The Sirens Of Sydenham

Theatre troupe brings Vonnegut to the masses.

2009 #2The London Bubble Theatre Company is set to perform Kurt Vonnegut’s The Sirens Of Titan, in a number of locations across the south London area. Tickets for the events, which were described by a spokesman for the Company as “a unique series of ‘promenade style’ performances” are priced at £16 for the full ticket, £9 for concessions (including senior citizens, students and children) and a discount of £1 for every ticket in groups numbering eight or more.

The performances will take place at Sydenham Wells Park from 24-27 July, Southwark Park from 29 July-1 August, Oxleas Wood from 3-9 August and Hilly Fields Park from 11-14 August.

The London Bubble Theatre Company, started in 1972, originated the now-famous Return To The Forbidden Planet musical as an open-air performance in a tent. The Company’s mission statement states that they are dedicated “to provide the artistic direction, skills, environment and resources to create inspirational, inclusive, involving theatre, which shares stories that animate the spaces of the city and the spirits of its citizens.”

Promenade performances, a form of site-specific theatre, are those where the interactive element of the audience is emphasised, and are usually open-air in nature.

Kurt Vonnegut’s The Sirens Of Titan, published in 1959 and nominated for a Hugo Award, was the author’s second novel. It was previously adapted for stage by the Organic Theatre Company of Chicago in 1974.

For more information, see the flyer below or the Company’s website.

TSOT e-flyer