BRIGHTER – Shows and Performances in the Angel: April 2019
The wonderful arts and cultural venues in the Angel will be hosting a wide range of shows over the coming month. Check out below for a selection of what’s coming up in April 2019.
SADLER’S WELLS – www.sadlerswells.com
4 – 13 April – English National Ballet: She Persisted
In 2016, English National Ballet made headlines when they commissioned three female choreographers to create work that both celebrated and promoted women’s voices in dance. In their follow up to She Said, She Persisted, the Sadler’s Wells Associate Company revives Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s biopic of Frida Kahlo, Broken Wings and Pina Bausch’s “epic, harrowing and ecstatic” Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring).
16 – 17 April – Damien Jalet & Kohei Nawa: Vessel
In a striking collaboration between the Olivier Award-winning Damien Jalet and Japanese experimental sculptor Kohei Nawa, Vessel blurs the lines between the human form and its environment. Inspired by the body’s composition predominately being made up of water, the near-naked dancers inhabit a flooded stage, both reflected and hidden by its mirror-like surface.
19 – 20 April – Family Weekend – Aracaladanza: Play
Enter a magical world full of puppetry, balloons and fantastical costumes as Aracaladanza takeover the Sadler’s Wells stage for Family Weekend. Using costume design, music, light, rhythm and movement, let the enchanting Aracaladanza transport your family to a dreamlike universe, filled with imaginative possibilities.
KING’S HEAD THEATRE – www.kingsheadtheatre.com
Until 6 April – The Crown Dual
Having been cruelly overlooked for her dream role as Queen Elizabeth in blockbuster series The Crown, budding starlet Beth brings her own take on the epic story of the Royal Family to the stage instead… with her agent Stanley coerced into playing (almost) all the other roles. This new comedy comes from the pen of parodic mastermind Daniel Clarkson, co-creator of Olivier Award nominated hit shows Potted Potter and Potted Panto.
Until 6 April – Undetectable
Sex is easy. Intimacy is hard. The award-winning producers of 5 Guys Chillin’ and The Chemsex Monologues present the world premiere of Undetectable, a tender, funny and uplifting love story for the post-chemsex generation. With wisdom, wit and honesty, Tom Wright’s bold new play explores the delicate emotions, moral dilemmas and personal demons we all take to bed with us.
10 April – 11 May – H.M.S. Pinafore
Aboard the strictly hierarchical H.M.S. Pinafore, Josephine, the Captain’s daughter has fallen in love with a lowly sailor, despite being promised to the First Lord of the Admiralty. Featuring some of the world’s best loved music, prepare for an evening of rollicking choruses and tender tunes imbued with the unique wit and infectious energy from ‘the masters of Gilbert & Sullivan in small spaces.’
OLD RED LION THEATRE – www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk/theatre.html
2 – 20 April – The Noises
A mother and daughter collaboration between TS Eliot Award Shortlisted poet and playwright Jacqueline Saphra and director-dramaturg Tamar Saphra, The Noises is a visceral new play about fear, courage, the nature of violence and what we’re prepared to do for the ones we love.
24 – 27 April – Goodnight Mr. Spindrift
In a desolate block of government-owned accommodation, Archie and Isaac are waiting to be ‘certified’ in a radical government scheme which requires a series of unsettling tests to determine just how strong Archie and Isaac’s relationship is. Goodnight Mr. Spindrift was the winning play of the London Horror Festival 2018 ‘Women in Horror’ Playwriting Competition.
LITTLE ANGEL THEATRE – www.littleangeltheatre.com
Until 7 April (various dates) – Prince Charming
It’s a lot of pressure being Prince Charming. There’s all those dragons to fight and kingdoms to save, not to mention being charming all the time. It’s enough to make anyone a little worried. This new musical is funny, endearing and suitable for anyone who’s ever felt a bit anxious.
Until 20 April (various dates) – The Flying Bath
When everyone has left the house in the morning, the bath toys spring into action and head off on exciting adventures in their magical flying bath Julia Donaldson and David Roberts’ playful and adventurous story splashes into life in this adaptation featuring catchy songs, quirky bath toys and everyday heroes.
Until 5 May (various dates) – Out of this World
An interactive space adventure. The Little Angel Space Agency (L.A.S.A) is having a rare Open Day and you’re invited. It is an exciting time at L.A.S.A as Astrid and her friends Mercury and Hub have built a space rocket, and their dream of being astronauts is about to come true. Through this new immersive production Little Angel Theatre celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing as well as encouraging women into space exploration.
ALMEIDA – www.almeida.co.uk
6 April – 1 June – Three Sisters
In a room in a house in a provincial town, three sisters wait for their lives to begin. Olga, the eldest. Masha, the middle child. Irina, the youngest. The clock strikes. A candle is lit. The clock stops. Something catches fire. The clock strikes. They wake up. Following her critically acclaimed production of Summer and Smoke, Almeida Associate Director Rebecca Frecknall directs Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters, in a new adaptation by Cordelia Lynn (One For Sorrow, Lela & Co).