Isabelle Huppert Reads Marquis de Sade
The prolific French actress spends an evening revelling in the rabidly sexual writings of the modern prophet of eroticism. The award-winning Huppert will be bringing to life the tales of vice and virtue of Justine and Juliette.
RA 250th Summer Exhibition
Grayson Perry and committee have chosen 1300 pieces for this landmark showcase. Amongst them, Anish Kapoor’s courtyard sculpture, and works by David Hockney, Wolfgang Tillmans, Tracey Emin, Rose Wylie, and Ed Ruscha.
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Bastard Assignments + Thick and Tight
The ever-surprising and collaborative new music and performance group Bastard Assignments join forces with choreographers Thick and Tight for their next event. While they might sound like a bunch of rabble-rousers, they’ve performed at Snape Maltings, Southbank Centre, and for Radio 3, and they’re certainly worth their salt.
Bach Weekend with the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra
Devout Bachian Sir John Eliot Gardiner rallies his troops for this weekend of cantatas in three concerts. Alongside this, Jean Rondeau performs Goldberg Variations, Isabelle Faust and Kristian Bezuidenhout the Violin Sonatas, Jean-Guihen Queyras the Cello Suites, and Solomon’s Knot the motets.
Il Mostro dell’Opera
Themes of homosexuality and theatrical tradition run through Renato Polselli’s 1964 horror film, in which a vampire awakes to find a past lover reincarnated as a member of a young theatre troupe.
The Reason I Jump
This innovative exploration of how the autistic mind works takes place in a maze designed by Dutch collective, Observatorium. The National Theatre of Scotland bring to life the book by Japanese author Naoki, who wrote The Reason I Jump as a non-verbal, autistic 13-year-old.
Winsome Pinnock’s award-winning play gets a revival directed by Madani Younis. It takes a look at Del, Viv, and Enid as they do some soul-searching, discovering what they’ve abandoned in the Caribbean in order to make a home in Deptford.
Andris Nelsons, Music Director of the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, conducts Wagner’s epic with its fixation with the Holy Grail and tails from Arthurian Legend. David Alden directs this new production set in a war-torn city, the first at Covent Garden since 1977.