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Paterson Joseph brings Sancho: An Act Of Remembrance to Wilton’s Music Hall

SEEN loves Wilton’s Music Hall. It’s often a film set, venue for so much more than theatre and always staging provocative and thought-provoking work. Following an international tour, Wilton’s Music Hall will host the London premiere of Sancho: An Act Of Remembrance, acclaimed actor Paterson Joseph’s one-man play that tells the extraordinary unknown story of …

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The Coming War on China

London’s Picturehouse Central will play host to a very special screening of dramatic new documentary film: The Coming War on China followed by a live Q&A with acclaimed director John Pilger, on Monday 5th December.

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F*cking Men at The Vaults

SEEN is very pleased to hear that the acclaimed production of F*cking Men is to extend its stay in The Vaults Theatre in Waterloo to January 15, 2017. Inspired by Arthur Schnitzler’s classic La Ronde, Joe DiPietro (a two-time Tony Award winner for Memphis) transplants the interweaving tales of sexual power, discovery and exploration to a contemporary, urban, gay subculture.

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Rhum & Clay Presents: TESTOSTERONE – Life After Gender Transition

The brand new collaboration between award-winning Lecoq company, Rhum & Clay, and acclaimed transgender actor & writer, Kit Redstone: Testosterone, is set to open in London at the New Diorama Theatre, from 22nd November – 3rd December 2016. SEEN anticipates that this show will rapidly become a cult classic AND raise awareness around gender transition.

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It’s Behind You! Boutique Panto at the King’s Head Theatre

SEEN is always on the lookout for a good Panto, so imagine our delight when we learned that the unmissable shining star in the North London Christmas season, Charles Court Opera are back at the King’s Head Theatre with their latest dazzling offering of boutique panto, Pinocchio, on for a limited season only: 1st December 2016 – 7th January 2017.

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Nicole Albarelli Dares To Dream

After years of struggle, Nicole Albarelli’s dream has finally come true: her debut feature film ‘To Dream’ had its London Premiere last month at The Odeon, Camden Town. ‘To Dream’ is now scheduled for a one-off screening, and live Q&A with the director and lead actors, Edward Hayter, Freddie Thorpe and Diana Vickers at The Everyman Cinema, Baker Street on 28th of November.

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Barbican Cinema: Children’s Film in the Frame

Let your inner child come out to play during Barbican’s Framed Film Festival, the annual showcase of the best new children’s films. The programme includes a special preview of the new Ellie Fanning-voiced feature Ballerina; the London premiere of a tale of sibling rivalry, Molly Monster; plus a specially curated festival shorts programme, featuring the best new animated shorts from around the world. Together with free activities and workshops accompanying the screenings, Barbican Cinema is a must for all young film fans.

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Cheap Thrills at The Barbican: All in the Best Possible Taste

SEEN was intrigued by the new film festival recently announced by the Barbican in support of their exhibition The Vulgar; Fashion Redefined, entitled Cheap Thrills: Trash, Movies and the Art of Transgression; not least because, for once, there is something delightfully liberating about viewing ‘bad taste’ films in the spirit of cultural appreciation, even if it does hark back to the slightly dubious origins of film. Now that film is a perfectly valid cultural artefact in its own right, generating academic critique, are we still running from good taste when we watch a film?

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Sadler’s Wells: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Fractus V

Considered one of the most original and ambitious talents of contemporary dance, Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui will present his latest creation, Fractus V, on 27th and 28th October with his company Eastman. Inspired by Noam Chomsky and his fundamental plea for ‘freedom of speech’ against political attempts to control and manipulate the media, Cherkaoui explores the role that information plays in contemporary society. For this project, featuring an all-male cast of dancers and musicians, Cherkaoui himself will be on Sadler’s Wells stage as a performer for the first time since 2011.