Evening events, Theatre, Physical theatre

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Biko's Quest

Biko's Quest uses dance, music and text in a large cast performance to tell the story of inspirational anti-apartheid campaigner Steve Biko.

The Albany, London SE8

Wed 15 Oct

£12 / 020 8692 4446

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Thu 16 Oct

£12 / 020 8692 4446

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Blood Wedding

  • Directed by: Kim Charnock
  • Written by: Lorca

Aerial company RoguePlay Theatre presents a highly physical version of Federico Lorca's darkly poetic drama in which fates and family feuds combine to destroy the happiness of a young bride. Directed by Kim Charnock and Laura Meehan.

CAST, Doncaster

Fri 14 Nov

£12 (£10) / 01302 303959

  • 19:45

The Castle, Wellingborough

Tue 18 Nov

£12 ( £10; £10; £10; Children £10 under 18s) / 01933 270007

  • 19:30

Circomedia, Bristol

Thu 30 Oct

£10 ( £8; £8; Children £8 under 16s) / 0117 924 7615

  • 19:30

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Burq Off

Autobiographical one-woman show written and performed by Nadia P Manzoor.

The Cockpit, London NW8

Tue 9 Sep

£18 (£12) / 020 7258 2925

  • 20:00

Wed 10 Sep

£18 (£12) / 020 7258 2925

  • 20:00

Thu 11 Sep

£18 (£12) / 020 7258 2925

  • 20:00
…and 3 more dates until 14 Sep

Chalk About

Tackle the big questions of life – about identity and the meaning of it all – in this physical performance using mixed media props (including chalk outlines, as it were). Christine Devaney and Leandro Kee perform. Ages 8+.

Lincoln Drill Hall

Wed 22 Oct

£8 (£6; Children £6) / 01522 873894

  • 18:00

Thu 23 Oct

£8 (£6; Children £6) / 01522 873894

  • 18:00

The Circus of Horrors: London after Midnight

Circus performers from around the world get creepy as the Circus of Horror brings a whole new cast of characters (plus old favourites) on tour.

The Assembly, Leamington Spa

Sat 15 Nov

£22.50 / 0845 888 7581

  • 19:00

Sun 16 Nov

£22.50 / 0845 888 7581

  • 19:00

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Mon 3 Nov

£25 / 020 8561 8371

Broxbourne Civic Hall, Hoddesdon

Mon 24 Nov

£18–£22

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Cirque Berserk

A large-scale family circus show with jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, musicians and stuntmen. Highlights include Hercules the strongman, award-winning clown Tweedy and a hair-raising motorcycle routine from Globe of Death.

King's Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 26 Jan 2015

£19–£42 / 0844 871 7648

Tue 27 Jan 2015

£19–£42 / 0844 871 7648

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£19–£42 / 0844 871 7648

New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Mon 9 Feb 2015

£19–£27 / 0844 871 7646

Tue 10 Feb 2015

£19–£27 / 0844 871 7646

Darker Materials

Swedish performance storyteller Mikael Oberg embarks on wild and riotous adventures of over-enthusiastic heroes and malevolent spirits. Ages 14+.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Mon 15 Sep

Soho Upstairs

£9 (£7) / 020 7478 0100

  • 20:00 – 22:15

Deranged (Over 14s)

An exciting piece of verbatim physical theatre telling the real stories of mental health patients in our communities. You will hear stories of people with determined optimism, despite often facing very bleak circumstances.

The Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton

Wed 10 Dec

£7 (£6; £5) / 01823 414141

  • 19:30

Thu 11 Dec

£7 (£6; £5) / 01823 414141

  • 19:30

Disabled Theater

Choreographer Jérôme Bel’s Disabled Theater is a collaboration between Bel and the disabled actors of Zurich’s Theater HORA, Switzerland’s best-known professional theatre.

Tramway, Glasgow

Fri 17 Oct

£15 (£12) / 0845 330 3501

  • 19:30

Sat 18 Oct

£15 (£12) / 0845 330 3501

  • 19:30

The Dragon

The city of Lasia is besieged by a dragon and ruled over with an iron fist by a charismatic leader and his army. Through the darkness, a hero appears. Modern retelling of the George and the Dragon myth, written and devised by the cast.

The Rag Factory, London E1

Fri 12 Sep

£6 / 020 7183 3048

  • 19:30 – 20:30

Sat 13 Sep

£6 / 020 7183 3048

  • 19:30 – 20:30

Sun 14 Sep

£6 / 020 7183 3048

  • 19:30 – 20:30
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Embrace

Promenade performance inspired by the Indian legend of Amrita Devi. Featuring aerial, shadow theatre and installation, Embrace asks how far are we prepared to go to stand up for our beliefs. Ages 8+.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Wed 8 Oct

£12 (£10) / 0131 554 8923

Meet at North Gate entrance on Inverleith Place.

Thu 9 Oct

£12 (£10) / 0131 554 8923

Meet at North Gate entrance on Inverleith Place.

Fri 10 Oct

£12 (£10) / 0131 554 8923

Meet at North Gate entrance on Inverleith Place.

Sat 11 Oct

£12 (£10) / 0131 554 8923

Meet at North Gate entrance on Inverleith Place.

Fall Out & Club Red

Two nights of inspiring, devised physical theatre exploring themes of conflict. Fall Out is presented as part of The Physical Fellowship, the UK's only Physical Theatre Festival exclusively for young people, produced and directed by Highly Sprung.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Wed 22 Oct

£2–£5 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:00

Thu 23 Oct

£2–£5 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:00

Gloriator

Angus Barr directs a clown show devised and performed by French-English female double-act Spitz & Co. This low-budget two-hander is heroically inspired by Ridley Scott's film Gladiator.

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Sat 15 Nov

£12 (£10) / 01527 577330

  • 19:30

Halo By Flame Oz

Four circus artists create patterns and textures in the air using LED hula hoops, juggling clubs and technology displays.

Various Venues, Hull

Fri 5 Sep

High Street

Free

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Sat 6 Sep

High Street

Free

  • 21:00 – 23:00

Ignition

A show created in just four days and comprising 12 young performers. Directed by Scott Graham.

Stratford Circus, London E15

Sat 1 Nov

£5 / 0844 357 2625

  • 19:30
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In Time o' Strife

  • Directed by: Imogen Knight
  • Written by: Michael John McCarthy (music)

National Theatre of Scotland present a re-imagining of this rarely performed classic.

Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen

Tue 23 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 01224 647647

  • 19:30

Wed 24 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 01224 647647

  • 19:30

Thu 25 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 01224 647647

  • 19:30

The Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford

Tue 30 Sep

£11–£26.50 / 01865 305305

  • 19:30

Wed 1 Oct

£11–£26.50 / 01865 305305

  • 19:30

Thu 2 Oct

£11–£26.50 / 01865 305305

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 4 Oct

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Tue 14 Oct

£12.50–£15 (£2–£9) / 0141 429 0022

  • 19:30

Wed 15 Oct

£12.50–£15 (£2–£9) / 0141 429 0022

  • 19:30

Thu 16 Oct

£12.50–£15 (£2–£9) / 0141 429 0022

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 18 Oct

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John Newton: Amazing Grace

Told through word, folk song, and physical theatre, John Newton's remarkable life is laid out, describing his transformation from slave ship captain to church leader and author of arguably the most famous hymn ever written.

The Elgiva, Chesham

Tue 16 Sep

£10 (£8) / 01494 582900

  • 19:30

Kinesonic

Surreal steampunk fairytale featuring a mix of high skill circus, slapstick comedy and innovative music making.

Lincoln Drill Hall

Wed 29 Oct

£8 (£6; Children £6; Family £22) / 01522 873894

  • 19:00

Thu 30 Oct

£8 (£6; Children £6; Family £22) / 01522 873894

  • 19:00

Fri 31 Oct

£8 (£6; Children £6; Family £22) / 01522 873894

  • 19:00

Little Jokes

BBC award-winner Seamus Collins brings Edward Lear's much loved nonsense poetry to life in this dark and magical piece of new writing from Chatterbox Theatre.

The MAC, Belfast

Thu 4 Sep

£15 ( £13) / 028 9023 5053

  • 20:00

Fri 5 Sep

£15 ( £13) / 028 9023 5053

  • 20:00

The Little Soldiers

Theatre Re presents an absurdist drama with live music, in which two brothers' constant fighting leads them both towards mutual destruction.

Derby Theatre

Fri 17 Oct

£9 / 01332 593939

  • 20:00

Square Chapel Arts, Halifax

Wed 15 Oct

£11; £9 disabled ( £9; £9; Children £9 under 16s) / 01422 349422

  • 20:00
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London International Mime Festival

A programme which celebrates innovative wordless performance in the realms of circus, dance, performance art and beyond.

Linbury Studio Theatre At Royal Opera House, London WC2E

Tue 13 Jan 2015

Phone for prices / 020 7304 4000

  • 19:45

Wed 14 Jan 2015

Phone for prices / 020 7304 4000

  • 19:45

Thu 15 Jan 2015

Phone for prices / 020 7304 4000

  • 19:45
…and 5 more dates until 20 Jan 2015

London Wonderground

A smorgasbord of curiosities back for its third year at the Southbank Centre. Highlights include headline show LIMBO, as well as your fair share of cabaret, comedy and theatre.

The London Wonderground Spiegeltent, SE1

Wed 10 Sep

£12.50 / 0844 545 8282

Tongue Fu & Hunting Pigs - Double Bill

The Man Who Thought The Moon Would Fall Out Of The Sky:The Letter Room

Using physical theatre, new writing, live music, film and shadow puppetry, the tale is told by a gang of musicians and storytellers who stumble across a 19th century man's life in a scrapbook.

Theatre Royal, Wakefield

Mon 3 Nov

£9–£13 (Children £5 ages 15-25) / 01924 211311

  • 19:30

A Midsummer Night's Dream (As You Like It)

  • Directed by: Dmitry Krymov
  • Written by: William Shakespeare

A witty retelling of Shakespeare's comedy from the director Dmitry Krymov, featuring large puppets, ballerinas and an opera singer. Performed in Russian with English surtitles.

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Wed 12 Nov

Barbican Theatre

£16–£36 / 020 7638 8891

  • 19:45 – 21:30

Thu 13 Nov

Barbican Theatre

£16–£36 / 020 7638 8891

  • 19:45 – 21:30

Fri 14 Nov

Barbican Theatre

£16–£36 / 020 7638 8891

  • 19:45 – 21:30

Sat 15 Nov

Barbican Theatre

£16–£36 / 020 7638 8891

  • 19:45 – 21:30

Not Until We Are Lost

Ockham's Razor presents a series of short stories exploring what it means to be lost. Featuring physical theatre, aerial and circus skills and dance.

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Thu 18 Dec

£15 / 01223 357851

  • 20:00

Fri 19 Dec

£15 / 01223 357851

  • 20:00

Sat 20 Dec

£15 / 01223 357851

  • 20:00

Sun 21 Dec

£15 / 01223 357851

  • 20:00
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