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Theatre & dance


Helen Morse speaking as people sit on the ground listening.

Brink Productions: Memorial

In this richly layered theatrical experience, Alice Oswald’s extraordinary poem is performed on a grand scale, brought to impassioned life inside Jocelyn Pook’s transporting, otherworldly score.

Lucy Stevens as Ethel Smyth in Grasp the Nettle

Guildhall School presents Ethel Smyth: Grasp The Nettle

This new play, with music by contralto Lucy Stevens and pianist Elizabeth Marcus, weaves together Dame Ethel Smyth’s music with anecdotes from her confidants, her letters and her own writing.

A screen on the top half of the image showing a woman's face and the sea. Below is a woman in a bedroom film set and a narrator in a recording box.

Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord: The Malady of Death

Through an intricate blend of performance and live cinema, this production explores intimacy, gender, emotional paralysis, and the male and female gaze.

Hansel & Gretel at the Guildhall School and Barbican

Hansel & Gretel, with music by Guildhall's Matthew Kaner

Hansel and Gretel (A nightmare in eight scenes) is a reimagining of the famous tale, with specially commissioned poetry, chamber music, puppetry and animations, all projected live onto a large screen.

Royal Shakespeare Company: Macbeth

Christopher Eccleston makes his RSC debut in the title role of Shakespeare’s psychological thriller, opposite Niamh Cusack as Lady Macbeth and with Edward Bennett as Macduff.