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Blue Elephant Theatre
59a Bethwin Rd
Camberwell
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SE5 0XT
020 7701 0100
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Genre - Drama
Tom's
On from 22 Feb 2011 to 12 Mar 2011
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Sketty Productions

Taken from the true story of Tom Nabarro and his partner Ellen, this latest piece explores the lives of an inspiring young couple prevailing over apparent tragedy. What has been discovered is a story of astounding determination, unique love, hope...And laughter.

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - Classic Genre - Drama
Macbeth
On from 22 Mar 2011 to 16 Apr 2011
Blue Elephant Theatre
by William Shakespeare

A large ensemble of over fifteen actors will create this dark, violent and demonic production, combining text, movement and music to create a world of witchcraft, masculinity and divine intervention.

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama
Trunkated
On from 20 Apr 2011 to 20 Apr 2011
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Rosie Wilby

A showcase of excerpts and short works-in-progress of new material from London's most exciting artists across the arts. Physical theatre, cabaret, comedy, performance art... A Blue Elephant season in one evening!

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Genre - Drama
Casa & Magical Chairs
On from 19 May 2011 to 21 May 2011
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Annarita & Mary Mazzilli

A very special Theatre & Dance double bill!

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Genre - Classic
Barbe Bleue
On from 01 Jun 2011 to 04 Jun 2011
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Ailin Conant

Bluebeard had many wives, in succession, and killed every one. Can Louise turn the tide, or will she too fall victim to Perrault's notorious killer?

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Classic
The Book of Disquiet
On from 17 Jun 2011 to 02 Jul 2011
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Fernando Pessoa

Part novel, part memoir, part philosophical meditation on the futility of living...

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - Drama
Seemingly Invisible
On from 27 Sep 2011 to 01 Oct 2011
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Smoking Apples Theatre

A romantic, tragic, cheeky tale of human endeavour and heartbreak.

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - New Writing
An evening of Dance: Mi patria son mis zapatos/The other
On from 05 Oct 2011 to 08 Oct 2011
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Florencia Guerberof & SOnal

An evening of butoh-inspired dance.

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Genre - Drama
Writers at Work: Flying Asparagus
On from 12 Oct 2011 to 12 Oct 2011
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Natalie Katsou

A rehearsed reading about a young man with aspergers syndrome and how he sees the world.

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing
Writers at Work: The Fantastical Adventures of [Not] Being With You
On from 19 Oct 2011 to 19 Oct 2011
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Justen Bennett

There are moments in life that everything is either before or after; The Fantastical Adventures of [Not] Being With You is about those.

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - New Writing
Trunkated
On from 25 Oct 2011 to 25 Oct 2011
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Various

A showcase of excerpts and short works-in-progress of new material from London's most exciting artists across the arts. Puppetry, physical theatre, performance art... A Blue Elephant season in one evening!

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - Classic
Don Carlos
On from 01 Nov 2011 to 26 Nov 2011
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Frederic Schiller- Performed by Lazarus Theatre

Love, betrayal and revolution...

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Genre - Musical
Noah's Ark
On from 30 Nov 2011 to 20 Dec 2011
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Mervyn Peake

Join us this Christmas for an imaginative and musical retelling of the Biblical story, never before seen on stage. Noah's Ark by Mervyn Peake, celebrated author of Gormenghas.

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
The Fantasist
On from 28 Feb 2012 to 17 Mar 2012
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Theatre Temoin & Cie. Traversière

An evocative blend of physical theatre, puppetry and original music tells the story of a woman's battle with the swirl of extreme moods

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Genre - Classic Genre - Drama
The Women of Troy
On from 20 Mar 2012 to 14 Apr 2012
Blue Elephant Theatre
by After Euripides

A heartfelt, passionate and emotive play about human survival

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Genre - Drama
ConcertTheatre - Sonata Movements
On from 17 Apr 2012 to 05 May 2012
Blue Elephant Theatre
by ConcertTheatre

A combination of classical music and theatre which creates a new performance experience for audiences

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Underfoot/For How Much?
On from 10 May 2012 to 19 May 2012
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Katja Nyqvist & Mazzilli Dance Theatre

A double-bill of contemporary dance exploring what we share – and what we refuse to share...

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Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Machines for Living
On from 22 May 2012 to 16 Jun 2012
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Let Slip Theatre Company

Lecoq-trained theatre company, Let Slip, question if everything one needs can be contained within nine square metres....

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
The Fantastical Adventures of [Not] Being With You
On from 19 Jun 2012 to 07 Jul 2012
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by Justen Bennett

"Our final destination is Final Destination Unknown.
Estimated arrival time: we'll know when we get there."

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - Drama
What The Soul Can't Hide Harbour
On from 04 Oct 2012 to 06 Sep 2012
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by Choreographer: Heather Cupid

A double-bill combining Contemporary & Afro-contemporary dance, telling two unique stories which combine as a journey of personal battle and cultural differences.

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Genre - Classic
Beatrice On Fire
On from 12 Sep 2012 to 13 Sep 2012
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by Hattie Thomas

Beatrice on Fire is a comedic and absurd retelling of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing told by a young woman.

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - Classic
Signs, Games & Messages
On from 24 Oct 2012 to 27 Oct 2012
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by Sounding Motion

Sounding Motion is an exciting young company aiming to demonstrate the relationship between contemporary music and dance on a uniquely intimate scale.

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - Classic Genre - Musical
The Hatpin
On from 30 Oct 2012 to 24 Nov 2012
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Lazarus Theatre

Driven by poverty, Amber Murray gives up her baby to a better life. Strange discoveries arouse her suspicions about her child's new family...

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Genre - Classic
A Midsummer Night's Dream
On from 27 Nov 2012 to 15 Dec 2012
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Lazarus Theatre

As four young lovers explore a world far from the court, a tale of fairies, mistaken identity and machinations unravel in a frozen forest in the depths of winter, where nothing is quite as it seems...

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Genre - Classic
Oedipus
On from 26 Feb 2013 to 23 Mar 2013
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Lazarus Theatre Company

A large ensemble shall create a kingdom at the edge of collapse, a city where the very core of society will never be the same again.

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Genre - Drama
No Man's Land
On from 26 Mar 2013 to 30 Mar 2013
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Glass-Eye Theatre

Glass-Eye Theatre will lift your gaze skyward, to discover what is lost and what is found in flying away.

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Genre - Comedy
You and Me
On from 09 Apr 2013 to 27 Apr 2013
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Little Soldier Productions

A bitter-sweet physical comedy for anyone who is a day older than yesterday!

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Genre - Drama
The Applause Project
On from 01 May 2013 to 04 May 2013
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Joon Dance

Can audiences and performers be closer together?

Part game, part performance, Applause Project invites audiences to share the space, and get closer to the action.

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Genre - Comedy
The Knight Of The Sorrowful Figure
On from 21 May 2013 to 25 May 2013
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Little Soldier Productions

Inspired by the wanderings of the famous Don Quixote, two Spaniards and an Englishman re-enact the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age.

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Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
The Nightmare Dreamer
On from 11 Jun 2013 to 29 Jun 2013
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Tattooed Potato.

What happens when we give away our darkness?

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The Spanish Tragedy
On from 24 Sep 2013 to 19 Sep 2013
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by Thomas Kyd

Treacherously murdered in war, a haunted spirit returns to his homeland to seek revenge on those responsible for his death. His lust for the truth leads to one of the bloodiest plays ever written, The Spanish Tragedy.

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Genre - Drama
Crazy Glue
On from 22 Oct 2013 to 26 Oct 2013
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Divising Cast: Filipa Tomas & Bradley Wayne Smith.

A Husband. A Wife. A marriage in crisis. Crazy Glue is a comic and moving exploration of the lengths we will go to fix a relationship, even if it appears beyond repair.

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Genre - Classic
Retrospective
On from 29 Oct 2013 to 02 Nov 2013
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by Nutshell Dance

When you stop being a child…what are you?

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So It Goes
On from 13 Nov 2013 to 16 Nov 2013
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by On the Run Theatre

On the Run are fascinated by the silence which death provokes, by the way grief creeps into our everyday lives and affects us...

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - Comedy
Arabian Nights
On from 26 Nov 2013 to 14 Dec 2013
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Hammer & Tongs Theatre

A rip-roaring comedy! Hammer and Tongs Theatre tramples raucously through the far-flung fables of the Arabian Nights, thwarting the murderous intentions of a jilted king...

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Genre - Classic
Richard III
On from 04 Mar 2014 to 29 Mar 2014
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Lazarus Theatre

In an England that never rests, witness one of the most violent ascensions to the throne ever mounted and welcome your new king...King Richard III.

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This play is ideal for families and children under 12 Genre - Kids Theatre
The Butterfly Lovers
On from 01 Apr 2014 to 19 Apr 2014
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Jimmy Chamberlain & Jason Yu

A captivating tale about friendship, The Butterfly Lovers is a vibrant new adaptation for children of the Chinese legend of Liang and Zhu.

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Genre - Classic
The Rite Of Spring/Romeo & Juliet
On from 23 Apr 2014 to 26 Apr 2014
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Concert Theatre

A visceral marriage of two tales of slaughtered innocence, The Rite of Spring/Romeo and Juliet pairs Stravinsky’s ballet and orchestral concert work with Shakespeare’s tragedy.

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it goes here now
On from 01 May 2014 to 02 May 2014
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Tempered Body

Inspired by the cultural debate on genetic modication and designer babies, 'it goes here now' creates a dystopian world through explosive and dynamic contemporary dance.

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Genre - New Writing
RED
On from 22 May 2014 to 23 May 2014
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by Community Arts

Artists come together to share a high-energy and thought provoking mix of storytelling, rap, poetry, song, comedy and MC-ing, all inspired by the colour RED.

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The Flying Roast Goose
On from 03 Jun 2014 to 21 Jun 2014
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by Out of Chaos in association with Yellow Earth Theatre

A story about food, survival and hope, told through the eyes of a Cantonese chef and her pet goose and set in war-torn Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation in the 1940s.

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In the Surface of a Bubble
On from 08 Jul 2014 to 12 Jul 2014
Blue Elephant Theatre
by In the Surface of a Bubble

Inspired by animé and martial arts films, In The Surface Of A Bubble uses puppetry kung-fu and live jazz tell a tale of how the universe came to be...

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Genre - Drama
In Transit
On from 02 Oct 2014 to 10 Oct 2014
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by Artichoke Theatre

In Transit is a voyage through the mind of Ella, who has lost all perception of where and who she is.

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Genre - New Writing
SEA Arts Fest Scratch
On from 17 Oct 2014 to 17 Oct 2014
Blue Elephant Theatre
by SEA Arts Fest

SEA ArtsFest is the first Southeast Asian arts festival in the UK, championing and developing the work of the artists of Southeast Asia.

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Genre - Drama
A Double Bill of New Works-in-Progress
On from 21 Oct 2014 to 25 Oct 2014
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by Unstable Table

Lone Rangers & One for Sorrow, a new work in progress double bill.

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The Lonely Room
On from 29 Oct 2014 to 31 Oct 2014
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by Eloise Carles and Flavia Bertram

The Lonely Room is an enchanting mime duet by Eloise Carles and Flavia Bertram telling the story of two women trapped in the in-between of life...

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Genre - New Writing
Cycles of the Southern Wild
On from 04 Nov 2014 to 08 Nov 2014
Blue Elephant Theatre
by TailSpin

2767 miles is not just a journey on a map: it’s a journey into our own depths...

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Genre - Drama
The Son of Heaven, Ther Servant of God & The Map of the World
On from 11 Nov 2014 to 15 Nov 2014
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by Tattooed Potato

A journey through memory and imagination to discover whether home is a place or something we carry within ourselves.

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Genre - New Writing
Spare Tyre Scratches
On from 16 Nov 2014 to 16 Nov 2014
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by Spare Tyre

Brace yourself for new writing that will touch your heart, scuff your emotions.

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Genre - Comedy Genre - Classic
MYTHS
On from 18 Nov 2014 to 06 Dec 2014
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Hammer and Tongs Theatre Company

Join the Fates for an evening of hilarity in the underworld...

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Genre - Classic
The Next Phase, featuring Penny
On from 05 Feb 2015 to 05 Feb 2015
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by AQ Arts

An evening of music, movement and poetry from AQ Arts and friends.

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This play is ideal for families and children under 12 Genre - Kids Theatre
Physical Science
On from 15 Feb 2015 to 21 Feb 2015
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by Nutshell Dance

Our three scientists take children on a movement adventure, to learn about three magical potions that can transform your body in different ways!

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Boy in Darkness
On from 11 Mar 2015 to 04 Apr 2015
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by Blue Elephant Theatre

A Boy wanders into darkness, a land of broken things….

There he meets a goat, a hyena and a lamb with diabolical schemes….

The Boy escapes the oppressive Castle of his birthright on his fourteenth birthday. As he ventures into the unknown, his rebellion leads him on a descent to ancient alchemy and present danger. He must call on his wits to escape – or be trapped forever.

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - Classic
Herstory & The Other & Me
On from 07 Apr 2015 to 08 Apr 2015
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Zosia Jo & Mounir Saeed

Herstory & The Other & Me: A double bill of dance theatre solos

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - Classic
If You Leave
On from 16 Apr 2015 to 18 Apr 2015
Blue Elephant Theatre
by 201 Dance Company

201’s raw, contemporary hip-hop movement returns in If You Leave: a story of two people's broken encounter.

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Genre - Classic
Once Upon a Midnight Dreary
On from 24 Apr 2015 to 25 Apr 2015
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by Justyna Sochaj & Dorota Popińska

A double bill of dance choreographed by Justyna Sochaj & Dorota Popińska, respectively.

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Genre - Classic
In Memoriam
On from 28 Apr 2015 to 29 Apr 2015
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by Masha Gurina

In Memoriam is a reflection on the transformation which happens to people, their lives and their concept of normality during times of war through dance.

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Genre - Classic Genre - New Writing
The 56
On from 01 May 2015 to 03 May 2015
Blue Elephant Theatre
by FYSA Theatre

"Nobody dies at football matches in fires. It doesn't happen"

At 3.40pm on May 11th 1985, a small fire broke out...

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing
Ham & Passion
On from 14 Oct 2015 to 15 Oct 2015
Blue Elephant Theatre
by DeNada Dance Theatre

Three short narrative works form this kitschy and filmic bill of contemporary dance with a very Spanish flavour.

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Genre - New Writing
1992 and Over There: Two Short Plays
On from 10 Nov 2015 to 14 Nov 2015
Blue Elephant Theatre
by EG

1992 and Over There: Two Short Plays marks the launch of EG, a new London-based theatre company featuring two new plays by acclaimed international playwrights.

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Genre - Classic
Trivialis
On from 18 Dec 2014 to 21 Nov 2015
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Chloe Aliyanni

Trivialis is a tale outside of specific time and place that explores the possibility for connection and intimacy in unexpected moments, against all odds

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Genre - Comedy
25 Stories
On from 17 Mar 2016 to 19 Mar 2016
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by Alex Watts

Comedy with Alex Watts, who worked in bookshops for years. This left him broken, embittered and incurably addicted to books, stories and words.

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Genre - Drama
The Bacchae
On from 19 Apr 2016 to 07 May 2016
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by after Euripides

A wanderer returns, driving people of the city into a ferocious and liberating frenzy. His actions excite, his message thrills, but his mission is revenge.

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Genre - Drama
Strawberry Starburst
On from 11 May 2016 to 28 May 2016
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Bram Davies

Strawberry Starburst is a heartfelt and poignant new drama about one girl’s battle with her demons…and the lengths she’ll go to fight them.

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Genre - Comedy
Les Musketieres Du Trois
On from 06 Jul 2016 to 08 Jul 2016
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Rats With Wings Theatre

They might be heroes, clowns or rogues. But for sure there are three of them…or four…(or five) and they are all very French.

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Genre - Classic
Fall-out
On from 13 Jul 2016 to 16 Jul 2016
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Old Kent Road

See the sound. Feel the Movement.

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Genre - Classic
Cairo, mon amour
On from 27 Jul 2016 to 27 Jul 2016
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by Zosia Jo and Aly Khamees

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

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Genre - Classic
Escape
On from 03 Aug 2016 to 06 Aug 2016
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by LCP Dance Theatre

Escape explores the emotional journey of a refugee through struggle, despair and the search for freedom.

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Genre - Drama
Purged
On from 28 Sep 2016 to 28 Sep 2016
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Chris Polites

There’s a special kind of comfort in thinking it could all end in silence."

You are now twenty nine. A few weeks ago, you attempted to stay twenty nine forever. You failed. Now words fail you.

But you have to attempt to explain anyway.

Catharsis in association with Underfoot present a heady, physical account of euphoria, redemption, and extremity.

This is a story about the fragments of time that hide between words. The things on the fringes of your consciousness. The scenes that happen out of the corner of your eye.

An compelling tale without an ending told to whoever’s around to hear it.

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SIGNS
On from 13 Oct 2016 to 13 Oct 2016
Blue Elephant Theatre
by MonixArts

SIGNS is a 30-minute dance piece, fusing contemporary dance with British Sign Language. Performed by two female dancers, this exciting and intricate duet takes inspiration from Colin Thompson's poem If I told you I was deaf would you turn away.

Accompanied by an originally composed music score, it is a highly physical performance that explores the importance of body language in British Sign Language, and the barriers of a deaf person trying to communicate in a hearing world.

SIGNS is presented as a work-in-progress performance and will be followed by a post-show discussion where we welcome the audience’s feedback.

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This play is ideal for families and children under 12
The Owl and the Pussycat
On from 16 Oct 2016 to 16 Oct 2016
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Let's All Dance

They danced by the light of the moon, the moon….

This gorgeous new ballet takes a fresh and humorous look at the famous Lear poem. Once again, Let’s All Dance combines fantastic dancing, beautiful costumes and crystal clear story telling to engage and delight young audiences.

Perfect for 2-9 year olds, families, and children with special needs.

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SpeedDating
On from 19 Oct 2016 to 20 Oct 2016
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Shelley Owen Dance

SpeedDating explores the concept of organised social activity and interaction between people in a series of short conversations. Informed by social observation this live composition work incorporates movement and sound, exposing the choreographer’s choice in real-time.

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Blue Cloud Scratch
On from 21 Oct 2016 to 21 Oct 2016
Blue Elephant Theatre
by with Cloud Dance Festival

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 final Blue Cloud Scratch of 2016.

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Inter Pares Project
On from 25 Oct 2016 to 25 Oct 2016
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Agnese Lanza and Julie Havelund-Willett

Inter Pares Project is a duet between international dance artists Agnese Lanza and Julie Havelund-Willett.

This piece forms part of an ongoing choreographic research project, which was launched in 2013 as part of a residency at S P A C E @ Clarence Mews. The research is embedded in the performances, and the performances feed directly back into the research, focusing on presence and the act of attending to detail. This performance weaves in and out of set and spontaneous movement, drawing direct inspiration from the architecture and audience of Blue Elephant Theatre.

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Mirroed, me?
On from 04 Nov 2016 to 05 Nov 2016
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by Anastasia Papaeleftheriadou

A story of the self and its double, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s play William Wilson, is told in this dance performance. It is a game in which different parts of human personality affect and direct the protagonists in the struggle of the self to recognise its diverse sides. During the act, two individuals play with their reflections, bridging the gap between the face and its reflection, between light and shade, between the one who is watching and the one who is being watched. The immersive installation is used as an architectural metaphor, highlighting the very elements of space, suggesting that the boundaries and lines we draw within ourselves about who we are and what we can do are a perception of the mind and a result of a reflection.

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Morir Soñando
On from 07 Nov 2016 to 08 Nov 2016
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by Stephanie Peña

Morir Soñando is an exploration of Dominican identity, which deconstructs the national dance Merengue and experiments with how this form of dance translates to the bodies of non-Caribbean dancers.

The work navigates the performers’ understanding of the culture through the use of Merengue music, language and hip movements. Through this exploration, a story starts to unravel revealing betrayal, agony, and power.

Morir Soñando is a roller coaster that will pull the audience along, even those not ready for the ride…

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(we)SINK & Fish Tank: Double Bill
On from 10 Nov 2016 to 10 Nov 2016
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by Hawk Dance Theatre

Hawk Dance Theatre is an exciting, emerging company based in the North West and presenting their first double-bill of new work.

(we)SINK (mentored by Gary Clarke)
(we)SINK is a dance performance exploring climate change and human psychology. Inspired by psychological mechanisms that make humans disengage from climate change challenges, this new work, choreographed by Josh Hawkins, explores feelings of distance, doom, dissonance, denial and identity in response to our changing climate. Performed by Emmie Coxey and Freya Thomas, this captivating duet questions whether these defence barriers can be broken and if we will ever truly connect to this topical issue.

Fish Tank
Fish Tank draws similarities and compares the life of a goldfish in its tank to the denials we face when dealing with change. Fish Tank explores different feelings linked to change, and imagines every human has their own ‘fish tank’ full of questions, responsibilities and problems. Fish Tank is a conversation between live spoken word, text, music and dance.

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This Really Is Too Much
On from 11 Nov 2016 to 12 Nov 2016
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by Gracefool Collective

Look. (point) You’ve never had it so good. We. Are moving. Forward.

Outlandish, bold and highly entertaining, This Really Is Too Much delves into a world of farcical stereotypes and preposterous power struggles. With irreverent physicality, four characters wrestle with restriction, gender and performance of identity, trying desperately to work out which box they fit into.

Raucous and thought provoking in equal measure, Gracefool's genre-busting performance reveals the downright absurd realities of what it means to be a 3-dimensional, high definition, water-drinking, salad-eating, moisturizing WO-man in modern society. Dripping with virtuosic charm and anarchic wit, this is feminist comedy dance at its very best.

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The Very Important Chlid
On from 16 Nov 2016 to 16 Nov 2016
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by The Mostly Everything People

This is about grown up infants.

The Very Important Child is a piece of physical theatre about the development of the ego, psychological warfare, throwing one’s toys out of the pram. Bold and comic, it blends movement, text and music.

The audience sees the complicated politics of two adult egos, two grown-ups who are convinced it is the other person’s fault. The show takes you into the developing mind of a human – the fragile baby living from minute to minute, the god-like toddler, the adult who believes herself ‘fully grown’.

The Very Important Child is a series of connected dances, it is also just a story about people. There are frenzied folk dances, wordless lyrical duets, comic observations of adult conversation and uplifting music.

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Mad Meg
On from 18 Nov 2016 to 19 Nov 2016
Blue Elephant Theatre
by MAZPOD

Mad Meg is a collision of traditional folk and contemporary dance theatre. Threading moving bodies, spoken word, live folk music and driven by the wild rhythms of Appalachia, MAZPOD tell the demise of Mad Meg, an unruly woman whose spirit is at odds with the traditional society she lives in.

You are invited to see the relevance of their fairy tale, set somewhere between a smoky bar in North Carolina and a mossy forest at dawn. As the tragedy unfolds, pass between narrators and characters in the tale and bounce from poignancy to bawdiness, uncovering Mad Meg´s story.

MAZPOD was founded in 2014 and Mad Meg is the company´s first work. It has been performed in the UK and Argentina.

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CANDID
On from 14 Dec 2016 to 14 Dec 2016
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Project Candid

CANDID is an enigmatic ‘performance-ritual’ about the complexities of female friendships. Two women play a raw and dangerous game of Truth or Dare, setting each other a series of provocative tasks using words, intense physicality and video. Fragmented, episodic, highly sensory and symbolic moments weave a powerful and absurd ‘web’ made of shared intimacy. In this world anything can be revealed from innocent teasing, to vulnerable confessions, to deeply hurtful insults.

CANDID opens the space for the audience to experience, contemplate and celebrate long-lasting bonds, as a radical alternative to a modern day culture of ‘Temp’, ‘Insta-friends’ and ‘frenemies’ and tendencies of bullying and isolation. It exposes but also tries to subvert the stereotypical female competitiveness. Asking the questions; what does friendship look like in the 21st century? In the current climate of overwhelming online connection, how can true bonds be sustained? And to what extent can mutual candour create connection?

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Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
When the Dove Returns
On from 16 Jan 2017 to 16 Jan 2017
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Backpack Theatre

How much humanity will we sacrifice when our lives are at stake?

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy
Oyster Boy
On from 02 Mar 2017 to 03 Mar 2017
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Haste Theatre

The tale of Alice and ice cream seller Jim, whose lives are changed by the arrival of their son Sam…a very unusual boy!

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Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Rounds
On from 16 Mar 2017 to 25 Mar 2017
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by Resuscitate Theatre

Follow the paths of five junior doctors as they struggle to balance the pressures of the ward against their personal lives.

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Genre - New Writing
there is nothing more public than privacy
On from 06 Apr 2017 to 06 Apr 2017
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Truefitt Collective

they call me a little grown up, see, I am upset because I’ve always been stuck

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Genre - Comedy
Twelfth Night
On from 26 Apr 2017 to 06 May 2017
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Original Impact

Bubbling with energy and youthfulness, this actor-muso production of Twelfth Night is a playful take on the cross-dressing comedy.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Found in Translation
On from 17 May 2017 to 17 May 2017
Blue Elephant Theatre
by The Dot Collective

Found in Translation is a series of short plays drawn from theatrical storytelling workshops by The Dot Collective in care centres in the South East.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Comedy
Legends: Monsters, Mead and Mayhem
On from 25 May 2017 to 27 May 2017
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Hammer & Tongs Theatre

Hammer & Tongs presents their latest witty and madcap retelling of ancient tales, this time fixing the Nordic legends firmly in their sights.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy
Edinburgh Preview: Annie McGrath & Gareth Richards
On from 16 Jun 2017 to 16 Jun 2017
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Presented by Avalon Promotions Ltd

The Blue Elephant hosts Annie McGrath and Gareth Richards as they preview their new comedy shows before hitting the Edinburgh Fringe.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy
Edinburgh Preview: Bilal Zafar & Jarlath Regan
On from 21 Jun 2017 to 21 Jun 2017
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Avalon Promotions Ltd

The Blue Elephant hosts Bilal Zafar and Jarlath Regan as they preview their new comedy shows before hitting the Edinburgh Fringe.

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Genre - New Writing
Tit for Tat
On from 29 Jun 2017 to 30 Jun 2017
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Original Impact

Following the success of Female Intuition, Original Impact returns to the Blue Elephant to showcase more works of new writing.

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Genre - New Writing
Escape 2
On from 07 Jul 2017 to 09 Jul 2017
Blue Elephant Theatre
by LCP Dance Theatre

LCP Dance Theatre invites their audiences on a journey of awareness of what’s going on in the world.

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Genre - New Writing
J7s Dance Company: An Evening with Guilia
On from 13 Jul 2017 to 14 Jul 2017
Blue Elephant Theatre
by J7s Dance Company

J7s Dance Company explores the connection between mind and body; join them at Blue Elephant to share the journey they use creating their work.

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Genre - Comedy Genre - New Writing
The Break-Up Monologues
On from 19 Jul 2017 to 19 Jul 2017
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Rosie Wilby

Award-winning comedian and Radio 4 regular Rosie Wilby, joined by fellow performers, look at their memorable relationship breakup stories. Tragedy plus time equals comedy, right?

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Here Comes Trouble
On from 27 Jul 2017 to 27 Jul 2017
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Keira Dance

Keira Dance rhythmically weaves traditional music, authentic song and gutsy dance drawing on social and cultural influences from Yorkshire, Ireland and Jamaica.

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Genre - New Writing
They Live Next Door
On from 26 Sep 2017 to 26 Sep 2017
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Ieva Kuniskis

They Live Next Door explores the light and the dark of a relationship between two men.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
The Invisible
On from 02 Oct 2017 to 02 Oct 2017
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Yuyu Wang

A storyteller stands alone on the stage, sharing a story about an invisible character.

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - New Writing
The Man, The Myths, The Legends
On from 19 Oct 2017 to 20 Oct 2017
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Original Impact

A night of new work from men, tackling the myths, bringing you the legends.

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Genre - Comedy Genre - New Writing
The Actualisation Show
On from 26 Oct 2017 to 28 Oct 2017
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Ephemeral Ensemble

Professional Optimists Harley & Pedro bring you The Actualisation Show.

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Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
The Dance Hall
On from 01 Nov 2017 to 02 Nov 2017
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Eve Niker

An intimate story about an Irish family living in England, The Dance Hall touches on themes of immigration, loss, loneliness, family and, most importantly, (in)dependence.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama
The Conversation
On from 08 Nov 2017 to 08 Nov 2017
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Lauren Burch

Don’t worry, she’s not looking to shock you and she’s definitely not angry at you. She just wants to impress you.

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Genre - Comedy Genre - New Writing
How to Cope with Embarrassment
On from 15 Nov 2017 to 18 Nov 2017
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Two Pale Ladies

We want to explore what it is to be embarrassed and how it happens, so that maybe we can find a way of coping with it.

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