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February 2016

Matilda The Musical

24 February, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cambridge Theatre, Seven Dials, 32-34 Earlham Street
London, WC2H9HU United Kingdom
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£20.00 – £67.50

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

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The Tempest

24 February, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
London, SE1 9DT United Kingdom
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£10 – £62

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Shakespeare’s late, great plays in the kind of theatre they were written for - the intimate, candlelit, indoor Playhouse. Come unto these yellow sands. Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and served by the spirit Ariel and by Caliban, a ‘savage and deformed slave’. When Prospero raises a storm to wreck this brother and his confederates on…

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April 2016

The Winter’s Tale

9 April, 2016 - 17 April, 2016
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
London, SE1 9DT United Kingdom
£10 – £62

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Shakespeare’s late, great plays in the kind of theatre they were written for - the intimate, candlelit, indoor Playhouse. Thou metst with things dying, I with things new-born. Hermione, queen to King Leontes, is tried for adultery, found guilty and reported dead, and the old friendship of two kings is torn apart by jealousy and suspicion. Leontes, discovering his wife’s innocence, is inconsolable with guilt and grief. But art, time and providence can draw regeneration…

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Pericles

9 April, 2016 - 17 April, 2016
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
London, SE1 9DT United Kingdom
£10 – £62

Pericles, Prince of Tyre, is forced to flee his own kingdom and wander the world. Following a shipwreck, he meets Princess Thaisa and wins her for his wife. Months later, in another sea-storm, Thaisa dies in childbirth and her body is committed to the deep. The grief-stricken Pericles takes comfort in his baby daughter, Marina, but fosters her with friends. Years pass. Can report of her death be true? And can his dead wife return to life?

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Cymbeline

9 April, 2016 - 17 April, 2016
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
London, SE1 9DT United Kingdom

  A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Shakespeare’s late, great plays in the kind of theatre they were written for - the intimate, candlelit, indoor Playhouse. Hang there like fruit, my soul, Till the tree die. Innogen, daughter of King Cymbeline, has displeased her father by marrying Posthumus. In exile, Posthumus proclaims the beauty of his wife to the villainous Iachimo and lays a wager on her fidelity. But Iachimo will stop at nothing to prove that Innogen has been unfaithful…

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Nell Gwynn

9 April, 2016 - 17 April, 2016
Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave
London, W1D 7ES United Kingdom
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She’s back! Jessica Swale’s rip-roaring play Nell Gwynn will open in the West End’s Apollo Theatre in February 2016 following an all-too-brief run at the Globe this summer. Award-winning actress Gemma Arterton will star as Nell under the direction of Christopher Luscombe. Gemma thrilled audiences when she appeared in The Duchess of Malfi in the first Sam Wanamaker Playhouse season in 2014, and most recently appeared in the West End in Made in Dagenham, for which she won an Evening…

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The Tempest

11 April, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 17 April, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Shakespeare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
London, SE1 9DT United Kingdom
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Dominic Dromgoole ends his reign at The Globe with a touching 'Tempest' Over the last decade-and-a-bit Dominic Dromgoole has proven one of London’s best artistic directors, and certainly its most colourful. His most visible legacy is the establishment of the Globe’s indoor Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, and as he signs off at the iconic Bankside institution, he has absolutely earned the slightly ostentatious flourish of making his last show a Wanamaker production of ‘The Tempest’, Shakespeare’s final play that served as…

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Lunatics, Lovers and Poets: Stories after Cervantes and Shakespeare

12 April, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
British Library, 96 Euston Road
London , NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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£10

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the near simultaneous deaths in 1616 of both Shakespeare and Cervantes, And Other Stories and Hay Festival have selected 12 contemporary international authors to write an original and previously unpublished story as their tribute to these giants of world literature. Join a wonderful selection of writers including Vicente Molina Foix, Deborah Levy and Ben Okri  for an evening of readings and discussion hosted by Daniel Hahn. The anthology, which will be available at the…

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Shakespeare Special – CANCELLED

13 April, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Covent Garden Hotel, 10 Monmouth Street
London, WC2H 9HB

DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, WE UNFORTUNATELY HAVE TO CANCEL THIS EVENING'S EVENT. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email sandy.mahal@reedexpo.co.uk Shakespeare Special with Howard Jacobson and Henry Goodman An event in partnership with Digital Theatre to discuss one of Shakespeare’s best loved plays: The Merchant of Venice. Howard Jacobson, who recently reinterpreted the play for Hogarth’s Shakespeare Retellings series with Shylock is My Name, will be joined by British actor, Henry Goodman in a special…

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After Frankenstein – The Young Romantics Prize 2016

13 April, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Southbank Centre – Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Raod
London, SE1 8XX
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'Poetry is the great adventure of the young’ (Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate) Hear the 2016 winners of one of the most exciting literary prizes for young people. The Young Romantics Prize was launched in 2014 by Dame Carol Ann Duffy with the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association. On 16 June 1816, Mary Shelley conceived the idea for her extraordinary novel, Frankenstein. To celebrate the 200th anniversary of this literary milestone, the 2016 prize invites submissions of poems and short stories exploring…

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Shakespeare400: Think You Know Romeo and Juliet?

15 April, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Southbank Centre – Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Raod
London, SE1 8XX
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How well do you know Romeo and Juliet? Generations of students, obliged to read Romeo and Juliet at school, often in their very early teens, have tended not to think of it as a complicated play – and in many ways it is perfect for our younger years: it is fast-moving, funny, engaging, tragic, sentimental, sexy, and colourful. Yet Romeo and Juliet is also a play that, as you progress through life, repays repeated revisiting. In this illuminating talk, Professor Gordon McMullan, Academic Director of Shakespeare400, will address…

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London Philharmonic Orchestra: Shakespeare400

15 April, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Southbank Centre – Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Raod
London, SE1 8XX
£9.00 – £39.00

Manuel de Falla: The Three-cornered Hat, Suite No.2 Joaquin Rodrigo: Fantasia para un gentilhombre for guitar & orchestra Interval Sergey Prokofiev: Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet, Op.64 The LPO's Shakespeare400 celebrations continue with music from Prokofiev's celebrated ballet score Romeo and Juliet. Hear it alongside glorious music-making from guitarist Milos Karadaglic. Long before the Kirov Ballet got round to staging their Romeo and Juliet ballet using Prokofiev's music in 1940, the bulk of the score was widely heard in a…

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March 2017

Book Slam x Wellcome Book Prize

13 March, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
£12.50

Book Slam x Wellcome Book Prize will take place on the eve of the shortlist announcement for the 2017 prize, and will feature a stellar line-up of poets, musicians and authors. Topping the bill is the inimitable Val McDermid, acclaimed Scottish crime writer and Chair of the 2017 judging panel. The Wellcome Book Prize celebrates exceptional works of fiction and non-fiction that engage with the topics of health and medicine, and joining Val on the line-up will be two of…

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Polari Soho Special

13 March, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Light Lounge, 1 Newport Place
London, WC2H 7JR United Kingdom
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Polari Soho Special

As part of its tenth birthday celebrations, London's award-winning LGBT literary salon returns to its Soho roots with this special event for London Book & Screen Week. Cocktails and chat from 6.30pm. Readings from 7pm. Hosted by Paul Burston with readings from poet Sophia Blackwell, author Christopher Fowler and author and comedian VG Lee. This event is part of London Book & Screen Week, a seven-day, citywide celebration of books and the films, TV programmes and virtual worlds they inspire.…

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The Glass Menagerie

13 March, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Duke of Yorks Theatre, St Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4BG United Kingdom
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The Glass Menagerie

Following a multi Tony Award-nominated run on Broadway, Olivier and Tony Award-winning director John Tiffany (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, Let the Right One In, Black Watch) revives his visionary staging of Tennessee Williams’ heart-rending masterpiece about a family struggling to survive on hopes and dreams. **** ‘John Tiffany conjures up theatrical magic’ The Daily Telegraph

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Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

13 March, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton Street
London, SW1Y 4DN United Kingdom
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Whos afraid of Virginia Woolf

James Macdonald directs a new production of multi Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Edward Albee’s landmark play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Starring Olivier and Bafta award-winning actress Imelda Staunton; Olivier award-winner Conleth Hill; Olivier award-winner Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots, in her West End debut.

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An Inspector Calls

13 March, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Playhouse Theatre London, Northumberland Avenue
London, WC2N 5DE United Kingdom
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An Inspector Calls

Stephen Daldry’s multi award-winning production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller returns to the West End for a strictly limited season. Hailed as the theatrical event of its generation, winning more awards than any other production in history, An Inspector Calls has thrilled more than 4 million people worldwide. When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman. His startling revelations shake the very foundations…

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

13 March, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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National Theatre SE1 9PX United Kingdom + Google Map
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Twelfth Night

13 March, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
National Theatre SE1 9PX United Kingdom + Google Map
Twelfth Night

A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves…

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

13 March, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Palace Theatre, 113 Shaftesbury Avenue
London, W1D 5AY United Kingdom
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Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new play by Jack Thorne received its world premiere in London’s West End at the Palace Theatre this summer. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a 43 strong Company. Written by Jack Thorne and directed by Olivier and Tony award winner John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story…

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The White Devil

13 March, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Shakespeare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
London, SE1 9DT United Kingdom
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The White Devil

In Annie Ryan’s dystopian reimagining of John Webster’s Jacobean tale, the flickering shadows of the candlelit Playhouse reveal a nightmarish world of deceit and madness, where lust and desire entwine and breed murderous atrocity. Cloaked in the hallucinatory half-light of the Italian court, the Duke of Brachiano murders his wife in order to possess another woman, triggering a cycle of brutality, deceit and insanity that shatters family bonds and moral codes.

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The Miser

13 March, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road
Soho, London WC2H 0HH United Kingdom
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Griff Rhys Jones takes the title role and comedian Lee Mack stars in a major revival of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser with Sean Foley directing the new adaptation. A biting satire about a wealthy and tyrannical father, The Miser attempts to set up a love match with a much younger woman. Unfortunately, she is already devoted to his son. Director Sean Foley has already given us the hugely successful production of Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense and with…

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My Brilliant Friend

13 March, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Rose Theatre Kingston, 24-26 High Street
Kingston, London KT1 1HL United Kingdom
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World Premiere of a two-part dramatization of Elena Ferrante’s epic family saga. Adapted for the stage by April De Angelis and directed by Melly Still. Elena Ferrante’s intense portrait of an all-consuming female friendship in post-war Italy is brought to life for the first time on the Rose stage. This modern family saga chronicles the lives of friends, Elena and Lila, following them from their childhoods in a poor, tough neighbourhood of Naples, through passionate love affairs, burgeoning careers and…

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Matilda THE MUSICAL

14 March, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Cambridge Theatre, Earlham Street
London, WC2H 9HU United Kingdom
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Matilda

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Winner of a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards in 2012, the show has won over 70…

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Othello

14 March, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
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Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
London, SE1 9DT United Kingdom
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'O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains!' Othello is a successful and celebrated hero. He lives in a world that seems to be tolerant, but when he marries his love, Desdemona, his best friend Iago helps to turn Othello into an object of envy and mistrust. So-called tolerance becomes thinly veiled prejudice as Iago rewrites the narrative of the world and people are quickly reduced to fixed gender and racial ‘types’.

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The Woman in Black

14 March, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Fortune Theatre, Russell Street
London, WC2B 5HH United Kingdom
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The woman in black

Join over 7m theatregoers who have experienced 'The most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter' (Daily Telegraph) Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. Now celebrating over 28 terrifying years in the West End, Robin Herford’s gripping production is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror.

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LIGHTWAVE – New Performance in Lithuanian Literature

15 March, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road
London, EC1R 3GA United Kingdom

A unique event celebrating Lithuanian's new generation of literary artists, featuring brand new readings and performances by Gabrielė Labanauskaitė-Diena, Žygimantas Kudirka and SJ Fowler, a British poet connected to their innovative, collaborative practise. Both Labanauskaite and Kurdirka have carved out reputations across Europe for remarkable writing and live performances to match. This is a rare chance in London to witness poets who are breaking ground in the new European scene. From Lithuania's powerful lyrical and formal tradition has grown a…

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An Evening of Poetry with Out-Spoken Press

15 March, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Waterstones Piccadilly, 203 - 206 Piccadilly
London, W1J 9HD United Kingdom
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Join independent publisher Out-Spoken Press poets Anthony Anaxagorou, Sabrina Mahfouz, Bridget Minamore, Fran Lock and Hibaq Osman reading from their recent collections this evening, whilst Raymond Antrobus and Joelle Taylor will introduce us to brand new poems-in-manuscript ahead of publication. Heterogeneous is the definitive anthology of Anthony Anaxagorou’spoetry - an extensive and revised selection taken from several previous volumes. The winner of the 2015 Groucho Maverick Award, Anaxagorou offers the reader an insight into his poetry career with work spanning…

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Dara Film Screening / Panel Discussion

16 March, 2017 @ 5:40 pm - 9:00 pm
Westminster University, Portland Hall
12 Little Titchfield Street, London W1W 7BY United Kingdom
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DESCRIPTION Arrival and registration 5.40 pm. Film starts 6pm You are invited to a film screening of the play Dara, with the kind permission of the National Theatre and Ajoka Theatre Pakistan. Dara was seen by more than 30,000 people over 36 performances in London in 2015, and was the first time a work by a Pakistani theatre company (Ajoka Theatre) had been adapted and staged by the National Theatre. The audiences included many young people from Britain’s Asian communities.…

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Ballad on Karma – Anahad Nad Kathak – Jonaki Raghavan

16 March, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street London W1K 1HF United Kingdom + Google Map

Hingori Sutras presents ‘The Ballad on Karma' a presentation of the Karma Sutra in the form of music and dance. Just like cause and effect, music and dance together string the rhythm that defines the symphony of life. If music is the reflection of the emotional spirit, dance is its physical expression. The spirit within is nameless and formless, it can only be experienced as vibrations. Hence, the name of the programme – Anagad Nad, or, the unfelt vibration. Jonaki…

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The Pirates of Penzance

16 March, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
London Coliseum, St Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4ES United Kingdom
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Let’s get this straight. The pirates, who take pity on orphans, are really peers of the realm. The 21-year-old, who has sworn to put them behind bars, is really only five. And the policemen, whose lot is not a happy one, are really, really hopeless at foiling felons… A swashbuckling farce of brilliant humour and razor-sharp wit, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance makes for the perfect night out. Chock-full of memorable melodies, it includes the famous tongue-twisting patter…

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The Human Seasons / After the Rain / New Crystal Pite

16 March, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden
London, WC2E 9DD United Kingdom
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The first revival of David Dawson’s first work for The Royal Ballet, inspired by the poetry of Keats. David Dawson created The Human Seasons, his first work for The Royal Ballet, in 2013. Dawson trained at The Royal Ballet School before going on to dance with companies including Birmingham Royal Ballet, Dutch National Ballet and William Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt. His 2000 ballet A Million Kisses to my Skin launched Dawson’s choreographic career, which has seen him take positions as resident…

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Poetry Connections: Eight poets jam together in four languages

16 March, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road
London, E1 6LA United Kingdom
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The Velveteen Rabbit

17 March, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington
London, W14 8UX United Kingdom
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REAL ISN’T HOW YOU ARE MADE. IT’S A THING THAT HAPPENS TO YOU. By Margery Williams Directed by Purni Morell ★★★★ ‘Utterly gripping...’ The Guardian ★★★★ ‘The children sat entranced’ Daily Mail ★★★★ 'A perfect show' WhatsOnStage ‘Graceful and inventive...The rapport is palpable, often to the giggling delight of the young audience members.’ Wall Street Journal ‘Makes a strong case for the importance and delight of imaginative play.’ New York Times There once was a Velveteen Rabbit, and in the beginning he…

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Roman Tragedies

17 March, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Barbican Centre, Silk Street London EC2Y 8DS United Kingdom + Google Map

Toneelgroep Amsterdam based on William Shakespeare Ivo van Hove’s epic is ‘one of the most audacious Shakespeare productions of the modern era’ (Time Out), and immerses you in the midst of the multimedia action. Set in a conference centre with multiple screens relaying non-stop media coverage, tautly edited versions of Coriolanus, Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra unfold to form one flowing performance. Power, passion, ambition and national interests – this is the political game revealed in all its facets…

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THE POETRY BROTHEL ‘CONFESSIONS FROM THE GUTTER’

18 March, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
The Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Road
London, EC1R 3BL United Kingdom
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After a successful debut in The West End, The Poetry Brothel London returns to the streets of Dickensian London to howl at conventions and falsehood and to spread our tapestry of fiery, insightful and compelling poetry. History is not only to be told by the victors but by the voices of the marginalised, the unheard, the unconsoled and the forgotten by the establishment. The Poetry Brothel London is funnelling the spirit of Dickens, Jack London, Orwell and collectively summoning a…

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April 2018

European Poetry Festival: The European Camarade

7 April, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd
London, E1 6LA
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Free

Participants: Latvian writer Sergejs Timofejevs 30 poets in 15 pairs presenting brand new collaborations of literary performance made especially for the night. The Camarade is a way to bring together dozens of European poets to London to collaborate, perform and to build connections that will last for decades. More information

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Latvia: Image Music Text

13 April, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square
London, WC1R 4RL
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Participants: Latvian writer Kristīne Ulberga, Latvian author and director Maira Dobele, musician Anete Graudiņa Acclaimed author Kristīne Ulberga will be reading from her astonishing new novel "The Green Crow", published by Peter Owen, followed by a series of 12 short films created by writer and filmmaker Maira Dobele, and traditional Latvian music from Anete Graudina. The event will be followed by reception where guests will have a chance to talk to the artists.   More information

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Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel

15 April, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Savoy Theatre, Savoy Court, Strand
London, WC2R 0ET United Kingdom

Austentatious is an entirely improvised comedy play, starring a cast of the country’s sharpest comic performers, who conjure up a ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience. Whether you’ve read all of Austen’s works or none of them, this hilarious show will be a totally new experience. Performed in full Regency costume with live musical accompaniment, no two shows are ever the same. Previous ’lost‘ masterpieces include The Sixth Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Shark…

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March 2019

Edward II

11 March, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
London, SE1 9DT United Kingdom
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King Edward recalls his lover, Gaveston, from banishment and sets in motion a chain of events that will culminate in some of the most shocking scenes in all of early modern theatre. Threatened by the preferment shown to the ‘upstart’ Gaveston, and exasperated by Edward’s neglect of matters of state, the king’s nobles join forces with Queen Isabella and the clergy to plot the downfall of Edward’s circle of flatterers, and ultimately of the king himself. Edward II is a…

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Betrayal

11 March, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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The Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton Street
London, SW1Y 4DN
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Golden Globe and Olivier Award winner Tom Hiddleston stars alongside Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox in the Jamie Lloyd Company’s revival of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, opening at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre for a strictly limited 12-week season from 5 March 2019. With poetic precision, rich humour and an extraordinary emotional force, Betrayal charts a compelling seven-year romance, thrillingly captured in reverse chronological order. Described as “the greatest, and the most moving, of all Pinter’s plays” (Daily Telegraph), this production marks the culmination of the Jamie Lloyd Company’s ground-breaking Pinter at the…

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Let the Right One in

11 March, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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Stage adaptation by Jack Thorne Based on the Swedish novel & film by John Ajvide Lindqvist Director Angie Langfield Performed by BA (Hons) Acting, working alongside students from the BA (Hons) Theatre Practice Let The Right One In is a chilling coming-of-age love story, set in a bleak housing estate in the 1980s, where a series of bloody murders has terrorised the neighbourhood. Oskar is a bullied, lonely boy living with his alcoholic mother. When the androgynous and charismatic Eli…

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Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel

11 March, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Fortune Theatre, Russell Street
London, WC2B 5HH United Kingdom
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AUSTENTATIOUS is an entirely improvised comedy play in the style of Jane Austen. Join the all-star cast as they create a riotously funny new literary masterpiece, based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience. Performed in full Regency costume, with live musical accompaniment, Austentatious’s past works include ‘Bath to the Future’, ‘Strictly Come Darcy’ and ‘Mansfield Shark’.  No two shows are ever the same!

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Richard II

12 March, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
London, SE1 9DT United Kingdom
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Beset by problems at home and abroad, a capricious king is forced to relinquish his 'hollow crown'. As his supporters abandon him and his power trickles away, Richard reflects with startling eloquence on the disintegration of his status and identity. Adjoa Andoh and Lynette Linton direct the first ever company of women of colour in a Shakespeare play on a major UK stage, in a post-Empire reflection on what it means to be British in the light of the Windrush…

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Project Ovation Spring Festival 2019

14 March, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 15 March, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
The Vaults, The Vaults, Leake Street,
London, SE1 7NN United Kingdom
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£35

Welcome to Ovation’s 2019 Spring Festival! We wanted to bring together creatives, performers, influencers and industry insiders for two-days of events – workshops, scratches, panels, readings, laughs, chats and deep questions – that will bring us together and bring the industry closer to us too. Note: This festival is for women/womxn and non-binary creatives, as are all Ovation events. Please respect this when buying tickets.  

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Crowded

14 March, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Merton Arts Space, Wimbledon Library, Compton Road
London, SW19 7NB
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An Apples and Snakes and Half Moon production. How do you sort your head out when it gets too crowded in there? It’s the beginning of summer and the community festival is in full swing in the local park. Everyone is there. Crowds queue but among the smiles and excitement lies something that could spoil this party... Developed in direct response to the growing number of teenagers in the UK struggling with their mental health, Crowded tells the story of…

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Poetry Playback: The Perseverance by Raymond Antrobus

14 March, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Parasol Unit, 14 Wharf Road
London, N1 7RW
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£5

Poetry Playback is a new reading series in which a poet is invited to read from an exemplary new work in its entirety, from start to finish, as a single, sustained performance. This performance will be BSL-interpreted. ‘What language would we speak without ears?’ - from ‘Echo’One of the most brilliant performers of his generation, Raymond Antrobus will read from his acclaimed and long-awaited debut collection, The Perseverance, a scorching and complex voicing of sound, deafness and identity, and a…

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Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

14 March, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until 16 March, 2019

One event on 16 March, 2019 at 1:30 pm

One event on 17 March, 2019 at 1:30 pm

One event on 17 March, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Radisson Blu Edwardian, 9-13 Bloomsbury Street
London, WC1 3QD
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£70

Inspired by one of Britain's greatest ever comedy series, this 2 hour interactive production is set in a restaurant where you the audience are the diners. If you love the original show, you'll find Faulty Towers The Dining Experience a unique, novel pleasure and unmissably great fun. It doesn't replicate the TV scripts. Rather, its three performers inhabit the spirit of Torquay's most inept hoteliers Basil, Sybil and Manuel to a 'T', and you'll be caught up in their madcap…

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Richard III

15 March, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until 16 May, 2019

One event on 13 March, 2019 at 7:30 pm

One event on 17 March, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Alexandra Palace Theatre, Alexandra Palace Way
London, N22 7AY
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‘What do I fear? Myself?’ After decades of civil war, the nation hangs in the balance. Enter Richard, Duke of Gloucester, to change the course of history. Richard was not born to be a king, but he’s set his sights on the crown. So begins his campaign of deceit, manipulation and violence – and he’s killing it. Yet, behind his ambition lies a murderous desire to be loved. Tom Mothersdale (The Glass Menagerie; Cleansed; John) returns to Headlong to play…

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Romeo and Juliet

16 March, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
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One event on 16 March, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Shakespeare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
London, SE1 9DT United Kingdom
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Packed with love, family feuds and a dose of comedy, Romeo and Juliet is a full-scale, fast-paced 90 minute performance in the Globe Theatre designed to introduce students and families to Shakespeare. The Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank project transforms the way young people view Shakespeare’s plays. ‘This is the 13th year of this hugely successful project which each year provides 20,000 young people in London and Birmingham state schools with their first opportunity to see a play at the…

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Premiere Screening: Onegin (The Red Torch Theatre)

17 March, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pushkin House, 5A Bloomsbury Square
London, WC1A 2TA United Kingdom
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£12

Timofey Kulyabin's Golden Mask Award winning Onegin removes all expectations of Pushkin's novel in verse and places you not in some historical epoch, but in today's world, immersed in the inner thoughts, hopes, despairs, passions and disappointments that drift in, through and around the four central figures, Onegin, Tatiana, Olga and Lensky. There are no grand balls, no fans, no lorgnettes, no "Encyclopedia of Russian life". Just a quiet love story that perfectly conveys the attitude of the great poet and how…

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