Oranges & Elephants: The Musical

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

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”.

Age restriction: 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.


 Kate Adams Flo

Rebecca Bainbridge Ada

 Susannah van den Berg Chair

Rosalind Ford Nora

 Liz Kitchen Annie

Sinead Long Mary

Natasha Lewis Violet

 Kate Marlais  Maggie

Christina Tedders  Nellie

 Sarah J Warren Minnie



Lil Warren Writer

Susie McKenna Director

Jo Collins MBE Musical Director

 Abigail Rosser  Movement Director

Sara Perks Designer

Johanna Town Lighting Designer

 Yvonne Gilbert Sound Designer

 Ella Dixon Stage Manager

Sarah Mercade Costume Supervisor 

Post-Show Talk with Lil Warren: Wednesday 31 January, after 19:30 performance.

This event is free. For the post-show talk, please remain in your seats following this performance.

Crèche service: Saturday 10 February, 14:30 performance.

The crèche service is free and can be booked when you book your tickets for this performance.