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Sonia Prina contralto; Paolo Spadaro Munitto piano
Falla, Berio, Seiber and more
Sunday 10 September 7.30pm
The past is not a foreign country to Sonia Prina – it’s part of the living present, strongly connected to universal emotions and fundamental human feelings.
The Italian contralto is set to reveal the full intensity and passion of songs by Gershwin, Falla and Chopin as part of Wigmore Hall’s celebration of her art this season.
Simon Trpceski piano
Beethoven, Debussy and Rachmaninov
Friday 15 September 7.30pm
Mahan Esfahani harpsichord
Tuesday 12 September 7.30pm
Bach’s English Suites, despite their popular title, owe much to the profound influence of French music. Mahan Esfahani’s programme includes the Capriccio in E, dedicated to the composer’s eldest brother and teacher, Johann Christoph, and the chromatic twists and turns of the Toccata in F sharp minor, startling in its harmonic daring and improvisatory élan.
Shakespeare’s Globe announces full casting for Tanika Gupta’s Lions and Tigers
Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce casting for the world premiere of Tanika Gupta’s new play Lions and Tigers, directed by Pooja Ghai. Based on the true story of Tanika’s great uncle and freedom fighter Dinesh Gupta, Lions and Tigers will open on 23 August in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
The Grange Festival presents the first operatic adaptation of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park, in the heart of Austen country.
Originally written for a cast of ten singers with four hands at a single piano, this new version was commissioned by The Grange Festival especially for the award-
Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce that Michelle Terry will be its Artistic Director from April 2018.
An Olivier Award-
The annual celebration of the River Thames returns with a creative and diverse programme that inspires, connects and enthrals -
This year's programme is curated around the timely issue of plastic pollution in our rivers and oceans, Handel's 300th Anniversary of Water Music, and stories of the river.
Mrs Orwell -
The production will explore the private side of one of the most public icons of the 20th century. This theme of public and private contrasts will be reflected in the staging by having a built in hospital corridor behind Room 65, the hospital room where the action takes place.
Wigmore Hall July
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Prom 38: Rachmaninov – All-
Sung unaccompanied, the Vigil is a choral tour de force, pushing the singers to the limits of both range and dynamics. The effect is strikingly dramatic, encompassing the ecstatic choral celebration of the Resurrection Hymn ‘Today salvation has come’ and the infinite tenderness of the ‘Ave Maria’.
This summer, award-
The tour will include two special performances in Leicester Cathedral -
at the Vaudeville Theatre
Classic Spring, a new theatre company from former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe Dominic Dromgoole, announces the first casting and creatives for a year-
Written by Morgan Lloyd Malcom, The Wasp is an electric thriller asking how far beyond the playground we carry our childhood experiences and what lengths we are willing to go to overcome them.
Why do hurt people hurt people? Can we transcend and forgive others for the misguided wrongs done to us in childhood?
Heather and Carla haven't seen each other since school. Their lives have taken very different paths -
The Red Lion
The Red Lion is a powerful, funny and touching locker room drama that reaches beyond the beautiful game, exploring contrasting ideas about loyalty, ambition and what it takes to win, from the perspectives of three different generations.
Director Max Roberts' new version, set in the dressing room of a semi-
After running a successful scratch night and 24 hour play event, new collaborative theatre company emberfly theatre now come to Theatre N16 with their first full-
This new devised piece sees six of Shakespeare's women plucked from their individual plays, placed with us in the here and now in the 21st Century.
Instead of Lady Macbeth, you get Emma: Still a powerhouse, still ambitious but a bit less murderous. What about Ophelia? Would she be the same? Maybe not… Effie, inspired by both Ophelia and Hamlet, still struggles with her mental health, but wouldn't any actor with 20 jobs? Who is Juliet without Romeo?
Soul of a Nation shines a bright light on the vital contribution of Black artists to a dramatic period in American art and history.
Until 22 October 2017
This major UK exhibition of new works by celebrated artist and illustrator Sir Quentin Blake (b. 1932) explores challenging issues from mental health to the refugee crisis.
Until 15 October 2017 Jerwood Gallery
Marking the 60th anniversary of his death and the centenary of his commission as an official war artist in 1917, Wyndham Lewis: Life, Art, War will comprise of more than 160 artworks, books, journals and pamphlets from major public and private, national and international collections. Until 01 January 2018.