Extravaganza Macabre

We cordially invite you to join us for an evening of wild music and audience mischief as the makers of Orpheus, Little Bulb Theatre, launch Battersea Arts Centre’s new open-air theatre.

A freak storm parts two passionate lovers and sets them on a torturous path of cruel fate and hapless chance.  Can a loyal urchin and clairvoyant maid help to reunite the desperate pair?  Or will our scheming villain have his wicked way?

Witness the woe, howl at the horror and gasp at the gallantry in a tale of unbearably high stakes, unspeakable moral lows and double lashings of devilish over-the-toppery.

Come rain or shine, this performance will go ahead, so please come prepared for the weather.

On Friday and Saturday nights, join us for a Victorian-style knees-up with live honky tonk, music hall and dancing after the show.


“Staged with energy and warmth” The Stage ★★★★

“Utterly fresh, bright and new” Time Out ★★★★

“Little Bulb remains one of Britain’s most refreshing young theatre companies” The Times ★★★★


Extravaganza Macabre was a Little Bulb Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre co-production in association with Farnham Maltings, created by Little Bulb. It was performed 26 July – 26 August 2016 at Battersea Arts Centre.


Photo credit: Alex Brenner