Performer, theatremaker and the force behind A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer and Fake It ’Till You Make It, Bryony Kimmings’ first solo show in several years combines personal material with film and music. It opens in BAC’s newly reopened Grand Hall on October 8.
Kwame Kwei-Armah kicks off his artistic directorship of the Young Vic with his celebratory musical production of Twelfth Night. First seen at in an open air staging in New York and co-directed with Public Theater’s Oskar Eustis, the show features music by Shaina Taub and a community chorus from Southwark and Lambeth. It opens on October 8.
Dave Hare’s latest play about the overlap between political and personal opens in the Lyttelton on October 9. Neil Armfield directs a cast including Sian Brooke and Alex Hassell.
This large-scale work by composer and artist Heiner Goebbels is being presented by Manchester International Festival as a taster for new Manchester arts venue the Factory. The three hour performance meshes music and performance and opens on October 10.
In Josie Rourke’s production of Shakespeare’s play about power and its misuse, Hayley Atwell and Jack Lowden will alternate the roles of the uptight Angelo and the virtuous young Novice. It opens on October 11.