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Review: METAMORPHOSIS, Lyric Hammersmith

Frantic Assembly’s new version, penned by Lemn Sissay, may be poetically vivid and visually mesmerising, but it is terminally plagued by dramatic inertia. Without that key ingredient, the production melts into the looming shadows. An expressionistic mess. But a beautiful one to watch unravel.

DESERT ISLAND DISCS: THE LIVE SHOW Comes to the London Palladium in March

The cherished Radio 4 series Desert Island Discs is preparing to transfer to the live stage with a very special show celebrating over 80 years of casting its guests away. Desert Island Discs: The Live Show will grace the stage of the iconic London Palladium for three nights only from 25th - 27th March 2024.

Frantic Assembly's METAMORPHOSIS Concludes National Tour in London Next Month

Frantic Assembly’s adaptation of Metamorphosis, in collaboration with BAFTA-nominated Poet, Playwright, and Broadcaster Lemn Sissay Obe, concludes its national tour at The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, from 01 February – Saturday 02 March 2024.

Video: Watch An All New Trailer For Frantic Assembly's METAMORPHOSIS

An all new trailer has been released for Frantic Assembly's electrifying new adaptation of Metamorphosis. Check out the video here!

Theatr Clwyd Reveals Spring 2024 Season

Theatr Clwyd has announced its Spring Season. With the capital re-development making great strides, shows continue to take place in Theatr Mix. Theatr Clwyd will also take shows and activities across the county and touring Wales. The venue will produce three productions in this stellar season, Kill Thy Neighbour, Constellations and Rope, led by three Welsh directors.  

NYLON Will Be Performed as Part of Southbank Centre's London Literature Festival

Featuring Lemn Sissay and Salena Godden for the UK, and Kwame Dawes, Ugochi Nwaogwugwu and Jive Poetic from the USA, Apples and Snakes will explore identity, social justice and the complexities of human nature in an eclectic mix of performances at the Southbank Centre's London Literature Festival.

Apples and Snakes Launch FUTURE VOICES Program

To celebrate their 40th anniversary, Apples and Snakes are offering 40 poets the opportunity to learn about creating visuals to accompany their poetry, an increasingly necessary skill in the digital era. 

NYLON Comes to Southbank Centre's London Literature Festival

Featuring Lemn Sissay and Salena Godden for the UK, and Kwame Dawes, Ugochi Nwaogwugwu and Jive Poetic from the USA, Apples and Snakes will explore identity, social justice and the complexities of human nature in an eclectic mix of performances at the Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival. Learn more about the show here!

Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Andris Nelsons Begins 10th Season October 5

From October 5–21, Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Andris Nelsons, now in his 10th year, leads the orchestra in 10 exciting concerts featuring both classical favorites and resonant contemporary compositions.

Photos: First Look at Frantic Assembly's Production of Franz Kafka's METAMORPHOSIS

Frantic Assembly is delighted to share production images for its electrifying new adaptation of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis, a collaboration between BAFTA-nominated poet, playwright and broadcaster Lemn Sissay OBE (author of bestselling book My Name Is Why and soon to be published new poetry collection Let the Light Pour In – published by Canongate on 21 September) and Frantic Assembly’s Artistic Director Scott Graham (Othello, Lovesong, Beautiful Burnout). 

Single Tickets For The Boston Symphony Orchestra's 2023�"24 Season On Sale Now

Fall programs at the Boston Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Andris Nelsons in his tenth season, feature distinguished soloists, important new works, and a weeklong celebration of Hungarian composer György Ligeti's centennial through chamber and orchestral concerts. 

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For Frantic Assembly's METAMORPHOSIS

Frantic Assembly has shared rehearsal photos from its new adaptation of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis, a collaboration between BAFTA-nominated poet, playwright and broadcaster Lemn Sissay OBE.

The Sindecut & Ijeoma Share New Jazz-Inspired Single 'Lucky'

The album features a host of stellar musicians, such as keyboardist Jackson Baird (Mama Sutra, Sean Khan, Marcina Arnold); jazz trumpet and flugelhorn player Kevin G Davy (Cymande, Kevin Davy Quartet D’Semble), who has recorded and toured with Finley Quaye, Lamb, Adam F and Lemn Sissay's Secret Society.

Shakespeare North Playhouse Celebrates its First Birthday

Shakespeare North Playhouse, a world-class cultural landmark situated in the heart of Prescot, is celebrating its first birthday. 

Cast and Creative Team Revealed For METAMORPHOSIS at Theatre Royal Plymouth

Frantic Assembly has announced casting and the full creative team for its new adaptation of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis, a collaboration between BAFTA nominated poet, playwright and broadcaster Lemn Sissay OBE  and Frantic Assembly’s Artistic Director Scott Graham. 

Pen International Will Hold Post-Show Q&As in For Martin McDonagh's THE PILLOWMAN

PEN International, which has been promoting literature and defending freedom of expression worldwide since 1921, will host three post-show Q&As taking place in London this summer, as part of its unique partnership with the West End production of multi award-winning Martin McDonagh’s electrifying play The Pillowman.

Summer Lineup Revealed at Shakespeare North Playhouse

Shakespeare North Playhouse has announced its lineup of performances, workshops and events for the upcoming 2023 Summer Season. 

Apples and Snakes Takes over Roundhouse For a Full Day of Events as Part of The Last Word Festival

In celebration of 40 years supporting some of the UK’s finest spoken word talent, Apples and Snakes will take over Roundhouse for a full day programme of spoken word and poetry events as part of The Last Word Festival.

The Royal Society of Literature's RSL Christopher Bland Prize Shortlist Revealed

The Royal Society of Literature (RSL), the voice for the value of literature in the UK, has unveiled the shortlist for the 2023 RSL Christopher Bland Prize. 

Apples And Snakes Takes Over Roundhouse For A Full Day Of Events As Part Of The Last Word Festival

In celebration of 40 years supporting some of the UK's finest spoken word talent, Apples and Snakes will take over Roundhouse for a full day programme of spoken word and poetry events as part of The Last Word Festival.

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