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Company number: 3724349
The Blue Elephant should be on every theatre goer's map
Let’s get one thing straight: Cervantes would never have let this happen.
Inspired by the wanderings of the famous Don Quixote, two Spaniards and an Englishman re-enact the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age.
Their mammoth task would be easier if any of the following were true: they’d read the book, had enough actors or heeded the warnings of Terry Gilliam.
Instead, Little Soldier returns to Blue Elephant to present an imaginative and provocative adventure of immense proportions, to be taken with a pinch of salt - and a handlebar moustache.
The Knight of the Sorrowful Figure is presented as a work in progress run, ahead of futher development.
Who knows who will wander into the library today & what secrets they may share?
Set in a library, Ssshh! dips in and out of the imaginative world of the characters' minds to create a funny and moving performance, giving the audience an insight into what it feels like to live with mental health problems.
The B-Scene theatre company is a creative partnership between Blue Elephant Theatre participation department and ThreeC's, who work with adults who experience mental health issues.
There will be free refreshments and a chance to catch up with the company after the performance.
A wry, touching and visually poetic new play about bereavement.
Hannah’s father died of cancer when she was seventeen and in the seven years since, she hasn't talked about it much. Here she opens up, in a new show about memory, absence, bereavement... and how hard it is to talk about death.
So It Goes is a wry and beautiful re-telling of the true story of watching someone die and dealing with the aftermath. We are fascinated by the silence which death provokes, by the way grief creeps into our everyday lives and affects us even years after a death.
So It Goes is presented as a work-in-progress performance and feedback will be welcomed after each show.
Praise for Machines For Living:
“A terrifically directed, stylish piece” The Stage
“Glittering and sharp... brave new theatre” Edinburgh Guide
“Superbly tight... a great piece of physical theatre” The Skinny
What happens when we give away our darkness?
Suppose you had nightmares, terrible nightmares, every night, night after night.
Exhausted and distraught, where could you turn for rest, for relief, for release?
Suppose there were someone who could dream your nightmares for you,
so you could have deep sleep and sweet dreams.
That someone is the Nightmare Dreamer.