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What’s On – International: 30th Nov – 6th Dec

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1. Mustard

What – Play
When – 1st – 14th December 2020

WhereTraverse UK Website

A one-woman show about heartbreak, madness and how condiments are the ultimate coping mechanism, by award-winning playwright & performer Eva O’Connor.

When E meets the man of her dreams, a professional cyclist, love hits her in the pubic bone like a train. But when it ends she plummets into a black hole of heartbreak at the speed of a doped up team on the Tour de France.

WINNER Scotsman Fringe First Award 2019, WINNER Lustrum Award, Edinburgh 2019

2. Three Kings

What – Online Play
When – 2nd – 4th December 2020

WhereOld Vic Theatre Website

The Cast – Andrew Scott

When Patrick is eight years old his absent father returns unexpectedly and, in a brief, but memorable encounter, sets him the challenge of ‘The Three Kings’. Years later – recalling that meeting, and the revelations that followed – Patrick traces the events of his father’s life – and takes us on a journey of grandiose plans, aching disappointments and audacious self-delusion.

By turns, hilarious and heartbreaking, Three Kings is about fathers and sons, the gifts and burdens of inheritance, and the unfathomable puzzle of human relationships.

3. The Flying Lovers Of Vitebsk

What – Online Play
When – 3rd – Dec 11th December 2020

WhereWise Children website

Perhaps you’ve seen them floating over a Russian village? Or perhaps you’ve seen her toppling forward, arms full of wildflowers, as he arches above her head and steals an airborne kiss.

Partners in life and on canvas, Marc and Bella Chagall are immortalised as the picture of romance. But whilst on canvas they flew, in life, they walked through some of the most devastating times in history.

Daniel Jamieson’s The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk traces this young couple as they navigate the Pogroms, the Russian Revolution, and each other.

Emma Rice’s sumptuous and physical production is drawn in a theatrical language as fluid as Chagall’s paintings and woven throughout with music and dance inspired by Russian Jewish tradition.

4. The Role Of Technology Providers In Reopening & Reimagining Venues

What – Discussion
When – 3rd December 2020

Where – Register –

This event is part of our ‘Inspiring Reads and Talks on Foolproof Planning‘. 

Key areas for discussion will be how their solutions have been able to add or amend functionality and other tools to meet the needs of changing events, social distancing and track & trace tools, along with how they have supported their clients’ obvious financial strains in the past eight months. There will be a chance for audience members to raise their questions and concerns and to hear how different countries and technologies have or are overcoming these.

The panel will be: Einar Sævarsson, CEO of Activity Stream (Iceland), Rachael Easton, Director of European Business Development at Tessitura Network (UK), Wouter Vermeylen, Managing Director of Yesplan (Belgium)

5. Sherlock In Homes

What – Online Play
When – 4th – 30th December 2020

WhereBristol Old Vic Website

Don your deerstalker, grab your notepad and boil your kettle! It’s time to Zoom in to a murder mystery from your own home.

Case File #1: Murder at the Circus

Expect high wires and even higher stakes as you play detective and attempt to unmask a murderer, in this Victorian case of dastardly behaviour and deadly death at The Bearded Lady’s Circus of Wonders.

Only you can solve this case…

6. Readymade Cabaret 2.0

What – Play
When – 6th December 2020

WhereHowl Round Website

In This is Not a Theatre Company’s interactive online performance Readymade Cabaret 2.0, both the play’s scenes and the order in which they are performed are determined by the audience’s roll of the dice. Each performance has over a million possible outcomes. Based on Marcel Duchamp’s notions of readymade art and the philosophies of Dada as practiced by Tristan Tzara, Readymade Cabaret 2.0 speaks to the current COVID moment by asking whether our lives are determined by chance, fate, or free will. Character-based scenes are interspersed with computer-generated Dada poetry, computer-generated art, audience-created aleatory music, and Chance Dances created by audience prompts typed into the chat. Celebrate the beauty of chance encounters in a play where you make the meaning!

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