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Performance & Physical

Afrovibes Festival

20 years on, Afrovibes celebrates the end of apartheid with a festival of contemporary award-winning South African productions, performances and screenings, alongside each venue's Township Cafe: a lively meeting-place and the backdrop for a festival fring

Early Days (of a Better Nation) - Oval House Theatre

A piece of interactive theatre for a playing audience, Early Days (of a better nation) explores the possibilities of nationhood and democracy, drawing inspiration from the 2011 England riots, Arab Spring, Iceland’s crowd-sourced constitution and the ris

Gfest - Gaywise Festival

Since being founded in 2007 by arts charity Wise Thoughts, this festival has become a major annual event in the cultural calandar. This year's theme is myths and mythology which seeks to explore commonly held ideas and misconceptions surrounding LGBTQI co

Peddling - Arcola Theatre

This is the debut play from Harry Melling, best known for his role as Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter films. It opened to acclaim at the Hightide festival and Off-Broadway.It is a moving exploration into family, identity and what it is like to be o

Lessness - The Barbican

Leading Irish theatre artist Olwen Fouéré performs a reading of Samuel Beckett’s evocative short prose, simply staged in an intimate setting. One of the 20th century’s most enigmatic texts, Lessness was published in the same year Beckett won the

Not I/ Footfalls/Rockaby - The Barbican

Not I: Floating above the stage in a near pitch-black void, a disembodied mouth delivers a stream of consciousness at speed, capturing the despair of an outcast caught in a speechless existence. Footfalls: Pacing back and forth like a metronome outside

Against Captain's Orders: A Journey into the Uncharted - Punchdrunk - National Maritime Museum

Cast yourself off into an exciting world of maritime history, derring-do and adventure in this new family exhibition. With so much history secured in one museum – so many objects, so many stories, so many doorways to other times and other worlds –

Oh I Can't Be Bothered - Soho Theatre

Two artists and best friends begin to consider how they might do things differently… or actually is it just too much hard work. They stand with their noses pressed together in an empty room. They hang upside down from swivel chairs. They sit in the b

War Correspondents - UK Tour

While reporting the outbreak of war, a journalist is held at gunpoint, caught in the no-man's land between two nations. War Correspondents is the second song theatre performance created by composer Helen Chadwick and choreographer Steven Hoggett (co-fo

Review: Small War

The excitment, despair and futility of war are laid bare in Valentijin Dhaenens Small War.