Thu 13 - Sun 16 January 2022


Thursday 13 - Sunday 16 January 2022


Thu - Sat: 7.30pm; Sun: 5pm


Thu - Sat: 6.30pm; Sun: 4pm


£18 (£16 concessions)

Running Time

65 mins

Age Guidance



Haze will be in use during this performance.


Theatre and Performance


Assembly Hall


Click here to download the Bluebelle  Freesheet

If you see a bluebell, pick it, ring it three times and repeat the following words:
'Bluebell, bluebell, fairy flower, I beckon your greatest power’.
Then, place it near your heart and the Bluebell Fairy will come to you.

Long ago and far away a King and Queen were placed under a spell. Fertility was disrupted. They called the Bluebell Fairy, but magic comes at a cost and woe betide those who do not keep their promises.

Weaving together stories, objects and characters from ancient folktales collected by Angela Carter, Italo Calvino, the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault, as well as interviews with parents and carers, Bluebelle is a wondrous and mysterious tale about life and how to protect it.

Using their signature combination of visually striking poetic theatre and lyrical live music, Theatre Re's stunning new performance is a journey into the wilderness of parenthood, and a reminder that life is shaped by the stories we tell and leave behind.

This performance focusses on movement, and has little spoken word/lyrics. Music and sound are used throughout to support the clarity of key narrative points. All sounds are created live on stage by the performers. The audience is not meant to hear what the performers are saying but see that they are speaking to each other.

Post-Show Discussion - Friday 14 January
Join us for a discussion after the show with the cast and creative team. This discussion will be BSL interpreted by Laura Goulden.

All performances of Bluebelle will be presented with distanced seating. 

For audiences who booked before 6 January: In order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of audience members visiting for this show amongst the rise in current COVID-19 cases, all seating has now been carefully allocated to ensure distances between groups.

Seats have been allocated in groups of 2, 3, 4 and single seats. We have tried to seat groups together as much as we can. If you have not received your new ticket with your seat number, please email

‘A ravishingly beautiful, spellbinding piece of work, performed with panache and utter conviction’ - 
The Arts Desk on BIRTH (2019)

‘Profoundly moving... An action packed celebration of life’ - BBC Radio 4 on The Nature of Forgetting (2017)

After Blind Man’s Song (2015), The Nature of Forgetting (2017) and  BIRTH (2019), Bluebelle is Theatre Re’s fourth World Premiere at the London International Mime Festival.

Funded by National Lottery through Arts Council England. Co-commissioned by London International Mime Festival and The Point Eastleigh. Supported by Shoreditch Town Hall and University of Kent

Covid-19 Safety Measures

We will be taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of everyone in the building. Whilst at the Town Hall you must abide by all Covid-19 Safety Measures in place, which you can find here.

Ticket holders may be asked to demonstrate their Covid-19 status by providing either proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test taken within 24 hours, proof of full vaccination, or proof of natural immunity based on a positive PCR test taken within 6 months (making sure the 10-day self-isolation period following the result has passed). We will not admit entry to those that cannot provide evidence of one of the above requirements when prompted and no refund will be offered under these circumstances. However, a refund will be offered should you test positive and contact the venue 24 hours in advance of the event. For more details, click here.

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