Goldfish Bowl


At 18 years old, recovering from a gunshot wound, Caleb sat in a hospital bed reading Frankenstein. Goldfish Bowl tells the story as to how and why this book, and this moment in his past, changed his future.
Goldfish Bowl at Battersea Arts Centre

Image: Battersea Arts Centre


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Battersea Arts Centre
Started: Wednesday 30 May 2018
Closed: Saturday 16 June 2018
Running time:1 hr 00 mins
Age suitability: 13+

Background


A collaboration between The Paper Birds theatre company and Caleb Femi.


Funded by Arts Council England, co-commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, Roundhouse and The Albany.


Synopsis


Born in Nigeria.

Climb a mango tree.

Get hit by a Peugeot 405.

Move to the North Peckham Estate.

Fall in love with Khami.

Have a fight by the P.E gym.

Start writing Grime lyrics.

Begin selling drugs.

Get my heart broken by Abigail.

Get stabbed.

Get shot.

Read a book.

Change everything.


A thrilling mix of spoken word, theatre, music, projection mapping and illustration based on the life and works of Caleb Femi - young people's poet laureate for London.


At 18 years old, recovering from a gunshot wound, Caleb sat in a hospital bed reading Frankenstein.


Goldfish Bowl tells the story as to how and why this book, and this moment in his past, changed his future.


With live music from rapper and producer Lex Amor and illustrations by Olivia Twist, Goldfish Bowl interrogates the many small, but defining moments that make up a life.


Trailer



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Theatre


Name:


Postal address:
Lavender Hill
Battersea
London SW11 5TN

Box office tel: 020 7223 2223

Box office email: Send Mail

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 30 May 2018

Press night:Friday 1 June 2018

Closes:Saturday 16 June 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm

Sunday ‑ 8‑00pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£10 advance, £12.50 on the door

Access information


The performance on Friday 15 June will be captioned.


This event takes place on the first floor of the building, which can be reached via a lift.


There is step‑free access to Scratch Bar, The Bee's Knees and ground floor public spaces.


There are accessible toilet facilities across the building.


Cast


Performer/Poet - Caleb Femi

Performer/Rapper/DJ - Lex Amor


Creatives


Director: Jemma McDonnell
Designer: Rebecca Wood
Lighting: Joe Price
Sound: Shane Durrant
Visual effects: The Media Workshop (AV design)
Production: The Paper Birds

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