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The Exploded Circus

UK Tour dates announced

Featuring a breath-taking mix of acrobatics, surprising aerial feats and masterful juggling, The Exploded Circus weaves a story without words, where six women come together to seek order in the chaos and create a new normal.  In this new production, Mimbre’s Joint Artistic Director Lina Johansson joins forces with critically-acclaimed designer Loren Elstein and experimental composer Quinta.

Content by Chris Hislop

Fox Hunting

Based on transcripts of interviews with South Londoners directly affected by knife crime, which is still on the rise in London and accounts for more than a third of all knife crime offences UK-wide, this new play by 21-year-old David Alade blasts open how it affects the lives of those who perpetrate these crimes as well as the victims, and how it has become a sad normality for teenagers growing up in the capital.

Rob stands on the edge of oblivion just as the chaotic Ellie careers into his life. They desperately need each other but is Ellie, who’s struggling with her own Borderline Personality Disorder, really the best person to try and help?

Sometimes you can only save one person. And it’s okay if that person is you. This touching, funny story explores a relationship born in the throes of a mental health crisis as a couple struggles to find their place in the world.

Content by Chris Hislop

A Sockful of Custard

In the year of his hundredth birthday, Spike Milligan - granddaddy of modern comedy - looks back on his life with an hour and a half of laughs, songs, philosophy, and utter utter silliness. Chris Larner and Jeremy Stockwell - two men with beards – sift through the madness and find only more of it.

A Sockful of Custard is a celebration of the British comic legend Spike Milligan – a man of great sensitivity, insight, and comedic invention, who redefined the landscape of British comedy on stage, radio and TV. 

Content by Chris Hislop

Don Juan

There is nothing so sweet as to overcome the resistance of a beautiful woman; and, where they are concerned, I have the ambition of a conqueror…

Theatre Lab Company bring Molière’s Don Juan, directed by Anastasia Revi to Hoxton Hall. This follows their acclaimed Salome at Hoxton Hall in February 2017, and recent acclaimed production of Daphne du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn at the Tabard Theatre.

Casting announced for Michelle Terry's inaugural Summer Season

Content by Shakespeare's Globe Press Office

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce casting for Hamlet and As You Like It, the opening shows of Michelle Terry’s first season as Artistic Director.

Opening the season on 25 April will be Hamlet, which will play alongside As You Like It from 2 May. Both written around 1599, the year the original Globe was built, these plays will be presented by The Globe Ensemble and directed by Federay Holmes and Elle While.

Content by Chris Hislop

Dead or Alive?

Veteran broadcaster Keith Hindell's new play Dead or Alive? examines abortion at a time when a woman's right to choose is still limited by law, although medical advances have made the procedure safer and easier than ever before. 

A pregnant woman ponders whether to abort the twin embryos she is carrying and discusses it directly with them. One of them wants the right to live, while the other respects her mother's decision. Her tentative intention to abort is forcefully challenged by a modern prince charming, the putative father. The situation is further complicated when two strange creatures emerge from "inner space". Ultimately, the woman must choose the fate of her unborn children.

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