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Theatre

Hurricane Diaries

by Amanda Vilanova

Dates
Wednesday 2 October - Saturday 19 October
Times
8:00 pm, 4:30 pm

Matinee performance on Friday 18th October
Days of the week
Thursday - Saturday
Ticket price
£12.50
£10.00 (concessions)
£8.50 (southwark residents)
Online booking
Tickets Ignite - booking fee applies

To speak to the box office directly, please ring us on 020 7701 0100.


Victoria is from Puerto Rico, an island ravaged by a hurricane like none before it. Finding herself in London, she looks back at what it is to be from a place forever changed by violent forces.

As she recalls three major hurricanes that hit the island, this solo show reveals a woman rooted in Latin America, shaped by its history, but living far away from home.

Hurricane Diaries explores the complex relationship an immigrant has with their country of birth, the devastating effects of natural disasters on poverty stricken nations and how colonial regimes affect countries today.

Nuestro pueblo jamás será derrotado, pues generación tras generación parirá héroes y heroínas.
Our country will never be beaten, as generation after generation, we breed heroes.
Pedro Albizu Campos

Hurricane Diaries is written and performed by Amanda Vilanova, a Puerto Rican theatre maker living in London. Her work explores the immigrant experience in the United Kingdom, cultural nostalgia and colonialism.


Reviews

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "an intimate and captivating performance that deserves a wide audience"

Dress Circle Reviews

★ ★ ★ ★ "A spellbinding story of love, loss and belonging that needs to be heard"

Fairy Powered Productions

"So rigorous and energised is her delivery you may feel you’re in a storm with her, and in need of cover."

Southwark Weekender

Writer & Performer
Amanda Vilanova
Director and Sound Designer
Oliver Hamilton
Assistant Director
Eszter Andradi
Designer
Jasper Llewellyn
Lighting Designer
María Cuervo
Theatre

Ellipsis

by The Rose Company

Dates
Monday 21 October - Tuesday 22 October
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Monday and Tuesday
Ticket price
£10.00
£8.00 (concessions)
£5.00 (southwark residents)
Online booking
Tickets Ignite - booking fee applies

To speak to the box office directly, please ring us on 020 7701 0100.


In a world where apathy is the norm, Emma has always pursued the idea of perfection. Nothing could stand in her way. But when a mysterious epidemic ravages the world she lives in and panic becomes common, all that changes.

That's when the testing starts….

This preview performance is The Rose Company’s first project, presented ahead of a full run in 2020.


Director
Sam Dunstan
Writer
Ula Moroz
Producer
Jose Reyes Canseco
Cast
Sofia Asir
Family

Way Back When...

 

Dates
Tuesday 22 October - Saturday 26 October
Times
11:30 am, 2:00 pm

Please see performance schedule below for details of dates and times
Days of the week
Tuesday, Saturday
Online booking
Tickets Ignite

To speak to the box office directly, please ring us on 020 7701 0100.


A playful storytelling performance and workshop for families, created by Blue Elephant Theatre for Black History Month.

Weaving together African and Caribbean folklore and factual history, Way Back When… celebrates the efforts of previous generations, finding inspiration for today.

Tickets are FREE but should be booked in advance to confirm availability.

Suitable for all ages, especially for 6-10.

Performances will take place at:
Peckham Library on Tuesday 22 October at 2pm
Blue Elephant Theatre on Saturday 26 October at 11.30am
Brandon Library on Saturday 26 October at 2pm


Supported by

Dance

Weight/Wait

Date
Friday 25 October
Time
8:00 pm
Ticket price
£12.00
£10.00 (concessions)
£8.00 (southwark residents)
Online booking
Tickets Ignite - booking fee applies

To speak to the box office directly, please ring us on 020 7701 0100.


Karen's at her first counselling session. Will her mind let her stay?

This “completely engaging and emotionally intelligent" dance theatre duet explores the mental and physical ‘weight’ of our thoughts and inner voice through raw, physical movement, dark humour, original text and music. The audience are taken on a journey with Karen as she tries to keep her head above water.

"It reveals the fragility of the human condition"
Arts for Health

"a powerful piece of contemporary dance theatre and an emotional rollercoaster that is gripping from start to finish.....an exquisite duet performed by two very impressive dance artists”
Nadia Strahan, Fringe Review

“Empathetically tactful, gracefully written and exceptionally performed, Weight/Wait is as exquisite as it is heart-wrenching, a welcome conversation on anxiety through dance.”
Hannah Lee, Voice Magazine

Caldonia & Katharine create original stories using movement, theatre and spoken word. They engage directly with audiences by presenting relevant topics with emotionally driven content and by breaking the fourth wall. They create from ideas that spark conversation and find light-hearted ways to provoke responses.

Weight/Wait is supported by Arts Council England, Arts for Health, DanceXchange, Rural Media Company/Random Acts and Spin Arts.

Weight/Wait - Production Trailer from caldonia dances on Vimeo.


Choreography
Caldonia Walton and Katharine Richardson
Producers
Caldonia Dances and Rosie Watt at Spin Arts
Music
Alex Paton
Lighting Design
Sam Thomas
Rehearsal Direction
Harriet Waghorn
Mentors
Luca Silvestrini, Rhiannon Faith and Terry Hyde
Dramaturgy
Neus Gils Cortes
Photo Credit
Danilo Moroni

Chica Michelle Concert - October 2019

Presented by Chica Michelle

Date
Saturday 26 October
Time
7:00 pm
Ticket price
£10.00
£8.50 (southwark residents)
£8.00 (Advance tickets)
£5.00 (Students)
Online booking
Tickets Ignite - booking fee applies

To speak to the box office directly, please ring us on 020 7701 0100.


Treat yourself to an evening with some of South London’s most exciting new acts.

After a successful launch in August, Chica Michelle Concert is a new platform for emerging artists with their own distinctive and individual style of performance.

Expect music, dance and more in this fresh explosion of talent, headlined by Chica Michelle.


Dance

Turtle Dove

Date
Tuesday 29 October
Time
8:00 pm
Ticket price
£12.00
£10.00 (concessions)
£8.00 (southwark residents)
Online booking
Tickets Ignite - booking fee applies

To speak to the box office directly, please ring us on 020 7701 0100.


Everyone loves a love story. Turtle Dove explores true tales of the sometimes bumpy, funny and sad journeys we take with our relationships. Made from interviews with people of all ages and sexualities, their voices are weaved into the musical soundtrack and their honesty and secrets are brought to life through dance and theatre. This duet is a heart-warming, candid and witty show that celebrates all forms of love and touches on life’s heartaches.

Devised in collaboration with leading composer Dougie Evans and script writer for the BBC Nick Walker, Turtle Dove is characterised by creative use of text, effortless physicality and its authenticity. Come and experience the stories of strangers who will soon feel like friends.

Produced in association with Lîla Dance.

“Love...appears in a memory recalled, in a shiver of anticipation, in energy and in space...Turtle Dove is genuinely heart-warming.”
Sanjoy Roy - Resolution! Review

“Performed so well, with great sincerity”
Wen Amanda Koh- Resolution! Review

Suitable for ages 14+

Turtle Dove Trailer from Amy Morvell on Vimeo.


Choreography:
Amy Morvell
Dramaturgy:
Nick Walker
Soundscore:
Dougie Evans
Lighting Design:
Vanessa Brooker
Costume Design:
Amy Morvell
Producer:
Abi Mortimer
Consultancy & Mentorship:
Lou Rogers, Carrie Whitaker (R&D)
Research Dancers:
Amy Lyster, Abi Mortimer, Conor Fortune, KJ Mortimer
Prop Design:
Dawn Childs
Cast
Amy Morvell & Joe Darby

Supported by

Theatre

Easy

Dates
Tuesday 5 November - Saturday 23 November
Times
8:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 5:00 pm
Days of the week
Tuesday - Saturday
Ticket price
£12.50
£10.00 (concessions)
£8.50 (southwark residents)
£7.50 (Schools)
Online booking
Tickets Ignite - booking fee applies

To speak to the box office directly, please ring us on 020 7701 0100.

Post-show Q&As
November 6th & 14th
Relaxed Performance
November 21st
1.30pm Matinees and workshops
November 8th, 12th & 20th
5pm Matinees
November 13th & 19th

My best friend Meg actually lost it last week, to her boyfriend Amir.
Apparently he lit candles.
Magical, was the word she used.

Alice would give anything for something magical to happen to her. But she’s shy, has no idea how to contour and the last thing she loved was a roast potato.

She feels ordinary. Unremarkable. Unpopular.

Until Jamie from Maths messages her.

Finally, something is about to happen to Alice.

Something big. Something she won’t ever forget. Something she never expected.

And the whole school knows.

Easy is a powerful new play by Amy Blakelock, exploring what happens when we combine social media, love island ideals, Snapchat and teenage insecurity. An intimate portrait of adolescence today, Easy asks us – why is it so hard to believe we’re good enough as we are?

Easy has been developed in consultation with teachers and teenagers and free PSHE workshops are available for school and youth group bookings. Workshops are supported by the leading UK sexual health charity Brook.

The performances on Tuesday 5th & Wednesday 6th November are previews and prices are £10.00 (full), £9.00 (conc.) & £8.00 (Southwark Residents)

Please note Easy contains swearing, descriptions of sexual activity and images of sexual activity being shared without consent. It is recommended for ages 14+.

Accessibility:
Easy will have a relaxed performance on November 21st, and show guides will be available for every performance. Touch tours are also available on request, please email us or call 020 7701 0100 to arrange these.


Writer
Amy Blakelock
Director
Hannah de Ville
Performer
Robyn Wilson
Producer
Laura Furner
Set and Costume Designer
Verity Johnson
Lighting Designer
Dan Saggars
Composer/Sound Designer
Anna Clock

Supported by

Family

The Christmas Quest

 

Dates
Saturday 7 December - Tuesday 17 December
Times
2:00 pm, 4:30 pm, 10:45 am, 1:30 pm

Not all times apply to all dates
Days of the week
Monday and Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday
Ticket price
£5.00
£3.00 (southwark residents)
Online booking
Tickets Ignite - booking fee applies

To speak to the box office directly, please ring us on 020 7701 0100.


Not many people have heard of The Letter-Machine but it has a very important job at Christmas. Possibly the most important job of all. It processes all the letters to Santa and makes sure every child gets a present.

When it breaks in a terrible storm, an Elf, a Reindeer and a Teddy set out on a quest to find the parts to fix it. A happy Christmas depends on it.

The Christmas Quest is a new show for families by Blue Elephant Theatre. Full of slapstick humour and joyfulness, it celebrates differences and shares a strong message of inclusivity.

Performance times:
Saturday 7th: 2pm & 4.30pm
Sunday 8th: 2pm & 4.30pm
Monday 9th: 10.45am & 1.30pm
Tuesday 10th: 10.45am & 1.30pm
Thursday 12th: 10.45am & 1.30pm
Friday 13th: 1.30pm & 4.30pm
Saturday 14th: 2pm & 4.30pm
Sunday 15th: 2pm & 4.30pm
Monday 16th: 10.45am & 1.30pm
Tuesday 17th: 10.45am & 1.30pm