Theatre Preview

Gary Donaldson looks with optimism to end the second lockdown! As we head out of lockdown for a second time (assuming the restrictions were relaxed on December 2), I am very happy to have some news about theatre re-emerging thanks to the Barbican Centre. As always, Christmas brings a special show made just for under-fives and their families, the only difference this year being that the show is available to watch online instead of in-person. Those of you who have been working from home or watching material online will already be familiar with video platform Zoom, which is the platform … [Read more...]

Theatre Previews Winter 2020

Hello! Can you believe that we are approaching the festive season already? It’s good to know that the Barbican Centre’s entertainment schedule has something for everyone to enjoy in the weeks ahead. The Royal Shakespeare Company’s season continues at the Barbican Theatre. “As You Like It”, “The Taming of the Shrew” and “Measure for Measure” are running in repertory, playing until January 18. In “As You Like It”, Kimberley Sykes blends physical comedy, music and storytelling in an imaginative take on Shakespeare's romantic comedy. Rosalind is banished to a world of exile, but not before … [Read more...]

Theatre Previews Autumn 2014

John Causebrook of Antony Field Associates  takes over from the late Antony Field in previewing some of the productions coming up at the Barbican’s theatres As you read this new edition of BARBICAN LIFE there are two shows playing, one at the Barbican itself and the other at the Shoreditch Town Hall. They are as emotionally diverse a pair of productions as you have come to expect from this organisation. The first is the start of the international Ibsen season “An Enemy of the People”, performed by the world-renowned company Schaubuhne Berlin in the Barbican Theatre from September 24-28. … [Read more...]