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RUNNER UP

Date
Thursday 28 June
Time
8:00 pm
Ticket price
£6.00
£5.00 (concessions)
£5.00 (southwark residents)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
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A series of performance actions and choreographies responding to ideas around the feeling of FAILURE.

This performance is a work in progress showing and will be followed by a short discussion hosted by the artist.

Robert Hesp is a performance artist and contemporary dancer based in London. His work frequently straddles a variety of disciplines, using the tensions and overlaps as fertile ground for experimentation.


Image by
Zachary Pointon
Theatre

The Croydon Avengers

presented by Maya Productions in association with LittleMighty

Dates
Friday 29 June - Sunday 1 July
Times
1:45 pm, 1:30 pm, 4:00 pm

Performance on Friday 29th June at 13:45, Sunday 1st July at 13:30 and 16:00
Days of the week
Friday, Sunday
Ticket price
£8.00
£6.00 (southwark residents)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

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Regina Rump is on the rampage! A trio of masked vigilantes send Croydon’s crime rate plummeting. They’ve run away from their war-torn homes and are just trying to help.

But Regina’s not happy. She orders her media empire to unmask the Avengers and get them off the streets. Are they terrorists? Criminals? Either way, she thinks they’re a threat to British identity.

Then a freak accident at the Gatwick deportation centre gives the trio powers beyond their wildest dreams. Can three teenage refugees really become the saviours of a doomed nation?

The Croydon Avengers blends comic book visuals with action-packed martial arts to tell a funny, powerful story of terrorist threats, heroism and true friendship in an England that seems frightened of anyone who’s different.

Led by Suzanne Gorman, Maya Productions creates diverse theatre to create change: socially, politically and culturally. Their vision is a world where people of all ages, abilities, culture and classes have the opportunity to experience world class theatre.

Aimed at young people aged 8-14 and their families.

The Croydon Avengers is a co-production with Ovalhouse and Harrogate Theatre and is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Croydon Council, Teale Charitable Trust and The Newcomen Collett Foundation.


Written by
Oladipo Agboluaje
Family

Sally the Sassy Seed - Storytelling at Elephant Park

 

Dates
Wednesday 4 July - Wednesday 1 August
Time
11:00 am
Days of the week
Wednesday

Join Blue Elephant Theatre for interactive storytelling at Elephant Park!

Inspired by nature and aimed especially at early years, the Blue Elephant storytellers bring the tale of Sally the Sassy Seed to life! A treat for local families.

Tickets are FREE, and can be booked here. Booking in advance is advised but not essential.

Performances on the first Wednesday of every month:
Wednesday 6th June at 11.00
Wednesday 4th July at 11.00
Wednesday 1st August at 11.00

Please note these performance are in Elephant Park only, and NOT at Blue Elephant Theatre.


Theatre

Boxman

by Flugelman Productions

Dates
Wednesday 4 July - Friday 6 July
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Wednesday - Friday
Ticket price
£12.00
£10.00 (concessions)
£8.50 (southwark residents)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

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There are more than 60 million displaced people on our planet... people who have no home

Ringo is one of them. He is a survivor, a child soldier displaced from his homeland, sheltering in a cardboard box in an inner city park. He lives in plain sight but is invisible to the city around him. But inside his makeshift ‘home’, Ringo lives a life rich with stories and songs of a childhood far away, a family tragically lost and the complicated promise of a new beginning.

Started by sisters, Edwina and Victoria, Flugelman Productions brings together writers, performers, musicians and dancers from all over the world, inspired to tell great stories. They believe that theatre can save the world. Too grand a statement? At the very least, it can make all our lives better by helping us understand a little more of what it means to be human.


Reviews

★★★★★ "This is my pick of the Fringe by a country mile. If I could give it six stars, I would."

Broadway Baby at Brighton Fringe, 2018

Theatre

Where the Hell is Bernard?

Date
Tuesday 10 July
Time
8:00 pm
Ticket price
£7.50
£6.50 (concessions)
£6.00 (southwark residents)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

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In a city where no one plays and no one ever leaves, a box of items bounces back to Lost and Found Office. Will the officers find its owner, or something more? Mixing magical visuals, movement, live song and clown, award winning Haste Theatre create a darkly comic warning for the future.

Previous Praise of Haste Theatre:

"Haste Theatre’s earnest production brims with boundless creative energy and a clear vision that makes...a thoroughly delightful piece suitable for all ages, impressing with their keen sense of the theatrical and set in a timeless world.” Bakchormeeboy

"Haste are a company who don’t act without thinking, and the results are clear in the theatre that they produce." Culturised


Theatre

The Dame

by Here’s One I Made Earlier & Duncan Reeves Productions

Date
Thursday 12 July
Time
8:00 pm
Ticket price
£10.00
£8.00 (concessions)
£7.00 (southwark residents)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

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The curtains fall on another show and a seasoned pantomime dame is alone in his dressing room, unaware he is preparing for his own performance of a lifetime. Ronald Roy Humphrey has returned to the northern seaside town where he grew up for the Christmas season, and finds himself bitterly confronted with why he left all those years before.

As he starts to excavate his past, he steps back into history; bringing to life the ghosts who once paraded and performed along the piers and promenades, removing the layers one by one until he arrives at a tragic truth he had spent his whole life trying to forget.

A lost world of seaside entertainment, old time music hall and pantomime are brought to life in this one-man show where the past and present collide, magical realism meets bleak reality, and however many masks we wear, the truth will always be revealed.

The Dame is a father and daughter collaboration, a one man show starring Peter Duncan, written by his daughter Katie Duncan.

Originally inspired by their family history of seaside summer entertainment and pantomime, which Peter grew up surrounded by, it gradually evolved into a fictional, dark drama set amid the nostalgic backdrop of this golden, forgotten era.

Peter Duncan is an actor and presenter, probably best known for presenting Blue Peter in the 1980s. Ian Talbot directs, and is best known for his role as Artistic Director of The Open Air Theatre, Regents Park for 20 years.

'It's a heartbreaking story, beautifully written and powerfully played' Edinburgh Evening News


Writer
Katie Duncan
Director
Ian Talbot
Sound Design
Georgia Duncan
Cast
Peter Duncan
Dance

An Evening, A Beginning

Dates
Thursday 19 July - Saturday 21 July
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Thursday - Saturday
Ticket price
£10.00
£8.00 (concessions)
£7.50 (southwark residents)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

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KAMIENSKI. presents a new double bill entitled An Evening, A Beginning, premiering two new works.

Exploring two aspects of creation – emotional and analytical - the evening delivers pleasure for the eye, and challenges for the mind. Witness the beginning as we take you on a journey, starting in a bedroom and going all the way to the M00n.

KAMIENSKI. is a contemporary dance company led by Andre Kamienski. We combine the forms of performing and visual arts to create contemporary works – daring, challenging and unpredictable. We manipulate the body through the search of unexpected connections and unheard stories.


Theatre

Trojan Horse

 

Dates
Thursday 26 July - Friday 27 July
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Thursday and Friday
Ticket price
£10.00
£8.00 (concessions)
£7.00 (southwark residents)
Online booking (incurs 10% booking fee)
Ticketweb

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Why should I continue to be tolerant? When the world has been so intolerant of me.

A new documentary play by LUNG (E15, The 56 and Chilcot), Trojan Horse follows the real life stories of Muslim teachers and governors who were accused of plotting extremism in Birmingham schools.

Founded in Barnsley in 2012, LUNG are a verbatim / documentary theatre company who make work with communities, for communities and about communities. LUNG create work that shines a light on political, social and economic issues in modern Britain using people’s actual words to tell their stories. The company is led by Matt Woodhead (winner of Director’s Guild Best Newcomer 2015) and Helen Monks (Upstart Crow, Raised By Wolves). LUNG’s work is published by Oberon Books. Previous shows include: The 56, E15, Chilcot.