What’s On Stage In London: June 2014

Welcome to June’s version of our What’s On Stage In London collection, the place we take a look at the month forward to offer you our decide of latest openings. Organised by (very basic) class and opening date, we hope this can can help you browse and ebook forward of time so that you don’t miss out on seeing your favorite London exhibits. Useful? Missing one thing? Please tell us. 

Udderbelly Festival

Udderbelly Festival

Festivals

Ticket alert: It doesn’t begin till July, however tickets for Camden Fringe go on sale on M June. Keep your eyes peeled on the web site for line-up bulletins

Ongoing: Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre — Continue to benefit from the fruits of Udderbelly Festival’s labour: comedy, circus and household leisure galore. Until thirteen July

Ongoing: Edinburgh Previews at Pleasance Theatre — Not a pageant as such, however comedy lovers ought to take pleasure in this season of Edinburgh previews as each new and established artists check out their funnies earlier than their residences at Edinburgh Festival this summer time

P JuneLIFT 2014 Festival at numerous venues —  LIFT pageant goals to have fun the many people, cultures and communities that decision London their residence by bringing their tales to London levels. Some exhibits listed below are a part of LIFT, however there’s an excessive amount of to cowl in its entirety so do take a look at the web site to see what takes your fancy. Until 29 June

A JuneObamAmerica at Theatre503 – Over Here Theatre Company, Robert E Bradish and Theatre503 current ObamAmerica, a two week pageant of latest American performs about life within the US underneath the presidency of Barack Obama. Until 14 June

N JuneOrange Tree Theatre Festival at Orange Tree Theatre — Ten Orange Tree administrators, 9 performs, six world premieres, three separate programmes. Until 29 June

10 JuneSouth African Season at Jermyn Street Theatre – A 5 week season that includes a few of South Africa’s most acclaimed playwrights and greatest-beloved performers. Until 12 July

I Need A Doctor: The Whosical at Pleasance Theatre

I Need A Doctor: The Whosical at Pleasance Theatre

Musicals and Opera

M JuneJapanese Clarinet at The Space – The East London Clarinet Choir once more carry out at The Space with a programme of Japanese music. £10/£H, S.30pm

P JuneCosì fan tutte (Pop Up Opera) at numerous venues — Pop up Opera deliver Mozart’s well-known comedy about two sisters, two fiancés and a sneaky plan to check their constancy, into numerous venues across the capital. Prices differ, till 31 July

A JuneZanna, Don’t! at Landor Theatre – Welcome to Heartsville High, an American highschool set in a world the place homosexuality is the norm and heterosexuality is a taboo. £17, till 29 June

O JuneOrpheus & Eurydice at Rose Playhouse – An opera by German composer Christoph Willibald Gluck, based mostly on the parable of Orpheus who ventures to the underworld to deliver again his beloved spouse Eurydice. £sixteen/£12, till 28 June

A JuneJesus Christ Superstar at Bridewell Theatre — *THIS IS NOW SOLD OUT* Shame, it seems nice. But is perhaps value ringing the Box Office in case there are returns. £15/£12.50, till S June

A JuneAlexander the Great: a folk operetta at Rosemary Branch – An audio-visible present channelling basic literature and mythology, with reside music carried out by Huck & The Xander Band. £thirteen, S.30pm

A JunePatience at King’s Head Theatre – Charles Court Opera makes a return to the King’s Head Theatre with a brand new manufacturing of WS Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s satire on inventive actions and meaningless fads. £sixteen.50-£25, till 28 June

H JuneBenvenuto Cellini at London Coliseum – Terry Gilliam returns to convey his distinctive theatrical imaginative and prescient to Berlioz’s vibrant opera. £ninety one-£one hundred twenty five, till 27 June

H JuneClive (and other stories) at Peckham Asylum — Made up of three operas, this efficiency takes place in an atmospheric break in Peckham. £10, till N June

eleven JuneI Need A Doctor: The Whosical at Pleasance – The Edinburgh Fringe hit returns to London, a completely copyright-free musical concerning the time-travelling hero. £H/£S, S.30pm

sixteen JuneThe Pearl Fishers at London Coliseum — An operatic story of friendship examined by love, this manufacturing opens with an underwater sequence and continues with evocative choruses from Bizet. £eighty four-£one hundred ten, till H July

17 JuneCafe Society Swing at Leicester Square Theatre – A new manufacturing of this swinging present concerning the legendary New York nightclub which promoted racial equality again within the Nineteen Forties, launching the profession of Billie Holiday and lots of others. £20, till 21 June

18 JuneBathhouse the Musical at Above The Stag Theatre — Join Billy as he visits the bathhouse for the primary time. This musical comedy accommodates nudity, steam and bubbles, as Billy realises the opposite patrons are in search of one thing somewhat extra short-term. £12, till 20 July

18 JuneCarousel at Arcola Theatre — A reimagining of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s basic American musical Carousel, a few mill employee who falls for an additional, leading to an sudden chain of occasions that means their future is predetermined by the hand of destiny. £15-£21, till M July

19 JuneForbidden Broadway at Menier Chocolate Factory —  The up to date model of the present that first opened in 1982, showcases a number of the greatest productions from each Broadway and the West End, together with The Book of Mormon, Once, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Miss Saigon. £27.50-£35, till sixteen August

30 JuneBugle Boy – The Life Story of Glenn Miller at Leicester Square Theatre — Trace the lifetime of music icon Glenn Miller from leaving school to play in numerous bands as he searches tirelessly for over 20 years to discover a distinctive band sound. £20-£30, till P July

In Good Company at The Place

In Good Company at The Place

Dance

A JuneInternal Terrains at artsdepot — Performance artist Natasha Davis explores life as a choreography of many years, as movie, installations, crows, cages and electrical shocks come collectively to create this poetic one-lady present. £10/£H, S.30pm

S JuneIn Good Company at The Place – Six dancers from the Hofesh Shechter Company turn out to be choreographers within the third incarnation of In Good Company, the place they’ve created 5 new and really totally different dance items, particularly for this venture. £15/£12, till S June

10 JuneRasta Thomas’ Bad Boys of Dance at Peacock Theatre — A fusion of basic ballet and musical theatre, hip hop, faucet and acrobatics to the backing of animated surroundings and a soundtrack together with LMFAO, Robin Thicke, Kanye West and Coldplay. £12-£38, till 28 June

eleven JuneRomeo and Juliet at Royal Albert Hall – English National Ballet returns to the Royal Albert Hall, starring main dancers Carlos Acosta and Tamara Rojo. £22.39-£seventy three.ninety, till 22 June

25 JuneCharleroi Danses: Kiss & Cry at Barbican – Human palms painting the characters of a young movie that’s concurrently made and projected onto an enormous display earlier than the eyes of the viewers. £sixteen-£28, till 28 June

27 JuneThe Magic Word at Riverside Studios — In a secret, magical forest lives the gorgeous Forest Queen, however she doesn’t know The Magic Word. Let’s All Dance returns with a classical ballet with themes of kindness, good manners and friendship. £N/£S, till 29 June

Betrayal at Compass Theatre

Betrayal at Compass Theatre

Classic

O JuneLear at Union Theatre – Phil Willmott’s vibrant new manufacturing of Shakespeare’s masterpiece places a mom on the coronary heart of the motion, imagining that it’s a queen who divides the dominion amongst her daughters. £17/£15, till 28 June

A JuneThe Cherry Orchard at The London Theatre — An English efficiency of Chekhov’s Russian basic. £15/£thirteen, till 15 June

10 JuneThe Corruption of Dorian Gray at Lion & Unicorn Theatre — A present based mostly on Oscar Wilde’s novel about an harmless soul who arrives recent on the London social scene and shortly slips right into a world of sin and criminality. £19/£15, till H July

10 JuneThe Last Days of Troy at Shakespeare’s Globe – The Last Days of Troy completes Homer’s Iliad, with award-profitable poet and writer Simon Armitage’s dramatisation bringing the struggle to a brutal conclusion. £H-£forty two, till 28 June

10 JuneChuckle with Chekhov at Barons Court Theatre – A present by Green Girl Productions that collects three of Chekhov’s comedian items t showcase the author’s wittier aspect. £10, till 15 June

10 JuneTristram Shandy: Conception Cock and Bull at St James Theatre – Stephen Oxley performs 18th century raconteur Tristram Shandy in a twenty first century stand-up adaptation of the well-known novel, 250 years after it was first revealed. £22.50/£17.50, till 14 June

20 JuneJulius Caesar at Shakespeare’s Globe – Opposing dictatorship and republicanism, personal advantage and mob violence, Shakespeare’s drama of excessive politics reveals the emotional currents that stream between males in energy. £H-£forty two, till eleven October

24 JuneThe Crucible at Old Vic – Yaёl Farber directs Richard Armitage on this new manufacturing of Arthur Miller’s trendy American masterpiece concerning the Salem witch trials, drawing parallels together with his expertise of McCarthy’s anti-communist investigations within the Nineteen Fifties. £10-£fifty five, till thirteen September

25 JuneRichard III at Iris Theatre – After the success of 2013, Iris Theatre returns for a sixth summer time season within the gardens of St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden with Willam Shakespeare’s Richard III. £17.ninety nine/£14, till 25 July

25 JuneBetrayal at Compass Theatre – Follow the event of an affair in reverse in a single Pinter’s most nicely-recognized items. £10, till 28 June

29 JuneMerely: As You Like It at The Cockpit – The Merely Players’ stripped-again summer time season of Shakespeare continues as we speak with As You Like It. £N, 6pm

Rock Pool at artsdepot

Rock Pool at artsdepot

Kids

B JuneRock Pool at arts depot – A massive storm leaves two very totally different creatures stranded in a rock pool removed from the ocean. As their pool begins to empty away, Prawn and Crab don’t have lengthy to discover a method of getting on and getting house. £S, noon and 3pm

H June1,001 Nights at Unicorn Theatre – 1001 Nights collects collectively a number of the biggest people tales ever advised and tells them by means of the voice of Shahrazad – a younger woman torn between her previous house within the East and her new life in England. £10-£sixteen, till 22 Jun

S JuneThe Red Tree at Rosemary Branch – Featherweight current the London premiere of their adaptation of Shaun Tan’s award-profitable image guide the place motion, visuals, puppetry and unique music mix to inform a narrative of inauspicious emotions and extraordinary landscapes. £10/£H, 7pm and eight.45pm

S JuneThe Summer Book at Unicorn Theatre – Set on a distant island in Finland, six yr-previous Sophia and her grandmother whereas away the summer time months collectively, and regularly a fierce but understated love emerges between the 2. £10-£sixteen, till 29 June

H JuneMeeting Mr Boom at artsdepot – A reside music and dance present that may inflate earlier than your eyes, taking you on a journey of discovery upon an inflatable set. £S, noon and 3pm

eleven JuneMoonminsummer Madness at Polka Theatre – Puppetry, reside music and humour convey Tove Jansson’s a lot-liked Moomins to life on stage. £thirteen.50/£N, till sixteen August

15 JuneA Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Rose Theatre Kingston — Children are invited to deliver their teddies alongside for the present, which incorporates a sing-alongside, adopted by a rendition of The Carnival of The Animals, and after the efficiency youngsters can check out the devices. £12/£10, 3pm

21 JuneTwelfth Night: Reimagined at Regents Park Open Air Theatre — An introduction to Shakespeare’s tragicomedy for anybody six years and older. £15, till 12 July

25 JuneSkitterbang Island at Polka Theatre — Storm, shipwreck and journey awaits and a courageous little woman, misplaced on an island, meets a really curious creature and joins a story of discovery and friendship. £eleven/£H.50, till sixteen August

30 JuneThe Elephantom at New London Theatre — Following a bought-out run at National Theatre’s pop-up efficiency area, The Elephantom stomps and wallops into the West End with a mixture of puppetry, motion, dance, music. £15-£20, till S September

An August Bank Holiday Lark at Rose Theatre Kingston

An August Bank Holiday Lark at Rose Theatre Kingston

Drama

O JuneDeal With It at Barons Court Theatre – Bootleg Theatre Company presents the world premiere of two performs by two award profitable writers: Cookie by Annie L. Cooper, and Torched by Roger Goldsmith. £H-£10, till H June

A JuneHeart at Ovalhouse – A political and sensual love story informed by means of bodily theatre and efficiency poetry.  Taking place between Durham and Tehran as a British and American orchestrated coup d’état destabilises a nation, a love triangle unravels. £10/£S, till S June

O JuneAn August Bank Holiday Lark at Rose Theatre Kingston — An idyllic summer time in 1914 rural Lancashire, however struggle is looming. A shifting and nostalgic drama set on the tipping level of conflict. £H-£25, till S June

H JuneFathers and Sons at Donmar Warehouse — Lyndsey Turner returns to the Donmar to direct Brian Friel’s dramatisation of Turgenev’s piece concerning the heartbreak of being a mother or father and the compromise of rising up. £S.50-£35, till 26 June

H JuneThe Love Project at artsdepot – Following on from a profitable Edinburgh debut, award-profitable firm Every Day current their verbatim piece with reference to love, created from interviews with on a regular basis individuals. £12/£10, S.30pm

S JuneSkylight at Wyndham’s Theatre — Starring Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy, this play a few schoolteacher who receives an sudden go to from her former lover, is certain to be fashionable. £22.25-£sixty four.seventy five, till 23 August

H JuneHouse of Bernarda Alba at King’s Head Theatre — Ecclesia presents their debut London present a few family that lives in a joyless and bleak house following the demise of its patriarch. £15/£12, till 29 June

N JuneThings We Do For Love at Churchill Theatre Bromley — Natalie Imbruglia stars on this Alan Ayckbourn play about three households filled with buddies, lovers and adversaries. £eleven.ninety-£36.ninety, till 14 June

10 JunePunching Jane at The Courtyard – Set within the seedy backstreets of 18th Century London, Punching Jane follows a gaggle of prostitutes who, because the time dictated in working class Britain, settle their disagreements with an after-hour naked knuckle boxing match. £14/£eleven, till 29 June

10 JuneThe Devil & Stepashka at The Space – Russian landowner, Zhenya, sows wild oats with certainly one of his peasant women, however places all of it behind him when he marries – or so he believes. £thirteen/£10, till 20 June

eleven JuneEnduring Song at Southwark Playhouse — It’s 1096 and a younger French Knight units out on the First Crusade, leaving a damaged household behind him. Enduring Song is a historic epic about love, hope and household, staged within the spherical and with conventional Corsican polyphonic songs. £10-£18, till H July

eleven JuneKhandan (Family) at Royal Court Theatre — A play about custom and ambition, Khandan follows widowed matriarch Jeeto and her eldest son, Pal, who’s struggling together with his new position as head of the family. £20/£10, till 28 June

12 JuneRed Forest at Young Vic – Belarus Free Theatre return with a brand new manufacturing, created from extraordinary true tales from around the globe centring on man-made destruction and woven along with video and reside music. £10-£19.50, till H July

thirteen JuneAdler & Gibb at Royal Court Theatre – Adler & Gibb by Tim Crouch tells the story of a raid – on a home, a life, a actuality and a legacy. £10-£32, till H July

18 JuneEast of Berlin at Southwark Playhouse — The previous catches up with Rudi when he discovers his father was a Nazi SS physician at Auschwitz. Then he meets Sarah, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, as he’s pressured to confront his father. £10-£18, till 12 July

18 JuneOur Shadows Walk at Etcetera Theatre – Ben has been informed he has dedicated excessive treason. He is aware of he didn’t do it – however they’ve received it on tape. Unfinished Business Theatre Company current Our Shadows Walk by Danny Pegg. £thirteen.50/£10, till 28 June

20 JuneWonderland at Hampstead Theatre – Beth Steel’s drama takes a take a look at the clashing ideologies in the course of the Miners’ Strike in 1984 and presents the turbulent occasions that reworked the nation – from the corridors of Westminster to the coal faces of Nottinghamshire. £15-£32, till 26 July

24 JuneThe Intruder and Bald Prima Donna at Arcola Theatre – Arcola Ala-Turka presents a double invoice of symbolist and absurd items of European Theatre. £N/£S, till 28 June

Hobson's Choice at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Hobson’s Choice at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Contemporary

P June100 Acts of Minor Dissent at National Theatre – Mark Thomas has set himself the duty of committing one hundred Acts of Minor Dissent within the area of a yr. He catalogues all the things from the smallest and silliest gesture to the grandest confrontations and the outcomes are subversive, primarily authorized and infrequently inspiring. £20/£15, S.30pm

A JuneAn Interview with Gaddafi at Waterloo East Theatre – The dramatic story, based mostly on actual life occasions, of the journalist who risked every little thing to attempt to expose the reality behind the change within the 2011 Libyan regime. £15/£thirteen, till 29 June

O JuneMugs Arrows at Old Red Lion Theatre – Third Man Theatre presents Mugs Arrows by Eddie Elks, a surreal black comedy set in very odd environment – the native pub. £10-£15, till 21 June

A JuneThe Inner Life of Sophie Taylor at The Space – A fusion of bodily expression and drama; this can be a play for grown-ups about artwork, compromise and the weird, fraught, comedian nature of life with young children. £10/£H, till S June

A JuneDinner at Compass Theatre – At the ceremonial dinner from hell, Paige serves up a menu of Primordial SoupApocalypse of Lobster adopted by Frozen Waste. In this darkish satirical comedy, revenge is a dish greatest served icy chilly. £12, till S June

H JuneMr Burns at Almeida Theatre – Mr Burns asks how the tales we inform make us the individuals we’re, explores the boundaries between pop and excessive tradition and, when society has crumbled, imagines the longer term for America’s most well-known household. £N-£36, till 26 July

10 JuneWinky at Soho Theatre — “Neil Yaniky, a born loser, strongly suspects his yugly sister Winky to be his metaphorical oatmeal-crapper. Spurred alongside by self-assist mantras, erotic fantasies and goals of internal peace, Neil returns residence to confront his sister.” £12.50/£10, till 15 June

10 JuneCyrano of Brixton at Jack Studio Theatre – Cyrano De Bergerac, the lengthy nosed legend is shifting from seventeenth century France to modern-day south London on this thrilling adaptation by Kevin Lee. £14/£eleven, till 14 June

10 JuneSuper Premiums Soft Double Vanilla Rich at arts depot — A new work by Japan’s most enjoyable director Toshiki Okada. Set in a grocery store, this present explores Japanese consumerism utilizing darkish humour, motion and a soundscape of C-pop and JS Bach. £15, till eleven June

eleven JuneKlook’s Last Stand at Park Theatre – Written and directed by the critically acclaimed Ché Walker, this manufacturing combines soulful music with a shifting story about two drifters who make a tentative stab at love. £12-£19.50, till S July

eleven JuneOur Fathers at Battersea Arts Centre – A journey by way of fatherhood previous and current, filled with comedy and emotion. £12/£N, till 14 June

eleven JuneTravesty at Ovalhouse — A punked-up, damaged-down drag present about patriarchy and man’s inhumanity to lady. £H, till 14 June

12 JuneHobson’s Choice at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre – A comedy from the cobbles of Lancashire, set to the sights and sounds of the sixties, Mark Benton performs bombastic boot-store proprietor Henry Horatio Hobson. £25-£forty five, till 12 July

18 JuneThe Forensics of a Flat at Camden People’s Theatre – A dissection of a constructing and its surrounding space, Francesca Millican-Slater tells tales about her beloved flat, the world it stands in, what it was, what it’ll grow to be and the people who have populated it. £12/£10, till 19 June

20 JuneThe Valley of Astonishment at Young Vic — Imagine a world the place each sound has a color, the place each color has a style, the place the quantity H is a fats woman. This new play explores the fascinating experiences of actual individuals who see the world in a really totally different mild. £10-£35, till 12 July

24 JuneMarriage at Jack Studio Theatre – Marriage is Gogol’s absurd farce about want, matchmakers, Imperial Russian velocity courting and far else in addition to. £14/£eleven, till 12 July

24 JuneDead … But Happy at Barons Court Theatre — Marc Ermisch’s play is a difficult philosophical piece which ponders the idea of an afterlife and whether or not it’s related within the pursuit of dwelling a fulfilled life. £12/£10, till 29 June

24 JuneCurious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Gielgud Theatre — This sensible manufacturing returns to the West End, this time at Gielgud Theatre following Apollo Theatre’s ceiling collapse final yr We extremely advocate it when you haven’t seen it already. £15-£eighty five, till 14 February 2015

25 JuneTransforming Stories at Ovalhouse – A triple invoice of three new Queer commissions, introduced in-improvement. £H, till 28 June

27 JuneLong Story Short at Pleasance – Long Story Short sheds new mild on the ever-growing velocity of our digital lives and illuminates the implications of such a local weather asking, “what’s subsequent?”. 312/£10, till 28 June

30 JuneHow To Make Your Soul Grow at Arcola Theatre – Arcola Youth Theatre current three new items devised by the corporate, and impressed by the brief tales of Kurt Vonnegut. £N/£S, till P July

Killing Roger at Pleasance Theatre

Killing Roger at Pleasance Theatre

Alternative

P JuneKilling Roger at Pleasance Theatre — Could you kill somebody? Using life-sized puppetry and unique stay music, this new play raises one of many most essential questions of our era in a shifting story of an previous man and a boy at reverse finish of their lives. £12/£10, till H June

A JuneThe Flying Roast Goose at Blue Elephant Theatre – A story about meals, survival and hope, advised via the eyes of a Cantonese chef and her, um, pet goose and set in warfare-torn Hong Kong in the course of the Japanese occupation within the Nineteen Forties. £H.50-£12, till 21 June

A JuneOpus No 7 at Barbican – Considered one among Russia’s most influential directorial voices, Dmitry Krymov presents a private world the place objects, sounds and other people can change within the blink of an eye fixed. £30, till 14 June

20 JuneMacbeth by RIFT at a secret east London location — Overnight Macbeth in a secret east London location? Unsurprisingly, many tickets for this occasion have already bought out however in the event you’re prepared to splash out on a deluxe ticket you’ll be able to nonetheless head alongside – for the worth you’ll get your personal meals, drink and  the “softest mattress in all of Borduria”. £forty, till sixteen August

What are you planning on seeing on stage in London this June? Seeing one thing not listed right here? Tell us within the feedback O:30 pm – Source: londonist.com
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