Southbank Centre News

BWW Interview: Sarah Ellis of Royal Shakespeare Company Gets Technical with THE TEMPESTBWW Interview: Sarah Ellis of Royal Shakespeare Company Gets Technical with THE TEMPEST
by Nora Dominick - Dec 1, 2016

BroadwayWorld recently sat down with Sarah Ellis, Head of Digital Development for the Royal Shakespeare Company, to chat about how the project came about and what it's like to bring this type of technology to the stage. (more...)

A Host Of Vibrant UK Premieres In New Performance & Dance Programme For 2017 at Southbank CentreA Host Of Vibrant UK Premieres In New Performance & Dance Programme For 2017 at Southbank Centre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Southbank Centre presents a host of exclusive UK premieres from across the world exploring diversity, identity, migration, evolution and sacrifice, for its Spring & Summer 2017 programme for performance, dance and theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: BIANCO, Southbank Centre, 29 November 2016BWW Review: BIANCO, Southbank Centre, 29 November 2016
by Gary Naylor - Nov 30, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a show that he should like more than he does, possibly because it owes more to performance art than it does to theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: BIANCO Comes To Southbank CentrePhoto Flash: BIANCO Comes To Southbank Centre
by Marianka Swain - Nov 24, 2016

Following a critically acclaimed world tour, the UK's leading circus company NoFit State bring their ground-breaking promenade show BIANCO to London's Southbank Centre for the first time, running from 23 November 2016 to 22 January 2017. (more...)

Imagine Children's Festival 2017 Embraces Nordic CultureImagine Children's Festival 2017 Embraces Nordic Culture
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Southbank Centre's Imagine Children's Festival returns from 9 - 19 February 2017, taking over the Royal Festival Hall during half term with a packed programme of events including dance, music, theatre and installations, alongside readings and workshops with some of the top children's authors from the UK and Nordic region. (more...)

University Women in the Arts Hosts Event with Anne Edyvean, Head of BBC Writersroom, TonightUniversity Women in the Arts Hosts Event with Anne Edyvean, Head of BBC Writersroom, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

The third University Women in the Arts public event has been announced. Taking place tonight, November 9th, at 6pm, this will be an In Conversation event with Anne Edyvean, Head of BBC Writersroom, the BBC's new writing department. (more...)

Civic Rep to Present Caroline Bird's Irreverent, Modern Adaptation of THE TROJAN WOMENCivic Rep to Present Caroline Bird's Irreverent, Modern Adaptation of THE TROJAN WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Civic Rep launches back onto the Seattle theatre scene with a production of British playwright and poet Caroline Bird's radical retelling of Euripides' The Trojan Women. Bird transports this famous anti-war tragedy to the modern setting of a prison hospital. Beyond the prison walls, Troy and its people burn. Inside the prison, the city's captive women await their fate. But their grief at what has been before will soon be drowned out by the horror of what is to come, as the Greek lust for vengeance consumes everything - man, woman and baby - in its path. (more...)

Xavier De Sousa's POST to Make UK Premiere at Ovalhouse This DecemberXavier De Sousa's POST to Make UK Premiere at Ovalhouse This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Xavier de Sousa and Ovalhouse Theatre present POST in its UK premiere, running Wednesday 30th November - Saturday 3rd December 2016, 7.30pm. Press night: Wednesday 30th November 2016, 7.30pm. (more...)

New Play By Debut Playwright At The Finborough TheatreNew Play By Debut Playwright At The Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

'When I looked up, I saw him. Burnt orange, bright against the summer woods. He stood grandly on all fours, the King.' (more...)

'Disney In Concert: The Jungle Book' Swings Into London Next Year'Disney In Concert: The Jungle Book' Swings Into London Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Now for the very first time, Disney In Concert: The Jungle Book will premiere at London's Royal Festival Hall on 26th March 2017 for a matinee and evening performance. (more...)

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 - Oct 25, 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 today 25 October. (more...)

Gate Theatre Announes Cast for I CALL MY BROTHERSGate Theatre Announes Cast for I CALL MY BROTHERS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Artistic Director of Gate Theatre Christopher Haydon today announces the full cast for Jonas Hassen Khemiri's I Call My Brothers, the final production in its Too Close To Home season. Tinuke Craig, former Associate Director at the Gate, returns to direct Nadia Albina,Lanna Joffrey, Jonas Khan and Richard Sumitro in the production which opens on 14 November, with previews from 10 November, running until 3 December. (more...)

Simon Callow Returns to the Arts Theatre for A CHRISTMAS CAROLSimon Callow Returns to the Arts Theatre for A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The hugely popular re-imagining of Charles Dickens' festive staple A Christmas Carol, starring Simon Callow and directed by Tom Cairns, will return to the Arts Theatre in London for a strictly limited season from 8 December to 7 January.   (more...)

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 - Oct 20, 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 today 20 October and the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday 25 October. (more...)

Christopher Haydon Announces Final Season as Artistic Director of the Gate TheatreChristopher Haydon Announces Final Season as Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Artistic Director Christopher Haydon today announces the Gate Theatre's new season entitled Resist!, his final season as Artistic Director.  (more...)

Southbank Centre Announces Winter FestivalSouthbank Centre Announces Winter Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Southbank Centre's Winter Festival supported by NatWest returns for the holiday season with a packed programme of festive fun and entertainment for all the family from performances including a new version of hit show BIANCO by UK's leading circus company NoFit State Circus, the Tony award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet and cabaret sensation Le Gateau Chocolat's first ever work for children (and the young at heart) Duckie, to festive concerts, social dances, creative workshops, choirs and a weekend of events inspired by the theme of giving and charity. The 21 acre site is transformed into a winter landscape with a Nordic feel, designed by Hemingway Design, with a sky-high Norwegian tree, Nordic 'Gonks'- mythological Scandinavian creatures, hundreds of Christmas trees, walks of twinkling lights and the return of the bustling Winter Market.  Alternative treats are also on offer across the season including BUMP Rollerdisco and the return of the spectacular Vintage New Year's Eve Party. With the full programme on sale from today, Southbank Centre's Winter Festival programme is guaranteed to get everyone in the festive spirit this Christmas. (more...)

English Touring Theatre Announces Casting Update for SILVER LININGEnglish Touring Theatre Announces Casting Update for SILVER LINING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

English Touring Theatre today announces a casting update for the world premiere of Sandi Toksvig's new comedy Silver Lining, a co-production with Rose Theatre Kingston. Sheila Reid plays Gloria, with Rachel Davies as Maureen, Keziah Joseph as Hope, Maggie McCarthy as May, Joanna Munro as June and Amanda Walker as St Michael in the production directed by Rebecca Gatward. It opens at Rose Theatre Kingston on 8 February, before touring to Portsmouth, Oxford, Cambridge, Ipswich, Keswick, York and Salford.   (more...)

University Women in the Arts Announces Third Event with Anne Edyvean, Head of BBC Writersroom 9/11University Women in the Arts Announces Third Event with Anne Edyvean, Head of BBC Writersroom 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The third University Women in the Arts public event has been announced. Taking place on November 9th at 6pm, this will be an In Conversation event with Anne Edyvean, Head of BBC Writersroom, the BBC's new writing department. (more...)

Internationally Acclaimed Australian Pianist Sarah Grunstein to Perform J.S. Bach's Goldberg VariationsInternationally Acclaimed Australian Pianist Sarah Grunstein to Perform J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Praised by the New York Times for her "penetrating musical intelligence", her performance "tempestuous" and "imbued with a luminous calm', internationally acclaimed Australian pianist Sarah Grunstein has performed in the United States, Austria, Hungary, Italy, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and her homeland.  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...)

Photo Flash: BWW Takes a First Look at 2016's LONDON INTERNATIONAL MIME FESTIVALPhoto Flash: BWW Takes a First Look at 2016's LONDON INTERNATIONAL MIME FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Celebrating its 40th anniversary the London International Mime Festival, directed by Helen Lannaghan and Joseph Seelig, is a unique event in the theatre calendar, a once a year chance to see very best and newest contemporary visual theatre that embraces cutting edge circus-theatre, mask, physical theatre, object theatre and puppetry. (more...)

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