The Melodramatic Elephant in the Haunted Castle
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A multi-media exhibition about the history of the Coronet Theatre and how performance and art has always been at the heart of Elephant and Castle.
Address:The Art Academy
Newington Library Building, 155 Walworth Road
Elephant and Castle
Post code:SE1 1RS
Telephone:020 7701 2880
Open hours:9-20 December 2017: Saturday and Sunday 12.00-17.00
Monday to Friday 15.00-19.00
DescriptionThe Coronet will be closing its doors after 147 years on New Year’s Day 2018. This exhibition poignantly dramatizes the intertwined fate of a Victorian actress and the building that has been a theatre, cinema and contemporary music venue. Archival displays about the history of the Coronet and the tradition of melodrama will be complimented by a series of large scale drawings and a 50 minute programme of short films. The Melodramatic Elephant in the Haunted Castle is a unique collaboration between the People’s Company based at Southwark Playhouse, Theatre director, John Whelan and multi-media artist, Constantine Gras, who has curated the exhibition. It also uniquely involved the input of Southwark residents who shared reminiscence of the Coronet and made drawings that will be featured as theatre models.
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