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Isabelle Huppert to perform at London’s Southbank Centre as part of 2018 programme

Isabelle Huppert, who will perform at the Southbank Centre later this year. Photo: Taniavolobueva / Shutterstock.com
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Isabelle Huppert has announced a solo performance at the Southbank Centre that will see her read extracts by radical 18th-century philosopher the Marquis de Sade.

The French Academy award nominee will appear at the Southbank in June as part of its performance programme for 2018, which also includes a new project by Forced Entertainment and a show featuring Italian actor Isabella Rossellini and her dog.

Isabelle Huppert Reads Sade will take place on June 9, with Rossellini’s Link Link Circus running on October 23 and 24.

Forced Entertainment, which is now an associate company at the Southbank, will present a new version of Tim Etchells’ That Night Follows Day, featuring a cast aged between eight and 14. It examines the language used by adults and how it defines young people, and runs from December 11 to 15.

The programme coincides with the reopening of the Southbank’s Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room, which have been closed for renovation since 2015 and are due to reopen this spring.

Other highlights include Circus 1903, a new show featuring puppetry by Handspring, which was behind War Horse, and dance by choreographers including Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Rosie Kay, Wen Hui and Shobana Jeyasingh – whose company also becomes as an associate.

A programme of free performance and activities will take place over April 28 and 29, featuring work by Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, Zoo Nation Youth Company and BBC Young Dancer of the Year finalist Vidya Patel.

Elsewhere, Australian companies Windmill Theatre Co and State Theatre Company South Australia present the UK premiere of their take on the fairytale Rumpelstiltskin, which runs over Christmas.

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