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Cream of Ocelot – from Friday 16 November

Fri 16 November 2018 - Sat 24 November 2018 at The Sydenham Centre
Show(s) at 8pm (Friday/Saturday only)
Show lasts approximately 2 hours incl. interval, suitable for adults only.
Bar provided by Ignition Brewery.

Tickets: £16 full price, £12 concessions


About the Show

SPONTANEOUS PRODUCTIONS in association with KIRKDALE BOOKSHOP presents:

The very best short plays and sketches by THE BROTHERS KAUFMAN

It’s back – the brand even a People’s Vote couldn’t kill off! Ocelot Gymkhana was a series of short play and sketch nights staged by Spontaneous Productions between 2009-2013. Showcasing the comically surreal and quirky stylings of the Brothers Kaufman, each Ocelot show had its diehard fans – and detractors. Now, after a well-earned five year hiatus, the Brothers are reviving their pick of the best pieces, dusting them down, giving them a new lease of life, and occasional mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to entertain, bamboozle, confuse and possibly outrage those of a sensitive nature. Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of the Brothers Kaufman!

  • SWEETS
    A park bench. A man on a mission. Can you remember the scent of parma violets?
  • EVENING CLASSES
    Lorna just wants to stretch herself – so can she find a suitable course or will it all end in tears?
  • THE MANAGING DIRECTOR
    He must be obeyed. But just suppose you could stand up to him and his beady black eyes?
  • THE CHAVS AND THE SHOEMAKER
    The Brothers Grimm gets a contemporary re-write. Who says fairy tales should have happy endings?
  • “101”
    Luke just wants to write a play. But will the characters let him get own way this time?
  • HERMAN
    A lonely woman in bed. A household robot. Surely nothing can go wrong?
  • LIP
    Kids today, what can you do? Time for teacher to put the record straight…
  • EDGE OF DANGER
    Stood on the top of the cliffs, perhaps not the best place to contemplate a bleak future…
  • THE CRUNCH
    It’s the last day of trading for high street favourite Silkworths – can the manager help sweeten the deal?
  • THE INTERPRETER
    The award-winning play about a high-stakes summit gets a Trumpian twist. Missiles?!
  • DRUGS WAY? NO WAY!
    The Theatre-in-Education show to end all Theatre-in-Education shows. Altogether now: Drugs Way? No Way!

The Credits

Producer and director – Jonathan Kaufman
Original music – Julian Kaufman
Robot designed and built – Joe Kaufman

Book Tickets

In person: Kirkdale Bookshop – 272 Kirkdale, Sydenham SE26 4RS
By phone: (Kirkdale Bookshop) 020 8778 4701
Online: booking closes 30 minutes before start time, but tickets may still be available on the door.
More on how to book

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The Gallery


Photo credits: Ann Pownall

The Cast

Special guest digital appearances by Chris Lucas (Ocelot 1, 3 & 4) and Martyn Plews (Ocelot 1, 2, 3 & 4)

The Audience Reviews

“Some extremely hilarious moments…If you are a fan of surrealist comedy, you should definitely give it a go.” (Female Arts review of Ocelot Resurrection, 2013)

Audience comments on preview short play event 600 Seconds: Conflict!

  • Fabulous evening
  • Excellent stuff!
  • Brilliant cast!
  • Great entertainment
  • Excellent!
  • Great evening with fab acting
  • Well acted and directed
  • All very good and the acting and directing was fantastic!!
  • Fab!

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