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Theatre & dance



The Royal Opera: Coraline

Fantasy and the imagination run wild in this new operatic adaptation by Mark-Anthony Turnage, a leading light in British music whose work bristles with brazen energy yet expresses deep tenderness.

Christophe Gregoire sat on ground holding a baby in a hospital

Cheek by Jowl: Pericles (Périclès, Prince de Tyr)

Astute, arresting and vital, Cheek by Jowl’s Shakespeare productions have inspired audiences around the world. At their heart, ‘vivid performances like a laser of light set the text ablaze’ (Guardian)

Simon McBurney in The Encounter

Complicité/Simon McBurney: The Encounter

First presented here in 2016, The Encounter blew away audiences. Following a hit Broadway run and international tour, ‘one of the most fully immersive theatre pieces ever created’ is back (NY Times).

Historic images of The House of Birds 1964

Kenneth MacMillan: Steps Back in Time

In honour of the hugely influential Kenneth MacMillan, a choreographer who was way ahead of his time, the legendary ballerina Viviana Durante directs a programme from his enthralling earliest works.