Zippos Circus presents Cirque Berserk!
Peacock Theatre, Portugal St, London WC2A 2HT
Monday 5 February – Saturday 17 February 2018
Combining beautiful contemporary circus artistry with hair-
Next year’s Cirque Berserk! will see the return of its most famous – and most dangerous – act, the legendary ‘Globe of Death’, in which four motorcyclists defy gravity and risk life and limb traversing the inside of a spherical steel cage at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour. They will be joined by a magnificent company of over 30 jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, drummers and daredevil stuntmen from all corners
of the globe.
The production will play at the Peacock Theatre from 5 February to 17 February 2018, before embarking on a 40-
Bach Through Time – Concert III
Kings Place 8 December 8.00pm
JS Bach Suite No. 1 in G, BWV 1007
Britten Cello Suite No. 3, Op. 87
Ligeti Sonata for solo cello (1948–53)
JS Bach Suite No. 3 in C, BWV 1009
In the final part of Bach Through Time, Pieter Wispelwey begins at the beginning with the serene first suite in G major, recalled so movingly in Britten’s final suite for Rostropovich, a valedictory summation of their musical friendship. Accompanying these works are Ligeti’s distilled early solo sonata, infused with the spirit of Kodály, and the outpouring of joy which is Bach’s third Suite, with its cascading C major scales and high-
Hallé Orchestra -
Conductor Stephen Bell
Matthew Ford, vocalist
Alison Jiear, vocalist
Smooth as a vodka martini, elegant as a tuxedo and cool as a cucumber sandwich, Stephen Bell celebrates the ultimate British hero – James Bond. Immerse yourself in the spine-
The Tiger Lillies
Cold Night in Soho
13 December 7.45pm
Howard Assembly Room Leeds
The tiger Lillies are in a reflective mood looking back to their beginnings in 1908’s Soho when they perform their new album live: a series of snapshots of a now vanished world of drinking dens, clip joints and the starched soldiers of the Salvation Army on a mission to save souls: a place where the gutter is never far away.
Vocalist Martyn Jacques plays piano, organ, guitar, harmonium and darbuka, accompanied by Adrian Stout’s bass, musical saw, euphonium and guitar, with drums by Timothy Remfrey.
Chelsea Opera Group Chorus and Orchestra
(for ticket holders only)
This captivating opera involves a warm-
With a plot involving a warm-
At the opera’s heart is a love story. Oxana, who is regarded (not least by herself) as the most beautiful maiden in the neighbourhood, is adored by Vakula the blacksmith, but she puts a heavy price on her hand in marriage: she wants the slippers worn by Catherine the Great in St Petersburg.
This being fanciful theatre where anything is possible, Vakula hitches a ride on the Devil’s back, secures the slippers and gives them to Oxana – who then maddeningly claims she would have married him anyway. It is the sort of tale to which Rimsky could apply all his gifts of local, folk-
Schubert: The Complete Songs series
Sophie Rennert mezzo-
23 December 7.30 Wigmore Hall
The Austrian mezzo-
‘Hagars Klage’, a fine example of Schubert’s early songs, dates from the composer’s Vienna schooldays. It introduces this programme, ideal for the story-
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