Southbank Centre News

Metta Theatre to Stage World Premiere of MOUTHFULMetta Theatre to Stage World Premiere of MOUTHFUL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Metta Theatre today announces the world premiere of Mouthful, the centrepiece of their 10th anniversary celebrations. Mouthful is a darkly comic and at times heartbreaking response to the global food crisis through six brand new plays from six of the world's leading dramatists - Lydia Adetunji, Bola Agbaje, Clare Bayley, Inua Ellams, Neil LaBute and Pedro Miguel Rozo. The playwrights, with support from a Wellcome Trust Arts Award, have teamed up with six world-renowned scientists - Professors Tim Benton, Kamal Bawa, Suzanne Filteau, Ilkka Hanski, Molly Jahn and Tim Lang to collaborate on this politically provocative and theatrically imaginative production. (more...)

West End Stars to Convene for THE OLIVIERS IN CONCERT, January 25West End Stars to Convene for THE OLIVIERS IN CONCERT, January 25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Marking the start of the 40th Anniversary celebrations of The Olivier Awards in 2016, Society of London Theatre has today announced The Oliviers In Concert. The special concert, in partnership with BBC Radio 3 and the BBC Concert Orchestra, will take place on Monday 25 January 2016 at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall. The evening will feature a host of West End stars performing a selection of songs from celebrated stage musicals. The concert will also be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. (more...)

Slava's Snowshow Returns to the Royal Festival Hall in LondonSlava's Snowshow Returns to the Royal Festival Hall in London
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

The multi-international award-winning SLAVA'S SNOWSHOW returns to London's Southbank Centre for a fifth consecutive Christmas season, playing the Royal Festival Hall from 16 December 2015 to 3 January 2016. (more...)

Honens International Piano Competition 2015 Semifinalists RevealedHonens International Piano Competition 2015 Semifinalists Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Ten pianists have been chosen to advance to the Semifinals of Canada's Honens Piano Competition. The musicians (ages 22 to 30) come from six countries: Italy, Russia, South Korea, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States. One pianist will be named the Honens Prize Laureate and win the world's largest award of its kind-$100,000 (CAN) and an artist development program valued at a half million dollars. The Semifinals and Finals of the Honens Piano Competition take place during the 2015 Honens Festival & Piano Competition in Calgary, September 3 to 12. (more...)

The Royal Conservatory to Welcome Meow Meow Next SpringThe Royal Conservatory to Welcome Meow Meow Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of Performing Arts at The Royal Conservatory of Music, today announced the return engagement of cabaret star Meow Meow on Thursday, May 5, 2016, at 8 pm, as part of the Quiet Please, There's a Lady On Stage concert series. The singer, who "blends performance art, cabaret, and pop culture into a style that defies labeling," (Preview Magazine), sold out her Koerner Hall debut on February 2, 2013. (more...)

Festival Set for Menuhin Competition London 2016Festival Set for Menuhin Competition London 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

The MENUHIN COMPETITION LONDON 2016 has announced that JOHN RUTTER is to compose his first work for violin and voice, as one of the three new compositions to be premiered during the eleven day Festival (Thursday 7 April 2016 – Sunday 17 April 2016). (more...)

THE SOAKING OF VERA SHRIMP to Play Edinburgh FringeTHE SOAKING OF VERA SHRIMP to Play Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

Rosie & Me in association with Live Theatre presents THE SOAKING OF VERA SHRIMP. A compelling, moving and funny solo-show about a girl with a remarkable gift. Written by Alison Carr | Directed by Rosie Kellagher, THE SOAKING OF VERA SHRIMP plays The Pleasance, 5-31 August 2015 (not 18). (more...)

BROMANCE Is in the Air at the Udderbelly Festival, June 24-July 19BROMANCE Is in the Air at the Udderbelly Festival, June 24-July 19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

BROMANCE comes to the Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre, Jubilee Gardens, London SE1 8XX, Wednesday 24th June - Sunday 19th July 2015. Press Night: Thursday 25th June, 7.30pm. (more...)

Holt Festival Sets Full 2015 LineupHolt Festival Sets Full 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

The waiting is over, Holt Festival, North Norfolk's award winning international festival of music, drama, visual art, literary giants, talks, dance and comedy, has announced its full programme for 2015, its seventh year. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Gate Theatre's THE CHRISTIANSFull Cast Set for Gate Theatre's THE CHRISTIANS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

With Elinor Cook's Image of an Unknown Young Woman about to open at the Gate, Artistic Director Christopher Haydon today announces the full company for his production of the UK premiere of Lucas Hnath's The Christians - William Gaminara (Pastor), Jaye Griffiths (Pastor's Wife), Stefan Adegbola (Associate Pastor), Lucy Ellinson (Congregant) and David Calvitto (Elder). Also announced today, ahead of performances at the Gate Theatre, the production plays at the Traverse as part of this year's Edinburgh Festival from 3 to 30 August. (more...)

Kardashian's Reality Show Spoofed by Shakespearean Actors in New VideoKardashian's Reality Show Spoofed by Shakespearean Actors in New Video
by Movies News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

The new film work, 'Keeping Up With The Kapulets', sees actors in full period costume recreate an episode of 'Keeping up with the Kardashians', word for word, in the context of a classic Shakespearean theatre production. (more...)

Royal Festival Hall to Present BAILA BRAZIL as Part of FESTIVAL OF LOVE, 8/5Royal Festival Hall to Present BAILA BRAZIL as Part of FESTIVAL OF LOVE, 8/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Baila Brazil is a musical journey into the heart and soul of the African and urban roots of acclaimed dance company Balé de Rua, which premiered at Sydney Opera House in January 2015. Inspired by North-American street dance, capoeira and samba, the company's energetic yet elegant style is born from the everyday lives of many of the company who grew up in the favelas of Uberlândia in Brazil. (more...)

Bale de Rua Coming to Southbank Centre in AugustBale de Rua Coming to Southbank Centre in August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Baila Brazil is a musical journey into the heart and soul of the African and urban roots of acclaimed dance company Bale de Rua, which premiered at Sydney Opera House in January 2015. Inspired by North-American street dance, capoeira and samba, the company's energetic yet elegant style is born from the everyday lives of many of the company who grew up in the favelas of Uberlandia in Brazil. (more...)

ROUNDABOUT to Make London Premiere at Southbank CentreROUNDABOUT to Make London Premiere at Southbank Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Artistic Directors of Paines Plough, James Grieve and George Perrin, today announce the London debut of Roundabout at the Southbank Centre as part of the Festival of Love from 7 June to the 18 July. After a successful launch at Edinburgh last year, the company's award-wining portable in the round auditorium is making its way to the Southbank Centre ahead of a run in Edinburgh this summer, and a further national tour this autumn. (more...)

Women in Voice Coming to QPACWomen in Voice Coming to QPAC
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

The iconic Women in Voice returns to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC's) Concert Hall for one night only on Sunday 21 June 2015 as part of one of the world's biggest celebrations of women, the renowned Women of the World Festival (WOW). (more...)

CAPTAIN FINN AND THE PIRATE DINOSAURS to Kick Off 2015 UK Tour, Feb 16CAPTAIN FINN AND THE PIRATE DINOSAURS to Kick Off 2015 UK Tour, Feb 16
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs, by Giles Andrea and Russell Ayto, are setting sail on a new adventure in 2015 following a rollicking award-winning run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, London Wonderground and Southbank Centre. The UK tour runs Monday 16th February - Sunday 31st May 2015, presented by Les Petits Theatre Company. (more...)

ROUNDABOUT, THE HUMAN EAR, EARLIER/LATER Series & More Set for Paines Plough's 2015 ProgrammeROUNDABOUT, THE HUMAN EAR, EARLIER/LATER Series & More Set for Paines Plough's 2015 Programme
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

With Roundabout at Brighton Festival, James Graham's The Angry Brigade at the Bush Theatre, and Every Brilliant Thing on national tour, Artistic Directors of Paines Plough James Grieve and George Perrin today announce the company's Programme 2015 which sees 11 productions touring to 74 places. (more...)

Full Cast Set for World Premiere of IMAGE OF AN UNKNOWN YOUNG WOMAN at Gate TheatreFull Cast Set for World Premiere of IMAGE OF AN UNKNOWN YOUNG WOMAN at Gate Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, Christopher Haydon, today announces the cast for his production of the world premiere of Elinor Cook's Image of an Unknown Young Woman - Oliver Birch (Chorus), Susan Brown (Candace), Wendy Kweh (Nia), Emilie Patry (Chorus), Isaac Ssenbandeke(Chorus), Anjana Vasan (Leyla), Eileen Walsh (Yasmin) and Ashley Zhangazha (Ali). The production opens on 8 June, with previews from 4 June, and runs until 27 June. (more...)

Metta Theatre to Present THE KING OF TINY THINGSMetta Theatre to Present THE KING OF TINY THINGS
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Metta Theatre today announces the forthcoming 10 venue tour for The King of Tiny Things, as part of the company's 10th anniversary year - Metta10, adapted for the stage by Poppy Burton Morgan from the book by Jeanne Willis and Gwen Millward. Burton Morgan's production opens at theUdderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre on 13 July, ahead of a tour through until November to Camp Bestival, Dorset; National Play Day Festival, Hull; Salford; Malvern; Stockton-on-Tees; Leeds; Doncaster, and Bristol. (more...)

Black Cat Cabaret to Present NOCTURNE at London WondergroundBlack Cat Cabaret to Present NOCTURNE at London Wonderground
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Following their sell out run of 2014, London's finest purveyors of cabaret noir are back this summer with a brand-new extravaganza.  The Black Cat Cabaret's latest production Nocturne, which runs from May to September at London Wonderground, stars the sensational soprano Lili La Scala as an unsleeping queen of the night who guides the audience on a supernatural voyage through a shadowy dream landscape.  Along the way there are encounters with showgirl sirens, otherworldly acrobats, shady troubadour tricksters and many other glorious late night eccentrics. Just the kind of company you'd expect from Black Cat's weird and wonderful world. (more...)

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