Shoreditch Town Hall announces extra shows to 2017 season

Lisbeth Gruwez

Shoreditch Weekend Lisbeth Gruwez Photo Luc Depreitere

Shoreditch Town Hall today announced an additional programme of shows to its 2017 season.

In October Shoreditch Town Hall welcomes Dance Umbrella for the first time who take over the venue with a programme including Lisbeth Gruwez Dances Bob Dylan; award-wining dancer and choreographer Julie Cunningham; spoken word poet Vanessa Kisuule, and the London première of Charles Linehan and Lithuanian photographer Karolis Janulis’s film The Shadow DroneProject.

Added to the theatre programme is The Letter Room’s new show No Miracles Here, featuring live music and wall-to-wall dancing; and the London premiere of The Claim by Tim Cowbury, directed by Mark Maughan, a comically absurd, quietly shattering and imaginative response to the stories of those seeking refuge in the UK.  Following a successful run in 2016, there is also a return to the Town Hall for the Almeida Young Company with a preview of their interactive show From the Ground Up before it travels to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

There is further dance from Gillie Kleiman whose new show Recreation is about the things that we do that aren’t work, featuring professional dancers alongside non-professionals, including a guest performer from Shoreditch; and an early look at former Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner Will Adamsdale and Ed Gaughan’s new show The Lost Disc, directed by Tom Parry from acclaimed sketch group Pappy’s.

The music line-up includes one of the driving forces of the UK jazz scene, Kansas Smitty’s House Band and the North London Chorus who perform their Shoreditch Town Hall debut concert alongside the Swiss Contrapunto Chor, with a programme of Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams and a new composition by Contrapunto Chor’s musical director Beat Dähler.

These events join the previously announced 2017 programme featuring Kneehigh’s production of Gunter Grass’s epic novel The Tin Drum, and Kazzum’s production for children and families, The Boy, the Bees and the Blizzard, written by Mike Akers.

SHOREDITCH TOWN HALL                                                                                                                                LISTINGS

Harry Clayton-Wright

SEX EDUCATION

Fri 2 June, 8pm

The Ditch

£10

 

Royal Academy Opera

THE THREEPENNY OPERA

Thu 15 June – Sat 17 June, 7pm (2.30pm matinee on Sat 17 June)

Assembly Hall

£7 – £20

 

Royal Academy of Music in association with Shoreditch Town Hall

THE ART OF CHAOS

A series of site-specific events including new work for voice and ensemble, cabaret, sound installations and animation

Thu 15 – Sat 17 June, various times

The Ditch

£5

 

Theatre Re

FROM ACTOR TO MIME (WORKSHOP)

Mon 19 – Fri 23 June, 10am – 5pm each day

Large Committee Room

£200

 

TOWN HALL TEA DANCE

Mons: 19 June, 11 September, 2 October, 30 October, 1.30pm

Assembly Hall

£5 (advance); £6 (door)

 

Crouch End Walks

SHOREDITCH TOWN HALL TOUR

Sat 24 June, 11am

Shoreditch Town Hall

£6.50

 

Communion presents

JOSEPH

Fri 30 June, 7pm (doors); 8pm (start)

Assembly Hall

£14

 

BABY LOVES DISCO MINI ROAD SHOW

Saturdays: 1 July, 30 September & 11 November, 10am

Council Chamber

£4

 

ARGCOMFEST 2017

Sat 1 – Sun 2 July, 12.30pm – 10.30pm each day

The Ditch & Committee Rooms

From £19

 

Penned in the Margins

FAIR FIELD

Commissioned by Ledbury Poetry Festival and Shoreditch Town Hall

Fri 7 July, 7.30pm & 9.00pm

Sat 8 July, 5pm, 7.30pm & 9pm

The Ditch

£12.50 (save £5 when Fri 7 July 7pm & 8.30pm, or Sat 8 July, 7.30pm & 9pm are booked together)

 

Simon Jones in collaboration with Upstart

MARCO

Sun 30 July, 7.30pm

The Ditch

£10

 

Almeida Young Company

FROM THE GROUND UP (EDINBURGH PREVIEWS)

Supported by Shoreditch Town Hall

Mon 7 – Thu 10 August, 7.30pm

The Ditch

£11 (full price); £5 (25 and under)

 

The Letter Room

NO MIRACLES HERE

Supported by Shoreditch Town Hall

Mon 25 – Thu 28 September, 7.30pm

Large Committee Room

£12.50

 

Upstart & Shoreditch Town Hall

DARE 2017: THE FUTURE STARTS NOW

A festival of playful and inventive new performance

Fri 29 September, from 7pm

Sat 30 September, from 2pm

The Ditch

£8 (Fri); £11 (Sat)

 

Night of Stuff presents

THE LOST DISC (PREVIEW)

By Will Adamsdale & Ed Gaughan

Commissioned by Shoreditch Town Hall

Wed 11 – Fri 13  October, 7.30pm

The Ditch

£11

 

Gillie Kleiman

RECREATION

Commissioned by ARC Stockton, Shoreditch Town Hall & Yorkshire Dance

Tue 24 October, 7.30pm

Assembly Hall

£12.50

 

SHOREDITCH TAKEOVER: LISBETH GRUWEZ, JULIE CUNNINGHAM, VANESSA KISSULE & CHARLES LINEHAN

Produced and presented by Dance Umbrella in partnership with Shoreditch Town Hall

Thu 26 – Sat 28 October, 7.30pm

Assembly Hall & Council Chamber

£25 (£20 each for groups of 4+)

 

Kazzum

THE BOY, THE BEES AND THE BLIZZARD

Commissioned by Shoreditch Town Hall

Wed 8 – Sat 18 November, 10.30am; 1.30pm & 4.30pm

The Ditch

£12 (full price); £10 (children); £8 (schools)

 

London premiere of Tim Cowbury’s

THE CLAIM

directed by Mark Maughan

Supported by Shoreditch Town Hall

Tue 7 – Fri 17 November, 7.30pm

Large Committee Room

£12.50

 

Fane Productions

KANSAS SMITTY’S HOUSE BAND

Fri 17 November, 7pm (doors); 8pm (start)

Assembly Hall

£20 – £25

 

NORTH LONDON CHORUS

Sat 25 November, 6.30pm (doors); 7.30pm (start)

Assembly Hall

£10 – £25

 

Kneehigh with Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and West Yorkshire Playhouse

THE TIN DRUM

Tue 5 Dec – Sat 23 Dec, 7.30pm; Wed & Sat, 2.30pm (except 6 Dec)

Assembly Hall