates theatre that pioneers social change for an inclusive world. We use the transformational power of theatre to improve emotional well-being and address social injustice.
Face Front is led by disabled and non-disabled arts practitioners who make multi-layered theatre that is accessible to all.

"The varied groups of actors have always demonstrated high levels of performing excellence and an ability to engage with young audiences. This testifies to the rigorous training and support which Face Front invests in their actors and the dedication to the aims of inclusive theatre."
Audience review, Haringey Citizenship and Participation Manager


Written by:
Julie McNamara & Face Front Inclusive Theatre

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