Wednesday 17 September
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Friday 19 September
Saturday 20 September
Monday 22 September
Tuesday 23 September
Wednesday 24 September
Thursday 25 September
Theatre Peter Arnott’s new play takes us into Berlin in 1939-40 and into the heart of a jazz band which has been offered a Faustian pact - the group can continue to play their favourite music but only as part of a Nazi broadcasting service aiming to undermine the British.
Theatre To be Hamlet, or to be Hamlette? Wearing big baggy breeches and a natty, cropped choirboy haircut, there is no question that Maxine Peake brings a breath of fresh androgynous air to her red-hot interpretation of the most psychologically challenged of Shakespeare characters.
Opera Since its 2011 Royal Opera House world premiere, Mark-Anthony Turnage’s operatic treatment of the tragic life-story of Texan Playboy model and TV personality Anna-Nicole Smith, who died in 2007, has been staged in New York and Dortmund, and now returns for its first London revival.
Dance More tightly integrated than their previous outing, there is an organic, holistic feel to this triple bill, as if each choreographer worked from the same blueprint.
Theatre Rory Mullarkey’s tricky new play contains passages which are rallying, angry and necessary, but it also seems wedded to an absurdist mode of expression which ends up undermining its raw, odd energy.