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Next performing at Battersea Arts Centre

5th - 30th December 

Book Tickets

Prepare to be transported to 1930s Paris where legendary musician, Django Reinhardt, has been cast as the lead in a new production of Orpheus.

Your host for the evening is the charismatic songstress Yvette Pépin. With her troupe of operatic players she will perform the thrilling tale of Orpheus’s ill-fated descent into the underworld to reclaim his lost love, Eurydice.

Set to a live score of Hot Club jazz, opera and French chanson, Orpheus is a musical re-imagining of the epic Greek myth.

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Orpheus premiered at Battersea Arts Centre in 2013 and we have continued to perform it ever since.  Over the last five years we have toured it to venues around the country and abroad to the Salzburg and Brisbane Festivals.  This December we are delighted to be able to take Orpheus back to its original home, Battersea Arts Centre's stunningly rebuilt Grand Hall,  as a part of their Phoenix Season.

“Altogether, Orpheus is a just about perfectly calibrated balancing act of sweet humour, unexpected gravitas and unpretentious beauty.”

The Times, Donald Hutera


“Rather than be intimidated by the myriad versions of the myth that already exist … the company have cheerfully absorbed elements from all of them.”

The Guardian, Maddy Costa

“The climactic sequence, as Orpheus and Eurydice attempt to escape the underworld, is also quite extraordinarily moving.”

The Stage, Natasha Tripney

“There is no British company better than Little Bulb at playing.

I do not give star ratings...

but if I did I would shower it.

Stagedoor, Lyn Gardner

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Written and devised by the company

Directed by Alexander Scott
Designed by Mary Drummond 
Puppets by Max Humphries 
Sound design Ed Clarke 
Lighting Design Michael Odam

Performed by
Clare Beresford
Dominic Conway
Miriam Gould
Eugénie Pastor
Charlie Penn
Tom Penn
Alexander Scott
Shamira Turner

Header Image by John Hunter for RULER/Photography by James Allan

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