Evening events, Theatre, Physical theatre

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Brazouka

Brazouka UK The World Premiere of Braz Dos Santos' extraordinary true story from the toughest streets of Brazil. Sixteen dazzling dancers take audiences on a breathtaking journey of intense passion, sizzling sensuality, pulsing music and explosive energy. This unique dance drama is performed by Brazil's most thrilling…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£18 (£15) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Pirates of the Carabina: Flown

Choreographed chaos from the circus troupe, performing jaw-dropping stunts.

Derby Theatre

Fri 12 Sep

£12 / 01332 593939

  • 19:30

Sat 13 Sep

£12 / 01332 593939

  • 19:30

Blam!

  • 5 stars
  • Directed by: Kristjan Ingimarsson

A physical theatre performance about transforming a dull workplace into an environment filled with superheroes and aliens and featuring stunts and acrobatics.

Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Wed 20 Aug

£18 (£11) / 01253 290190

  • 20:00

Thu 21 Aug

£18 (£11) / 01253 290190

  • 20:00

Fri 22 Aug

£18 (£11) / 01253 290190

  • 20:00
…and 6 more dates until 31 Aug

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

Thu 24 Jul

£27.50 / 0844 545 8282

Limbo

Fri 25 Jul

£35 / 0844 545 8282

Limbo

Sat 26 Jul

£35 / 0844 545 8282

Limbo

…and 18 more dates until 10 Sep

Working Title: The Orpheus Project

Nomanstime Automatics London is a city state run by The Corporation. Faceless thugs roam the streets attacking people at random. In a world where paranoia is the common currency, who knows who to trust? A musician's search for his lost love… A corporate nightmare.. A fight against the machine… The Orpheus Project is a…

C Too, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

main house

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

main house

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

main house

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Amongst Millions

Pedro Goucha Gomes Moving beyond representation to embody only experience, Amongst Millions is a ritualistic work in which the body is used as a vehicle for protest against the injustice and hypocrisy resulting from the current social and economic crisis. In this critical and uncompromising performance, the educated…

Paradise in The Vault, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

The Annexe

£7 (£5) / 0131 510 0022

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

The Annexe

£7 (£5) / 0131 510 0022

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

The Annexe

£7 (£5) / 0131 510 0022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 10 Aug

First Draft

A physical theatre performance depicting a fast-paced world where two actors play 12 characters, jostling us with the vital questions of our time.

Camden People's Theatre, London NW1

Thu 21 Aug

£12 / 020 7419 4841

  • 19:30

Fri 22 Aug

£12 / 020 7419 4841

  • 19:30

Sat 23 Aug

£12 / 020 7419 4841

  • 19:30

Immortal Chi

Mixture of exhilarating martial arts, multimedia images and live music telling the story of a Tai Chi Master and his ultimate challenge.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sat 26 Jul

£16–£21 ( £64) / 01727 844488

  • 19:30

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Thu 24 Jul

£19.50–£23.50 / 020 8561 8371

  • 19:30

Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

Fri 25 Jul

£18–£22.50 / 01303 228600

Also on at:

Antigone

Teatro Instabile and Theandric Teatrononviolento (Italy) The show is a rite of transformation in which the conflict is brought to its tragic consequences. The story is directly extracted from Sophocles' Antigone, it is narrated following the original plot, but with simplified dialogues, and the introduction of pauses…

C, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

+2

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

+2

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

+2

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 25 Aug

Early Doors

Immersive theatre from Not Too Tame.

Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, London E2

Thu 24 Jul

£10; £8 adv / 020 7739 7170

  • 20:00 – 23:45

Fri 25 Jul

£10; £8 adv / 020 7739 7170

  • 20:00 – 23:45
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A Modernist Event

The Lincoln Company Combines a breathtaking new rendition of their popular avant-garde piece, Artaud: A Trilogy, with kitsch and quirky dada extravaganza, Gas Heart. Through the use of sensory exploitation, extreme physicality and surreal projections, a contemporary theatre of cruelty is born. You are invited to enter…

St Peter's Church, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

main theatre

£8.50 (£6.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

main theatre

£10.50 (£8.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

main theatre

£10.50 (£8.50)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Backstage

Spring Glory Cantonese Opera Workshop At the backstage of a Cantonese opera performance, a young reporter explores the brilliance of the traditional performing arts. With dazzling costumes, unique makeup, stylized movements, beautiful vocal technique, Backstage is performed by the famous maestro Mr Yuen Siu-Fai and his…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 6 Aug

Main Theatre

£8 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 7 Aug

Main Theatre

£8 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

Main Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 19 Aug

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 Orange

Electric Theatre Workshop Set in Scotland’s club scene past, with a cocktail of drunken, disgusting cruelty. A young man loses control of his tolerance for race, religion and faith in a tragedy about rural Scotland being invaded by the SDL. Zander loses his mum and he blames those Asian market sellers for his dad…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£14.50 (£9.50) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£14.50 (£9.50) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£14.50 (£9.50) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

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.

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Wed 22 Oct

Walker Theatre

£14 (£12) / 01743 281281

  • 19:30
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Boosters

Echoes Theatre Dancer, politician, footballer, painter: your life is yours to make of it what you will. When a closing prison door makes you something else, what can you be when it opens again? A chorus of characters come together to explore the limbo of prison life as society carries on beyond its walls. What effect…

The Zoo, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

The Aviary

£5 / 0131 662 6892

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

The Aviary

£5 / 0131 662 6892

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

The Aviary

£7 (£6) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 25 more dates until 31 Aug

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

Charmolypi

‘Charmolypi evokes a metaphysical reflection, expressed through the language of the body’ (Dziennik Teatralny). Loosely translated, charmolypi means ‘joyful sorrow’. In Greece, elderly people possess this quality due to life’s experience. Charmolypi was produced and premiered at the Grotowski Institute, Wroclaw, Poland.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 11 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 24 Aug

Circa: Beyond

From the circus company that brought you Wunderkammer and How Like An Angel comes an extraordinary and daring new cabaret show. Enter the deliciously surreal world of Beyond where Rubix cubes and white rabbits meld with jaw-dropping acrobatics as bodies fly and tumble through a curiouser and curiouser universe.

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

£12–£18.50 / 08445 458252

  • 19:00 – 20:00

Thu 31 Jul

£12–£18.50 / 08445 458252

  • 19:00 – 20:00

Fri 1 Aug

£12–£18.50 / 08445 458252

  • 19:00 – 20:00
…and 24 more dates until 25 Aug

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

Broxbourne Civic Hall, Hoddesdon

Mon 24 Nov

£18–£22

The Central Theatre, Chatham

Fri 7 Nov

£22 (£19.50)

  • 19:30

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Crazy In Love!

Physical modern circus-theatre and madcap comedy are combined in this show from Joli Vyann, inspired by Shakespeare's romantic characters in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Cleaver Square, London SE11

Fri 29 Aug

Free

  • 17:00

Max Roach Park, London SW9

Fri 15 Aug

Free

  • 17:00

Peckham Square, London SE15

Sat 23 Aug

Free

  • 17:00

Also on at:

East

Tin Man Company A raucous tale of life in the East End of London. Mike, Les, and Sylv deal with the very real possibility that their futures are being played in front of them by their parents. Combating boredom with sex and violence, they each try to find a better way although their varying degrees of success mean that…

Paradise in The Vault, Edinburgh

Wed 6 Aug

The Vault

£7 (£5) / 0131 510 0022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 7 Aug

The Vault

£7 (£5) / 0131 510 0022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

The Vault

£7 (£5) / 0131 510 0022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 10 Aug

En Attendant Godot (Waiting For Godot)

  • Written by: Samuel Beckett

A colourful, beautifully choreographed and movingly performed version of Samuel Beckett's famous play from Theatre NoNo, one of France's most exciting theatre troupes steeped in the clown and cabaret tradition.

Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen

Thu 31 Jul

£13 (£11) / 028 6632 5440

  • 19:00

Fri 1 Aug

£13 (£11) / 028 6632 5440

  • 19:00

Sat 2 Aug

£13 (£11) / 028 6632 5440

  • 19:00

Endurance

Created and performed by over 20 women living in Glasgow, Endurance imagines and recreates the historical and personal stories of Commonwealth sportswomen from across the world.

The Arches, Glasgow

Thu 24 Jul

£7 (£5) / 0141 565 1000

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 19:00

Fri 25 Jul

£7 (£5) / 0141 565 1000

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 19:00

Sat 26 Jul

£7 (£5) / 0141 565 1000

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 19:00

Sun 27 Jul

£7 (£5) / 0141 565 1000

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 19:00

Forever Young

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Voices of a shattered generation are brought to life in this poignant and powerful collection of poetry, prose, and songs exploring the horror, hope and wit that emerged from the First World War. Personal testimonies, letters and diary extracts are punctuated by popular songs from the era. Music…

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

Amphitheatre

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

Amphitheatre

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

Amphitheatre

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 23 Aug back to top