10 SHOWS FOR FEBRUARY 2012

THE DEVIL AND MISTER PUNCH

Improbable

2 - 25 February 2012
The Pit, Barbican, London

Improbable latest and much anticipated work.  Advertised as ‘Featuring a lush score of bass fiddle, gin parlour piano, metronome and bells, this dark but hilarious show is performed on a gloriously theatrical wood-panelled set’ – hard not to think of ‘Shockheaded Peter’.  

MAX BLACK

Heiner Goebbels

14 – 19 Feb

Theatre Bouffes du Nord, Paris

A chance to see Heiner Goebbels  magnificent Max Black in the elegantly crumbling surrounds of the Bouffes du Nord.  The show should look amazing in this theatre.

DEVOTED & DISGRUNTLED 7

25 – 27 Feb,

Bethnal Green,

Not a show as such, but a lively and increasingly important forum for theatre in the UK and beyond.

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"BIOPHILLIA" NEW YORK RESIDENCY & EDUCATION SERIES

Björk

Björk and The Creators Project stage a 10-night New York residency  split between the New York Hall of Science in Queens and Roseland Ballroom this February. The series of live performances will mark the Stateside-debut of her critically acclaimed Biophilia live show, an intense and intricately crafted spectacle that explores the inherent link between humans and living systems, nature and technology.

February 3 New York Hall of Science Queens, NY
February 6 New York Hall of Science Queens, NY
February 9 New York Hall of Science Queens, NY
February 12 New York Hall of Science Queens, NY
February 15 New York Hall of Science Queens, NY
February 18 New York Hall of Science Queens, NY
February 22 Roseland Ballroom New York, NY
February 25 Roseland Ballroom New York, NY
February 28 Roseland Ballroom New York, NY
March 2 Roseland Ballroom New York, NY

4:48 PSYCHOSIS

By Sarah Kane

TR Warszawa

22 – 25 Feb

Drama Theatre, HK Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong

Grzegorz Jarzyna’s striking production of Sarah Kane’s harrowing meditation on the darkest minute of the night visits the Hong Kong Festival

LA NUIT JUSTE AVANT LES FORETS

by Bernard-Marie Koltes

Directed by Patrice Chereau Thierry Theiu Niang

Centre Dramatique National, Orleans, France

15 – 16 Feb

The remarkable Romain Duris stars in Patrice Chereau’s stripped back staging of Koltes’ bleak monologue.

BIRDS WITH SKYMIRRORS

MAU

29 Feb – 1 March

St. James Theatre, Wellington, New Zealand

Lemi Ponifasio’s provocative dance work finally returns home for its New Zealand premiere at the New Zealand International Arts Festival.

ORACULOS

Teatro de los Sentidos

Directed by Enrique Vargas

10 Feb – 3 March

Enrique Vargas’ laberinths pre-dated the Punchdrunks of this world by over a decade.  Interesting chance to see how this early work is holding up.  A ‘one person at a time’ navigation through sound, smell, taste, touch and feel.

L’IMMEDIAT

Camille Boitel Companie Si par hazard

Scene Nationale d’Orleans, France

9 February 2012

The hit of the London Mime Festival moves onto a French tour.

THE TRIAL OF UBU

by Simon Stephen’s

directed by Katie Mitchell

Hampstead Theatre, London

18 Jan – 25 Feb

Far from perfect but a lot to admire in Katie Mitchell’s slick production of Simon Stephen’s riff on Jarry’s Ubu Roi and the tribunal on crimes against humanity.