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THE WHISPER HOUSE – The Other Palace

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I don’t suppose many of us have ever lived in a lighthouse. These sturdy structures, perched on cliff edges or clinging to rocky outcrops figure strongly in the imagination as places of isolation, mystery and danger. So, we feel for young Christopher as he clutches his small suitcase and meets his Aunt Lily, sensitively played by Dianne Pilkington.






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IT’S NOT YET MIDNIGHT… – Roundhouse

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Compagnie XY present It’s Not Yet Midnight…, a huge visual display, where 22 acrobats engage in flips, tumbles and handstands that reach almost to the very top of the Roundhouse (where it will be showing for the next 10 days). Inspired by themes of solidarity and community to oppose individualism it forgoes the traditional structure of a company hierarchy in favour of a collaborative approach.






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THIS JOINT IS JUMPIN’ – The Other Palace

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Brought to London for the first time by producer Hoagy B Carmichael, This Joint is Jumpin’ is an exuberant homage to Fats Waller, the famous jazz pianist, composer, and virtuoso talent of the 1930’s Harlem Renaissance. Fats contributed his brilliance to the cultural, social, and artistic scene of the time and laid the groundwork for jazz musicians thereafter.