At the Heart of Things

A dance-puppetry performance inspired by Oscar Wilde's book De Profundis. Movement improvisation, visual imagery and devised text create a contemporary adaptation that dives into female sexuality, queer identity and homophobia.
At the Heart of Things at Blue Elephant Theatre

Image: Blue Elephant Theatre


Genre: Physical theatre
Venue: Blue Elephant Theatre
Started: Thursday 19 April 2018
Closed: Sunday 22 April 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available


Vertebra Theatre is a physical and visual theatre company that creates international devising, puppetry and film work.

Their previous work includes Dark Matter, which had a sold-out run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


In a dystopian world where growing fear takes centre stage, two young women Lilly and Nina are dancing in a nightclub.

When a gunman enters and opens fire, nothing will be the same again.

Lilly tries to make sense in a senseless world.

What does it mean to be a woman?

What does it mean to fall in love?

Out of her frustration, Oscar Wilde will be born, to guide her, page by page, towards rediscovering her sexuality and womanhood.

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Postal address:
59a Bethwin Road
London SE5 0XT

Box office tel: 020 7701 0100

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Previews from:Thursday 19 April 2018

Closes:Sunday 22 April 2018

Performance days & times


Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm

Sunday - 5-00pm





Author: Inspired by Oscar Wilde's book De Profundis
Production: Vertebra Theatre

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