|ABOUT MISS JULIE|
A new adaptation of Strindberg's classic
London 1923. The Great War is over. The men have returned from the front, the women from the factories. Life is returning to normal. Longing for excitement and fun, socialite Miss Julie is throwing a midsummer party whilst her father is away. As the evening unfolds, what promised to be a night of celebration is consumed by a dark, forbidden journey into passion, betrayal and despair.
"a gem of a play, faultless in the ambition of its conception and quality of its execution"
"Suzanne Shaw brings steel and fearsome blue eyes to her role... moments of tautness and gasps of black humour"
Starring Sophie Linfield, Jonathan Sidgwick and Suzanne Shaw.
2 - 26 July
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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Fresh from a sold-out run at The White Bear Theatre, Rough Haired Pointer present a new adaption of what Evelyn Waugh called ‘the funniest book in the world’ in Mr Pooter’s own north London.
29 July - 24 August
Ruby In The Dust return with a new 1930s version of Oscar Wilde's satirical thriller and first masterpiece, featuring popular music of the era and full of intrigue, jealousy, scandal and Wilde’s famous, inimitable one-liners.
5 - 23 August
After huge success in Edinburgh, Brighton, Cape Town and Dublin, the South African sell-out sensation comes to London for the first time. An edgy, fast paced and visceral exploration of male sexuality.
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5 - 23 August
The London premiere of Neil LaBute's short-play cycle following colourful, complicated people making their way across America’s highways and their stops, starts, and stalls along the way. Savio(u)r return to the King's Head following Our Town (Guardian Top 10 Theatre of 2013).
27 August - 20 September
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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A series of late night shows featuring some of the best stand up comedy talent on the circuit, including Robin Ince, Nathan Caton and Mitch Benn. Saturdays at 10pm.
12, 19 & 26 July
Join Miss Glory Pearl, live and undressed, for the only London preview of her new one-woman show. The Naked Stand Up is a no-holds-barred look at the body and our (usually laughable) attitudes towards it.
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