2-18 June American Trade
American Trade is a funny, uncompromising and outspoken play about survival that challenges assumptions about racial and sexual identity. It is also a celebration of 21st century London in all its extravagant, confusing and dynamic diversity.
4-5 Jun Oliver Samuels in Midnight at Puss Creek
It is Jamaica’s first indigenous Who-Dun-It, and another master piece from playwright Patrick Brown.
6-11 Jun The Pioneers
Breakin’ Convention’s Pioneers is back. Once again we present hip hop’s royalty for six jam-packed days of masterclasses, panels, open sessions and parties for advanced and professional hip hop dancers. Pioneers is not just about learning moves but understanding the culture, history and soul behind the dance from those who were there from the beginning.
7 Jun Andi Osho - Afroblighty
she plots her complicated relationship with race, from her London childhood to the present day, encountering minstrel shows, Lenny Henry, the BNP, political correctness and America's first black President along the way. Andi takes her critically acclaimed stand-up show on tour this summer with Afroblighty, her touching and hilarious story of an identity crisis in the cultural crossfire of Modern Britain.
11-12 Jun Oliver Samuels in Midnight at Puss Creek
Set in an old gothic mansion, owned and inhabited by the family matriarch Zedla Matalon, her army of cats and housekeeper Della. Hated by all and sundry because of her miserly ways, Zelda lays at death's door, with one and all waiting to pick at her bones the second she croaks.
12 Jun Behind the headlines presents: the Iron Rice Bowl
A truly unique and inspiring evening of theatre, dance, music, art, comedy and the classics, representing Human Rights Watch’s work. Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights.
16 Jun Harlem Gospel Choir
The most famous choir in the world return to the UK on their 25th anniversary tour. The original 'real deal' direct from New York.
19 Jun The Roast of Harvey
The Roast Master: Richard Blackwood
Music on the night by Big Business, Love Connexion and Gal.
21 Jun-10 Jul Fixer
Set in northern Nigeria against a backdrop of global turmoil and corruption, Fixer is a fast-paced drama that asks questions about integrity, loyalty and the price of human life.
25 May-14 Jun Little Baby Jesus
Little Baby Jesus is a lyrical triptych of monologues revealing the inter-connected lives of three inner-city teenagers, capturing the exact moment each becomes an adult. Kehinde has a passion for light-skinned girls or otherwise known as… …Mixed-raced girl syndrome.
30 Jun-2 Jul A Midsummer Night's Madness
Following 5 star reviews in New York and Edinburgh, our award winning theatre company returns with a hot, fast, hip hop adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. See the Empire’s stalls as you’ve never seen them before. A show suitable for all the family.