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Julius Caesar at Bridge Theatre until 15 April 2018

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. 🎖

Bridge Theatre’s auditorium is transformed for Nicholas Hytner’s promenade staging of Shakespeare’s political thriller.

You can choose from two ways of experiencing the production: sit in-the-round and look onto the arena, or become part of the action and join the crowd of hundreds that stand amongst the street party greeting Caesar’s triumphant return to Rome, the congress that witnesses his murder and the civil war that erupts in the wake of his assassination.

Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius, leaders of the coup, David Calder plays Caesar and David Morrissey is Mark Antony, who brings Rome back under control after the conspirators’ defeat.

www.bridgetheatre.co.uk/whats-on/julius-caesar

Location:
Bridge Theatre, 3 Potters Fields Park, London SE1 2SG

Times:
Tuesday to Saturday 7:45pm
Wednesday and Saturday 2:30pm
Sunday 3pm

Price:
Tickets from £15 book online

A Girl in a School Uniform (Walks into a Bar) at New Diorama Theatre until Saturday 17 February 2018

It’s the future. But only slightly. There are blackouts. No one knows what’s causing them, but that doesn’t stop people going missing in them.

Now Steph and Bell, a schoolgirl and barmaid, have to search for their missing friend, until the outside world starts infecting the theatre that stands around them…

www.newdiorama.com/whats-on/a-girl-in-school-uniform-walks-into-a-bar

Location:
New Diorama Theatre, 15-16 Triton Street, London NW1 3BF

Times:
7:30pm

Price:
£12.50 book online

Vault Festival LATES at The Vaults Waterloo until Saturday 17 March 2018

A series of evening events promising to lure festival-goers seeking a further theatrical fix into the small hours a total of eight weekends of specially curated, immersive parties every Friday and Saturday night until March.

With an anti-Valentine’s ball, Mardi Gras spectacular, Burlesque lock in and I ♥ EU Silent Disco on the bill, there’s a LATE for every species of party animal. You can also tuck into fiery fusion Thairitos and indulgent Mac ‘n’ Cheese with a specially curated menu of hearty street food. If you just want a drink there are six bars open every day of the festival.

Events:
NeverLand Lates (2nd and 3rd Feb) promises an exhilarating late night journey of discovery into the mystical world of Peter Pan, inviting party-goers to don their best pirate hat or fairy wings as they navigate banquets, food fights, sword fights and lagoons to a soundtrack of live music and circus acts.

The House of Burlesque: Lock In (9th and 10th Feb) welcomes the return of international showgirl Tempest Rose promising “Showgirl Explosions”, mini-burlesque tutorials, bespoke cocktails and a secret speakeasy for the night Time Out dubbed the “Moulin Rouge on Acid”.

The Bleeding Heart Ball (17th Feb) from Shotgun Carousel and Gypsy Disco will be a wild and debaucherous anti-Valentine’s party complete with jaw-dropping circus acts, roaming illusionists, face and body painting and a life drawing salon. A refuge for unrequited lovers, this LATE promises to be an audiovisual feast of gender-bending cabaret and awe-inspiring interactive theatre coupled with the wildest gypsy folk and brass heavy bands blasting out heart wrenching blues and blood-curdling ballads.

FAT TUESDAY (23rd and 24th Feb) sees Shotgun Carousel return to the festival for the fourth year with London’s most gratuitous answer to global Mardi Gras. Revellers will get wild with giant brass sections, circus acts and impromptu parades in this annual celebration of excess. Anything goes costumes and dancing on tables encouraged.

LABYRINTH (2nd and 3rd March) an immersive theatrical circus party from Chivaree Circus, brings to life the Goblin Realm. Adventurers will delve into a world full of mind-boggling aerial performances, stupendous circus feats and intimate encounters as they fight their way to the castle beyond the Goblin City to help #SaveSarah from losing herself in this topsy-turvy domain where nothing is what it seems.

The Final Countdown: I ♥ EU Silent Disco (10th March) will be a white-hot celebration of all things EuroPop as we inch towards the ominous one-year-to-go date for Britain’s departure from the EU. Three channels of continental club bangers including Eurovision hits, indie classics, ABBA favourites and plenty more variety, will add up to a crowd cutting some of the wildest moves around on a dancefloor full of open hearted revellers.

RUCKUS | Underground St Patrick’s Day (17th March) Think Peaky Blinders with twice the craic – travel back to 1919 London to celebrate St Patrick’s Day at RUCKUS. Expect live bands, DJs, game tables and a secret immersive quest for any that want to play. Part underground gangster party, part immersive piss-up, all trouble.

www.vaultfestival.com/whats-on

Location:
The Vaults, Leake Street, London SE1 7NN

Times:
Various

Price:
Ticketed events from £5 book online

The Terrible Infants @ Wilton’s Music Hall / until 28th October 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 7.30pm (3pm Wednesday and Saturday matinees)

@ Wilton’s Music Hall, 1 Graces Alley, Whitechapel, London E1 8JB

www.wiltons.org.uk/whatson/331-the-terrible-infants

Les Enfants Terribles bring their multiple award-winning show, The Terrible Infants to the magical surroundings of Wiltons Music Hall for the first time.

Based upon a series of twisted tales, this fantastic spectacle blends puppetry, live music and story-telling into a highly sensory theatrical feast suitable for big kids and small grown-ups! Featuring narration from Dame Judi Dench.

Meet Tumb, the boy who eats his mum, Thingummyboy, with a face even his mother forgets, Little Linena, the material girl and of course little Tilly and her terrible tail. Roald Dahl meets Tim Burton in this hugely theatrical, funny, sad, silly, junk-filled, puppetry packed, dark, delicious, magical piece of performance.

This unforgettable 10th anniversary production follows the huge success of The Trench, The Vaudevillains and the Olivier Award-nominated Alice’s Adventures Underground.

A Nazi Comparison @ Waterloo East Theatre / from 3rd – 29th October 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tues to Sat at 7.30pm
Sun at 4pm

@ Waterloo East Theatre, Brad Street, London SE1 8TN

Tickets: from £12 book online

www.waterlooeast.co.uk
www.craft-theatre.com

Clare, A young woman at university happens upon an English translation of a play written by Hitler’s favourite playwright and it upsets her entire world view. She can’t help but see strong parallels in how the media was manipulated then, and now. Filled with anxiety that the world she lives in is not as noble as everyone is led to believe, she digs deeper, and deeper and deeper. Jumps down a rabbit hole that eventually isolates her from everyone she knows and loves. Her friends shun her, her parents demean her, her work fires her, her teachers expel her. If the truth is the truth then why won’t anyone listen? Her anger consumes her. Her thoughts turn extreme, she finds extremists to confide in… and they begin planning, something dangerous..

On Clare’s quest for truth, does she become her worst fear, or reveal her worst fear?

Craft Theatre, one of the top fringe theatre companies in London, brings you their newest piece, fast paced thriller ‘A Nazi Comparison’. Devised from ‘Shalateger’ by Hanns Johst (Poet Laurette to the Third Reich), contemporary political rhetoric, buried facts, intense drama, physical feats, and nuanced storytelling; to bring you one of the most controversial pieces to hit London since Edward Bond’s Saved…

Can you handle the truth?

Grimeborn @ Arcola Theatre / until September 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL

Tickets: from £10 with an Arcola Passport

www.arcolatheatre.com/grimeborn

Bold new versions of classic operas. Rarely-seen and long-forgotten works. Brand new pieces from the most exciting up-and-coming composers, musicians and companies. Whether it’s your first or your latest opera experience, you’ll be right at home at Grimeborn 2017.

 

THE MARRIAGE OF KIM K book online

The Kardashian musical 💋.
The Mozart opera 🎻.
At the same time 😍.

 

THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN book online

Once upon a time, deep in the woods, a man caught a vixen… This humorous, life-affirming celebration of nature comes to Grimeborn with a brand new chamber arrangement.

 

HE SILKEN LADDER & A HUSBAND AT THE DOOR book online

A double bill about mistaken identities, mismatched lovers, narrow escapes and unexpected undergarments.

 

UNE EDUCATION MANQUÉE book online

A deliciously madcap and witty 45-minute French operetta about two teenaged newly-wed aristocrats.

 

DIARY OF ONE WHO DISAPPEARED book online

Janáček’s song-cycle is updated as the video-diary of an asylum centre worker. A dramatic tale of cross-cultural love, identity and indecision from the acclaimed Shadwell Opera.

 

PORGY & BESS book online

For their latest outing to Grimeborn, Basement Orchestra contront Gershwin’s masterpiece, telling the story with key details and extracts, live singers and dazzling musicianship.

 

OPERA MOUSE book online

Tilly Mouse lives under an opera house, and she just loves to sing! Don’t miss this Sunday morning spectacular for young children and adults alike.

 

ARMIDE book online

Armide falls for her nemesis will she pick love, or vengeance? Ensemble OrQuesta brings this thrilling tale of desire, betrayal and magic from the crusades into the present.

 

V book online

Inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night , V is a devised musical by young people aged 14-25 from Arcola’s award-winning Creative Engagement department.

 

SAMSON AND DELILAH book online

The source of Samson’s power is a secret – but when Delilah decides to root it out, her discovery threatens to change the course of history forever. A new production from WhatsOnStage award-winner Aylin Bozok (Werther, Pelléas et Mélisande).

 

COLLISION book online

Part absurdist science-fiction, part sultry cabaret, Collision is a Dada-esque piece with new cabaret and jazz influenced music. How would you spend your world’s end weekend?

 

IL LETTO book online

Told by Puccini’s wife Elvira Bonturi, Il Letto is a tale about the destructive tensions between real life and opera, heroines and muses.

 

FUN AT THE FESTIVAL book online

A real treat for opera and new writing lovers, these three little gems make for a fun-filled evening at the festival.

 

THRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD & LOEB STORY book online

The multi-award-winning, five-star production returns to London. In Chicago, 1924, two college kids sign a contract in blood. Can they carry out the perfect crime?

 

INK @ Duke of York’s Theatre / from 9th September 2017 – 6th January 2018

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon-Sat 19:30
Thur and Sat 14:30

@ Duke of York’s Theatre, St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4BG

Tickets: from £10, £20 and premium tickets available, book online

Fleet Street. 1969. The Sun rises. A young and rebellious Rupert Murdoch asks the impossible and launches The Sun’s first editor’s quest: to give the people what they want. No matter the cost. 📰

Following a sell-out season at the Almeida, Ink, written by James Graham (This House) and directed by Rupert Goold (King Charles III), transfers to the Duke of York’s Theatre for a strictly limited season. With a cast featuring Bertie Carvel (Doctor Foster, Matilda) and Richard Coyle (The Associate, The Lover), this ruthless, red-topped new play leads with the birth of this country’s most influential newspaper.

Cat and Mouse @ Village Underground / Thursday 8th and Friday 9th June 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 7pm-8:45pm

@ Village Underground, 4 Holywell Lane, London EC2A 3PQ

Tickets: £13.20 book online

www.villageunderground.co.uk/events/cat-mouse

A theatrical animation experience, involving an animated cat and mouse and a band of dogs. Expect: live music, theatrical devices, crazy cartoons, high octane action, fun and frolics, extreme violence, moments of edification, sadomasochism, the face machine, skeletons, dogs, dancing, and more! 🐱🐭

Featuring the the animations of Paul Bill Barritt (1927) with live music by Officer Pup, courtesy of composer and Edinburgh Fringe winner, Laurence Owen and band plus, we introduce Miss Lesley Ewen as The Law.

The cultural history of anthropomorphised animals is long and deep, as long and deep as the river of imagination itself. We see ourselves reflected back at ourselves within those furry beings. Cat and Mouse is one such development.

Taking its germ from the great peddler of anthropomorphised cat and mouse chaos Mr. George Herriman, it proceeds in a zigzag line through the gamut of human idiocy from art to war, from technology to industry, from civilisation to love all via the shenanigans of various humanimals mostly of the rodent/feline variety with some notably canine overseers holding court over the proceedings.

Sticking within the traditions of artistic purveyance there will be visuals in the form of animations, sets and costume, there will be live music and there will be storytelling. A theatrical animation experience unlike anything seen before, alike to everything seen once upon a time, long ago…

SOHO @ The Peacock (Sadler’s Wells) / until Saturday 20th May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tue – Sat at 7.30pm
Sat at 2.30pm
Sun at 2pm and 6pm

@ The Peacock, Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HT

Tickets: from £25 book online

www.peacocktheatre.com/whats-on/soho

Circus, street and theatre mix where glamour and sleaze rub shoulders in this diverse trip around the streets of Soho.

SOHO – just one word conjures up London’s world famous district full of sounds, vibes and its unique buzz: a place filled with gloriously diverse characters. SOHO – It’s not just a place, it’s a state of mind….

The show has a seriously crazy and multi talented international cast tell the fast-paced story of a young man’s walk on the wild side, as the colourful characters he meets reveal an unexpected and darkly fantastical world, where glamour and sleaze rub shoulders.

Featuring soaring aerial acrobatics on moving trapezes take the energetic world class performers on a rollercoaster ride. With the pulsating sound of the underground, and the music scene that is Soho’s heartbeat = 21st century indie, buskers, the burlesque of the 50s, the 60s love and peace Carnaby Street generation, disco and punk of the 70s, Cool Britannia pop of the 80s and rave of the 90s – SOHO has THE iconic soundtrack that is….Soho

The Gap in the Light @ New Diorama Theatre / until 27th May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:30

@ New Diorama Theatre, 15-16 Triton Street, Regent’s Place, London NW1 3BF

Tickets: from £12.50 book online

www.newdiorama.com/whats-on/the-gap-in-the-light

As we grapple with a changing world – divisive politics, unstoppable temperature rises, never ending wars – Engineer Theatre Collective explore what it is to be truly afraid. Blending striking physical storytelling with visceral design, The Gap in the Light traces the nightmares that disturb the sleep of our modern world. How far do we have to fall, and who will catch us when the rope snaps?

The show tells the story of two climbers making a deep descent into somewhere they don’t belong. What they encounter in the dark feels real, but what they bring back with them, into the light, will change everything…

A sound. Stop. She’s suspended in black. What’s there? Head torch on full beam… Nothing. It’s in her head. Silent, she continues her descent.

The sound again. Closer. Head torch flickers off. She calls to her climbing partner. No answer. She hangs. Alone. Engulfed in the abyss.

Warning:
Parts of the performance will take place in complete darkness.

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