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Today in London: Friday 12 April 2013

By | Published on Saturday 6 April 2013

Sunken Garden

So, the Udderbelly is back in London town this weekend, serving a feast of milky cultural greatness at the Southbank all the way through to July.

There’s a Time Out-curated gala to get things going tonight featuring the likes of  The Boy With Tape On His Face, Andrew Maxwell, EastEnd Cabaret, Marcel Lucont, Nick Helm, Mark Dolan, Ian Stone, Hal Cruttenden and Vikki Stone. You can find vital facts on all things Udderbelly gala via this link, and info on tonight’s London-based cultural alternatives via this list…


Richard Herring – Talking Cock: The Second Coming, Bloomsbury Theatre, 12-13 Apr
Another chance to catch fast-talking Richard Herring’s updated revamp of his pacey diatribe about fear, shame, sexual envy and men’s, well… “flutes of love”. Details and tickets here.


Sunken Garden, The Barbican, 12-20 Apr (pictured)
Dutch composer and cineaste Michel van der Aa is the mind driving this somewhat radical new ENO opera, a world’s first featuring 3D film, a live score and a libretto by bestselling ‘Cloud Atlas’ writer David Mitchell. It’s a drama about a man gone AWOL and his loved ones who are looking for him, about hoax and dark truth, and virtual reality. Details and tickets here.

Sunken Garden: Teaser 2 featuring Kate Miller-Heidke from English National Opera on Vimeo.


Passion Play, Richmond Theatre, 12-20 Apr
Peter Nichols’ angsty love-drama has proved lastingly popular since its initial staging in 1981, and now it’s back again thanks to Tony-winning theatre whizz David Leveaux, who directs a cast starring Zoë Wanamaker, Owen Teale and Samantha Bond. Details and tickets here.

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