Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:12:59 +0000
£7, concessions £5
As part of the Garage Season in the Bloomsbury Studio, Drama Society & UCLU Stage Crew present an amateur production of All In One.
The year is 1982. Captain Birdseye rules the waves. He also rules the hearts and minds of every child in Europe. At the annual Captain’s jamboree, whither thousands of kids sailed in order to sit at the Captain’s table, a small fry falls in love with a prize catch. Phil finds himself at the mercy of none other than Mel, the daughter of the Captain himself. Fast-tracked into Captain Birdseye’s management scheme, Phil finds himself at the helm of the world-renowned TV ads. A difficult galosh to fill. Mel, meanwhile, maintains a mysterious power over the company. When Phil’s first big advert is premiered, things start to get a bit fishy.
This piece of new writing mixes the absurd with the natural. It’s a love story tangled up in Captain Birdseye’s fishy nets. Charting a fifteen-year relationship across the high seas, nestled in the bearded friendliness of a national treasure, ‘All in One’ will leave you with a golden crunch.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 10:56:22 +0000A Winter's Evening With SongdogBloomsbury StudioFriday, 2 December 2016BOOKINGTickets: £10 Performance times: Fri, 2nd December at 7:30pmSongdog is a vehicle for the dark, folk-tinged songs of Lyndon Morgans (originally from Blackwood in South Wales), with accompaniment from Karl Woodward (banjo/mandolin/harmonica), Dave Paterson (accordion/percussion) and Jasper Salmon (violin). Their recent single ‘It’s Not A Love Thing’ has been played on BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music, and is a trailer for Songdog’s next album, 'Joy Street'. 'Joy Street' was recorded at Manchester’s Airtight Studios with Nigel Stonier in the producer chair (his other production credits include Fairport Convention, Joan Baez and Thea Gilmore) and is due for release early 2017. Songdog’s last album was the critically-acclaimed 'Last Orders at Harry's Bar'; earlier Songdog releases included ‘A Life Eroding’, ‘A Wretched Sinner's Song’, ‘The Time Of Summer Lightning’, ‘Haiku’ and ‘The Way of the World’. The music has received praise from the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Robert Wyatt. Previous live dates include St Pancras Old Church, Kings Place, O2 Indigo, Bloomsbury Theatre, Bush Hall, Union Chapel and ICA and appearances at UK and international festivals. Plus special guest Lorraine Wood What they say about Songdog: 'A unique talent and one of the best out there.' Jeremy Searle, Maverick 'Lyndon Morgans, the singer-songwriter at the heart and helm of Songdog, is a latterday Beat poet, a Welsh Jacques Brel ...Both as a lyricist and songwriter he's absolutely in command of his art.' 'Songdog are the most beautifully sardonic and poetic force ever to emerge from Blackwood, Wales...A canny sense of mischief lurks within.' Gavin Martin, The Mirror 'Darkly melancholic songs reflecting on a life of lust, pain, hedonism, betrayal, lost opportunities and good times.' Nigel Williamson, Uncut “Lyndon Morgans's lyrics are as evocative as ever...magical songs...” James McNair, Mojo “Their music is dark and sinister and beautiful and Lyndon’s songs are by turns sexy, scary, funny, creepy, heartbreaking and usually always brilliant.” Allan Jones (Editor), Uncut “Like Nick Cave, he sings as if the world’s end is nigh, and does so convincingly” Q “Glacier-paced folk noir...the storytelling hints at a real gravity.” NME www.songdog.co.uk www.facebook.com/SongdogUKwww.youtube.com/bravetales [...]
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 12:25:27 +0000
Free - registration reccomended
To mark the 150th anniversary of the novel Crime and Punishment, the Inaugural Dostoevsky Day UK is dedicated to UCL-SSEES colleagues and late friends: Professor Emeritus Isabel de Madariaga and the Poet Cameron Bain.
The opening event will take place on 11th November 2016 (on Dostoevsky’s birthday) at UCL's Bloomsbury Studio.
It will start at 10 am, free-admission. The morning programme of the DDUK consists of a screening of the documentary Great Russian Writers: Fyodor Dostoevsky by Kultur International Films. This screening will be followed by the premiere of a theatrical monologue Raskolnikov, which was especially created for our event, by the English actor Jonathan Curry
“How do you deal with guilt? With the knowledge that you have done something too terrible to confess? In this original solo performance based upon Dostoevsky’s ‘Crime and Punishment’, Jonathan Curry plays a Raskolnikov of the here and now, tormented by the reality of his actions, his sanity torn to shreds. Can there be any escape from facing up to his responsibility? Can he prove that he has the right to rise above law and morality? Or must he resign himself to his own inescapable humanity.” Jonathan Curry
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:26:21 +0000Mimi and the Mountain DragonBloomsbury StudioTuesday, 13 December 2016 to Saturday, 31 December 2016BOOKINGTickets: Adults £12, Children £10 Special offer for schools. This winter join Skewbald Theatre for a festive story packed full of adventure, snow and dragons! With lively songs, magical puppets and plenty of audience interaction. Round a campfire sit two storytellers with a thrilling tale to tell, that of Mimi and her Dragon........ High up in the snowy mountains of Switzerland the villagers of Dorta bang their drums, blow their horns and ring the bells to keep the fearsome Mountain Dragon away. But this year is different. One snowy morning Mimi discovers something extraordinary- a baby dragon sleeping in her woodshed! The little creature is lost and frightened but how did he get there and what happens when his mother comes looking for him? Mimi must be extremely brave if she is going to reach the Dragon’s castle at the very top of the mountain and return the baby to its mother. Skewbald magically bring to life Michael Morpurgo’s beautifully atmospheric tale of Mimi and the Mountain Dragon. Suitable for families and children aged 3+ and everyone who loves stories Running time 50 minutes www.skewbaldtheatre.com School showings of Mimi and the Mountain Dragon We have special school performances on the following dates at 10.30am and 1.30pm. You can download information and a booking form for our school performances here, or call us on 020 3108 1000 to book. Tues 13th December Wed 14th December Thurs 15th December Fri 16th December Mon 19th December Tues 20th December Wed 21st December School tickets £10 (Plus 1 free teacher/adult tickets for every 10 children). Special Discount! You may book the whole of the Bloomsbury Studio Theatre exclusively for your school. This allows you to bring two classes and their accompanying teachers/adults (maximum capacity 72) for the special rate of £550. [...]
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:27:43 +0000
See one of the UK’s most in-demand comedians as he does what he does best: hilariously squares off against life’s petty annoyances. From people who obnoxiously post motivational quotes on social media to those who urge you to put your phone in rice when you get it wet, Carl Hutchinson tackles a bunch of little, everyday issues in his latest show The Fixer.
Fresh from supporting Chris Ramsey on tour, join Carl as he attempts to put the world to rights in his brand new hour of stand-up.
'An absolute must… the next big thing' (Skinny).
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:28:45 +0000
£15 (£13 concs)