Films screenings, theatre, performance, dance and drama at Conway Hall
Dotdotdot Dance Company in No Frills. Three dancers, one voice, one guitar and one percussion box. No Frills is flamenco stripped down to its bare essence.Find out more »
Writer and performer Richard Waring teams up with director Luke Dixon in the creation of a new solo show. This play tells the story of horror, compassion and tragedy based on an old Jewish medieval folk tale. The Jews of Prague are threatened with a pogrom and the great rabbi of Prague is sent a message from god to create a Golem to save the Jews.Find out more »
‘Hungry Road’ tells stories about the lives of the unemployed men who gather at the side of the road around South African cities and rural areas waiting for the promise of a day’s work. The three actors spent many hours researching and interviewing these men who shared insights into their lives, their hopes and their disappointments. Their astonishing stories were recorded, work-shopped and shaped into this 50-minute play.
Director Zwai Mgijima leads the three-member cast of Xolani Ngesi, Zwai Mgijima and Mongezi Ncwadi in telling the moving, humorous and sometimes desperate stories of these men and their families.Find out more »
A sharing of work in progress with South Africa’s Brighton Players. One of South Africa’s most exciting young theatre companies make their first visit to the UK with a residency at Conway Hall. The Brighton Players (from the township of New Brighton in the country’s Eastern Cape) create provoking and ground breaking work exploring the key social, ethical and political issues in South Africa today.Find out more »
The Cherry Orchard, directed by Luke Dixon A unique performance of Chekhov’s great play re-imagined for Conway Hall. A large cast, a transformed Conway Hall, a Jewish band, dancing for actors and audience, fires in Red Lion Square, free vodka, all bring to life Chekhov’s sublime text. So special is the task of bringing together the company of artists for this production, it will be given just one performance. Tickets are strictly limited to 150.Find out more »
The UK premiere of a new work from Natasha Levchenko (Ru) and Caroline Waters (UK).
First meeting in Moldavia in 2003, Natasha and Caroline’s passion for improvisation in performance has led them to collaborate on many projects over the years. In January 2015 the two gave a first showing of a new work in progress. Tonight after further work in Russia and the UK, they give the premiere of their new show.Find out more »