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Wilton’s Music Hall Announce Exciting New Additions to Their Season

Wilton’s in East London, the oldest Grand Music Hall in the world is adding the hotly anticipated revival of National Youth Theatre’s Zigger Zagger, the original football hooliganism play, plus the critically acclaimed one-woman show Man To Man, telling the story of Ella; a woman forced to adopt the identity of her dead husband in order to survive in Nazi Germany. Also, Les Enfants Terribles present their multiple-award winning show The Terrible Infants, a joyous jumble of live music, puppetry and performance.

Committed to showcasing a diverse range of live music and theatre, the latest batch of brilliant productions truly fits in with the Wilton’s spirit, with theatrical feasts, stunning revivals and reimagined classics.

Fifty years after becoming the National Youth Theatre’s first new writing commission, Peter Terson’s much loved Zigger Zagger (6th – 9th September) returns in a special anniversary production, marking half a century since its world premiere. Set in 1967, the UK’s first major dramatic work to look at the subject of football hooliganism is a story of anarchy, violence and greed, all brought to life by a cast of fifty of Britain’s brightest young talents. Directed by Juliet Knight (White Boy), this irreverent tale of a working class boy torn between making a life for himself and the desire to fit in, explores themes of tribalism, masculinity and belonging through the National Youth Theatre’s trademark wit and infectious energy.

Zigger Zagger
Zigger Zagger

Following on from a stellar, critically-acclaimed set of shows at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival, Manfred Karge’s Man to Man comes to Wilton’s for an exclusive London run from 12th – 23rd September. Maggie Bain brings to life the story of Ella, a woman forced to adopt the identity of her dead husband in order to survive in Nazi Germany. Adapted by award-winning playwright, Alexandra Wood, this dynamic production unites the talents of a multi Olivier & Tony award-winning creative team, led by directors Bruce Guthrie and Scott Graham (Artistic Director of Frantic Assembly: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, West End/Broadway). A Wales Millennium Centre production and named by the Times as a ‘stunning revival… destined for classic status’, this one-woman masterpiece is not to be missed.

Maggie Bain in Man to Man. A Wales Millennium Centre production. Photo credit Polly Thomas
Maggie Bain in Man to Man. A Wales Millennium Centre production. Photo credit Polly Thomas
Maggie Bain in Man to Man. A Wales Millennium Centre production. Photo credit Polly Thomas
Maggie Bain in Man to Man. A Wales Millennium Centre production. Photo credit Polly Thomas

Fresh from their hit Olivier-nominated production, Alice’s Adventure’s Underground, innovative theatre company Les Enfants Terribles arrive at Wiltons to present their multiple award-winning show, The Terrible Infants (27th September – 28th October). Based upon a series of twisted tales by Oliver Lansley and Samuel Wyer, this fantastic spectacle blends puppetry, live music, performance, and dark story telling into a highly sensory theatrical feast suitable for big kids and small grown-ups. Featuring narration recorded by the wonderful Dame Judi Dench, this is Roald Dahl meets Tim Burton in this hugely theatrical, scary, funny, sad, silly, junk-filled, puppetry packed, dark, delicious, musical, magical piece of performance!

Zigger Zagger
Dates: 6 – 9 September
Times: 7.30pm, 2.30pm Saturday matinee
Prices: £15 – £10, £12.50 – £17.50 concessions

Man to Man

Dates: 13 – 23 September
Times: 7.45pm, 2.30pm Saturday matinee
Prices: £15 – £25, £12.50 – £22.50 concessions

Terrible Infants

Dates: 27 September – 28 October
Times: 7.30pm, 3pm Wednesday and Saturday matinees
Prices: £15 – £25, £12.50 – £22.50 concessions

www.wiltons.org.uk

Wilton’s Music Hall
1 Graces Alley
London
E1 8JB

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