Southbank Centre News

BARBU to Bid Au Revoir to the Spiegeltent at London Wonderground Next MonthBARBU to Bid Au Revoir to the Spiegeltent at London Wonderground Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

After a raucous summer season at London Wonderground at Southbank Centre, Canadian Circus Company Cirque Alfonse will bid au revoir to the Spiegeltent on 25 September. (more...)

Sri Lanka Drama THE ISLAND NATION To Premiere At Arcola TheatreSri Lanka Drama THE ISLAND NATION To Premiere At Arcola Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 25, 2016

ice&fire today announces the world premiere of THE ISLAND NATION, written by its Artistic Director Christine Bacon and directed by Ria Parry, which opens at the Arcola Theatre on 28 October, with previews from the 26 October, and runs until 19 November 2016.  (more...)

Southbank Centre's WHY? Festival to Feature Olivia Colman, Brigitte Aphrodite and Complicite Theatre CompanySouthbank Centre's WHY? Festival to Feature Olivia Colman, Brigitte Aphrodite and Complicite Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

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Jermyn Street To Stage Revival of A.A. Milne's THE DOVER ROADJermyn Street To Stage Revival of A.A. Milne's THE DOVER ROAD
by Marianka Swain - Aug 10, 2016

In the 60th anniversary year of A.A Milne's death and the 90th anniversary of Winnie-the-Pooh's publication, Close Quarter Productions, in association with Jermyn Street Theatre, today announces a new production of Milne's play THE DOVER ROAD. Nichola McAuliffe directs Stefan Berdnarczyk, Tom Durant-Pritchard, Katrina Gibson, Georgia Maguire, Gareth McLeod, Patrick Ryecart and James Sheldon in the production opening at Jermyn Street Theatre, on Tuesday 6 September running until Saturday 1 October. (more...)

University Women in the Arts Announces Conversation with Vicky FeatherstoneUniversity Women in the Arts Announces Conversation with Vicky Featherstone
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Taking place on 18th August at 4pm at the Royal Court Theatre, this will be an In Conversation event with Vicky Featherstone, Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre. (more...)


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Sarah Grunstein to Perform J.S. Bach's GOLDBERG VARIATIONS in Melbourne, SydneySarah Grunstein to Perform J.S. Bach's GOLDBERG VARIATIONS in Melbourne, Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Sarah Grunstein, who is gaining international acclaim for her performances of Bach will tour Australia in 2016, performing J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations at the Melbourne Recital Center on Thursday 20 October and the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday 25 October. (more...)

BRIEFS to Swagger Into London Wonderground This AutumnBRIEFS to Swagger Into London Wonderground This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

After a barnstorming, sell-out run in 2015, the heart-stopping blend of cabaret burlesque, Australian machismo and punkish swagger returns to London this Autumn, running September 9  - 24, 2016. Press night is set for September 12. (more...)

Leicester Square Reimagined for Christmas 2016Leicester Square Reimagined for Christmas 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Underbelly won Best Festival at the 2014 UK Festival Awards for its re-imagining of Edinburgh's Christmas and helped develop Winter at Southbank Centre into one of London's most popular winter destinations. (more...)

London Premiere Of JUNGLE BOOK Comes To London's WondergroundLondon Premiere Of JUNGLE BOOK Comes To London's Wonderground
by Edward Baker - Jul 14, 2016

Following a sell-out, critically acclaimed national tour, Metta Theatre's hip-hop and circus adaptation of JUNGLE BOOK transfers to London Wonderground at Southbank Centre. Poppy Burton-Morgan's acclaimed production with thrilling choreography from ZooNation/Birdgang Dance choreographer Kendra J Horsburgh sees Kipling's original story played out through spectacular street dance and contemporary circus. (more...)

World Premiere of NO'S KNIFE Set at The Old VicWorld Premiere of NO'S KNIFE Set at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Old Vic is pleased to present the world premiere of No's Knife. Conceived and performed by Lisa Dwan and co-directed with The Old Vic's Season 2 Baylis Director Joe Murphy, No's Knife opens on 3 October with previews from 29 September 2016. (more...)

Good Chance Announces Summer Events At Somerset House And Southbank CentreGood Chance Announces Summer Events At Somerset House And Southbank Centre
by Edward Baker - Jul 12, 2016

Good Chance have today announced two Encampment events at Somerset House on the north bank of the Thames this summer. In addition, they are delighted to confirm award-winning actress Cush Jumbo and prize-winning journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown will be included in the Encampment line-up at Southbank Centre, as previously announced, taking place inside the iconic Good Chance Dome, direct from the Calais 'Jungle' refugee camp from 30 July to 7 August. (more...)

Good Chance to Host New Events at Somerset House & Southbank CentreGood Chance to Host New Events at Somerset House & Southbank Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Good Chance have today announced two Encampment events at Somerset House on the north bank of the Thames this summer. In addition, they are delighted to confirm award-winning actress Cush Jumbo and prize-winning journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown will be included in the Encampment line-up at Southbank Centre, as previously announced, taking place inside the iconic Good Chance Dome, direct from the Calais 'Jungle' refugee camp from 30 July to 7 August. (more...)

Africa Utopia Returning to Southbank CentreAfrica Utopia Returning to Southbank Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Africa Utopia returns for a fourth time to Southbank Centre to explore what can be learnt and celebrated from modern Africa and the African diaspora. The festival investigates the arts and culture of one of the world's most dynamic and fast-changing continents and looks at how Africa can lead the way in thinking about society, community, technology, fashion, gender, faith and activism. (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of DIARY OF A MADMAN at Gate TheatreCast Announced for World Premiere of DIARY OF A MADMAN at Gate Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 23, 2016

Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre Christopher Haydon today announces the full cast for the world premiere DIARY OF A MADMAN. Haydon directs Deborah Arnott (Mavra Sheeran), Liam Brennan (Pop Sheeran), Lois Chimimba (Mel McCloud), Guy Clark (Matthew White) and Louise McMenemy (Sophie Sheeran). Following the success of the Gate Theatre's recent Fringe First winning The Christians and Grounded, Diary of a Madman marks the Gate Theatre's third visit to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for New Musical A PACIFIST'S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCERFull Cast Announced for New Musical A PACIFIST'S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Full cast is today announced for the world premiere of new musical A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer with book by Bryony Kimmings and Brian Lobel, music by Tom Parkinson and lyrics by Bryony Kimmings.  Francesca Mills, Max Runham and Lottie Vallis complete the company and join the previously announced Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Amy Booth-Steel, Hal Fowler, Amanda Hadingue, Akiya Henry, Golda Rosheuvel, Rose Shalloo, Gareth Snook and Gary Wood. (more...)

KLANGHAUS to Play Royal Festival HallKLANGHAUS to Play Royal Festival Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Welcome to KlangHaus a maverick collision between noise, concealed sound and visual imagery. In the unsung roof space above the Royal Festival Hall, and, weather permitting, on the roof itself, experimental art-rock collective The Neutrinos and visual artist Sal Pittman assemble a site-specific montage of light, sound and space in which sky, river, wave and cloud collide. (more...)

The Diva Returns in LIZA'S BACK! (IS BROKEN) at London WondergroundThe Diva Returns in LIZA'S BACK! (IS BROKEN) at London Wonderground
by Marianka Swain - Jun 15, 2016

After wowing audiences in Liza (on an E) in 2013, Trevor Ashley is bringing everyone's favourite diva back to London in a brand new show LIZA'S BACK! (IS BROKEN), playing at the London Wonderground at the Southbank Centre for three performances only from Wednesday 31 August to Saturday 3 September 2016. (more...)

Cape Town Opera's MANDELA TRILOGY Tours UK and IrelandCape Town Opera's MANDELA TRILOGY Tours UK and Ireland
by Marianka Swain - Jun 15, 2016

Wales Millennium Centre and Cape Town Opera are delighted to present the return of MANDELA TRILOGY, opening at Wales Millennium Centre on 24 August 2016, followed by a UK and Ireland Tour, finishing on 24 September 2016. (more...)

Trevor Ashley Stars in LIZA'S BACK! (IS BROKEN) at London Wonderground, Aug. 31Trevor Ashley Stars in LIZA'S BACK! (IS BROKEN) at London Wonderground, Aug. 31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

After wowing audiences in Liza (on an E) in 2013, Trevor Ashley is bringing everyone's favourite diva back to London in a brand new show Liza's Back! (is broken), playing at the London Wonderground at the Southbank Centre for three performances only from Wednesday 31 August to Saturday 3 September 2016. (more...)

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