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The Second ViolinistThe latest collaboration between Irish playwright Enda Walsh and composer Donnacha Dennehy, The Second Violinist is a modern opera that tells the foreboding story of a life falling apart. The drama at the Barbican unfolds as Martin, an orchestral violinist, is consumed by social media platforms, morbid fantasies and violent video games. Seeking solace in the music of Italian Renaissance composer Carlo Gesualdo, his inner turmoil becomes ever more apparent as he searches for beauty in a dark world. Concluding its five star reviewThe Guardian said, "Like its recurring filmed image of a murmuration of starlings, it soars."

About Barbican Theatre

The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to drama, from established artists to those at the start of their careers. One of the country's largest arts centres, the distinctive concrete walls of the Barbican continue to house high-quality theatrical productions. More about Barbican Theatre

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London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 11th to 29th July 2018
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Dorothea Lange/Vanessa Winship
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The Second Violinist, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
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Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or ... More
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Barbican The Pit
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
Part of the Barbican Centre for arts and conferences the Curve Gallery, situated on the ground floor, has changing exhibitions of photography, art and design. ... More
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Barbican Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Silk Street, City, London EC2 | Same location as The Second Violinist
The Barbican is renowned as one of London's top venues for theatre, art and dance. At the Barbican Art Gallery on level 3 you get ... More
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Barbican Conservatory
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Gallery Floor (Level 3), Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
Home to over 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees, the Barbican's Conservatory is a hidden tropical oasis in the heart of the city. So it ... More
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London > Shopping > Music Shops
Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from The Second Violinist
Tucked away near the Barbican multi-arts centre and the world-renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Chimes Music is in illustrious company. Since opening in 1983 ... More
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86 Moorgate, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from The Second Violinist
An old-fashioned barber’s patronised by city gentlemen and established in 1904. As well as a shampoo and cut you can also have the traditional hot towel ... More
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120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 7 minutes from The Second Violinist
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London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
The Barbican Centre, Level 2, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
Modern European cuisine. Booking advised. Dress smart casual. ... More
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Bonfire
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1st floor Barbican Centre, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
Only quality ingredients are used at Bonfire, the burger bar on the first floor of the brilliant multi-purpose Barbican Centre arts hub. Burgers at Bonfire - ... More
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Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
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106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from The Second Violinist
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161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 7 minutes from The Second Violinist
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
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4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 12 minutes from The Second Violinist
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from The Second Violinist
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12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 8 minutes from The Second Violinist
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London Dance Academy
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The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 8 minutes from The Second Violinist
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115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes from The Second Violinist
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102 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from The Second Violinist
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18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes from The Second Violinist
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Barbican Conference Centre
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Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
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Chiswell Street, City, London EC1Y | 2 minutes from The Second Violinist
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Barbican Theatre events

Barry Humphries: Weimar CabaretBarry Humphries: Weimar CabaretBarry Humphries: Weimar CabaretLast seen in London in July 2016, Weimar Cabaret is a celebration of Barry Humphries' lifelong passion and fascination with the music of the Weimar Republic. The legendary entertainer, best known for as Dame Edna Everage, sets aside his alter ego to share witty anecdotes and irreverent asides as he narrates in his own inimitable style. He's joined 2018-07-18T00:00:00+01002018-07-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Theatre, † Silk Street† † † EC2Y 8DS
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Now On

event > Theatre > Comedies
PRICINGFrom £19
DATES11th to 29th July 2018
VENUEBarbican Theatre
Last seen in London in July 2016, Weimar Cabaret is a celebration of Barry Humphries' lifelong passion and fascination with the music of the Weimar Republic. The legendary entertainer, best known for as Dame Edna Everage, sets aside his alter ego to share witty anecdotes and irreverent asides as he narrates in his own inimitable style. He's joined ...†More about this event
The Second ViolinistThe Second ViolinistThe Second ViolinistThe latest collaboration between Irish playwright Enda Walsh and composer Donnacha Dennehy, The Second Violinist is a modern opera that tells the foreboding story of a life falling apart. The drama at the Barbican unfolds as Martin, an orchestral violinist, is consumed by social media platforms, morbid fantasies and violent video games. Seeking sol2018-09-06T00:00:00+01002018-09-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Theatre, † Silk Street† † † EC2Y 8DS
Category: event

event > Concerts > Opera - Contemporary opera
PRICING£16-£40
DATES6th, 7th and 8th September 2018
VENUEBarbican Theatre
The latest collaboration between Irish playwright Enda Walsh and composer Donnacha Dennehy, The Second Violinist is a modern opera that tells the foreboding story of a life falling apart. The drama at the Barbican unfolds as Martin, an orchestral violinist, is consumed by social media platforms, morbid fantasies and violent video games. Seeking sol...†More about this event
Boy Blue Entertainment: Blak Whyte GrayBoy Blue Entertainment: Blak Whyte GrayBoy Blue's critically acclaimed Blak Whyte Gray returns to the Barbican, following its Olivier Award nomination in 2017. Created by Boy Blue's founders Kenrick 'H2O' Sandy and Michael 'Mikey J' Asante, the piece pairs hip-hop dance with the rhythmical groove of music and moves evoking Africa. Giving expression to experiences of contemporary life in2018-09-12T00:00:00+01002018-09-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Theatre, † Silk Street† † † EC2Y 8DS
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Modern
DATES12th, 13th, 14th and 15th Sep 2018
VENUEBarbican Theatre
Boy Blue's critically acclaimed Blak Whyte Gray returns to the Barbican, following its Olivier Award nomination in 2017. Created by Boy Blue's founders Kenrick 'H2O' Sandy and Michael 'Mikey J' Asante, the piece pairs hip-hop dance with the rhythmical groove of music and moves evoking Africa. Giving expression to experiences of contemporary life in...†More about this event
 
 

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