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Celebrating Black Voices - Heroes Drama Workshop

 

Date
Saturday 31 October
Times
11:00 am, 2:00 pm
Online booking
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To speak to the box office directly, please ring us on 020 7701 0100.


This Black History Month, we are celebrating Black voices and Black heroes.

Alongside the five monologues we commissioned about inspirational Black people, we are running online drama workshops for ages 7 - 10 to explore what we think makes a hero and learn a little more about Black people who have made a big difference.

These free hour-long workshops are supported by Southwark's Black History Month Fund. They will take place via Zoom and the link will be sent out before the workshops; children under 16 should not have Zoom accounts and should use an adult's or log on as a guest if possible. We will send out guidelines around the use of Zoom and our own safeguarding measures to those who book.

These workshops were originally planned for October 27th and then postponed to October 31st.

You can watch the monologues inspiring the workshops here:


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Celebrating Black Voices

 

Dates
Sunday 1 November - Tuesday 24 November
Time
12:00 pm
Days of the week
Monday - Sunday

Five short monologues have been written specially for Blue Elephant Theatre for Black History Month 2020. These monologues by Sandra Brown Springer, Elizabeth Adejimi, Angela Mhlanga, Saana Sze, Olu Alakija are inspired by Black people of past and present and intended to introduce young people to heroes they may not have heard of previously.

The monologues focus on Mary Prince, the first woman to have her account of slavery published in Britain, Mary Seacole, who nursed men on the battlefield of the Crimea, Madam CJ Walker, the first female self-made millionaire in America, Claudia Jones, activist and a founder of Notting Hill Carnival, and legendary tennis player Serena Williams.

The monologues are being recorded as rehearsed readings by Sharla Smith, Romy Foster and Amelia Parillon. They are available to view here or click on the links below for the individual recordings.

Mary Seacole by Sandra Brown Springer
Claudia Jones by Saana Sze
Mary Prince by Olu Alakija
Serena Williams by Angela Mhlanga
Madam CJ Walker by Elizabeth Adejimi

This work is funded by Southwark’s Black History Month Fund.


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Your Future Self Online Workshop

A workshop for 8 - 11 year olds by our Participation Director Jo Sadler-lovett

An Elephant Never Forgets...

Past shows at the Blue Elephant: if you didn't catch these the first time round, here's your chance to see them elsewhere!

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Little Star

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Moon on a Stick has created Little Star@Home, a digital adaptation of their show for ages 0 -2!

Join Little Star as she swings from shooting stars, slides down crescent moons and bounces on fluffy clouds. Using puppetry, music and captivating visuals to delight our young audience, Moon on a Stick lead you through the show so you can join in with all the interaction at home.

Little Star features the popular song ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’, taking us on a journey with the star herself. Little Star wants to explore space. Not content with the same spot in the sky, she wants to see, hear and touch everything!

Praise for Little Star:
“The music and sensory experience was mesmerising for the babies” Audience member

"My 7 month old little girl loved this production. She was captivated by all the lights and sounds. A great first show for babies and a relaxing time for parents too."Audience member

Little Star@Home is available every Monday for 7 days or for 3 weeks if you purchase the at home props set. Click Click here for more information.


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Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain

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Adapted with kind permission from the Bodleian Library's 1942 publication of the same name, Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain had a fully booked work in progress performance at the Blue Elephant before going on to tour nationally and internationally with sell-out runs in London and New York.

Fol Espoir have chosen to share this live performance to mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. It can be seen here.

Fol Espoir has asked those who enjoy the video to please consider donating to Hospice UK's Covid-19 Crisis Appeal – helping to provide desperately needed support for patients, families and frontline hospice staff during this difficult time.

Live performance filmed by Chloe Plumb at the Clapham Omnibus, London.

Written by Dan March, Jim Millard, Matt Sheahan and John Walton
Directed and Produced by John Walton
Performed by Dan March, Jim Millard, Matt Sheahan, aka The Real MacGuffins


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So It Goes

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So It Goes comes to your living room.

So It Goes was On the Run's first play, inspired Artistic Director Hannah Moss wanting to make a show about her dad. It became a show about how we respond to grief and how hard it is to talk about death.

It is one of the most successful shows we have supported in its early stages, having both scratch and work in progress performances at Blue Elephant.

When it opened at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014, The Independent called it “one of this year’s breakthrough shows”. It played to sell out audiences, receiving a five star review in The Times and four star reviews in The Telegraph, Scotsman, Evening Standard and Independent.

On the Run is now sharing So It Goes online until May 29th and it can seen here

You can access the link FOR FREE but they are asking for a suggested a donation of £3. Of the money raised 50% will go to the Marie Curie Hospice Hampstead. This money will support Marie Curie and the hospice during the COVID19 pandemic.