One of my favourite places to relax is the Southbank Centre. Not only is it a wonderful building, but it has awesome atmosphere with all sorts of people bustling in and out of its doors.

In March the Southbank Centre has a wonderful line-up of events that will appeal for all types and ages! Take a gander of the listing below and see if anything takes your fancy?

 

A book for herBRIDGET CHRISTIE — A BOOK FOR HER

PART OF SOUTHBANK CENTRE’S WOW — WOMEN OF THE WORLD FESTIVAL
Tue 8 Mar, 7.30pm, Marie Rambert Studio, £15

Following her hugely successful, multi award-winning five star shows A Bic For Her and An Ungrateful Woman, and her first book A Book For Her (Century, Random House), Bridget Christie returns to Southbank Centre with her brand new show. Bridget will discuss why she has been sending her stained underpants to George Osborne at HM Treasury every month, which method actor has been playing the character comedian Nigel Farage since 2010, whether Rachel Dolezal is black or white and the difference between Eddie Izzard and Caitlyn Jenner.

Bring your copy of A Book For Her to the post-show book signing, or buy a copy on the night.

For ages 16+

 

EVE ENSLER — THE FRUIT TRILOGY

PART OF SOUTHBANK CENTRE’S WOW — WOMEN OF THE WORLD FESTIVAL
Wed 9 — Sun 13 Mar, 9-11 at 7.30pm & 12-13 at 7pm, Marie Rambert Studio, £15, WORLD PREMIERE

Fruit trilogy

West Yorkshire Playhouse, in association with Southbank Centre, present the world premiere of The Fruit Trilogy. Directed by Mark Rosenblatt and written by Eve Ensler, the Tony Award-winning writer of The Vagina Monologues, The Fruit Trilogy explores the lives of four extraordinary, ordinary women. Avocado (first seen at the Playhouse in 2015), Pomegranate and Coconut reveal, with dark humour and powerful emotion, the humanity behind the headlines. Presented as part of Southbank Centre’s WOW – Women of the World festival, this performance marks the world premiere of the piece performed in one evening as a trilogy.
Please note, this performance contains some scenes of an adult nature.

Avocado
A young woman’s funny, shocking, poetic journey towards freedom.

Coconut
A survivor, a woman, begins to enjoy the one thing she has never fully owned: her body.

Pomegranate
A regular working day in the life of a brothel, as seen through the eyes of two women.

 

Black DogBOOMSHAKALAKA PRODUCTIONS — MY BEAUTIFUL BLACK DOG

PART OF SOUTHBANK CENTRE’S WOW — WOMEN OF THE WORLD FESTIVAL
Fri 11 — Sun 13 Mar, 7.30pm, Blue Room at Royal Festival Hall, £12

Penned by poet Brigitte Aphrodite, My Beautiful Black Dog explores the beauteous complexity of our fragile minds. Returning to Southbank Centre following and sell-out run at new weekend festival Changing Minds, the musical challenges the stigma around mental health and encourages audiences to take ownership of their own black dogs – using wild dances moves, swaggering costumes and banging tunes. Brigitte Aphrodite is a punk poet, musician, theatre maker and feminist showgirl. With her band she has played Leeds and Reading Festivals, Bestival, Latitude and Kendal Calling, and has supported Kate Nash and Josie Long on their UK tours. Brigitte’s debut studio album is due for release in early 2016. She is a mentor for youth charity Arts Emergency and has facilitated workshops for Ideastap and the National Youth Theatre.

RACHEAL OFORI — PORTRAIT

PART OF SOUTHBANK CENTRE’S WOW — WOMEN OF THE WORLD FESTIVAL
Sun 13 Mar, Time, Anya Linden Studio at Rambert, £8
A provocative look at the trials and tribulations of modern life through the eyes of a young black woman. Inspired by Racheal Ofori’s own experiences, Portrait uses music and dance, poetry and frank humour, to examine identity and role models, and to challenge cultural stereotypes.
Portrait is supported by Arts Council England and the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation.
For ages 12+

 

 

Stewart LeeSTEWART LEE — A ROOM WITH A STEW: MARATHON NIGHTS

Mon 14 Mar, 7pm, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, £25, £20, £15

In a marathon of stand-up, Stewart Lee offers up all six sections of his forthcoming BAFTA and British Comedy Award-winning BBC2 series Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle in one enormous show. This event is presented by David Johnson and John Mackay, in association with DAA Management.

For ages 14+

 

DAVE GORMAN – GETS STRAIGHT TO THE POINT* (*The PowerPoint)

Thu 31 Mar, 8pm, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, £24, £20

Dave GormanFollowing a sell-out appearance on 21 January, Dave Gorman offers one more chance to see his pioneering show. The innovative comedy mind behind Modern Life Is Goodish, Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure presents a new live show featuring more of his pioneering blend of stand-up comedy and visual storytelling. A PowerPoint presentation show, with support from Nick Doddy, audiences will not need to worry about taking notes.

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