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BARBICAN LIFE


Theatre previews H


aving myself produced Strindberg’s “Miss Julie” in 1960 I should perhaps not be surprised to find this classic play continues to challenge companies to tackle new versions of it. The Barbican presented a French version of this timeless play in September 2012 with Juliette Binoche tackling the themes of desire, love and the constraints of social convention. Now we welcome back to the Barbican the


Schaubűhne Berlin with the UK premiere of “Fräulein Julie” in April 2013. Performed in German and with English surtitles it will be played for 75 minutes with no interval. This will be the final production before the Theatre closes from May to Autumn 2013 for major backstage maintenance, refurbishment and improvements to ensure that it


the Australian company Circa in “How Like an Angel”. Presenting six


Silk Street Theatrecwill star Davy and Kristin McGuire telling the tale of a lonely mans vivid imagination combining papercraft and video projection to mesmerising effect. The children’s theatre company “Theatre-Rites” will present the world premiere of “Bank On It” which will prove a topical production at an off- site venue. Opening on 27 June this will be a chance for audiences to explore what is not quite right about the kingdom of money. The cast of actors, puppeteers and fairy-tale characters will convey to us whether money really does grow on trees and


Tony Field previews some of the theatrical performances awaiting us at the Barbican’s and surrounding theatres.


Fraulein Julie Picture copyright Thomas Aurin


How Like an Angel: One of the performers at the Perth International Film Festival


The Paper Architect


remains a world-class theatre with state-of-the-art technology.


Whilst the theatre is closed an array of interesting productions will be presented in and around the City at off-site venues. The historic church of St Bartholomew the Great will host


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performers displaying physical daring with live performance of sacred song. This will be followed by the 2013 winner of the Oxford Samuel Beckett Trust Award, “The Paper Architect” following on the success of “You Me Bum Bum Train”. This new play in the


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