Trailer from comedy legends, The Horne Section

Catch The Horne Section at Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall from 30 October – 2 November. Get tickets here. 

Photos: London International Mime Festival 2013

Circle of Eleven, photo: Andy Phillipson

Wolfe Bowart in Letter's End, photo: David Wyatt

Compagnie 111/ Aurélien Bory , photo: Aglae Bory

My!Laika, photo: Mona

 

Circle of Eleven, photo: Heiko Kalmbach

 

Wolfe Bowart in Letter's End, photo: David Wyatt

 

Compagnie 111/ Aurélien Bory, photo: Aglae Bory

 

Wolfe Bowart in Letter's End, photo: David Wyatt

 

Circle of Eleven, photo: Heiko Kalmbach

 

Southbank Centre is proud to be a venue for the 2013 London International Mime Festival, 12 – 27 January. Get tickets here.

Frisky & Mannish confirmed as guests for The Horne Section

Frisky & Mannish descirbe themselves as ‘popmusicy-seriocomic-mashparodic-stereophonic-LOUD-vaudevillian-sketchcabaret-throwbackcurrent-oldfangled-newfashioned-bapsbotty-infotainment. Or, to be succinct, we tit around with pop songs.’

Frisky and Mannish, photo: Idil Sukan

Next week they join The Horne Section on Friday 2 November as special guests alongside Dave Gorman for a night of spontaneous stand-up, spectacular performance and outlandish musical talent.


Listen to Frisky & Mannish with The Horne Section in their rendition of Rihanna’s Rude Boy in the style of The Bee Gees.

Catch Frisky & Mannish and The Horne Section at Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth on Friday 2 November. Get tickets here. 

£10 restricted view tickets released for Chunky Move

This weekend we see Ether Festival 2012 out in style with two nights of Chunky Move’s Mortal Engine. It’s very nearly sold out so we’ve released some restricted view seats for only £10. Call 0844 847 9910 or visit the box office to book. (Not available online)

Here’s what the press are saying:

‘Mortal Engine is an undeniably thrilling work, extraordinary to look at and exciting in its sense of possibility.’ (The Guardian)

‘If the technology was impressive, the flesh and blood dancers were outstanding.’ (The Herald, Edinburgh)

‘There are many words you could use to describe Mortal Engine, but perhaps the most fitting is a simple “WOW”.’ (The Scotsman, Edinburgh)

‘Mesmerising.’ (The New York Times)

Catch Chunky Move’s Mortal Engine at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall this weekend on 19 & 20 October. Click here for more info or to book restricted view tickets call 0844 847 9910.

Just announced – Dave Gorman headlines The Horne Section show on 2 November!


The Horne Section

 

Gathering together the UK’s finest musicians and throwing them on stage with the world’s most exciting comics, Alex Horne has created a truly unique comedy experience.

This is a heady mix of spontaneous stand-up, spectacular performance and outlandish musical talent. Hot on the rhythmic heels of their very own Radio 4 series and three years of sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the West End and across the world, the Horne Section bring their indomitable late night fanfare to Southbank Centre.

We’re also very excited to announce that the headliner for Friday 2 November is comic-genius and Absolute Radio-presenter, Dave Gorman, who brought his brilliant PowerPoint presentation to Southbank Centre earlier this year.

Dave Gorman

 

Catch Dave Gorman headlining The Horne Section at Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall on Friday 2 November. Get tickets here. 

Watch the trailer: Chunky Move – dance / video / lasers

Chunky Move’s Mortal Engine is a dance-video-laser performance using movement-responsive video projections to portray an ever-shifting, shimmering world in which the limits of the human body are an illusion. It features specially composed music by Ben Frost, one of the most thrillingly visceral musicians working today, whose collaborations range from Wayne McGregor/Random Dance to Bjork and Brian Eno.

Working in unison with a video tracking system, lasers follow and ‘play with’ the movement of the six dancers. Frieder Weiss’ unique software makes it possible for instruments and bodies that generate light, video, sound and movement to respond to each other in real time.

Mortal Engine has no pre-rendered video, light or laser images – the production flexes according to the rhythm of the performers.

Under the artistic leadership of Gideon Obarzanek, this show from Chunky Move, one of Australia’s pre-eminent dance companies, has toured to Mexico, Germany, Spain, the USA and was a highlight of the 2008 Edinburgh International Festival, receiving an ‘Honourable Mention – Hybrid Art’ at the prestigious Prix Ars Electronica – widely regarded as the most important international award for creativity and pioneering spirit in the field of digital media. It was also awarded Best Visual/Physical Theatre Production at Australia’s Helpmann Awards.

 

Catch Chunky Move at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on 19 & 20 October as part of Ether 2012. Get tickets here.