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This Week 21st - 27th July

21 July 2014

Check out these five must-see events happening across London this week!

 

 The Lost Room

What to expect: a curious participatory experience

Art of Disappearing presents an exciting interactive installation at Greenwich Dance this week! Encouraging the imaginative musings of adults and children alike,The Lost Room invites visitors to immerse themselves in a curious world of unfamiliar landscapes. Entering the installation space in pairs, participants will be given a map and a headset with an audio instruction guide. Working together, the pairs will explore the interactive environment for up to 45 minutes, creating their own unique collaborative experience.

The Lost Room will be showing at Greenwich Dance from 24th- 25th July and will then move to the Greenwich Theatre from 4th -5th August. Tickets cost £4, available here.

 

 A Streetcar Named Desire

What to expect: a lot of sexual tension on stage

This week the highly anticipated production of Tennessee William’s iconic play A Streetcar Named Desire opens at the Young Vic. Award-winning director Benedict Andrews takes audiences on a captivating journey to New Orleans where Blanche’s fragile world is crumbling. Despite turning to her sister for help, Blanche continues on a downward spiral that leads her towards a collision with the brutal Stanley Kowalski. With a stellar cast including Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster, this production is a must-see!

A Streetcar Named Desire is on at the Young Vic Theatre from 23rd July – 19th September. Tickets are currently sold out, however a day seat lottery will be drawn at the Young Vic Box Office everyday, for further information click here.

 

 Coppélia

What to expect: laughter and love

The English National Ballet takes to the stage at the London Coliseum with the effervescent ballet Coppélia, choreographed by Ronald Hynd. This comic adventure tells of an eccentric toymaker Dr Coppelius and his beautiful life –like doll called Coppélia. The spellbinding sound of The English National Ballet’s full orchestra will delight audiences as they watch this charming love story unfold.  This enchanting tale is suitable for all ages and is sure to leave audience smiling.

Coppélia is on at London Coliseum from 23rd – 27th July. Tickets from £61.25, available here.

 

 Crisis Café LDN

What to expect: show tunes and shots

The charm and glamour of a Broadway piano bar is on its way to the heart of London’s Soho for a special evening of music and song. Crisis Café LDN invites musical lovers for a good old sing-a-long to all the best show tunes, accompanied by West End pianists who will play your every request! With the bar open all night, there will be plenty of time to find some Dutch courage before you take to the stage. Everyone is invited to play, drink and sing and there is even a free shot for those brave enough to request a solo!

Crisis Café LDN will be held at Escape Bar, Soho on the 27th July from 8pm – 11.30pm. Tickets cost £5 and include entry in Madame Jo Jo’s, available here.

 

 Disobedient Objects

What to expect: political activism and design ingenuity

In a fascinating new exhibition, the V&A explores brilliant and bizarre artworks that were created by grassroots movement around the world. Focusing largely on the late 1970’s to the present day, the exhibition shows the global impact of political activism on creativity and design. The collection includes enormous inflatable cobblestones, defaced money, a political videogame and a graffiti-writing robot. Many objects featured in the exhibition are on loan from activist groups across the globe and have never been displayed in a museum until now.

Disobedient Objects will exhibit at the V&A from 26th July - 1st February 2015. Admission is free, for further information please click here.

 

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