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Belarus Free Theatre: Dogs of Europe


From one of the world’s bravest theatre companies comes a visceral, psychological drama set in the near future, depicting a dystopian super-state in which individual rights have given way to control.

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Weekend Lab: Belarus Free Theatre


Join the Belarus Free Theatre team for a weekend workshop exploring the concept of “Real Theatre for the Real World”, inspired by Dogs of Europe.

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Sardegna Teatro and Compagnia Teatropersona: Macbeth


Ritual, rites and rhythms rooted in Sardinian culture lend primal, elemental energy to this all-male version of Shakespeare’s play – about a man whose efforts to be king make no sense.

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Boy Blue: A Night with Boy Blue


Mixing exuberant hip-hop dance displays, a joyful sense of community and the heart-thumping rhythms of an electronic score, Boy Blue’s biennial showcase always culminates in uproarious applause.

Isabelle Huppert

Odéon–Théâtre de l’Europe: The Glass Menagerie


Stage and screen star Isabelle Huppert plays Amanda in Tennessee Williams’s bewitching masterpiece about loneliness, lost dreams and illusions, which is directed by Ivo van Hove.

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Split Britches: Last Gasp


Equipped with a bulletproof vest, some know-how and a touch of irony, Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver use spoken word and movement as a call and response to urgent global predicaments. 

French artist Phia Ménard, who plays Athena stands atop a destroyed cardboard structure surrounded by smoke. Photo by Jean-Luc Beaujault

LIFT 2020: Cie Non Nova: Immoral Tales Part 1 – Mother House


Part sci-fi punk, part warrior, Athena spares no effort in building a new Parthenon only to be thwarted by a deluge in this amazingly poetic, highly physical performance without words. 

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre: Evita



In light of the ongoing situation relating to Covid-19, the Barbican will now be closed until 30 Jun. We are therefore sad to confirm that the forthcoming production of Evita has been cancelled.

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Rhiannon Faith Company: DROWNTOWN


Gritty dance theatre, with autobiographical testimonials and textgiving voice to the vulnerable and unheard. With tenderness and honesty, DROWNTOWN holds up a mirror to a society at tipping point.

4 people in anoraks are on a windy beach. One has a bright pink wig.

Weekend Lab: Rhiannon Faith


Join Rhiannon Faith for an intensive weekend workshop in response to their production of Drowntown.