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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).

A photo showing a character called Lois Weaver in glasses, wearing a black jacket on the phone. It is a red coloured phone and is on a table with some paper. In the background there is a clip from Dr. Strangelove the film

Split Britches: Unexploded Ordnances (UXO)

Combining a Dr Strangelove-inspired performance with a daring forum for public conversation, this show explores ageing, anxiety, hidden desires and how to look forward when the future is uncertain.

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The Royal Ballet: Elizabeth

Former Principal of The Royal Ballet Zenaida Yanowsky is Elizabeth I in this dynamic exploration of her life and loves, a chamber work that weaves dance, music, text and song into an opulent tapestry.

Still from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

National Theatre Encore: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (15)

Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Starring Sienna MillerJack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

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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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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.