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The Influence Project @ Somerset House
Until 22 Aug Free


The Influence Project is an ongoing photography project celebrating the global impact of African American musicians, who pushed boundaries creatively, socially and politically, whilst simultaneously laying the foundations of contemporary music.

The exhibition seeks to make these pioneers visible, highlighting their impact on contemporary musicians, from direct forms of sampling, to the role of mentors and role models.


Featuring never-seen-before photographic portraits of pioneers of R&B, Funk, Soul, Afrobeat and Hip Hop.

The exhibition captures the characters of both icons and contemporary artists including George Clinton, Shuggie Otis, Candi Staton, Sister Sledge to Anderson. Paak and NAO. The exhibition also includes previous Somerset House Summer Series artists including Erykah Badu, Aloe Blacc, Laura Mvula, Robert Glasper, plus Jorja Smith and The Roots who will be playing this year.


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General Release 24 Aug


A fact-based drama about an undercover cop infiltrating the Klu Klux Klan in the 1970s.

Ron Stallworth, an African-American detective in the 1970s, answered a newspaper advert seeking new members for the Ku Klux Klan to try and infiltrate the organisation. Stallworth eventually became the head of the local chapter.

Pretending to be a white supremacist on the phone and sending a white officer in his place to any meetings, he was able not only to join but to rise up through the ranks. Using his unique position, he managed to sabotage a lot of the Klan’s activities.

Spike Lee directs and Jordan Peele produces ‘BlacKkKlansman’, an unbelievable true story starring John David Washington.


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Judgement @ Bread & Roses
21 – 25 July Tickets


“Am I not fit for return to the war? Am I otherwise than normal? Less than human?”.


Based on a true story, Judgement puts us face to face with one soldier’s reality and asks us to put his fate in our hands.

Hear the facts laid bare in a stark account of what human survival in it’s darkest hour truly means.

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Bluebird @ Space
24 July – 04 Aug Tickets


A haunting modern classic, a celebration of forgiveness and a love letter to London on a summer night.


A man, in a Hawaiian shirt, sucking Special Brew through a straw. A prostitute of indistinguishable age. A bouncer in black jacket and dicky bow. Taxi driver Jimmy Macneill has met them all. But despite spending his nights listening to confessions, fantasies, even the odd flirt, there is something he can’t speak of to anyone. Except his ex-wife. If only she would answer the phone.

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Old Souls @ Bread & Roses
25 July Tickets


A heart-warming comedy play following Rosie and Vera who are brought together through a Befriend the Elderly scheme.


A heart-warming comedy play following Rosie and Vera who are brought together through a Befriend the Elderly scheme.

Rosie: a 21-year-old amateur baker, living a self imposed life of solitary dullness, and Vera: a 78-year-old who longs for the vivacious days of her youth.

Can cakes and Irish coffee really bridge their generational gap? Check in on these Old Souls in this hilarious new play by writer and comedian Vicki Sargent. ‘Comedy gold’ **** (Mumble Comedy).

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For Reasons That Remain Unclear @ Kings Head
25 July – 25 Aug Tickets


For Reasons That Remain Unclear… is a thrilling comedy-drama of sex, power and secrets. Handsome Hollywood screenwriter Patrick invites Conrad back to his hotel room on a balmy evening in Rome. As the whisky flows and the conversation becomes ever more intimate, both men start to wonder just where the night might be heading…With humour, sensitivity and scintillating tension,


With humour, sensitivity and unremitting honesty, For Reasons That Remain Unclear examines complex questions of forgiveness and abuses of power following a chance meeting between Patrick, a Hollywood screenwriter, and Conrad, an older Catholic priest.

Set in a hotel room overlooking the Piazza De Spagna in 1990’s Rome, the play charts their tense, frank exchange over the course of one evening, as it becomes clear that at least one of them is holding back a confession.

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Eat Your Heart Out @ Bread & Roses
27 – 28 July Tickets


Eat Your Heart Out is a coming-of-age comedy about a woman’s struggle for self-acceptance amidst the pressures of the clean-eating, body-positive and fitness-focused Instagram generation. Full of humour and heart, it rewrites the enduring myths that women are forced to consume: from the forbidden fruit to the poisoned apple, from one generation to the next. A devised work, written and created in the rehearsal room, this is a play about eating much too little or far too much.​


Cast: Mia Georgis, Asa Haynes, Ella McCallum, Charlotte Dowding.
Lighting designer: Jennifer Hurd.
​Sound designer: Cassie White

Twitter: @EYHOfringe


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Comedy Fest @ Sheperd’s Bush
Until 29 July Tickets


Discover a mix of new names and returning faces for two weeks of storytelling, laughter, comedy and poetry.


This year’s shows include, but aren’t limited to the outstanding James Acaster, Tim Key, Jessie Cave, Mark Watson and Nina Conti. More exciting names to be announced soon.

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Dismantle Festival @ Bush Theatre
Until 04 Aug


How do we dismantle existing power structures, both in theatre and the wider world? And what should we build in their place?

Stage a revolution. Become a Whistle-blower. Challenge the power structures around you, both in the world of theatre and wider society, through zine making, workshops, escape room experiences….and a house party.

Through workshops, installations, interactive performance and a house party, Dismantle: a Festival about Power will interrogate these questions.


Project 2036 cohort have committed to widening access and sharing resources. To actively practice the redistribution of power, they have partnered with three Associate Companies, Skindeep, Art+Feminism and Sisters Uncut, who will deliver the workshop events.

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Two for the Seesaw @ Trafalgar Studios 2
Until 04 Aug Tickets


New York City. The late 1950s.

Two broken souls reach out to each other in an attempt to stick themselves back together again.


Jerry the brooding Nebraska lawyer has relocated to New York City to escape an unhappy marriage and meets a beatnik dancer from the Bronx, Gittel, whose life is drifting after a number of failed relationships in William Gibson’s timeless comedy drama.

Despite their very different backgrounds and personalities, this unlikely couple embark on a bittersweet and tempestuous love affair which forces them to confront, with heartfelt honesty, the very nature of who they are and want they want from love and life.

Their relationship hits the rocks when their lingering ties to previous partners and the differences in their backgrounds and temperaments come to the fore.


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Pharmacy of Colour @ Wellcome
Until 16 Sep


Step up to Wellcome’s historical pharmacy, where pigments and medicines are displayed side by side, and imagine yourself buying exotic medicines from an expert apothecary.


watch a short film featuring beautiful manuscripts and insights from a pigment expert who will show how colourful plant, mineral and animal products were prepared in early pharmacies;
see the rocks, plants and other raw materials used for pigment-making;
open the drawers to discover images, recipes and fact cards about substances that were used for their healing properties and for creating the pigments that colour some of our remarkable manuscripts. Some of these substances are poisonous, and some are still used today.

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The Jungle @ Playhouse Theatre
Until 03 Nov Tickets


This is the place where people suffered & dreamed.

Meet the hopeful, resilient residents of The Jungle – just across the Channel, right on our doorstep.

The Jungle tells stories of loss, fear, community & hope, of the Calais camp’s creation – & of its eventual destruction. J


oin the residents over freshly baked naan & sweet milky chai at the Afghan Café, & experience the intense, moving & uplifting encounters between refugees from many different countries & the volunteers who arrived from the UK

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Zip Now London @ Archbishop’s Park
09 Sept Tickets


Don’t dangle like Bojo. Zip past the London Eye and Houses of Parliament on 225 metre zip descent. Zip London is the the biggest and fastest city line in the world. Exhilarating


£22.50, £18.50 student, £16.50 child

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