Thursday 13 - Sunday 16 January 2022
Thu - Sat: 7.30pm; Sun: 5pm
£18 (£16 concessions)
Theatre and Performance
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.
Distanced Seating Performance - Friday 14 January
This performance will be presented with distanced seating, in groups of 2, 3 and single seats. Though seating is unallocated, we will endeavour to seat groups together.
‘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
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.