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English Touring Opera: Waxwings

Thursday, 6 August 2015 - 2:30pm Friday, 7 August 2015 - 2:30pm / St Pancas Room

Waxwings is the story of a boy and his sister, on their way to the terrors of a new school. There must be some way out. Can the little waxwing help?

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Jocelyn Pook: Hearing Voices

Thursday, 6 August 2015 - 6:40pm / Kings Place: Hall One

Hearing Voices is a dramatised song-cycle composed by Jocelyn Pook, in collaboration with director/dramaturg Emma Bernard and mezzo-soprano Melanie Pappenheim.

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Born Mad: MIX

Thursday, 6 August 2015 - 6:50pm Friday, 7 August 2015 - 6:50pm / Kings Place: Hall Two

MIX is a showcase of startlingly original music theatre created by performance collective Born Mad. Blending classically trained voices with electronic soundscapes, this visceral performance tells contemporary stories through movement and music.

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The Doll Behind the Curtain

Thursday, 6 August 2015 - 7:50pm Friday, 7 August 2015 - 7:50pm / Kings Place: Hall One

The Doll Behind the Curtain is the first Iranian opera with an English libretto. A haunting story of an Iranian student’s all-consuming obsession with a beautiful shop mannequin, it explores the dissonance, both musical and cultural, between East and West and tradition and modernity. An innovative, psychological work of musical theatre.

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Ensemble Lagan and The Blackburn Company: They Heavily Vanish – A Sea-Masque in One Act

Thursday, 6 August 2015 - 7:55pm Friday, 7 August 2015 - 7:55pm / Kings Place: St Pancras Room

They Heavily Vanish fills the stage with magic and spirits, as Ariel remembers and relives the supernatural in The Tempest. The songs and scenes and storms flicker in and out, onstage, offstage, and on-screen. This strange, colourful theatre piece was shortlisted for Flourish 2014.

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The Music Troupe: Opera With A Title

Thursday, 6 August 2015 - 8:00pm Friday, 7 August 2015 - 8:00pm / Kings Place: Hall Two

Gay courtships, gender-swapping, the bombing of a theatre, Juliet’s erotic desires and the shooting of a theatre director feature in this surreal work. But is the action for real or are the actors imagining it? Can their performance survive the war raging around them and will it redefine their art?

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The Early Music Experiment: The Electrictionary

Thursday, 6 August 2015 - 9:20pm Friday, 7 August 2015 - 9:20pm / Kings Place: Hall One

The Electrictionary confronts progress, pedantry, class, slang and neologisms, in search of the ultimate dictionary with a riotously eclectic score mixing jazz-funk, classical and the avant-garde.

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Re:Sound: Thousand Furs

Thursday, 6 August 2015 - 9:25pm / Kings Place: Hall Two

Before pumpkins and fairy godmothers, there was Thousand Furs. Cinderella’s murkier, earthier ancestor takes us back to a world ruled by dark desires and fate. A young girl flees a horrifying marriage and must rely on her wits to survive. Told by six singer-instrumentalists, Thousand Furs reveals the heart of this much-loved tale.

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Size Zero Opera: The Spurt of Blood

Thursday, 6 August 2015 - 9:30pm Friday, 7 August 2015 - 9:30pm / Kings Place: St Pancras Room

Be consumed by the absurd and cruel world of Antonin Artaud through this one-woman, multiple character physical and vocal tour-de-force. Sex, innocence, obsession, mania, melancholy, peace and so much more in this short but 'smack in the face' work of music theatre.

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Jocelyn Pook: Anxiety Fanfare and Variations for Voices

Friday, 7 August 2015 - 6:55pm / Kings Place: Hall One

Commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation for the Anxiety Arts Festival London 2014, Anxiety Fanfare is a musical exploration of everyday mental health disorders.

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