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The Final One Festival Comes to The Space

If there’s one thing in which London abounds, it’s excellent fringe venues and theatre; none more so than The Space in E14. This week sees The One Festival’s return (for the final time). It is a unique programme of bite-size theatre that celebrates the art of the solo performance. Boasting over 40 exciting theatre makers …

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SEEN reviews: Miss Hope Springs

SEEN had the great pleasure of seeing Miss Hope Springs at Wilton’s Music Hall – which is itself worth a visit. It’s an intimate venue, well suited to a cabaret show that boasts the sly humour and irony of a performer Like Miss Springs. The audience clearly knew her and welcomed her fulsomely to the stage, clad in a stunning outfit the colour of the sun for the first half and a slinky black catsuit for the second half, both sequinned, with a towering blonde ‘do’ (natural, of course) and dramatic makeup.

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Miss Hope Springs: The Ex-Vegas Showgirl Comes to Wilton’s

SEEN’s favourite cabaret venue Wilton’s Music Hall is to be graced by none other than international cabaret star Miss Hope Springs. No stranger to the bright lights of Hollywood, Hope will be bringing her one-woman show to Wilton’s in August, showcasing witty and moving self-penned songs, and tales from her glitteringly disastrous life.

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Lazarus: David Bowie Falls to Earth

Hailed as ‘baffling’, ‘weird’ and a ‘surrealistic tour-de-force’, you still have the opportunity to see Lazarus, the sequel to The Man Who Fell to Earth. It must surely be one of the most keenly anticipated theatrical events of 2016. After the shock of Bowie’s death, the irony of the title will not be lost on his fans, nor will the theme of the original book, the film by Nicolas Roeg and now its sequel, all of which explore themes of alienation and loneliness – what it is to be stranded on an alien planet. It’s certainly made me want to see the film again. Doubtless it will drive Bowie aficionados to the original book by Walter Tevis, as well. It’s worth a read.

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Out of Asia 2: New Dance Perspectives

As its first Out of Asia season was so successful in 2011, world-leader in dance Sadler’s Wells presents Out of Asia 2, another exciting and rare opportunity to experience outstanding dance from Asia’s vibrant performing arts world, which is bringing new energy to stages across the globe. From October – December 2016, the season showcases works by established and emerging companies, including UK Premieres from China and Taiwan, as well as four independent choreographers from Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia and India. SEEN is looking forward to a diverse, challenging and eclectic season of dance.

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Mumburger: a Feast For All the Senses

SEEN saw this excellent play last night at Proud Archivist, a mere step away from Haggerston Overground, and down onto the canal towpath. Mumburger by Sarah Kosar concerns the fragmented family life of a celebrated vegan mother, who is dead at the time of the play, but whose presence looms large over disaffected husband Hugh, and their neurotic daughter Tiffany.