Wilton’s Music Hall today has announced its autumn season which will feature:
- ENO presenting Paul Bunyan as part of ENO Studio Live
- The world premiere of Sketching by James Graham
- The return of festive classic The Box of Delights
For the first time in its history, English National Opera will perform a piece at Wilton’s Music Hall as it presents Paul Bunyan (3-5 and 7-8 September 2018), Benjamin Britten’s retelling of the legend of the mythical giant, as part of its ENO Studio Live series.
Also in the programme is the Watermill Theatre’s retelling of Twelfth Night (12-22 September), set in the Roaring Twenties, which arrives at Wilton’s following a successful UK and international tour.
Olivier Award-winning playwright James Graham (Ink, This House, Quiz) presents the brand-new multi-authored play Sketching from 26 September to 27 October, directed by Thomas Hescott (Tory Boyz, The Act, Outings).
Stephen Macdonald’s acclaimed production of Not About Heroes (31 October-11 November) has a limited London run, concluding an acclaimed two-year tour, commemorating the centenary of the Armistice. Flying Bridge Theatre Company has partnered with Wilton’s Associate Artists and Olivier Award winners Seabright Productions.
Making their Wilton’s debut from 13 to 17 November are the BalletBoyz with Young Men, a hybrid of live dance and film bringing to life their Rose d’Or award-winning film which chronicles the experiences of those sent to fight in The Great War. The score is by cult singer/songwriter Keaton Henson with choreography by Iván Pérez.
The critically-acclaimed production of The Box of Delights by Piers Torday, based on the novel by John Masefield (30 November to 5 January), also returns. Back by popular demand after its debut last year, this festive tale from Wilton’s Music Hall and Hero Productions is back for a limited run of 45 performances.
Also lined up in the season are Dietrich: Natural Duty (19-24 November), a one (wo)man show revealing the life of a legend, Marlene Dietrich; the popular Dead Poets Live presents Bob Dylan: The Words of the Songs (5 November) performed by Toby Jones; and for younger theatregoers, 22 and 23 November sees the return of Chickenshed presents Tales from the Shed, an interactive show packed full of fun for kids aged 0-6.