Oranges and Elephants
A new all-female musical about two rival female gangs in Victorian London. An Actor-Musician show blending Music Hall, Fairground and Musical Theatre storytelling.
The story follows Mary’s arrival in London and her introduction to gang life. How will she make her life expectancy of twenty-five when the two gangs are after owning her? Mary wants to be a Music Hall star. Nellie of The Elephants falls in love with Mary and they try to escape from thievery to the bright lights of Piccadilly.
This is a story of how important your wits are to survive if you are a poor woman in Victorian London. How you play the fame game set against a backdrop of a West End pickpocket turf war and an enormous divide between the rich and poor. “Same ol gravy, different flavour.
Book and lyrics: Lil Warren
Director: Susie McKenna
Music and Arrangements: Jo Collins
Designer: Sara Perks