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Theatre Re

Nola Rae
13 - 16 Jan

Town Hall

World Premiere
Thu 13 - Sun 16 Jan
Thu - Sat 7.30pm, Sun 5pm

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Runs: 65 mins/no interval
Age Guidance: 8+
£18/£16 + booking fees.
Discounts apply. No transaction fee for in person bookings. Box office opens an hour before the show.
Tel: 020 7739 6176
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After-show discussion:
Fri 14 Jan (BSL interpreted).
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A journey into the wilderness of parenthood

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 summoned the Bluebell Fairy, but magic comes at a cost and woe betide those who do not keep their promises.

Weaving together plots 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 reminds us that life is shaped by the stories we tell and leave behind.

Staged in Theatre Re's striking corporeal mime style of lyrical, visual theatre accompanied by live music, Bluebelle is a wondrous and mysterious tale about life and how to protect it. Established in 2011 Theatre Re has toured its productions around the world. Bluebelle will be the company’s fourth show to be premiered at the Mime Festival.

“A ravishingly beautiful, spellbinding piece of work, performed with panache and utter conviction” The Arts Desk (on Birth)

Guillaume Pigé workshop: 17 - 21 Jan >
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“Profoundly moving... an action-packed celebration of life”

BBC Radio 4 (on The Nature of Forgetting)

“Theatre Re creates an entrancing, poignant world”

Edinburgh Spotlight (on Blind Man’s Song)


Theatre Re

Conceived & Directed by Guillaume Pigé
Devised by the Company

Cast: Ramon Ayres, Claudia Marciano, Henry Webster, Alex Judd, Giulia del Fabbro, Charles Sandford

Composers: Alex Judd and Henry Webster
Lighting Designer: Dr Katherine Graham
Costume Designer: Emma Tompkins
Collaborative set and props design: Emma Tompkins, Josephine Tremelling, Dr Katherine Graham and Guillaume Pigé
Costume Makers: Rosie Whiting, Jessie McKenzie
Production & Stage Manager: Josephine Tremelling
Dramaturg: A.C. Smith
Participation Producer: Hannah Bixby
Animal Transformation: Gabrielle Moleta
Philosopher: Dr Graeme A. Forbes
Visual Vernacular: Zoë McWhinney
External Adviser: Nola Rae MBE

Devisers - Eygló Belafonte, Claudia Marciano, Guillaume Pigé, Andres Velasquez, Charles Sandford, Ramon Ayres, Giulia del Fabbro, Henry Webster, Alex Judd, Zoë McWhinney, Emma Tompkins, Dr Katherine Graham, Josephine Tremelling.
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