by Neil LaBute
Regarded as one of the most celebrated American playwrights, Neil LaBute has enthralled audiences all over the world with his layered characters, sharp dialogue and subtle social commentaries. Savio(u)r return to the King's Head Theatre after the success of 2013's Our Town with the London premiere of LaBute's play, Autobahn, directed by Off-West End Award nominee
This short-play cycle follows colorful, complicated people making their way across America's highways and their stops, starts, and stalls along the way. The London cast includes Sharon Maughan (Holby City, The Bank Job, She's Out of My League), Henry Everett (Michael Grandage's
A Midsummer Night's Dream), Tom Slatter (Robot Overloards), and
Zoe Swenson-Graham (Our Town).
27 August - 20 September
at Soho Theatre
Olivier Award-winning company OperaUpClose and director/translator Robin Norton-Hale return to Soho Theatre with their new English version Verdi's classic.
The story of Violetta, a so-called ‘fallen woman’ who sacrifices her own happiness for the sake of her lover’s family and future, this production is set in the 1920s underworld of speakeasies and bootlegging and reveals the hypocrisy and heartache behind the glittering façade of parties.
With Verdi’s much-loved melodies orchestrated for a trio of clarinet, cello and piano by composer Harry Blake, this La Traviata will serenade you, seduce you, and break your heart.
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5 August - 14 September
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WINNER: Flourish new opera competition 2013. OperaUpClose presents the world premiere of this powerful and inventive new opera about a celebrated painter forced to confront the fact that she is going blind. Composed by Spyros Syrmos with a libretto by Fay Wrixon.
Four performances only.
31 August - 21 September
FLOURISH SHOWCASE 2014
Now in its third year, Flourish is a new opera competition run by OperaUpClose in association with Eclectic Opera. This showcase performance will feature extracts from the shortlisted operas, with a winner selected by a panel of industry judges.21 September
Olivier Award winning OperaUpClose present Mozart’s joyous The Marriage of Figaro. Bursting with great tunes, laugh-out-loud comedy and powerful insights into what it is to be human, it's little wonder that this is one of the world’s best-loved operas.
24 September - 8 November
Essex grandmother Lynnie has escaped from her old people's home in Stockthorpe-on-Sea and is holed up in an LA motel, waiting for the right moment to reveal her deepest secret - she is Marilyn Monroe. A new play by Dylan Costello.
28 September - 2 November
A provocative and bold exploration of personal, cultural, and sexual identity as told through Marie, a women working in a sex booth on 42nd Street. David, an anthropologist visits her booth while conducting research for his new book on human sexuality. Neither could have foreseen the outcome. Written by Norris Church Mailer.
12 - 29 November
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