A well-loved episode of The Simpsons is recounted by a group of survivors in post-apocalyptic America, and is told over and over again, and as in Chinese whispers, it is reshaped and becomes a myth. Anne Washburn's drama, Mr Burns, is directed by Almeida associate Robert Icke, currently directing Headlong's hit 1984, for its European premiere. When it opened in New York last autumn the New York Times raved about the "downright brilliant Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play" which will leave you "dizzy with the scope and dazzle of its ideas". Although the play spans 80 years and centres on a vision of American after an apocalypse, at its heart is a renewed appreciation of storytelling in all its different guises.
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Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.
Paco Pena Flamenco Dance Company: Flamencura London > Events > Dance Dates: 20th to 28th June 2015 Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R |
14 minutes from Mr Burns Legendary flamenco guitarist, composer, dramatist and producer Paco Pena returns to Sadler's Wells with Flamencura. In pursuit of 'duende', the alchemy between interpreter and audience at ...More
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui: milonga London > Events > Dance Dates: 9th to 13th Jun 2015 Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R |
14 minutes from Mr Burns There are so many milongas in Buenos Aires that the Argentines have come up with the verb 'milonguear' (meaning touring milongas). With his ...More
Matthew Bourne's The Car Man London > Events > Dance Dates: 14th July to 9th August 2015 Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R |
14 minutes from Mr Burns Fifteen years since its premiere, Matthew Bourne's "sweaty, oil-spattered version of Carmen" (The Guardian) is back. The internationally acclaimed award-winning dance thriller is loosely based ...More
Aria London > Shopping > House and Garden Barnsbury Hall, Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 |
2 minutes from Mr Burns This design-orientated lifestyle store offers a wide range to choose from. From fashion, to homeware, to cosmetics, it's all here at Aria. Pick up a pastel-coloured ...More
Zoots London > Shopping > Cleaning and Repairs 2 Haven Mews, Islington, London N1 |
3 minutes from Mr Burns Zoots is a home-service dry cleaning outfit, who collect personal and household ironing, laundry and dry cleaning, delivering them back to your door as good as ...More
Almeida London > Restaurants > French restaurants 30 Almeida Street, Islington, London N1 |
1 minute from Mr Burns This popular D & D London (formerly Conran Restaurants) eatery is renowned as Islington's top restaurant, a much sought after plaudit given the area's sheer volume ...More
Jenius Social London > Education > Cookery Courses Unit 8 The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road, N7 |
18 minutes from Mr Burns Islington cafe-cum-deli Jenius Social isn't just a place to enjoy fine food and carefully sourced balsamic vinegar, artisan chocolates and cured meats. It's also a ...More
London Wine Academy London > Education > Evening Classes Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R |
22 minutes from Mr Burns One day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts.
Courses take place at the following venues:
Atlas PH, ...More
Mr Burns gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Pancras Square Leisure London > Leisure > 5 Pancras Square, N1C |
17 minutes from Mr Burns Located in the heart of Kings Cross, Pancras Square Leisure centre offers a 25 metre swimming pool, smaller teaching pool, two exercise studios with over 25 ...More
Skip Garden London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens Tapper Walk, N1C |
17 minutes from Mr Burns A mobile allotment on the King's Cross development site, The Skip Garden puts construction workers' big bins to green use. Built on one of the largest ...More
Spa Fields Park London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens Northampton Road, EC1R |
19 minutes from Mr Burns A busy park in Islington beside the Three Corners Centre youth centre and Adventure Playground, the 2.02 acre Spa Fields include a children's playground, tarmac ...More
The Drapers Arms London > Restaurants > Gastropub 44 Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 |
4 minutes from Mr Burns Ben Maschler (son of Evening Standard food critic Fay) and Nick Gibson have taken over The Drapers Arms in Islington and improved on what was already ...More
The Old Queen's Head London > Nightlife > Pubs 44 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 |
4 minutes from Mr Burns A gorgeous antique interior, a delicious menu and some top DJs at weekends. The Old Queen's Head opened with a fantastic recipe for success in 2006 ...More
Mr Burns clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Hoxley & Porter London > Nightlife > Bars 153 Upper Street, N1 |
1 minute from Mr Burns Let the train take you on an exotic night out without actually leaving Islington as you enter Hoxley & Porter, a bar and restaurant which has ...More
Pisco Embassy London > Nightlife > Bars 176 Upper Street, N1 |
3 minutes from Mr Burns The 12 cocktails on the menu at Pisco Embassy all offer a twist on classics like the pisco sour. Drinks are expertly served by head bartender ...More
Colebrookes London > Nightlife > Wine Bars 69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 |
5 minutes from Mr Burns If the Government want to encourage more of a European café culture, they should send someone down to Colebrookes to take a look.
Colebrookes takes the ...More
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Little Angel Theatre London > Business > Venue Hire 14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 |
2 minutes from Mr Burns A teeny, tiny and wonderful puppet theatre located in a hidden side road backing onto a green church yard ideal for spontaneous picnics with goodies from ...More
OresteiaOresteiaLia Williams returns to the Almeida as Klytemnestra in Robert Icke's radical reimagining of Aeschylus's bloodthirsty Greek tragedy spanning several decades about a family at war.2015-05-29T19:00:00+01002015-07-18T00:00:00+0100
Oresteia event > Theatre > Dramas DATES29th May to 18th July 2015 VENUEAlmeida Theatre Lia Williams returns to the Almeida as Klytemnestra in Robert Icke's radical reimagining of Aeschylus's bloodthirsty Greek tragedy spanning several decades about a family at war.
BakkhaiBakkhaiBen Whishaw makes his Almeida debut as Dionysos and Bertie Carvel returns to the Almeida as Pentheus in Anne Carson's new version of Euripides's electrifying tragedy. Directed by James Macdonald, using three actors and a chorus to echo the original performance model.2015-07-23T20:00:00+01002015-09-19T00:00:00+0100
Bakkhai event > Film Events > Film - Thriller DATES23rd July to 19th September 2015 VENUEAlmeida Theatre Ben Whishaw makes his Almeida debut as Dionysos and Bertie Carvel returns to the Almeida as Pentheus in Anne Carson's new version of Euripides's electrifying tragedy. Directed by James Macdonald, using three actors and a chorus to echo the original performance model.
MedeaMedeaRupert Goold directs Rachel Cusk's new version of the Greek tragedy by Euripides about a scorned wife, who takes bloodthirsty revenge on her husband when her leaves her for a Greek princess of Corinth. Kate Fleetwood makes her Almeida debut in the demanding title role.2015-09-25T20:00:00+01002015-11-14T00:00:00+0000
Medea event > Film Events > Film - Thriller DATES25th September to 14th November 2015 VENUEAlmeida Theatre Rupert Goold directs Rachel Cusk's new version of the Greek tragedy by Euripides about a scorned wife, who takes bloodthirsty revenge on her husband when her leaves her for a Greek princess of Corinth. Kate Fleetwood makes her Almeida debut in the demanding title role.
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