The London Bubble comes to Hilly Fields


Jez: [whispering] When do we get to go out?
Mark: [whispering] As far as I can make out, we get to go out for a bit in an hour, then we have to come back for two hours.
Jez: You're kidding. I think I'll die.
Mark: If this was on television, nobody would be watching.
Jez: Oh God. Why aren't we watching television? I've got Heat on DVD at home. We're watching this, when for less money we could be watching Robert de Niro and Al Pacino.

- Peep Show

The lovely London Bubble theatre meets the greatest poet-author who ever lived in Hilly Fields, in a summer event custom-built for Brockley Central's viewing pleasure. From August 11-14th, they'll be performing "promenade-style", click on the poster above for more details:

Join the acclaimed ‘London Bubble Theatre Company’ on a journey from Earth to Titan via Mars and Mercury. This year’s production is an adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s classic space-comedy, The Sirens of Titan, which foretells the space race and the creation of synthetic life while lovingly poking fun at our continual search for the meaning of life. Included with the tickets to the play is an entrance to the Rumfoord Mansion, an opportunity to stroke the Harmoniums of Mercury, and a chance to learn how to survive on Goofball oxygen supplies!

14 comments:

quick brown fox said...

Read loads of Vonnegut as a student, but not this one - if it's anything like the novels I read it will be a lot of fun.

A Nonny Mouse said...

Sounds good but it is crying out for an amphitheatre.....

Nux said...

Ooh! Ooh! I love Kurt Vonnegut! Woot!

Now Then said...

About 10 years or so ago, there was a faaabulous production of 'The Canterbury Tales' in H.F. Funny, great costumes, energetic. Free as well I think. Does anyone else remember it and who it was that put it on? Thats an obscure though fond memory.

HardliaNotion said...

I love this place!

Anonymous said...

Actually, not an amphitheatre. Isn't the thing with Little Bubble productions (although I've only made it to a couple of them) that they are peripatetic - different scenes in different areas of the park they use. And the stone circle (not a waste of space - inspired!) must be an absolute gift to them...

owen@thebubble said...

@anonymous: yes that's exactly right. We use different scenes in the park so the audience have to 'journey' with the actors.

@quick brown fox: it's a really great read. It's got all the classic Vonnegut ingredients so i doubt you'd be disappointed!

Tim said...

Sirens of Titan is one of my favourite Vonneguts. Extremely funny and highly imaginative. I'm sure this will be a lot of fun.

J said...

We Love the Bubble and have been going to their productions for a number of years, they are always great. Up to now, Shooters hill has been our favourite venue for their plays however the introduction of one closer to home is brill!

Anonymous said...

Really excited to hear that Bubble are coming to Hilly Fields. I saw The Odyssey in Oxleas Woods last year and it was excellent - very atmospheric esp as the sun set through the woodland.
I'm looking forward to seeing how Bubble tackle all the different worlds!

owen@thebubble said...

Really nice to hear everyones positive comments about the Bubble.

@anonymous: i'm most looking forward to seeing how we recreate a Harmonium!

Hilly said...

I remember a wonderful evening watching the Cantebury Tales. They performed near the group of trees with the medlar tree, towards the bothy.

I definitely paid, but remember them letting in some stray children for free.

Haven't a clue what theatre company it was though.

K said...

Hi it was the company who run the Brockley Jack Theatre. Have you all seen the New website

eberg said...

It's my favourite Vonnegut, I'll be there.

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