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Company number: 3724349

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Family

Daughter of the Forest

by Komola Collective

Dates
Tuesday 28 June - Sunday 3 July
Times
11:00 am

Tuesday - Thursday 11:00 & 13:45, Sunday 17:00
Days of the week
Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday
Ticket price
£4.00
£2.50 (southwark residents)
£3 (School Matinees)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

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


The yolk of the sun is yet to start melting down the horizon over the Sundarbans - the dense mangrove forest that spreads from the southern shores of Bangladesh to the easternmost corner of West Bengal. A ship, an oil tanker, appears on the river, breaking through the wisps of fog. The ship is slowly sinking.

Thick, dark-gilded liquid seeps from the hulk, approaching the Sundarbans like the jaws of a dragon to swallow it. It will claim everything, choking trees and animals alike in its sticky coils. Enraged by the dark tide, vengeful demons awake in the souls of the Sundarbans tigers, and they begin to feast on humans who venture into the forest. Who will save them?

This is the tale of Bonbibi, a girl left in the Sundarbans as a child and raised by the creatures of the forest. Trouble looms when the greed of humans threatens nature, and conflict between man and beast becomes inevitable. She must embark on a quest to restore the balance between the two, and save the forest.

Daughter of the Forest is an exciting and colourful adventure for all ages. Komola’s new family theatre piece creates the magical world of Bonbibi through puppetry, physical theatre and contemporary storytelling, with music by acclaimed British-Bengali band Khiyo.

Recommended for ages 6+


Supported by

Theatre

Les Musketieres Du Trois

By Rats With Wings

Dates
Wednesday 6 July - Friday 8 July
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Wednesday - Friday
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


These men might be heroes, clowns, simpletons or rogues. What is certain is that there are three of them…or four…(or five) and they are all very French.

These are harsh times: paupers will do anything for a bite to eat, while the gluttonous King Louis will consume anything he can get his grubby hands on. In order to rise from the gutter, one young man must fight for King, Queen and the love of his life to prove his worth. To succeed he’ll need new friends, but with friends like these…

Rats With Wings Theatre adopt a very physical form of storytelling, drawing inspiration from clowning, commedia, Lecoq and slapstick comedy to present a journey of bumbling sword fights, wailing peasants pompous courtiers and ridiculous romances. This series of hilarious scenarios is performed in a nonsensical faux-French, using half mask.

This new stage version of Alexandre Dumas’ classic novel The Three Musketeers aims to explore the comedic speech of the body beyond words.


Dance

Fall Out

Old Kent Road

Dates
Wednesday 13 July - Saturday 16 July
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Wednesday - 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


See the sound. Feel the Movement.

Uncover the conversations between music and emotion through choreography and improvisation. Old Kent Road’s unique collaboration combining tap dance with live music creates an exceptional, stirring performance.

In the space of a few years, choreographer Avalon Rathgeb has quickly become one of the UK’s leading forces in Tap dance. Creating her company in September 2014, a glimpse of Old Kent Road’s Fall Out was first performed as part of Resolution! 2015.

Now for the first time at Blue Elephant Theatre, you are invited to experience the premiere of a 50 minute show which brings together some of the UK's finest professional tap dancers, alongside jazz musicians.


Dance

Cairo, mon amour

 

Date
Wednesday 27 July
Time
8:00 pm
Ticket price
£6.50
£6.00 (concessions)
£5.00 (southwark residents)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

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


A selection of work by Zosia Jo and Aly Khamees.

Khamees will perform his solo extract from Jo’s Ancient Modernity prior to a screening of the full work and followed by a work in progress duet of his new work Anti-Peace.

Get a taste of the vibrant dance scene in modern Cairo.


Supported by

Dance

Blue Cloud Scratch

with Cloud Dance Festival

Date
Thursday 28 July
Time
8:00 pm
Ticket price
£5.00
£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.

This is the third Blue Cloud Scratch following our other successful nights in March and May.

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


Dance

Escape

LCP Dance Theatre

Dates
Wednesday 3 August - Saturday 6 August
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Wednesday - Saturday
Ticket price
£9.50
£8.50 (concessions)
£7.00 (southwark residents)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

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


Escape explores the emotional journey of a refugee through struggle, despair and the search for freedom. Fusing aerial performance and dance theatre, Escape explores the impact of a new environment on a refugee, who must face social, political and psychological challenges in order to integrate into a new society.

Joanna Puchala has created choreography that combines contemporary dance with aerial techniques using aerial slings. Elaborate wrapping and falling create movements that heighten the intensity of the scenes and capture the full attention of the audience.

LCP returns to the Blue Elephant following the sell-out success of I Am in 2015 (“Offered something extraordinary” ★★★★ Female Arts). LCP Dance Theatre draws awareness to human rights violations through dance and the company’s past work has been nominated several times for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award.


Directed by
Joanna Puchala
Dancers
Joanna Puchala & JC Bailey
Composed by
Stefano Guzetti
Multimedia Projection by
Eran Tsafrir
Graphic Designer
Lidhka Inga