How do you make a future when you can’t escape the past? Rising star Barney Norris explores theme of love, loss and family in the Bridge Theatre’s new production. What you believed in seemed to vanish overnight. So how are you going to live now? One family struggling in the heart of the country looks for a star to steer by as they try to plot a route out of the dark they’ve been pitched into. “Remember the name Barney Norris. He’s a new writer in his twenties, but already outstanding.” – The Times General Information Ticket Prices £65, £50, £35, £25, £15 Reduced prices for previews & midweek matinees Premiums tickets available Performance Schedule Tuesday to Saturday 7.45pm, Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm & Sunday 3pm Purchase Tickets
FIVE EASY PIECES, A CAMPO / IIPM PRODUCTION POWER, THEATRE AND HUMANITY. By Milo Rau at Unicorn Theatre Since 2012, the Unicorn has programmed a strand of work for adults that invites us to think about how children experience our society. This year’s show by highly regarded and controversial Swiss director, Milo Rau, deals with some of our greatest fears and taboos. In Five Easy Pieces, seven children aged 9 – 14 recreate the interviews and statements of those affected by Marc Dutroux, Belgium’s notorious serial killer. Moving and at times funny, this remarkable, sensitive and politically-charged show interrogates the darkest corners of society and questions our assumptions. ‘Rau’s piece explores how we construct personal identity at times of national trauma.’ The Guardian (full article available to read) Please note: this play refers to real life accounts from the Dutroux case which some audiences may find upsetting. Contact the Box Office for more information. In Dutch with English surtitles Read more about CAMPO arts centre
The Unicorn Theatre’s one and two day workshops are back for the Easter holidays. Led by professional theatre-makers, each workshop leads to a performance on the Unicorn stage for friends and family. Choose from dance, circus, drama, puppetry and more, learn new skills and make new friends. Suitable for ages 7-13. Moving and Grooving: Dance and Movement Workshop A jam packed day exploring the world of contemporary, disco, street, Bollywood and more. Tue 3 Apr | Ages 7 – 11 BOOK NOW > Shake, Juggle and Roll: Dance, Circus and Movement Two Day Workshop A two-day workshop exploring the world of dance, circus movement and performance. Wed 4 – Thu 5 Apr | Ages 9 – 13 BOOK NOW > Shadow, Glove & Strings: Puppetry Workshop A one-day workshop exploring the imaginative possibilities of puppetry. This workshop is the same on both days. Fri 6 Apr & Sat 7 Apr | Ages 7 – 12 BOOK NOW > Times: 9.30am – 4.30pm Mon – Thu, 10.30am – 5.30pm on Sat Price: £55 per child / 2 day workshops £100 per child
Strephon, half fairy and half Arcadian shepherd, is in love with Phyllis, a ward of court. But her guardian, the Lord Chancellor, doesn’t approve of the match. He would much rather marry her to an Earl or Duke – or even better, to himself. Broken-hearted, Strephon calls on the aid of his mother Iolanthe and her fairy companions. But when Phyllis sees her lover talking to the unaging Iolanthe, she suspects his intentions. In turn, the Queen of Fairyland threatens the House of Lords with the ultimate punishment – loss of their exalted rank. This hilarious comic opera sets the concrete world of Westminster politics up against a fantastical world of magic and wonder. Still bitingly satirical and relevant today, Iolanthe is nevertheless a tender love story at its heart. Tickets https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/FEFLKK
IMAGINE A WORLD YOU WANT. Imagine if the world we lived in weren’t the real world we live in but a version of it, a version that could be changed, adapted, improved, analysed, made better as we went along… School, work, school, exams, work, drama classes, ballet classes, bus journeys, school, careers advice, school, job interviews, business suits, advertising, exams, mocks, school, the pressure to get it right, the pressure to fit in. the pressure to be the best you can be – where does it all come from? Who thinks all this stuff up anyway? Because it wasn’t us. The Unicorn Young Company return following last year’s hugely successful Big Love with a show about late capitalism and why it really isn’t a very good idea. Tickets to Version A are Pay What You Can. All proceeds go directly to the Young Company’s work next year. UNICORN YOUNG COMPANY This production is created by the Unicorn’s Young Company, an entirely self-run company whose members collectively decide on the kind of theatre they want to create, what they want to say about the world and who they want to work with. The company is open to all young people aged 13 – 19 – to find out more and to join the member waiting list, visit the Young Company webpage.
LET’S DISCUSS THIS LIKE ADULTS. Written and directed by Tim Crouch Designed by Chloe Lamford and Camilla Clarke Music by Nick Powell Beginners b????n?s / plural noun 1. a person who has just started to do or learn something. 2. a call given to prepare to start a play. Beginners tells the story of three families trapped in a waterlogged holiday cottage over summer. The children are bored. The adults are down the pub. So far so normal. Renowned, award-winning writer and director Tim Crouch (National Theatre, Royal Court, Unicorn) presents this joyous and imaginative new play for families everywhere. Beginners is an exquisite, funny and moving story that reminds us that the adult we’ll become – and the child we were – stay with us wherever we go. An extraordinary Easter Holiday show for everyone who has ever wanted to be understood.
Being little can be hard work. There are holes to dig, sand castles to make, treasures to find, adventures to be had. It’s much easier when you have a friend to help. But what if making friends is hard work too? Seesaw explores the push and pull of friendship, and the ups and downs of being very young. DEALCARD OFFER: Save 20% on all half term performances (excluding 14 Feb 1.30pm) using promocode TLB20 when booking online, in person or calling our Box Office on 0207 645 0560. Tickets usually £10 – £12 (under 18s) and £16 – £18 (adults).
Othello, the bold, brash, confident solider, and Desdemona, the Senator’s daughter, are truly in love – but not everyone is happy about it. And that is where the problem begins and tolerance ends. Inspired by William Shakespeare’s great tragedy, this is a modern, funny and inspired play by Belgian playwright Ignace Cornelissen (Henry the Fifth, The Hunting Lodge) that brings the story of Othello to life for younger audiences and reflects on the nature of relationships, friendships and how our flaws and feelings can blind us to the truth. Ticket Offers Preview prices 3 – 8 Feb, all tickets £10. Family and Friends Offer from 9 Feb – buy 4 tickets and save 15% (must include 1 adult / child ticket) At the Unicorn Theatre By Ignace Cornelissen | Inspired by William Shakespeare | Directed by Ian Nicholson Find out more/ book tickets
Julius Ceasar – The Bridge Theatre – Opens January 20th Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s production will be in promenade, thrusting its audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake Tickets from £15 An Evening with Revival Retro – Fashion & Textile Museum – January 18th Join the Fashion & Textile Museum for the last Thursday late of Louise Dahl-Wolfe: A Style of Her Own. The Revival Retro Boutique specialises in modern reproductions and reinterpretations of early 20th century fashions. Their models will be showcasing a selection of 1930s, 40s and 50s vintage inspired clothing during the evening. Guests are encouraged to dress up for the occasion in your very best vintage attire. Shop your look ahead of time: www.revival-retro.com Free event with exhibition entry (£9.90) Dry January – Vivat Bacchus Style! – Vivat Bacchus – 15th January Join Vivat Bacchus as we taste a selection of lighter, dry wines that still do the job! Taste their very own VB Chenin Blanc, Paul Cluver Pinot Noir, Graham Beck Brut NV, Parallel 45 Grenache Syrah and more. Price £10pp (January offer: £5 discount on usual price) To book e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7234 0891 Woodcuts from Wonderland – Eames Fine Art – 11th -28th January View the original iconic woodcut illustrations for Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland Through the Looking Glass by John Tenniel. This intimate exhibition hosted by Eames Fine Art Gallery showcases designs created in the 1860’s, which the Brothers Daziel went on to translate into wood engravings. Tenniel went on to receive a knighthood in 1893. Contact to request tickets More January Events 5th January – Pocket Jukebox ft Tabitha Gazele & Jasmine Duxbury – Oblix East 9th January – VB’s Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge Quiz – Vivat Bacchus 12th – 20th January – Wild Life FM – Unicorn Theatre 26th January – Brighton Rocks with Michael Bremner – The Coal Shed 29th January – Cheese at London Bridge – Vivat Bacchus 31st January – Gastrotours: A Taste of Borough Market – Borough Market From 22nd January – Burns Night at The Horniman at Hays – Horniman at Hays From 26th January – Seesaw – Unicorn Theatre Until January 13th – The Arborealists- The Art of Trees 2017 – Art Bermondsey Project Space Until January 28th – Gilbert & George, The Beard Pictures and their Fuckosophy – White Cube Until January 21st – Louise Dahl-Wolfe A Style of Her Own – Fashion & Textile Museum Every Wednesday – Weekly Quiz with Dimbleby Cancer Care – Draft House Tower Bridge Every Wednesday and Saturday – Yoga in The Walkways – Tower Bridge Every Saturday and Sunday – Market Day – Maltby Street Market Throughout January – 50% food at The Coal Shed – The Coal Shed Throughout January – The UK’s Highest Virtual Reality Experience – The View From The Shard
Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s second production at the Bridge Theatre promises to be action packed, thrusting its audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake. Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius, leaders of the coup, David Calder plays Caesar and David Morrissey is Mark Antony, who brings Rome back under control after the conspirators’ defeat. With seating wrapped around the action, there will also be 250 promenading tickets at £25 available in advance for each performance. The production designer is Bunny Christie, with costumes by Christina Cunningham, lighting by Bruno Poet and music by Nick Powell. 20th January – 15th April Book Tickets Ticket Prices Seated tickets: £65, £50, £35, £25, £15 Standing Tickets: £25 (£15 Young Bridge Members) Reduced prices for previews and midweek matinees Premium tickets available Performance Schedule Tuesday to Saturday 7.45pm, Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm & Sunday 3pm Length 2 hours (no interval) Additional Information Performances will contain flashing lights and gun shots