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Theatre at the Barbican Centre

Jamie Moore reviews the best plays at the Barbican right now. Measure for Measure Plays until 16th January 2020 As dramatic text, Measure for Measure boasts all the trappings of a classic Shakespearean comedy: disguise as convenient plot device, questionable humour and a deeply troubling final act. Even so, this Royal Shakespeare Company production at […]

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What Shows to See in East London Now

Winter is coming – and what better a time to enjoy the thespian delight of the theatre. Here’s our culture columnist, Jamie Moore’s top picks for what’s on in East London.   Meet Me At Dawn at the Arcola Theatre Marooned on an island amidst a misty sea, the protagonists in Zinnie Harris’s new play […]

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Our Lady of Kibeho at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East

By Jamie Moore American playwright Katori Hall’s Our Lady of Kibeho moves, informs, thrills and spooks in equal measure, taking as its subject-matter the real life accounts of Catholic schoolgirls in Kibeho, Rwanda, who claimed to be in commune with the Virgin Mary. This ethereal play is directed by James Dacre, Artistic Director of the […]

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An interview with Rose McGowan

Ahead of performing her show Planet 9 tonight at Shoreditch Town Hall, Rose McGowan talks to BEAST magazine about the inspiration behind her imaginary world, and the healing power of music, memoir and story-telling for us all. By Laura Evans American actress, best-selling author and activist Rose McGowan will represent different things for different people. […]

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Anna Bella Eema at the Arcola Theatre

By Jamie Moore Written in the beguiling mode of the Southern Gothic, Pultizer Prize finalist Lisa D’Amour’s Anna Bella Eema comes to the Arcola Theatre this autumn. Jessica Lazar assertively directs this compelling, one-hundred-minute extravaganza of bamboozle; come prepared to leave reason to fallow for the duration. Set in Southern America, Anna Bella Eema tells […]

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Until The Flood at the Arcola Theatre, Dalston

By Jamie Moore Dael Orlandersmith’s superlative work of documentary theatre Until The Flood comes to the Arcola Theatre this September. With the Arcola as European production partner, the play had its European premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it was rampantly received and showered with accolades including The Scotsman Fringe First Award and The […]

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Mixed Tape Volume One, Lemon House Theatre

By Arijana Zeric The Lemon House Theatre is a vibrant, inclusive theatre company run and founded by artistic directors Jennifer Cerys and Samia Djilli. Together they create productions with up and coming writers at St Margarets’s House in Bethnal Green. I went to see Mixed Tape Volume One, the theatre’s first scratch night, to check […]

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Dusk Cabaret

Announced as “Disgustingly dark and delicious” Dusk is a new female cabaret touring London. We visited the Metropolis, Cambridge Heath Road for its debut – with a range of young, talented dancers from different artistic backgrounds, such as ballet and fashion, you’re in for a real surprise. Inspired by films like “Sin City” choreographer Melissa […]

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East London Theatre Round-up

By Jamie Moore We have alighted on the month of Julius Caesar’s birth and, on average, the warmest month in the Northern hemisphere. Theatre thrives in the balmy midsummer dusk, evinced by the effusion of board-treading on offer this July in London’s East Noye’s Fludde Theatre Royal Stratford East Playing until 13 July One-hundred and […]

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Leoš Janá?ek’s The Cunning Little Vixen at the Barbican Centre

Plays again on Saturday 29 June “People will act in it as well as speak, but like animals,” said Czech composer, Leoš Janá?ek of his opera The Cunning Little Vixen. Sung in Czech, the opera comes to the Barbican Centre this June, played by the faultless London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and deftly […]

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East London Theatre Round-up

By Jamie Moore With the impending summer solstice comes a fistful of theatrical gems in London’s East. Slip on something suitably loose, and lope down to your nearest empathy factory; there’s plenty of East London theatre to enjoy this June Flinch – Old Red Lion Theatre Playing until 15 June The much-lauded theatre company Sounds […]

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Sizzling Hot Circus Premieres at Hoxton Hall this Saturday

Don’t miss this spectacular new show, Sizzling Hot Circus at Hoxton Hall this Saturday. Hot on the heels of the sold out production Boudoir Circus at the Underbelly 2018 Festival, AirCraft Circus Performance is excited to welcome you into the brand new world of Sizzling Hot Circus: the hottest cabaret in town presents sensual aerialists, tantalising dancers, and […]

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East London’s Best FREE Event this Summer

If last year is anything to go by, then All Points East’s IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD is guaranteed to be a highlight of your summer, with an unbeatable four-days of the biggest and best activities and entertainment for all the family in Victoria Park, East London. All of which you can enjoy for FREE! Hear the […]

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Musical Legends at Africa Express, Leytonstone

In a true demonstration to the world that ‘London is open’, Africa Express: The Circus, will see musical legends, emerging artists, vocalists, DJs and producers from across Africa, the West, and indeed Waltham Forest coming together for a one-off show. On 29 March, artists including Batida, Damon Albarn, Django Django, Ellie Rowsell (Wolf Alice), and Joan […]

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Stratford Circus Arts Centre New Show: Flight Paths

Stratford Circus Arts Centre is welcoming a captivating new show for just two performances in February. ‘FLIGHT PATHS’ is an ambitious production which takes inspiration from ‘Goze’, a traditional medieval Japanese practice whereby blind female performers travelled the country making a living by telling epic tales. This modern take on a traditional artform will see […]

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Welcome to the Forest

If you go down to the forest this week you’re sure of a big surprise. To mark its announcement as the first ever Mayor’s London Borough of Culture, Waltham Forest is hosting Welcome to the Forest, the biggest party the area has ever seen. Responding to the year’s themes of Radicals, Makers and Fellowship, this […]

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Aladdin, Hackney Empire

DON’T MISS Aladdin at the Hackney Empire, running until 6 January The title role played by Gemma Sutton, with Julie Yammanee as Princess Ling Mai, and the genie played by Empire regular Kat B. The Olivier Award-winning Clive Rowe (that’s none other than Duke in The Story of Tracey Beaker to you and me) is playing […]

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Nightclubbing Show at Stratford Circus Arts Centre

After a group of black women were racially discriminated against and refused entry to a London nightclub, NIGHTCLUBBING was conceived. Inspired by the timeless persona of Grace Jones, NIGHTCLUBBING imagines a different, hopeful future for women of colour, where being part of a minority doesn’t count against you and where groups come together to challenge […]

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Best Comedy, East London

Reginald D. Hunter Sunday 7 October The sweat-soaked walls of The Garage are set be transformed into a raucous comedy club, with America’s sharpest expat, Reginald D. Hunter, headlining this fresh Sunday night social. Hunter may well be familiar for livening up the schedules of BBC2 with his popular series Songs of the South, which […]

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Turning Distressing Situations into Laughter

The Humour Condition By Laura Hely Hutchinson Big belly laughs, shared memes, happy tears – humour provides us with some of the most genuine and memorable bonding experiences imaginable. The Humour Condition, the new play from Closed Shop Theatre, takes an in-depth look into our relationship with humour and the different ways it can affect our […]

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