September 21st, 2011

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One Man, Two Guvnors

There is new branding for One Man, Two Guvnors in time for its transfer to the Adelphi Theatre in London's West End. Here it is:

I actually prefer the old branding but that is just me!

It will be on at the Adelphi Theatre from 8 November with the same cast. For further details and to book tickets follow the link:

Treat yourself to a good old-fashioned fun and enjoyable night out at the London theatre - go on, you know you want to!
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New Merchandise for One Man, Two Guvnors

There is also new merchandise available for One Man, Two Guvnors, in time for its transfer to the West End. I was particularly taken by this T-shirt:

Haddock, chips and mushy peas. A pub that does food. One Man, Two Guvnors.

A limited edition T-shirt in petrol-blue with white print.

Buy it here:

To cut a long story short, I WANT ONE!
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Jean Abreu Dance & 65daysofstatic: INSIDE

I do go to a number of dance events over the course of the year but I rarely talk about them. The exception is Matthew Bourne, who I am a HUGE fan of, and whose work I am always raving about.

Today is another exception. I was at the Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank Centre and I saw Jean Abreu Dance and their dance piece Inside. It was mind-blowing. I loved it. It really took my breath away. Highly highly recommended!

Jean Abreu are here:

Cut and pasted from the Southbank Centre website:

INSIDE is fiercely evocative, highly-charged dance theatre featuring five outstanding male dancers and choreography by Brazilian Jerwood Award-winner Jean Abreu.

It explores violence, incarceration, solitude and hope within prison walls - a gritty, compelling and critically acclaimed production revealing surprising tenderness within the starkness of captivity.

Joining the dancers on stage was the guitar/noise/glitch band 65daysofstatic. Fast gaining international attention for their captivating, uncompromising approach to music-making, they have sold over 100,000 albums worldwide.

I often go to the Southbank Centre. I am now going to start talking about what goes on there and so it now has its own tag.

The Umbrella Organisation welcomes the Southbank Centre!

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Art By Offenders, Secure Patients and Detainees

Cut and pasted from the Southbank Centre website:

Fascinating in theme, remarkable in artistic quality, and always moving, this is the UK's annual showcase of visual arts, film, music and writing by prisoners and others in secure settings. This year's exhibition is curated by a group of magistrates - a groundbreaking exploration of judgement, art and crime. A partnership between the Koestler Trust, Southbank Centre and the Magistrates' Association.

The exhibition opened today (Wednesday 21 September) and runs through to Sunday 20 November. It is on Spirit Level and Level 2 Foyers at the Royal Festival Hall and is open from 10am to 11pm daily.

I will post my thoughts once I have been round.
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Shakespeare's Globe - Coming soon!

I feel very bad. This year, my passsion for the National Theatre has become an all-consuming obsession. As a direct result, I have not spoken once about the AMAZING Shakespeare's Globe. That is not good enough and it is time to redeem myself.

I am spending the whole of Saturday at the Globe, seeing two productions and going to a talk. I have also been a few times over the course of the year to catch a range of productions there. To be honest, it is now probably too late to talk about their current Season which closes on 2 October. But I can look ahead to the next Season.

I will run a proper feature on the Globe on Sunday - it is time I did it justice!