February 2015

Theatre RUBY WAX – SANE NEW WORLD

A Manual on how to survive the 21st century… Ruby Wax: Sane New World will help us understand why we sabotage our own sanity and provides a manual on how to survive the 21st century, using Ruby’s knowledge from her recent Masters Degree in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy at Oxford University spiked with comedy. DON’T MISS MEETING RUBY! Ruby Wax will be available for book signings post show in the St. James Theatre Bar & Brasserie to show ticket holders! (*at artist’s discretion) For tickets, please call the box office on 0844 264 2140 or book online here: http://www.stjamestheatre.co.uk/theatre/ruby-wax-sane-new-world/ Become a friend of St. James Theatre and access priority booking! Missed out on tickets for our sell-out show Bad Jews? Then why not join the St. James Theatre Friends Scheme. For just £24 per year, you could receive special benefits such as priority booking and a 10% discount in the Bar and Brasserie. Plus as an extra incentive, if you become a Friend before 31 March 2015, you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win £50 worth of Theatre Tokens! Email friends@stjamestheatre.co.uk for more information or call the box office on 0844 264 2140 and join today. You can also join our newly enhanced Members Scheme and enjoy a whole host of unique advantages including receiving a 10% additional value to any Theatre Tokens purchases whenever you buy a ticket at the St. James Theatre.  FIND OUT MORE HERE.

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Theatre Antigone

Oscar winning French actress Juliette Binoche returns to the London stage to take the title role in an exciting new take on Sophocles’s Antigone. This contemporary adaptation of the Greek masterpiece is based on a new translation by TS Eliot award-winning poet Anne Carson and is directed by revered Belgian theatre director Ivo van Hove. In recent years van Hove has developed a formidable reputation for the emotional intensity of his gripping productions and it will be fascinating to see what he does with this classic Greek tragedy, especially given the presence of Binoche, who last graced the Barbican stage in 2012 with her enthralling performance in Mademoiselle Julie. Van Hove’s first collaboration with Binoche is already shaping up to be one of 2015’s theatrical highlights. This hotly anticipated production of Antigone promises an explosive night of drama courtesy of two truly world-class talents and tickets are certain to go quickly.

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Theatre Hear The “Best Of Broadway”

The sound of New York’s famous Broadway heads to London for one very special night of music. Join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall and listen to their evocative performance of some of the best-loved, classic hits from the Broadway shows you know and love. The night promises to be a musical-theatre extravaganza and you are invited to enjoy the spectacle of Broadway’s unforgettable classics in this star-studded evening in one of London’s most glamorous venues, the Royal Albert Hall. All your favourite songs from the best musicals make up the extensive programme, which includes hit songs from The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, Cats, Les Misérables, Chicago, Mamma Mia, Billy Elliot, Wicked and now, new for 2015 with the addition of hit numbers from the classic West Side Story including Somewhere, Tonight and Maria. Best of Broadway is presented by vocalists Mary Carewe, Ria Jones, Michael Dore and Graham Bickley, with Music Direction from Nick Davies. Tickets are sure to sell out quickly for this show, so don’t delay!

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Exhibition Ideal Home Show

The Ideal home show has been helping to transform British homes for over 100 years and returns in 2015 bigger and better than ever. From bathrooms to bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms are all covered in this fantastic show. Whether you’re looking for something big or small, or even something to eat, there’s a good chance you’ll find exactly what you’re after right here at the world famous, award winning Ideal Home Show. The show isn’t limited to home interiors – gardens are covered too, and all the latest gadgets will be on display for those interested in technology. There will even be experts on hand to give you beauty advice and tips. Regardless of whether you’re refitting an entire house or simply looking for ideas for your next project the Ideal Home Show has everything you need, all under one roof.

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Dance Michael Flatley Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games

When Michael Flatley created Riverdance back in 1994, he changed the face of Irish Dance forever. He then took things further with the critically acclaimed Lord of the Dance, which he debuted at the Point Theatre in Dublin in 1996 before taking it all over the world. The name Michael Flatley and his Lord of the Dance brand are internationally recognised and stand for spectacular artistry and grand scale productions. As well as Lord of the Dance, Michael has created, directed and produced several other hugely successful shows including Feet of Flames and Celtic Tiger. All of which break the mould of more traditional Irish Dancing by incorporating upper body movement and creating edgy rhythm patterns. With Lord of the Dance; Dangerous Games, Michael has entered the world of art where he elegantly portrays the fluid movement of dance on canvas. The spectacular result of the dance is a unique and inspiring visual display.

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Art Pangaea II: New Art From Africa and Latin America

Pangaea II: New Art From Africa and Latin America is the second instalment of the Saatchi Gallery’s museum-scale survey of contemporary Latin American and African art. Part two showcases the work of 18 up and coming artists and explores the political and social issues faced in parts of the world that are experiencing rapid urban and economic expansion. The show’s premise emerges from the notion that these two sister continents were once united in a prehistoric landmass called Pangaea. The Saatchi Gallery unites these disparate continents with a globetrotting assemblage of works that highlights the exciting work emerging outside of the western mainstream. Pangaea II: New Art From Africa and Latin America features work by Dawit Abebe, Aboudia, Eduardo Berliner, Jean-François Boclé, Armand Boua, Pia Camil, Alida Cervantes, Virginia Chihota, Alexandre da Cunha, Federico Herrero, Diego Mendoza Imbachi, Eddy Ilunga Kamuanga, Jorge Mayet, Ibrahim Mahama, Boris Nzebo, Alejandro Ospina, Ephrem Solomon and Mikhael Subotzky.

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