Sunday August 30th, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 5 Sep: Richard Herring, Parliament Of Crows, Children’s Magic Workshop

Richard Herring

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CHILDREN’S SHOW: Children’s Magic Workshop | Leicester Square Theatre | 5 Sep
A workshop for children aged seven to thirteen to learn magic tricks, taught by a top Magic Circle London magician, covering simple sleight of hand and the basic fundamentals of magic. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Richard Herring – We’re All Going To Die | Leicester Square Theatre | 5 Sep (pictured)
We’re over three quarters of the way there now, as Richard Herring continues to run through twelve different solo shows at the Leicester Square Theatre. Tonight he asks if death a tragedy or an excuse to have an extended lie-in. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Parliament Of Crows | Camden People’s Theatre | 5-6 Sep
On the eve of a critical parliamentary vote, there’s an attack on a controversial MP which critically injures one of his staff. Was it an accident? Terrorism? Something more sinister? In this interactive work-in-progress show, you the audience turn detective to find the answers. Details and tickets here.

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Saturday August 29th, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 4 Sep: Akademi, Richard Herring, Song From Far Away

Akademi

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COMEDY: Richard Herring – What Is Love Anyway? | Leicester Square Theatre | 4 Sep
Richard Herring is drawing ever closer to the end of his run through all twelve of his solo shows at the Leicester Square Theatre. Tonight it’s 2011’s hilarious and touching ‘What Is Love Anyway?’. Details and tickets here.

DANCE: Akademi | Queen Elizabeth Hall | 4 Sep (pictured)
A free entry evening of new contemporary and classical South Asian Dance commissions, which is the culmination of two development programmes created by Akademi to promote South Asian dance. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Song From Far Away | Young Vic | 2-19 Sep
The UK premiere of a play written by Olivier Award-winner Simon Stephens with music by singer/songwriter Mark Eitzel. Willem is called back to Amsterdam from New York, returning to an estranged family and a lost love. Details and tickets here.

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Friday August 28th, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 3 Sep: Lela & Co, Hatched N Dispatched, Southbank Centre Architecture Tour

Southbank Centre

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EVENT: Southbank Centre Architecture Tour | Southbank Centre | 3 Sep (pictured)
A tour of the whole Southbank Centre site that looks at the design of the various buildings, with wider discussion of 20th century architecture. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Hatched N Dispatched | Park Theatre | 1-26 Sep
In this dark comedy set in 1959, the Needham family have buried Uncle Arthur and christened Baby Clifford in a double booking at the church, back at home family tensions erupt and Dorothy-Mavis takes charge of the situation. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Lela & Co | Royal Court Theatre | 3 Sep – 3 Oct
Based on true events, ‘Lela & Co’ is a new play by playwright Cordelia Lynn directed by Jude Christian about a young girl trapped in an increasingly tiny world. Details and tickets here.

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Thursday August 27th, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 2 Sep: The Late Henry Moss, The Win Bin, Stand Up And Spit

The Win Bin

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POETRY: Stand Up And Spit | The Saison Poetry Library | 2 Sep
‘Stand Up And Spit’ is a night of angry poetry, tracing its inspiration back to punk and reggae of the early 80s. Original ranters Tim Wells and Janine Booth will be joined by young poet Emily Harrison at the Royal Festival Halls’ Saison Poetry Library. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Late Henry Moss | Southwark Playhouse | 2-26 Sep
Sam Shepard’s 2000 play ‘The Late Henry Moss’ has only been performed in London once before. Two brothers, Earl and Ray, travel to Bernalillo New Mexico upon the mysterious death of their estranged father, Henry. Over a bottle of bourbon and a box of old photographs, they try to reconcile their very different childhood memories. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Win Bin | Old Red Lion | 1-26 Sep (pictured)
A dark comedy that blends sketch comedy with theatrical narrative. Bash, a comic book artist, has been shortlisted for the last paid job in the arts, competing against a taxidermist, choreographer, photographer, writer and crafter. They claw their way into the brutal final round, a twelve hour assessment day that is monitored by The Bench who judge their every move. Details and tickets here.

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Wednesday August 26th, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 1 Sep: Mac DeMarco, Stealing Klimt, In Love/Out Of Love

Mac DeMarco

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FILM: Stealing Klimt + Q&A | JW3 | 1 Sep
‘Stealing Klimt’ follows the story of Maria Altmann and her attempts to reclaim five paintings stolen from her family in Vienna in 1938 and latterly displayed in the Austrian National Gallery. After tonight’s screening, there will be a discussion with the film’s producer, Anne Webber, founder and Co-Chair of the Commission for Looted Art in Europe, and Michael Newman, Executive Director of the Association of Jewish Refugees. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Mac DeMarco | The Roundhouse | 1 Sep (pictured)
Lo-fi superstar Mac DeMarco headlines a show at the Roundhouse in support of his recently released new album, ‘Another One’. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: In Love/Out Of Love | The Arts Theatre | 1-13 Sep
Action To The Word premiere their new show ‘In Love/Out Of Love’ at The Arts Theatre Upstairs, a journey through the trials and tribulations Shakespeare’s lovers pulled together with music created by the company. Details and tickets here.

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Monday August 24th, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 30 Aug: Notting Hill Carnival, Quills And Crosses, This Heaven

Notting Hill Carnival

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EVENT: Notting Hill Carnival | Notting Hill | 30-31 Aug (pictured)
The Notting Hill Carnival! You know the Notting Hill Carnival. Two days of carnival action in Notting Hill, filling the streets of West London with colour since 1966. Go down, dance, eat and soak up the atmosphere. Details and tickets here. And check out our sister site CMU’s preview here.

THEATRE: Quills And Crosses | The Gatehouse | 30 Aug
Mathias is an up and coming merchant in Tudor England who wishes to escape his religious background by embracing the tradesmen’s life and reap the rewards. But when the monasteries are under threat from the Act of Supremacy he suddenly finds a need to reconnect with his father. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: This Heaven | Finborough Theatre | 30 Aug – 15 Sep
The European premiere of Nakkiah Lui’s ‘This Heaven’. Set in Mount Druitt, a suburb of Sydney, Australia, Sissy Gordon’s father, an Aboriginal man and pillar of the community, has died in police custody. Suddenly justice seems to have been taken away, and as anger spreads into the streets Sissy has to decide what is her next step. Details and tickets here.

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Friday August 21st, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 27 Aug: Young Thug, Young Jean Lee, I Dreamt Of A Flower

Young Jean Lee

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DANCE: I Dreamt Of A Flower | Kentish Town Community Centre | 27-29 Aug
A dance performance in the Japanese butoh style inspired by ‘Blue Of Noon’ by Georges Bataille and danced by Flavia Ghisalberti & Ezio Tangini. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Young Thug | Islington Academy | 27 Aug
Off the back of his recent ‘Barter 6’ mixtape, Young Thug performs his first ever London show tonight at the Islington Academy. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC/THEATRE: Young Jean Lee – We’re Gonna Die | Queen Elizabeth Hall | 27-30 Aug (pictured)
Playwright Young Jean Lee performs her show ‘We’re Gonna Die’, a mix of songs and monologues accompanied by her band Future Wife and, for these Meltdown Festival shows, the event’s curator David Byrne. Details and tickets here.

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Thursday August 20th, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 26 Aug: Sam Green, Decide-A-Quest, No More Lotus Flower

No More Lotus Flower

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FILM: Sam Green – The Measure Of All Things | Queen Elizabeth Hall | 26 Aug
As part of David Byrne’s Meltdown Festival, Sam Green presents a live documentary, blending pre-recorded film footage, in-person commentary and live music. Loosely inspired by the Guinness Book Of Records, Green’s film presents a series of portraits of record-holding people, places and things. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Decide-A-Quest | Canal Cafe Theatre | 25-29 Aug
An interactive Choose Your Own Adventure-style theatre show, in which you (the audience) set out on a quest to find a yeti. Your choices will take you all over the world, and maybe even into space. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: No More Lotus Flower! | Camden People’s Theatre | 26-30 Aug (pictured)
This piece of documentary theatre uses interviews with British East Asian actors to examine their frustrations with the theatre industry, and how things could change. Details and tickets here.

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Wednesday August 19th, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 25 Aug: François And The Atlas Mountains, The Scoober Doobers, Houdini – The Art Of Escape

Houdini: The Art of Escape

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CHILDREN’S SHOW: The Scoober Doobers | Kentish Town Community Centre | 25-28 Aug
Part of the Camden Fringe’s programme of children’s shows, ‘The Scoober Doobers’ offer an interactive performance with silliness and games. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: François And The Atlas Mountains | Queen Elizabeth Hall | 25 Aug
French indie band François And The Atlas Mountains perform their latest album ‘L’homme Tranquille’ as part of David Byrne’s Meltdown Festival. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Houdini – The Art Of Escape | Etcetera Theatre | 25-30 Aug (pictured)
This one man show starring Felipe Cabezas uses mime, mask and puppetry to investigate the childhood, life and and death of the escape artist Harry Houdini. Details and tickets here.

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Tuesday August 18th, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 24 Aug: Article 10, Nathan Willcock, Being Robin

Article 10

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COMEDY: Nathan Willcock – Cross In A Box | Camden Comedy Club | 24-25 Aug
Nathan Willcock brings his debut hour to the Camden Fringe, in which he combines his interests in love and politics and not being particularly good at either. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Being Robin | Hen & Chickens | 24-25 Aug CANCELLED
35 screaming children fill a Batman-themed party and out of the shadows steps a man dressed as… Robin. ‘Being Robin’ is a one man show that meets the worlds of children’s parties and mid-life crises. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Article 10 | Aces & Eights | 24-29 Aug (pictured)
Returning in a new version following sell-out runs in 2013 and 2014, ‘Article 10’ is an immersive show that takes its name from the section of the European Convention on Human Rights that grants the right to freedom of expression and information. Now, the show asks, in 2015 is that no longer a human right? Details and tickets here.

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Sunday August 16th, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 22 Aug: Anna Calvi, Nomad Cinema, While They’re Out

Anna Calvi

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FILM: Nomad Cinema – Princess Bride | Queens Park | 22 Aug
The Nomad Cinema trundles into Queens Park in West London for a screening of Rob Reiner’s classic ‘The Princess Bride’. Start telling everyone your name is Inigo Montoya now. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Anna Calvi | Queen Elizabeth Hall | 22 Aug (pictured)
A special one-off performance from Anna Calvi as part of David Byrne’s Meltdown Festival will see her perform with a twelve-piece choir, a show created in collaboration with Chris Wheeler of The Heritage Orchestra. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: While They’re Out | Hen & Chickens | 22-23 Aug
A new comedy by Allegra Ceccarelli, ‘While They’re Out’ is a story focussed on the quirks of communication. While one person wants to start a revolution, the other wants just to be entertained. How will a third affect this relationship? Details and tickets here.

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Saturday August 15th, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 21 Aug: Kinky Boots, Richard Herring, The Blue Bird

The Blue Bird

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COMEDY: Richard Herring – Ménage A Un | Leicester Square Theatre | 21 Aug
Richard Herring continues his run of performing all of his solo stand up shows at the Leicester Square Theatre. From 2006, ‘Menage A Un’ is a reflect on a sex life two people short of a threesome. Details and tickets here.

MUSICAL: Kinky Boots | Adelphi Theatre | 21 Aug – 6 Feb
Based on the film of the same name (and the true story behind it) this music featuring music and lyrics written by Cyndi Lauper comes to London for the first time. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Blue Bird | Moors Bar Theatre | 21-22 Aug (pictured)
Mytyl and Tyltyl, two siblings, are sleeping in their room. Suddenly the mysterious Beryluna appears and gives them a task. They must find the Blue Bird for her daughter who wants to be happy. During their odyssey the children face their fears, deal with loneliness and temptation, but also discover beloved memories. Details and tickets here.

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Thursday August 13th, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 19 Aug: Ride, Lady Anna, There Will Be Blood

There Will Be Blood

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MUSIC: There Will Be Blood – Live | Royal Festival Hall | 19 Aug (pictured)
Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood performs his soundtrack to Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘There Will Be Blood’ with the London Contemporary Orchestra along with a screening of the film as part of David Byrne’s Meltdown. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Lady Anna – All At Sea | Park Theatre | 19 Aug – 19 Sep
It’s 1871, and celebrated novelist Anthony Trollope is Australia-bound aboard the steamship Great Britain. Accompanied by his wife Rose and her maid Isabella, Trollope passes the time by writing his latest tale, ‘Lady Anna’. The story, full of intrigue, rebellion and social politics, proves divisive among his fellow passengers – and it’s not long before fact and fiction overlap. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Ride | RADA Studios | 19-25 Aug
A man and a woman wake up in bed together. Naked and hungover, neither can remember how they got there or who the other is. Over 24 hours they attempt to uncover much more than just what brought them together but also what it is that makes them stay. Details and tickets here.

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Wednesday August 12th, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 18 Aug: Falstaff, Ladylogue, David Byrne’s Library

David Byrne's Library

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EXHIBITION: David Byrne’s Library | Royal Festival Hall | 18-30 Aug (pictured)
Throughout his career David Byrne has collected and read an enormous number of books about music, and throughout this year’s Meltdown Festival, which he is curating, you can read them too, up in the Royal Festival Hall’s Saison Poetry Library. Details here.

OPERA: Falstaff | Arcola Theatre | 18-22 Aug
The final opera by Giuseppe Verdi, ‘Falstaff’ is a comedy based on Shakespeare’s ‘The Merry Wives Of Windsor’ and ‘Henry IV Parts I and II. It is presented as part of this year’s Grimeborn festival in a new production from director Daisy Evans, placing the action in the present day. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Ladylogue! | Tristan Bates Theatre | 18-22 Aug
As part of the Camden Fringe, The Thelmas return to the Tristan Bates with six new one-woman shorts, written by some of the UK’s finest emerging, female playwrights. Details and tickets here.

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Tuesday August 11th, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 17 Aug: Iliza Shlesinger, Bianca Casady, I Am Queen Anne

Iliza Shlesinger

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COMEDY: Iliza Shlesinger – Freezing Hot | Soho Theatre | 17-29 Aug (pictured)
Both the youngest and only female comedian to win US stand up talent show ‘Last Comic Standing’, Iliza Shlesinger brings her latest show, ‘Freezing Hot’, to London for a run at the Soho Theatre. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Bianca Casady And The CIA | Queen Elizabeth Hall | 17-18 Aug
It’s the first day of the Southbank Centre’s Meltdown Festival, which this year is curated by David Byrne. Here CocoRosie’s Bianca Casady presents her new musical-performance project. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: I Am Queen Anne | Hen & Chickens | 17-18 Aug
Join Anne, the self-proclaimed Queen, who has the ambition of becoming a powerful and notable woman in the world as she explains (with the help of her giant chess pieces) just how you too can overcome the gender imbalance and become a powerful woman. Details and tickets here.

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Monday August 10th, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 16 Aug: Pond Wife, Indelible Images, The Basement Orchestra

Pond Wife

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MUSICAL: Misch-Masch & Peter And The Wolf | Arcola Theatre | 16 Aug
Part of this year’s Grimeborn festival at the Arcola Theatre, this show sees The Basement Orchestra perform Prokofiev’s ‘Peter And The Wolf’ followed by ‘Misch-Masch’, a new work by Jasmin Kent Rodgman which sets Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky to music. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Indelible Images | Canal Cafe Theatre | 16 Aug
A night of new writing about memory on the Camden Fringe, featuring work by Amelia Sweetland, Liam McCarthy, and Annie McKenzie. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Pond Wife | Camden People’s Theatre | 16-18 Aug (pictured)
It’s 1997, the Spice Girls are at the top of the charts and one fifteen year old mermaid is about to discover music for the very first time in this reimagining of Hans Christian Anderson’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ at the Camden Fringe. Details and tickets here.

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Sunday August 9th, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 15 Aug: Richard Herring, Saban And Sarah, The Roses Of Eyam

Roses Of Eyam

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COMEDY: Richard Herring – Someone Likes Yoghurt | Leicester Square Theatre | 15 Aug
Richard Herring continues his run of performing all twelve of his solo shows. Tonight, his 2005 show ‘Someone Likes Yoghurt’, in which he defends himself against malicious yoghurt-based rumours that have been blighting his life. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Saban Kazim and Sarah Sheldon – Saban And Sarah Do Stand Up | Etcetera Theatre | 15-16 Aug
Both accomplish stand up comedians in their own right, Saban Kazim and Sarah Sheldon perform pool their powers for this joint show as part of the Camden Fringe, in which they explore “reckless life choices, hoovers and how children’s books can ruin your life”. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Roses Of Eyam | The Gatehouse | 15-16 Aug
Also at the Camden Fringe tonight, ‘The Roses Of Eyam’ tells the true story of the village of Eyam, which in 1665 combatted the spread of bubonic plague by cutting itself off from the rest of the world (a story also told in the song ‘We All Fall Down’ by I Like Trains, if you’re interested). Details and tickets here.

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Friday August 7th, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 13 Aug: Alexis Wieroniey, Short & Girlie Show, McEwan’s Women

Alexis Wieroniey

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COMEDY: Alexis Wieroniey – An American’s Guide To Being Like, Totally British | Camden Comedy Club | 13-15 Aug (pictured)
After sold out performances in Adelaide and a very popular run on the Free Fringe in Edinburgh last year, Alexis Wieroniey presents her solo stand-up comedy show about accidentally moving to England and learning to be British at the Camden Fringe. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Short & Girlie Show | The Phoenix Artist Club | 13-16 Aug
Improv group The Short & Girlie Show come to the Camden Fringe with a series of hours yet to be determined by the audience. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: McEwan’s Women | Etcetera Theatre | 13-16 Aug
Female characters drawn from the novels of Booker Prize winning novelist Ian McEwan are brought vividly to life in this show at the Camden Fringe, charting the seven ages of women from adolescence to sexual maturity and motherhood. Details and tickets here.

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Tuesday August 4th, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 10 Aug: Simon Evans, Jake Yapp, Sexual Perversity In Chicago

Simon Evans

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COMEDY: Jake Yapp – One-derland | Camden People’s Theatre | 10-23 Aug
What is BBC One? Who is it for? Tonight at the Camden Fringe, Jake Yapp pulls apart a day in the life of the BBC’s flagship station and pokes around in its innards. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Simon Evans – In The Money | Soho Theatre | 10-15 Aug (pictured)
Simon Evans has been immersing himself in the world of economics for the last couple of years, and here presents his findings. He’ll explain why the French don’t want to own their own home, why Alco-Synth – the effects of alcohol but with an effective antidote – is not being sold in bars despite being invented ages ago, and more. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Sexual Perversity In Chicago | The Gatehouse | 10-16 Aug
Boy meets girl. Simple. Pieces of a jigsaw falling into place. But then? What about the other pieces? And what happens when you seem to be pounding pieces in o places they simply won’t fit? The Camden Fringe presents the first London production of ‘Sexual Perversity In Chicago’ for over twelve years. Details and tickets here.

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Monday August 3rd, 2015 00:01

9 Aug: Baila Brazil, Perfect Ghost, and The Adventures Of Pinocchio

The Adventures Of Pinocchio

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CHILDREN’S SHOW: The Adventures Of Pinocchio | Greenwich Theatre | 5-23 Aug (pictured)
Originally produced at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, this new musical adaptation of ‘Pinocchio’ written by Broadway and Disney writing duo Neil Bartram and Brian Hillis now playing at the Greenwich Theatre. Details and tickets here.

DANCE: Baila Brazil | Royal Festival Hall | 5-15 Aug
The acclaimed Balé de Rua bring the dance and music of Brazil to London’s Southbank Centre, aided by B-boys, sambistas, capoeiristas, musicians and singers. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Perfect Ghost | The Phoenix Artist Club | 9-15 Aug
In film musicals of the 1950’s, Audrey Hepburn and Natalie Wood mimed to the uncredited voice of Marni Nixon. This show at the Camden Fringe asks how she felt and delves into her secret thoughts, exposing the reality of life as a Hollywood underdog. Details and tickets here.

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