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This week’s round-up of events from Oracle

Knife Edge – see review
Royal Court Theatre | 01  – 02 August 2016

Sometimes life cuts deep. Sometimes life needs a slap.

A girl with no name, hungry for life, fights to tell her story. Immerse yourself in a darkly comic world, and join her on a journey of discovery, culminating in a culinary coming-together of cast and audience.

Knife Edge is a play about fear, food and family that begins with a murder and ends with a feast.

See review

Doors 19:30 – 21:30

Tickets from £10

Royal Court  Theatre
Sloane Square
London SW1W 8AS
020 7565 5000

Hello London, Hello Barbados
Museum of London Docklands |13 – 14 August 2016

Get ready for a carnival on the Docks at this vibrant family weekend.

Join the golden anniversary for Barbados, with a special 50 years of Independence festival. Taking inspiration from the Bajan festival Crop Over we will be hosting an array of Caribbean culture. Enjoy exciting performances and workshops of traditional and modern music, dance, crafts and storytelling. Plus, visit our temporary exhibition of objects and photographs representing Barbados today, created by a local community group. There’s something for the whole family to enjoy at this vibrant festival weekend.

Entry Free

Museum of London Docklands
No.1 WarehouseWest
West India Quay
London E14 4AL
020 7001 9844

Now We Are Here
Young Vic | 20 – 30 July 2016

A true story of four refugees: Michael, Mir, Desmond, and Tammy. They have come to Britain to escape wars and persecution. Their tales are woven together into a heartbreaking story of the pursuit of freedom: Freezing temperatures, an alien culture and a fight for a new life

Created by refugees in collaboration with Deanna Rodger, Ian Rickson, and Imogen Brodie

Performances Monday – Saturday: 19:00
(Except Friday 29 July)

Tickets Free

Young Vic
66 The Cut
Waterloo SE1 8LZ
020 7922 2922

The Trial
Young Vic | To 22 August 2016

Josef K’s 35th birthday begins with a knock on his door from three sinister agents. They’re from an unidentified agency, here to arrest him for unidentified crimes.

But this is no birthday prank – this is life or death.

So begins K’s dark descent into a waking nightmare of bizarre humiliations and compulsive procedures.

Running time 120 minutes (no interval)
Performance 19:30

Tickets from £10.00

Young Vic
66 The Cut
020 7922 2922

Pigs and Dogs
Royal Court Theatre | 20 Jul – 30 Jul 2016

A very short, very political play by Caryl Churchill.

“You western-backed goats.  They forced us into slavery and killed millions. Now they want us to accept the sinfulness of homos.
It shall not work.”

In 2014 Uganda passed an Anti-Homosexuality Act. This short startling play looks at what lies behind it.

How does a white woman manage this political minefield?

Running time 10 minutes
Tickets £5

Royal Court Theatre
50 -51 Sloane Square
London SW1W 8AS
020 7565 5000

Vamos Cuba!
Sadler’s Wells | 26 July – 21 August 2016

The show is set in the crazy chaos of Havana airport, where families are parted, lovers reunited, and time flies when you’re having fun. In this place of new beginnings and old romances, where reality calls and dreams take flight, we experience the joys and vibrancy of Cuban life with all the passion and humour that embodies the Cuban spirit.

Vamos Cuba! This play is an exuberant mix of traditional and modern dance styles including salsa, rumba, cha-cha-cha, and reggaeton. There is a live band led by Julito Padron, a DJ and a cast of the hottest dancers Cuba has to offer.
Saturday Matinees: 12, 19, 26 November

Performance 19:30

Tickets from £12

Sadler’s Wells Theatre
Rosebery Avenue
London, EC1R 4TN
020 7863 8000

Trafalgar Studios | 26th Jul to Sat 27th Aug 2016

‘No, Alice, I don’t want to become a man, I just want to stop trying to be a woman.’
A bittersweet comedy about gender, sexuality and being a long way from home.

It’s New Year in Rotterdam, and Alice has finally plucked up the courage to email her parents and tell them she’s gay. But before she can hit send, her girlfriend reveals that he has always identified as a man and now wants to start living like one.

Now Alice must face a question she never thought she’d ask, does this mean she’s straight?

Performance 19:45
Matinee 15:00

Tickets from £32

Trafalgar Studios
14 Whitehall
0844 871 7632

Bitches by Bola Agbaje
Finborough Theatre | 06 -20 August 2016

Bitches is a two-hander about running a YouTube channel. It follows teenage friends Funke and Cleo as they set up ‘Sons of Bitches’ with the hopes of getting rich quick but everything starts to fall apart when a meme of Funke’s mum goes viral.

Performance 19:30
Matinee 15.00
Thursdays & Saturdays

Tickets from £10 0844 847 1652

Finborough Theatre
18 Finborough Rd
London SW10 9ED
0844 847 1652

Mandela Trilogy
Royal Festival Hall | 31 Aug – 03 Sept 2016

The life of Nelson Mandela is brought to the stage in an epic operatic tribute. It follows Mandela from tribal initiation rites on the banks of the Mbashe River and heady and rebellious jazz-fuelled days in Sophiatown, to incarceration and reflection on Robben Island and finally freedom and liberation.

Peter Louis van Dijk: Mandela Trilogy, Act 1
Mike Campbell: Mandela Trilogy, Act 2
Peter Louis van Dijk: Mandela Trilogy, Act 3

Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra
12 ensemble
Tim Murray conductor, 31 Aug, 1 & 3 Sep
Alex Fokken’s conductor, 2 Sep
Cape Town Opera Chorus
Michael Williams director, librettist

Tickets from £15

Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London SE1 8XX
020 7960 4200

Pigeon English
Ambassadors Theatre | 26 Sept -22 Nov 2016

Pigeon English looks at the sometimes harsh reality of adulthood in modern-day Britain. Inspired by one of the most compelling events in modern history.

In the shadows of concrete, high-rises, eleven-year-old Harri is walking on a tightrope towards manhood. Events quickly spiral out of his control and the world will never be the same again.

This play contains strong language.

Running time 90 minutes
Performance 19:30
Matinee 14:30

Tickets from £17.50

Ambassadors Theatre
West St
020 7395 5405

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