Southbank Centre News

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...)

The Roundhouse Presents CURTAIN CALL: LIVE PERFORMANCES, Aug. 6The Roundhouse Presents CURTAIN CALL: LIVE PERFORMANCES, Aug. 6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

This August, Bloomberg Summer at the Roundhouse, the annual season dedicated to introducing new audiences to innovative culture, returns for its fifth consecutive year with Curtain Call by internationally renowned artist, architect and designer Ron Arad.  Ron Arad's 360° floor-to-ceiling installation is made up of 5,600 silicon rods suspended and filling the Roundhouse's iconic main space. Alongside the installation the Roundhouse has announced seven unique music events, designed by an eclectic mix of artists to take place as one-off performances in and around the installation.    (more...)

Good Chance Arrives at Southbank Centre from Calais 'Jungle' CampGood Chance Arrives at Southbank Centre from Calais 'Jungle' Camp
by Marianka Swain - Jun 9, 2016

From Saturday 30 July to Sunday 7 August, Good Chance will find a London home on Festival Terrace at Southbank Centre's annual Festival of Love. Entitled ENCAMPMENT, the project will unite artists from the UK, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Cameroon and Guinea. Across nine days and nights, a sweeping programme of performances and events will take place inside the iconic Good Chance Dome, direct from the Calais 'Jungle' refugee camp. (more...)

Circa Names New ChairmanCirca Names New Chairman
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Brisbane-based contemporary circus company Circa is delighted to announce the appointment of their new chairman, Michael Lynch. Lynch brings a wealth of experience to the position having led the Australia Council, the Sydney Opera House, the transformation of the Southbank Centre in London and the West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong over the past 20 years. (more...)

Apollo Theater Sets 2016-17 Season: Hendrix in Harlem, WOW - Women of the World Festival & MoreApollo Theater Sets 2016-17 Season: Hendrix in Harlem, WOW - Women of the World Festival & More
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The Apollo Theater today announced details of its 2016-2017 season, which will feature an array of programs showcasing both established and emerging artists and deepen parterships with a diverse array of institutions. The new season will extend the nonprofit institution's commitment to catalyzing the creation of new works that draw upon the legacy of the world-famous Theater. Alongside engagements with international artists working in a variety of disciplines, the season will include forums for cross-cultural dialogue led by artists and scholars, and education programs for students and families from throughout the five boroughs. (more...)

London Premiere of CUT to Play at The Vaults This JulyLondon Premiere of CUT to Play at The Vaults This July
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Set against a black backdrop with unsettling moments of complete darkness, a small audience is sealed in an atmospheric Vault under the Waterloo railway arches. Winner of the Best Theatre award at Adelaide Fringe 2015, and the Underbelly Adelaide Award 2015, this is the London premiere of CUT - an edge-of-your-seat thriller, written by award-winning Australian playwright Duncan Graham and performed by Hannah Norris. (more...)

SHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish RepSHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin tonight for Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Conor McPherson's acclaimed play SHINING CITY, starring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, SHINING CITY also features Billy Carter (The Weir, Port Authority), Lisa Dwan (the acclaimed Beckett Trilogy), and James Russell (Port Authority, Juno and the Paycock). (more...)

Scott Alan Appointed Artistic Director In Residence for Live At ZedelScott Alan Appointed Artistic Director In Residence for Live At Zedel
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Live At Ze?del, Brasserie Ze?del's new music and entertainment concept, has released details of its exciting Autumn season. Launching in September 2016, the new programme will kick off with an official partnership with The Philharmonia Orchestra and the appointment of Scott Alan, as Artistic Director In Residence. Scott is an internationally acclaimed songwriter who has worked with some of the brightest stars of theatre, TV, film and recording. His varied programme includes the intimate pre-show 'coq-tails and Conversations' from likes of Mark Shenton, editor of The Stage alongside nights from West End Stars Julie Atherton and Simon Lipkin as well as performances from the likes of Carly Stenson, Oliver Tompsett and Lucie Jones. (more...)

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