The Coronet Theatre moves into Autumn and Winter with an exceptional season of international multi-art productions. Work by writers and performers from France, Germany, Italy, Israel, Norway, Palestine, UK and USA will be presented in The Coronet Theatre, The Print Room Studio and The Coronet Bar.
The Coronet Theatre is delighted to welcome Christopher Hampton, Thomas Lebrun, Sarah Jane Morris, Tony Remy, Mark Thomas, Jon Fosse, Amos Gitai, Victoria Thierrée Chaplin, Aurelia Thierrée, Russell Maliphant, Simon Armitage and Juliet Stevenson amongst the visiting artists.
Artistic Director Anda Winters said ‘It is important in these changing times to maintain artistic links with Europe and the rest of the world, to explore our common humanity, responsibility, and excitement over artistic expression. Over the next 6 months it is our pleasure to welcome outstanding artists from across the globe, presenting a multi-disciplinary programme spanning theatre, dance, film, poetry, music and installations, and making the most of our ability to stage work in different art forms simultaneously in The Coronet Theatre and The Print Room. We are also pleased to be working with so many international partners who value presenting their work to UK audiences.’
Work at The Coronet Theatre next season includes:
Youth Without God – a UK premiere by Christopher Hampton directed by Austrian Stephanie Mohr. A shocking allegorical, and only too pertinent, evocation of life under fascism and individual responsibility, based on the last book by Ödön von Horváth, one of the 20th century’s great writers, written as the Nazis came to power.
Another look at memory – a UK premiere from one of France’s most exciting choreographers, Thomas Lebrun leads his company Centre Chorégraphique National de Tours to powerful choral music by Philip Glass.
Sweet Little Mystery – The Songs of John Martyn. Sarah Jane Morris and Tony Remy interpret singer and songwriter John Martyn’s canon of music directed by comedian and activist Mark Thomas. With previously unseen footage of John Martyn, his family and friends.
Shadows – by multi-award-winning Norwegian playwright Jon Fosse. Video, sound and live performance create an electric experience which explores marriage, infidelity, youth and old age.
A Letter To A Friend In Gaza – When today’s current affairs become our children’s history lessons, how will they view our actions? In the UK Premiere of filmmaker Amos Gitai’s multimedia performance, four actors and three musicians from Palestine, Iran, Israel and Syria—address the foundations of the conflict at the Israel-Gaza border.
Bells and Spells – Created by Victoria Thierrée Chaplin, the London Premiere of an enchanting piece of physical theatre offers an alternative to traditional Christmas shows. Aurelia Thierrée uses surreal humour to create the bizarre and magical journey of an incurable kleptomaniac who is at the mercy of the objects that she steals.
maliphantworks3 – Following The Coronet’s Southbank Sky Arts Award-winning programme of 2017 and 2018’s 5 star review performances, Russell Malipant’s 2019 programme includes the World Premiere of A Space Between, a revival of 2018’s Duet and the premiere of two new films, all performed by Russell Maliphant and Dana Fouras.
Poetry At The Coronet Theatre is a hugely successful programming strand in The Coronet Theatre, The Print Room and in The Coronet Bar.
Poetry Club hosts some of the best established and rising contemporary poets reading their own work, this season presents AK Blakemore, Mary Jean Chan and Rebecca Perry, Lavinia Greenlaw and Jay Bernard, and the return by popular demand of the Poet Laureate Simon Armitage.
Dead Poets Live celebrates the work of living and dead poets, often with well known readers, with all proceeds going to refugee charity Safe Passage. This season’s events include Marianne Moore & Elizabeth Bishop read by Juliet Stevenson, Hannah Sullivan, Emily Dickinson and for Christmas, Alexander Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin.
FILL – Festival of Italian Literature in London returns for its 3rd year with Italian, British, and international authors meeting onstage to discuss literature and politics, migration, Italy, London, translation, society, climate emergency, contemporary culture, and more.