Oranges & Elephants: The Musical

Tuesday 23 January 2018 – Saturday 10 February 2018 | 19:30 | 14:30

A new all-female musical about two rival female gangs in Victorian London. Based on an original idea by Lil Warren.

The story follows Mary’s arrival in London and her introduction to gang life. How will she make her life expectancy of twenty-five when the two gangs are after owning her?

Mary wants to be a Music Hall star. Nellie of The Elephants falls in love with Mary and they try to escape from thievery to the bright lights of Piccadilly.

This is a story of how important your wits are to survive if you are poor and a woman in Victorian London. How you play the fame game set against a backdrop of a West End pickpocket turf war and an enormous divide between the rich and poor. “Same ol gravy, different flavour”.

Book & Lyrics by Lil Warren, Music and Arrangements by Jo Collins. Directed by Susie McKenna and Designed by Sara Perks.

Age restrictions: 14+

This season has been made possible by the generous support of Arts Council England, Foyle Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation , Girls Guild for Good Life and Noel Coward foundation.