January – Live Performance Preview

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get out to the theatre more often, we have a few suggestions for you.

Swan Lake – Lyceum – 8th-12th January

Moscow City Ballet’s flawless production of possibly the world’s best–loved ballet, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake.


Why the Lion Danced – Studio – 22nd January

All the excitement, colour and sounds of the Chinese New Year are brought to you in this inventive production featuring live music, song and dance by Yellow Earth, the award-winning British East Asian Theatre Company.


Pygmalion – Drama Studio – 16th-19th January

The Company presents George Bernard Shaw’s classic comedy and social critique at the University Drama Studio. Professor of phonetics Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a duchess at an ambassador’s garden party by teaching her to assume a veneer of gentility, the most important element of which, he believes, is impeccable speech. A counter piece to My Fair Lady which continues at the Crucible


The Beginning – Lantern Theatre – 25th January

The Beginning takes place between a rehearsal and a performance, dreaming and being awake, and asks how we might begin a career, a relationship or a life. Because he has promised never to perform again, award winning live artist Michael Pinchbeck, has invited Nicki Hobday and Ollie Smith to join him in remembering how it feels to perform for the first time.


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