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Comedy

Split Bill: Meadow by Meadow / Serena Flynn: Prune in Progress

 

Dates
Thursday 22 February - Friday 23 February
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Thursday and Friday
Ticket price
£9.00
£8.00 (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


This is a split-bill work in progress performance from Meadow and Serena Flynn.

Meadow has a flair for the fabulous. She puts the "oh" in “oh my days” and the "ding" in "demanding." A famous vlogger, Meadow is now reaching out to her fans in real life and touring her new cabaret show to the masses. Join her for stories of heartbreak, the red carpet and her dog Choo Choo.

Serena Flynn’s ex cheated on her with webcam girls. She’s totally fine and doesn’t want to go on about it or anything. She’s just made a whole show about it.
Anarchic, grotesque and a bit nuts; this oversexed, outspoken bouffon playfully parodies gender performance and ridicules her own heartbreak.

Photo Credit (Meadow): Daniel Woodfield


Theatre

Sticky Tape

Date
Wednesday 7 March
Time
8:00 pm

Sticky Tape follows a young woman, Brolly, who has experienced a sudden, life altering bereavement and her journey after losing her mother. Based on true life events and using verbatim text, Moon On A Stick will be combine puppetry, movement, live soundscapes and artistic design to develop the project. Inspired by watercolour painting and charcoal illustration, Sticky Tape will take Brolly’s previous reality and explore how it changes in this forever altered world.

Featuring intricate life-size puppetry, the project will look at the contradictions that lie within loss by presenting stark reality next to extraordinary fantasy. How life can be both truly beautiful and utterly ugly and how we might live, held between these things.

Sticky Tape is Moon On A Stick’s first production for an adult audience having toured successfully with many Arts Council England Supported family shows. Moon On A Stick aim to create a fresh, stunningly visual piece with a moving and personal story at its heart. Join us for this scratch performance and feedback session.

Tickets are FREE but should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment - available here.


Theatre

Oneness

written by Emmanuel Akwafo

Date
Friday 16 March
Time
8:00 pm
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


Oneness is a contemporary physical theatre play about identity and mainstream culture in today’s world and how it affects the way women see themselves. Taking a strong movement and physical theatre approach to create a vivid visual impact, Oneness encourages us to think about our perception of identity. It incorporates African and middle Eastern sound, a mixture of dance and live vocals, and asks bold and fierce questions. This thought-provoking play is sure to move you.

This is the first performance of Oneness and will be followed by a short Q&A.


Written by
Emmanuel Akwafo
Directed by
Liliana Tavares & Emmanuel Akwafo
Cast
Dara - Sara Mokonen; Nitin - Ejiro Okorodudu; Melanie - Zöe Grain
Dance

The Glorious Tour

Dates
Wednesday 21 March - Saturday 24 March
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Wednesday - Saturday
Ticket price
£10.00
£9.00 (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


These days everything seems to be wrong for Roni, from her stupid name that nobody can pronounce to a body that somebody else must have the instructions for. Meanwhile, Mia wonders how life got so messy. Together, Roni and Mia take us on a journey through family, personal identity, 90s R&B slo-jams, birthday cakes, flavoured condoms and first adventures in sex, love and death through dance and spoken word.

A contemporary hiphop dance theatre performance about many kinds of love,Glorious is a female-led exposé of the heightened emotions surrounding motherhood, adolescence, growing up and letting go. Combining talking, dancing, reminiscing and paper aeroplanes, Glorious is an unfiltered social commentary on contemporary life, inspiring audiences and provoking debate.

Fly No Filter combines dance, creative writing, spoken word and the subversive culture of hip-hop to create arresting, physical, narrative dance theatre.

Artistic Director Lucy Crowe has been creating dance theatre since 2000, showing work at venues including The Place, Stratford Circus and Sadler’s Wells. The Glorious Tour is Lucy’s first production with Fly No Filter.

Previous praise for Fly No Filter (formerly SIN Cru Theatre):

“A powerful expression of freedom through hip-hop… vibrant, irrepressible performance art
of the highest quality.”
– Graham Watts, londondance.com

"I really enjoyed it!" - Alistair Spalding, Sadler's Wells

Audience Feedback:

“An outstanding amount of energy and great, funny acting.”

"Nostalgic, funny and vulnerable"

Age Guidance: 15+


Image Credit:
Mitzi De Margaray

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Theatre

Sisyphus Distressing

Date
Tuesday 27 March
Time
8:00 pm
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


Sisyphus Distressing is an experimental music & theatre show, built around the myth of Sisyphus, as it was seen through the eyes of Albert Camus. Devised by Gregory Emfietzis, Sisyphus Distressing focuses on the values, ethics and struggles of modern society, inspired by the well-known myth. A highly emotional sonic journey, melded with a variety of non-musical elements, including drama, lighting, movement, and video.

The Metapraxis Ensemble is a flexible group of musicians and collaborators. Their productions focus on presenting contemporary music structured around narratives, and reinforced by extra-musical elements. Metapraxis events have taken place in venues such as IKLECTIK, Cafe Oto, LSO St Lukes, The Space, TripSpace, Iris and Chelsea Theatres.


Curator and Producer
Gregory Emfietzis
Director
Mayra Stergiou
Co-Producer
Alma Daskalaki
Cast
Neil Georgeson (piano), Angela Hui (percussion), Ilze Ikse (utes), Loukia Loulaki (cello), Myrto Loulaki (voice), Rebecca Raimondi (violin)
Theatre

The Tell Tales

 

Dates
Thursday 12 April - Friday 13 April
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Thursday and Friday
Ticket price
£10.00
£8.00 (concessions)
£7.50 (southwark residents)
£8.00 (under 25)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

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


The Tell Tales is a brand new storytelling show for adults, exploring folk tales from across the globe. This piece of innovative new theatre immerses the audience in the magical worlds of tall tales and fantastical adventures. The storytellers cleverly weave a tapestry of myths and legends from the threads of yarns old and new. Come and be wrapped up by this group of first class raconteurs.

Gather round, there's a story to be told.


Theatre

Bailamos Opa!

With Dance Guru to the Stars Aliki Mbakoyianni

Dates
Wednesday 25 April - Thursday 26 April
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Wednesday and Thursday
Ticket price
£10.00
£8.50 (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


Bailamos Opa!
With Dance Guru to the Stars Aliki Mbakoyianni

When an ex-star dancer and wildly successful dance guru begins to feel like an ageing has-been, she decides to take to the stage and reclaim the limelight in a different way. Greek-Argentine global nomad, political activist and single-lady-again Aliki Mbakoyianni has a message for every dance body via a reflection on her own star-studded life.

Journalist, author and playwright Lorna V is an amateur dancer who overcame stepping in the wrong direction (just about) to develop a passion for Argentine tango. Her first full length show as a writer-performer is a feel-good piece with plenty of heart and humour. Through the Greek-Argentine character Aliki Mbakoyianni, Lorna V explores ageing, politics, immigration, and delivers some unexpected and hilarious twists on cultural history.


Written and performed by
Lorna V
Directed by
Regina Hofmanova
Theatre

Before It Starts

Dates
Tuesday 8 May - Thursday 10 May
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Tuesday - Thursday
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


Before It Starts is a brutal and unforgiving take on teenage life, sex, social media and friendships. Put simply, if you are squeamish about staring the hard truth of teenage homophobia in the eye and laughing lavishly in its face, then this isn’t the show for you. It’s playful, honest and daring. Oh, and remember…it’s all based on true events!

Naked Frank are a physical theatre company who create theatre that makes a positive difference.

“We don’t believe that theatre can change the world, but it can change an opinion. Change enough opinions and you might just change the world.”