Live music from Jazz New Blood
Live music by Rosie Frater-Taylor (guitar and vocals) and Roella Oloro (piano) from Jazz New Blood.
City Impro Live in the Studio
Svavar & Anna from City Impro join us in the studio for some live improvisation and to tell us about there upcoming Shoreditch Improv Festival on the 19th, 20th, 21st February.
Play Pen Productions latest play Hello Again delves into the depths of sexuality and sexual attraction. Ana Xavier caught up with artistic director Tania Azevedo about the musical that’s been adapted from Arthur Schnitzler’s La Ronde.
Until Saturday 4 April
An evening of food, drink, theatre and 70s music, hosted by The Art Of Dining!
It is a set menu. The only dietary requirements we can cater for are vegetarian and gluten free. Please let us know on the night.
Dressing up is not compulsory, however if you want to please feel free.
The address is The Rose Lipman Building, 43 De Beauvoir Road, London, N1 5SQ.
Evening starts at 7.30pm and finishes at 11pm.
Tickets £55 and you can book online at www.theartofdining.co.uk/buy-tickets
Wednesday 25th March to Saturday 11th April
The Big House Presents…
Created by Ben Musgrave, with Andrew Day.
A verbatim piece inspired by real stories from the cast.
“These people who we want to listen, I don’t think we ever get to see them… these people hide.”
The words of young men and women who have survived the chaos of the system. Who have lived the consequences of political games. Who now have 60 minutes to be heard.
Inspired by real stories, and an extraordinary visit to the Houses of Parliament, this is a wild, tender, funny and devastating exploration of the political lives of young people on the margins.
Director Maggie Norris
Designer Sarah Beaton
Movement Carrie-Anne Ingrouille
Lighting Designer Peter Small
Sound Designer Ed Clarke
The Big House are back to work, collaborating with 15 young care leavers and young people at-risk to create an exciting, original production; Politrix will be a verbatim piece responding to the upcoming election. The group are in week 3 of rehearsals; Politrix will run from Wednesday 25th March to Saturday 11th April.
Sat 28 February – Sun 1 March
Everyday world-renowned architect Sole Abode struggles to live under the strains of contemporary urban living which leads him to live his own unique reality leaving the fridge where he lives. This is a poetic tale exploring the limits of the mind’s sanity and invites you to see reality through a different lens.
Inspired by Ben Okris award-winning novel; The Famished Road, the play has been redesigned with award-winning storyteller and clown Stuart Bowden; with multi-instrumentalist Daniel Marcus Clark (EarFilms) joining Leo Kay on stage to create a magical, junk metal soundscape.
Shoreditch Town Hall.
Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets are £11.
Thursday 22 January 7pm
Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.
It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
Tickets from £11.50
Details and bookings at richmix.org.uk
2 December to 1 January
An alternative festive experience, Winterville is the antithesis of corporate Christmas theme parks. Independent, intimate and above all creative.. Expect a different festive experience altogether.
Entry to the town of Winterville is not only free, but plenty of the entertainment on offer is too. Among the free entertainment in the Spiegeltent are free gigs, club nights, comedy and cabaret.
There will be a dedicated Kids Quarter and wide range of entertainment on offer for children.
Street Food traders will be scattered all over site, a dedicated Craft Beer Area and a food market serving great food and fresh produce you can take away.
Kicking Club Nights and a Roller Disco will be set up to create a party scene, with club nights from the likes of Bugged Out and Guilty Pleasures in our Roller Disco and Spiegeltent.
The Wall of Death awaits those who want to fuel their adrenaline addictions. Listen to our interview with Sink the Pink who are performing at Winterville.
Head to the event at Victoria Park from the 1st of December.Details at winterville.co.uk
EastCast talks to the cast of Big House Theatre’s latest production: The Realness, an urban musical.
13 November – 20 December
The Realness, a new urban musical about a young offender’s journey from zero to hero.
When some people won’t believe you’ve changed, and others don’t want to let you change, it isn’t easy to make a new start. Jay Johnson is fresh out of prison and determined never to go back inside, but for all his efforts to stay on track, he finds himself making a detour back in the wrong direction. Finally he’s faced with the hardest choice of his life and only then does he understand what he has to do to change things for real.
With an upbeat score ranging from rap to reggae, gospel to grime, The Realness will feature a cast of care leavers and ex-offenders performing alongside professional actors.
The show will be on at Hackney Downs Theatre from 13th November to 20th December 2014.
Tickets from £15
Hackney Downs Studios, Amhurst Terrace, London E8 2BT
Tickets go on sale 7 December for the show in March 2015
We are pleased to announce that You Me Bum Bum Train is back with a new London show set to open in March 2015.
What is You Me Bum Bum Train? Well, we’re not mean to tell you! Because the less you know, the better your experience. What we can say is that it’s a theatre company that takes you on a journey. You are not so much in the audience, but part of the performance. Yes, sounds terrifying but if you are willing to be taken out of your confort zone, you will not leave disappointed.
You can get tickets will from their website www.bumbumtrain.com on 7 December. Due to popular demand and limited ticket availability we are restricting tickets to 2 per household address. We anticipate that they will sell out quickly so there is no guarantee of purchase. In previous shows the tickets have sold out in under a minute so make sure you are online and ready with your payment details when the ticket countdown clock gets to zero. Best of luck!
It is important to us that as many people as possible get the opportunity to see the show. If you have been before we recommend that you gift your ticket to a friend or loved one who is yet to experience You Me Bum Bum Train.
Tickets £45.99 plus booking fee
Location as yet undisclosed