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Current Barbican Arts Centre Chair Tom Sleigh Appointed New Chair of Norwich Theatre

Norwich Theatre has announced Tom Sleigh, current Chair of the Barbican Centre, will be appointed as Chair of Norwich Theatre.

Photos: Inside Opening Night of Studio Ghibli's MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO at the Barbican

Last night, (Thursday 30 November), Executive Producer Joe Hisaishi and the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) celebrated the official opening night of Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbour Totoro, which returned to the Barbican centre early this month for a strictly limited run.

Interview: 'This is a Show Where You Really Feel the Electricity': Actor Ami Okumura Jones on Returning to the Magic of MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO

Recently, we had the chance to speak with Ami Okumura Jones, who returns to the role of Satsuki, Mei’s older sister. We discussed what it has been like to be part of both the original and current production of the show, how it feels to be part of an adaptation of a classic Studio Ghibli film, and even her first reaction to seeing the puppets!


Rhiannon Faith Company premieres Lay Down Your Burdens at the Barbican Centre, another “socially conscious” work to add to their ever-growing portfolio

Attack Theatre to Present World Premiere of ROWHOUSE Dance Music Journey

Join Attack Theatre for the world premiere of Rowhouse, a thrilling dance and music performance featuring Grammy nominee Dave Eggar and actress/rapper/songwriter Le'Asha Julius.

Barbican Reveals Theatre & Dance's 2024 Spring Season

The Barbican has announced its next Theatre and Dance line-up beginning on 23 January and running until 9 June 2024. Learn more about the upcoming programming here!

Composer Paola Prestini's THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA to Make World Premiere in November

The first-ever operatic adaptation of Hemingway’s novel about suffering and perseverance, directed by Karmina Šileclo.

BILLIE THE KID Adds Performances at The Vaudeville Theatre: Watch Cast Members Sing 'Peaches'

Due to overwhelming demand, the premiere of the major new British musical 'Billie the Kid' at Vaudeville Theatre has added more dates. Watch cast members sing 'Peaches' in a new video!

Review: GHOSTS OF THE NEAR FUTURE, Barbican Centre

Ghosts of the Near Future is a show about the end of the world, about death, about Las Vegas, about pet cats, and about disappearing. It’s a show about magic acts, and it is one in itself. Performance duo emma + pj turn the Barbican’s Pit Theatre into a post-nuclear Nevada desert, a faded postcard of America. On this stage, the pair tell the story of a magician travelling to Las Vegas, before the show expands into an abstract exploration of both global apocalypse, and the everyday tragedies we experience as little apocalypses of their own. 

The 92nd Street Y at the Kaufmann Concert Hall To Present Violinist Gil Shaham and Pianist Akira Eguchi

Gil Shaham, violin with Akira Eguchi, piano, will be performing at the 92nd Street Y in New York on November 17, 2023. The concert will feature a repertoire including Faure's A-Major Sonata and Avner Dorman's 'Nigunim.' Don't miss this must-see concert for violin music lovers.


Foley artists don’t often get moments to shine - step forward Athens based dancer and choreographer Ioanna Paraskevopoulou with her work MOS presented by Dance Umbrella.

Sandunes Stuns With 'Feel Me From The Inside'

Sandunes – composer, producer and pianist from Mumbai, India, – mesmerizes with her electronica track 'Feel Me From The Inside', the third single from her upcoming album. Don't miss this transcendental musical experience. “Feel Me From The Inside” is the third single from Sandunes aka Sanaya Ardeshi's upcoming album, 'The Ground Beneath Her Feet.'

Review: SONG OF SONGS, PAM TANOWITZ, Barbican Theatre

Song of Songs premiered in 2022 and now has its London opening at the Barbican Centre. The work sees American dance maker Pam Tanowitz collaborate with Pulitzer prize-winning composer David Lang.

2023 Music Academy Competition Winners In Performance And Innovation Revealed

Learn about the winners of the 2023 Music Academy Competition and their upcoming performances. Find out who won in the Solo Piano, Duo, and Song categories, and discover the exciting premieres they will be performing in 2024.

Schenectady-Saratoga Symphony Orchestra to Kick Off 23/24 Season with Guest Pianist Philip Edward Fisher

The Schenectady-Saratoga Symphony Orchestra is launching its 23/24 season with guest pianist Philip Edward Fisher. Find out the dates and locations of the concerts featuring Barber's 'Piano Concerto, Op. 38,' Corigliano's 'Elegy (1965),' music from John Williams' 'Lincoln,' and the Suite from Copland's 'Billy the Kid.'

Constella Music Celebrate Ten Years Of Interdisciplinary Artistic Work at Sadler's Wells

Interdisciplinary music company, formally known as Constella OperaBallet, will celebrate a decade of daring and visually striking work with a special anniversary event at Sadler’s Wells. Learn more about the event here!

Regional Premiere Of Dominique Morisseau's CONFEDERATES Comes to Mosaic Theater Company

Mosaic Theater Company presents the regional premiere of Confederates, a breathtakingly fierce examination of history, race, and the women who stand on the frontlines of freedom, no matter the cost. Learn more about the show and find out how to get tickets here!

Video: LES MISERABLES Celebrates 15,000 Performances in London's West End

Les Miserables celebrated it's 15,000th performance in London's West End on 28 September 2023. Check out videos of the cast celebrating the milestone here!


Mischief has announced the West End cast of Peter Pan Goes Wrong which sails into the West End for 7 and a half weeks only at the Lyric Theatre this Christmas. Find out who is starring in the show ehre!

Review: EUN-ME AHN COMPANY: DRAGONS, Barbican Centre

If burying the lede was an Olympic sport, Eun Me-Ahn’s Dragons would be in serious medal contention.

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