Orpheus

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 17TH MAY 2014

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, Lavender Hill, Wandsworth, London SW11 5TN
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Apr 8-10, 11-17, 25-30, May 1-17, Tue-Sat 7.30pm, mats Apr 8-10, 11-17, 25-30, May 1-17, Sat 2.30pm
 
PRICES
Apr 8-10 £15, Apr 11-17 £17.50 and £20, Apr 25-30, May 1-17 £20 & £22.50
 
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OrpheusFor the past two years Little Bulb Theatre have been working in collaboration with Battersea Arts Centre to create Orpheus, a 1930's Parisian retelling of the Orpheus myth, inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt. In this jazz-infused adaptation of the ancient mythological tale, they draw a parallel between the Greek figure Orpheus and the late gypsy jazz genius guitarist Django Reinhardt who kept playing even after losing the use of two fingers in his left hand. "It's a show with an epic sweep," writes Lyn Gardner in The Guardian, and by far and away the largest show to date from a company who gave us the "wildly successful" 'Operation Greenfield', about the growing pains of Christian teenagers intent on winning a village talent show. With Orpheus they've gone to a grand scale, using the setting of a magnificent 1930s Parisian-style music hall complete with an organ to explore the myth which is a story of love, of trying to put things right, and of how music can change things.

 

About Battersea Arts Centre (BAC)

Carrying many of London's best fringe productions, the Battersea Arts Centre is one of the best off-West End theatres and art venues in the capital. A Grade II-listed building which was the former town hall, the BAC is now one of the country's biggest arts centres, housing studios and gallery space as well as a theatre. More about Battersea Arts Centre (BAC)

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Underground Stations

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Clapham Common Tube Station
 
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Clapham South Tube Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
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Riverside West Pure Parking
 
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