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Barbican Young Poets: A Change is Gonna Come

A spirit of experimentation in the intimate setting of The Pit as the Barbican Young Poets, past and current, come together with dancers from Boy Blue.

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Creative Careers: Behind the curtain

Hear from the technicians, producers and stage designers who are shaping London theatre and presenting some of the best productions hitting the stage today

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Boy Blue: A Night with Boy Blue

It’s time to celebrate with the Boy Blue family. Join us as more than 100 performers, trained under the award-winning hip-hop dance group, present an empowering showcase guaranteed to blow you away.

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BSI Jam: Beats, Streets & Inspiration – Boy Blue After Party

Dance the night away to the best in r’n’b, hip hop, funk, house and old skool music, as Boy Blue's Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante and guests play their favourite tunes in our foyer.

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Spirit of Change: The Transform Pit Party

Known for ‘ripping up the rule book’ (BBC), Leeds-based Transform take over The Pit, bringing us interactive theatre, bite-sized performances, intimate storytelling and musical ritual.

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Rhiannon Faith: Smack That (a conversation)

Endlessly inventive choreographer Rhiannon Faith shines a light on the complex subject of domestic abuse in an empowering and participatory performance highlighting human resilience.

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The Wooster Group: The Town Hall Affair

From New York’s iconic theatre group comes a ‘timely and time-bending mixed-media piece’ (New York Times), channeling a raucous 1971 debate on women’s liberation that still reverberates today.

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Taylor Mac: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (First Act)

Fabulous and fearless, Taylor Mac reframes the social history of America through three decades of song in this no-holds-barred extravaganza of music, art, activism and hugely entertaining mass ritual.