Live Performance Preview: May

May is filled with some amazing events, here’s a few of our choices:

Peter Pan – Drama Studio – May 2nd-5th

SUTCO present a traditional retelling of J.M. Barrie’s family classic; the enchanting yet tragic story of Peter Pan, whose adventures in Neverland explore themes of mortality and motherhood as he’s joined by the Darling children in his battle against the oppressor of youth; the dark and sinister Captain Hook.

Hand Of presents…The Illustrious One – S1 Artspace – May 10th

Black Market Ballet

Hand Of presents a new venture in live electronics and contemporary ballet, based on Bertolt Brecht’s ‘The Good Person of Szechwan’. Combining an old folk tale with innovative electronic music and contemporary dance.

Music in the Round May Festival 2012: Les Nations – Various – May 11th-19th

Les Nations: The Extraordinary Musical Life of Paris takes place between Friday 11 – Saturday 19 May. Highlights include a very special day of music, food, wine-tasting and dance at the Sheffield City Hall Ballroom, the return of the Elias String Quartet for two concerts, actress Maggie Steed inviting us into the world of the Paris salon as host Winnaretta Singer, and two concerts that recreate the spirit of the Louis Moysés Paris cabaret-bar Le Boeuf sur le Toit (The Ox on the Roof).

Betrayal – Crucible – May 17th-June 9th

After a seven year affair, their final meeting brings to light the destructiveness of their betrayal and how a single moment in time would change the lives of everyone around them forever.

John Simm returns to the Crucible stage alongside Juliet Aubrey and Colin Tierney in
Harold Pinter’s heartbreaking comment on love and relationships.

The Oh F**k Moment –Adelphi Room – May 23rd -24th

In this Fringe First winning show, poet Hannah Jane Walker and Chris Thorpe examine the poetic guts of mistakes in a bundle of words and strip lighting.
You will make a mistake, maybe you’ll learn from it.

The Oh F**k Moment is a conversation around a desk for brave souls to hold their hands up and admit they f**ked up.

LeanerFasterStronger – Studio – May 23rd-June 2n

In this brave new world of designer babies, bioengineered athletes and genetically-improved human beings – how far would you go to be the best? Would you embrace the new science, or struggle on, unenhanced? Can we continue getting LeanerFasterStronger without a little help?

Written by Kaite O’Reilly (winner of the Ted Hughes Award for Poetry 2010),LeanerFasterStronger is the world première of a darkly-humorous and provocative theatre experience which explores the limits of what being human means.

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