This week’s round-up of events from Oracle
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Camden People’s Theatre | 8-9, 12-13, 15-16 August 2016
Part of the Camden Fringe Festival.
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Amy Jones from Brixton, is an emotionally charged girl with a strong political heart. Amy challenges the injustices of the world; where war rips communities apart, equality isn’t universal and your biggest enemies are sometimes the very ones who brought you into the world.
Camden People’s Theatre
58-60 Hampstead Road
020 7419 4841
Old Street station | To 12 Aug 2016
Old masters on new a canvas – Toast.
Literary these are slices of Toast with artwork recreated with food by the masters such as Van Gogh.
The artwork is on window display until 12 August
Old Street Underground station
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.
Museum of London Docklands
West India Quay
London E14 4AL
020 7001 9844CTRL ALT DEL
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Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre | 11 Aug – 11 Sept 2016
This story is told from the perspective of an angry twelve-year-old girl, who shares her secrets with her cat.
Set during the period of the WWII, the GI’s arrive: the lonesome Black-American GIs. They find themselves stranded in a strange land. This is the brute intrusion of war into an English rural idyll.
The play is set to music.
Tickets from £5 (standing) £20 (seated)
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
21 New Globe Walk
Bankside, SE1 9DT
Bitches by Bola Agbaje
Finborough Theatre | To 20 Aug 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.
Thursdays & Saturdays
Tickets from £10 0844 847 1652
18 Finborough Rd
London SW10 9ED
0844 847 1652
Sadler’s Wells | To 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
Tickets from £12
Sadler’s Wells Theatre
London, EC1R 4TN
020 7863 8000
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)
Tickets from £10.00
66 The Cut
020 7922 2922
Trafalgar Studios | To 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?
Tickets from £32
0844 871 7632
Muhammad Ali: I Am The Greatest
o2 | To 31 Aug 2016
This exhibition explores the life of probably the greatest sportsman of all time, Muhammad Ali. It is a chance to experience a taste of the ‘Muhammad Ali Center’ the museum in Louisville dedicated to the six core principles of Ali’s life and inspired by his story which transcends boxing with its humanity and diversity.
The story includes Ali’s rise from humble beginnings in Kentucky where he was known as The Louisville Lip, to becoming the three times heavyweight champion of the World and known as The Greatest.
Weekdays: 10.00 – 16.00 last ticket entry (clear by 17.30)
Weekend: 10.00 – 17.30 last ticket entry (clear by 19.00)
Adults £18:00 plus booking fee
Children £09:00 plus booking fee
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
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
London SE1 8XX
020 7960 4200
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
Tickets from £17.50
020 7395 5
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