Bold is as BOLD does

Published: 5 September 2021
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

BOLD Elephant Credit: BOLD Theatre
Sarah Davey-Hull artistic director
Scenes From The End Of The World
What They Forgot To Tell Us (and other stories)
BOLD Theatre Credit: BOLD Theatre

Just before lockdown, bold & saucy theatre company signed a lease on premises in London's Elephant and Castle area in order to create a new performance venue, BOLD Elephant.

After eighteen months of working in the background, they have been able to reveal their first two productions, both in-house productions that reflect the artistic direction of the venue, which is to host immersive work and new writing.

What They Forgot To Tell Us (and other stories) devised by the company with writer Ava Pickett is an immersive promenade event that makes the audience a voyeur to the lives of others, and Scenes From The End Of The World by award-winning playwright, lyricist and theatre-maker Chris Bush is a site-specific piece that takes a darkly funny look at how people might behave when the world was ending.

Sarah Davey-Hull is the artistic director of the venue, which covers three floors of a 1950s office building and former brewery, located near to various transport links and the developing area of Elephant and Castle.

She said, "we are delighted to be launching our first venue, as a company BOLD have long been committed to making theatre in non-theatre spaces and to producing new writing in non-traditional ways. I’m very excited about this upcoming season with so many brilliant women theatre-makers as part of the company. And finally we get to share this brilliant building with an audience!”

BOLD Elephant opens its doors to What They Forgot To Tell Us (and other stories) on 20 October; Scenes From The End Of The World runs from 2 February.