Posts Tagged ‘Blue Elephant’


Blue Elephant Spring Season features Award Winning director, Ricky Dukes

Thursday, 9 February, 2012

Fringe Report award winner, Ricky Dukes, directs and designs Lazarus Theatre company’s production of Euripedes’ Women of Troy at the Blue Elephant theatre, as part of the theatre’s Spring season.  Full details of this and other productions are below.

28 Feb to 17 March 2012
The Fantasist
by Theatre Temoin and Cie. Traversiere. A re-working of Barbe Bleue. Directed by Ailin Conant, designed by Moss and Giorgio Ritucci, costiumes by Kirsten Fletcher, lighting by Allan Ramsay. Puppet Director: Robin Guiver. A blend of physical theatre, puppetry and original music tells the story of a woman’s battle with the swirl of extreme moods. Struggling with the tricks her mind plays on her, Louise yearns for sleep. Instead, she must take a strange journey with a surprise visitor in this exploration of bipolar disorder.

20 March to 14 April 2012
Women of Troy by Lazarus Theatre Company, after Euripides. Directed and designed by Ricky Dukes, costumes by Emily Stuart. Amidst the slaughter and ruins of Troy, the women wait to be handed out to the victors. Hecuba, Queen of Troy, must confront both a bleak future and Helen, the woman who brought this humiliation to them all.

17 April to 5 May 2012
Sonata Movements, by ConcertTheatre. Directed by DaDiow Lin and Jude Christian, designed by Gary Thorne, costumes by Nadia Malik. Sonata Movements is a collective of short pieces, like the repertoire of a concert, exploring the potential form of ‘ConcertTheatre’. ‘ConcertTheatre’ combines classical music and theatre.

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Shakespeare, Stand-up, Modern Dance, Greek Myths – All coming to the Blue Elephant

Wednesday, 9 March, 2011

Spring and Summer at the Blue Elephant

Comedy, tragedy, dance - this summer at the Blue Elephant in Camberwell

The Blue Elephant theatre in Camberwell has an interesting Spring/Summer season coming up, beginning with Shakespeare’s Macbeth from 22 March to 16 April.

This is Shakespeare’s classic, but with a contemporary edge and delivered by Lazarus Theatre Company, whose director, Ricky Dukes, rarely disappoints.

The dark world of witchcraft and sorcery is followed by the Elephunny season, on 4th and 11th May, with stand-ups previewing their Edinburgh offerings, and a double bill of contemporary dance and new writing from 19 – 21 May.

Unmythable (25 – 28 May) is an action packed show featuring the Greek myths as you’ve probably never seen them before – The Odyssey told from a disgruntled foot soldier’s perspective is just one example – presented by Temple Theatre.

And the rich mix of performance continues throughout the summer.


Lazarus to bring Macbeth to the Blue Elephant

Thursday, 3 February, 2011

The Scottish Play, directed by Ricky Dukes, at the Blue Elephant, 22 March to 16 April

A large ensemble of over fifteen actors will create this dark, violent and demonic production, which promises to be quite a special experience of this classic Shakespeare play.

The production promises to combine text, movement and music to create the world of witchcraft, masculinity and divine intervention, which has defied the understanding of schoolchildren and captivated audiences for centuries.