For your round up of the latest shows in London this week!
The Puppet Theatre Barge presents innovative quality theatre whilst also raising the status and profile of the marionette. They aim to work with new scripts and musical scores, as well as contemporary writers and composers as much as possible.
This January they will present the Movingstage production of Joey’s Fireworks. Featuring all your favourite traditional characters, including Punch and Judy, this production is set to be spectacular celebration of the New Year.
Celebrating the re-opening of the Hoxton Hall, the venue welcome its first Panto having closed for restoration purposes. A Brother’s Grimm classic, Snow White has gripped the imaginations of children and adults alike for centuries with its ‘good always triumphs over evil’ ethos. With a dose of villainy, a touch of comedy and a sickly sweet romance, Snow White most definitely makes, on paper, for a dramatic night out at the theatre.
The UK’s biggest dance event is back!
MOVE IT 2016 will be taking place between 18th – 20th March at ExCel London and will feature dance classes, workshops, performances, career advice, shopping and much more! This is THE event for dancers of all levels to celebrate, learn and collaborate on all things dance related.
Among some of the amazing headliners this year will be Flawless, Twist and Pulse, Swing UK and Elena Glurjidze – to name just a few. They’ll also be classes for different levels, from Beginners Ballet with the Royal Academy of Dance to Physical Theatre and Movement with READ college. Theatrefullstop have even teamed up with Ash Mukherjee to host a Bharatanatyam workshop on Saturday 19th March! And if that’s not enough you can shop ’til you drop at one of the many stalls available including Bloch UK and Dancers Box. There really is something for everyone!
The heroic tale of a boisterous protagonist who steals riches from the affluent to help his impoverished community survive the day to day struggles of extortionate tax rates is one that has resonated throughout the centuries. Said to have been penned in the late 15th Century, the mythical being has inspired many with his modest beginnings, sense of adventure and his drive to challenge the ruling classes. Robin Hood couldn’t be a better panto to be reimagined for the stage this year with it’s social, emotional and political intentions.
A night of stunning classical ballet from around the world, Carlos Acosta: A Classical Selection is an elegant work of artistry. Clear and refined the selection highlights just how talented a dancer Acosta was, and still is today. Known worldwide for his unique style and grace as a dancer Acosta leaves you feeling every speck of emotion when he is up on stage.
It’s nearly the end of the year, and we all know what that means theatrically… cue Pantomime season, a chance for all of the best loved fairytales and Christmas inspired stories to be taken off the top shelf, dusted off, and the magical and outright nonsensical to see the light of day! Why only watch the one straightforward Panto, when you can watch a fusion of the most iconic stories ever told? Cue Sleeping Tree‘s quirky fusion of Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk.