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Three To See on 21 Nov: Hogwarts In The Snow, Meta, Jack And The Beanstalk

By | Published on Saturday 14 November 2015


And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

Hogwarts In The Snow | Leavesden | 13 Nov – 31 Jan
The Warner Bros. Harry Potter studio tour is on all year, I know, but I thought I would mention it this week because it’s currently got its seasonal clothing on until the new year, for this special ‘Hogwarts In The Snow’ transformation. As you might expect, the sets will be all snowy and festive, with Christmas trees and decorations, replica feasts, and ‘lit’ fires. It’s fairly pricey treat, this (though no more than the cost of a big West End show), but if it’s on your ‘at some point’ agenda, I think this is probably a great time to do it. Info and tickets from here.

Meta | Jackson’s Lane | 21-24 Nov (pictured)
The title might give you a clue as to the content here: it’s a show about making shows. The company behind it is Gandini Juggling, who, back in the nineties, collaborated with choreographer Gill Clarke on a series of experimental pieces which were staged at Jackson’s lane. They return to celebrate the venue’s fortieth birthday with this new commission looking back at the creation of those performances. There will be complex juggling, text, ballet dancing, hammers, nudity, tables and a comedy sketch, and Gandini’s customary commentary on form, style and substance. Intrigued? See this page here.

Jack And The Beanstalk | Hackney Empire | 21 Nov-5 Jan
Well, looks like we are well and truly heading into panto season (definitely expect more pantomimic and Christmas themed recommendations in the coming days and weeks) and I think Hackney Empire can be trusted to provide us with a good one – last year’s ‘Mother Goose’ was immensely successful and played to huge numbers over the course of the season. This one stars Olivier Award winning veteran dame Clive Rowe, and Olivier nominee Debbie Kurup. See the venue website here for more info and to book.

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