We Recommend: Performing Arts

Pericles (Périclès, Prince de Tyr) – Cheek by Jowl

Fri 6 - Sat 21 Apr

Barbican Centre

Featuring Barbican Artistic Associate Cheek by Jowl’s French ensemble, Pericles is directed by Declan Donnellan, awarded the Golden Lion of Venice for his lifetime achievement in theatre. They produce their first Shakespeare in French with English Surtitles

Performing Arts

Effet Bekkerell – Groupe Bekkerell

Thu 19 - Sun 22 Apr


Part riot-girl pop song, part circus spectacle, The Bekkrell Effect is both comic and revealing. The show swings between acrobatics and poetry, falling and flying, in a performance as energetic as a nuclear reaction.

Performing Arts

DFS by Cécilia Bengolea & François Chaignaud

Mon 23 - Tue 24 Apr

Sadler's Wells

From vibrant dancehall rhythms to melodic vocal harmonies, with some rap thrown in for good measure, DFS plays with the combinations of these music styles and their dance counterparts to create something new and unusual.

Performing Arts

Week 53 – Hikikomori – The Shelter

Thu 17 - Fri 18 May

The Lowry

Hikikomori - The Shelter is a futuristic story, suitable for all ages, structured around an original sound design and presented by Joris Matthieu and Haut et Court Collective, as part of the Institut français' theatre programme, En Scène!

Performing Arts

School of Moon – Eric Minh Cuong Castaing / UK Premiere

Sun 20 May

The Lowry

On a luminous stage, children, small robots and a grown-up couple engage in a zero gravity slow moving dance, smoothly reaching a climax of rhythm and fury. This project choreographed by Eric Minh Cuong Castaing is supported by En Scène!

Performing Arts

Nao Nao – Le Vent des Forges

Sat 2 - Sun 3 Jun

The Studio Edinburgh

Não is a mischievous little boy made of clay who discovers a world of mud, water and talc. Set in a mini amphitheatre of beautifully crafted wood and metal, this tender and humorous performance, explores the sensory and messy escapades of young children.

14-18, Performing Arts

Isabelle Huppert reads Sade

Sat 9 Jun

Southbank Centre

In Sade’s remarkable and enduringly shocking novels, Justine and Juliette are two sisters with opposite destinies: one lost in virtue, the other triumphant in vice.The amoral energy of Sade’s worlds is brought viscerally to the present by Isabelle Huppert.

Performing Arts