|LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN|
by Oscar Wilde
Ruby In The Dust return to the King’s Head with their new version of Lady Windermere's Fan, updated to the 1930s against a backdrop of the popular music of the time. Directed by Linnie Reedman, whose previous successes at the King’s Head include The Great Gatsby, Bonnie and Clyde and an acclaimed adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s Starchild. Lady Windermere's Fan was Oscar Wilde's first masterpiece and made him an overnight success when it premiered in London in 1892.
Young, rich, beautiful and happily married, Lady Windermere has it all. Until her husband invites a mysterious widow to her 21st birthday ball. Who is she? Why is she there? What is their secret? Suddenly everything that Lady Windermere holds dear is in jeopardy. Nothing is as it seems in this satirical thriller, full of intrigue, jealousy, scandal and Oscar Wilde’s famous, inimitable one-liners.
5 - 23 August
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
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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