The Shipment  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 14TH JUNE 2014

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, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y 8DS
 
 
Dates:
  until 
 
OPENING TIMES
7.45pm
 
PRICES
£18
 

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The ShipmentA biting satire about African-American identity and politics from New York playwright Young Jean Lee. Herself a Korean-America, Lee devised The Shipment in collaboration with an all-black cast. Using cliches and caricatures (does a drug dealer turned superstar rapper sound familiar?), the play looks at the gap between perception and reality, and reappropriates the form of the traditional minstrel show for a fast-paced and funny evening's entertainment. The event is part of the London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT).





 

About Barbican The Pit

In the two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and the Pit - you can enjoy 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 The Pit

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The Shipment  Young Jean Lee, The Shipment – Prentice Onayemi – Photo credit: AJ Zanyk  

   
The Shipment - Young Jean Lee, The Shipment – Prentice Onayemi – Photo credit: AJ Zanyk

The Shipment Young Jean Lee, The Shipment – Prentice Onayemi – Photo credit: AJ Zanyk 


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Barbican Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Moorgate Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Hoxton Overground Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
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Car Parks

 
Barbican Centre 22 Legion
 
0 minutes walk
 
Barbican Centre 33 Legion
 
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Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  21% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 7 minutes from The Shipment
In the heart of the financial district and close to the Bank of England, the newly opened Apex London Wall Hotel, is within walking distance of ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £175  40% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 9 minutes from The Shipment
Located nearby to trendy neighbourbood Farringdon, The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell has been affectionately named the Great Aunt of the original Zetter Hotel. Within the Georgian townhouse, ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £125  36% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 9 minutes from The Shipment
Found in the trendy neighbourhood of Clerkenwell, The Zetter Hotel provides stylish boutique accommodation within a converted Victorian warehouse. With 59 rooms, each individually designed and ... More
 
 
 
 
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London Symphony Orchestra
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 4th December 2016 - 7pm
The Shipment, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as The Shipment
John Adams conducts the orchestra to perform his piece, El Nino, featuring soprano Joelle Harvey, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano and counter-tenors Daniel Bubeck, Brian Cummings and ...More
 
 
 
On Soon
Cymbeline
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 3rd, 8th, 10th and 15th to 17th Dec 2016 - Various Times
The Shipment, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as The Shipment
Shakespeare's erotic and politically charged study of marital discord and deception. Directed by Melly Still with Gillian Bevan as the first woman to play Cymbeline in ...More
 
 
 
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The Mobility Of Facts
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 30th September to 17th December 2016 - 11am-6pm
The Shipment, 50 Finsbury Square, EC2A | 6 minutes from The Shipment
Exhibitions & Art, Sculpture....More
 
 
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Shipment
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 ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Shipment
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 Shipment
In the two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and the Pit - you can enjoy everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Shipment
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Shipment
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Silk Street, City, London EC2 | Same location as The Shipment
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 Shipment
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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The best shops and markets near The Shipment
Zwemmer Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
The Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Shipment
Specialises in books on art ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Chimes Music Shop
London > Shopping > Music Shops
Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from The Shipment
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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Flittner
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
86 Moorgate, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from The Shipment
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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Searcy's Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
The Barbican Centre, Level 2, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Shipment
Modern European cuisine. Booking advised. Dress smart casual. ... More
 
 
 
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Bonfire
London > Restaurants >
1st floor Barbican Centre, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Shipment
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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Osteria
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as The Shipment
In the centre of Osteria , the Italian restaurant on the second floor of the Barbican Centre, is ... More
 
 
 
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Near The Shipment
Guildhall School Of Music And Drama
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from The Shipment
Careers and Student advice ... More
 
 
 
Museum of London Access & Learning
London > Education > Evening Classes
London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from The Shipment
Courses in history, archaeology and creative writing... More
 
 
 
University of Law
London > Education > Law
2 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 4 minutes from The Shipment
The University of Law is a national institution with branches all over the UK. Along with BPP and City, the University of Law is widely recognised ... More
 
 
 
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Bodymotion Chiropractic and Sports Injuries Clinic
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Wood Street, Barbican, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from The Shipment
... More
 
 
 
Barbican Acupuncture
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
1 Wallside, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from The Shipment
... More
 
 
 
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from The Shipment
Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London The Shipment.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 5 minutes from The Shipment
One of the oldest pubs in Smithfield, The Old Red Cow has stood on this spot on Long Lane since the year dot. Steeped in history, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes from The Shipment
This renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years. Under the Malmaison umbrella - the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Hat & Feathers
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 7 minutes from The Shipment
... More
 
 
 
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The Shipment clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
El Vino
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Bastion Highwalk, 125 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from The Shipment
Wine Bar ... More
 
 
 
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Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
London > Nightlife > Bars
50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | 5 minutes from The Shipment
Following the huge success of the Cocktail Trading Company in Oxford Circus, launched in January 2015, the award winning team ... More
 
 
 
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Artillery Arms
London > Nightlife > Bars
102 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from The Shipment
... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near The Shipment

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Shipment.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Shipment
The Barbican Centre is the jewel in London's artistic crown, with its theatres, concert halls, art galleries and cinema providing a year-round programme of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Brewery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Chiswell Street, City, London EC1Y | 2 minutes from The Shipment
While the City of London is not short of modern, flexible event-spaces, not many can claim to be located in a Grade II listed building, or ... More
 
 
 
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Brewers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, London EC2V | 4 minutes from The Shipment
... More
 
 
 
 
 

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The gallery@oxo 14 minutes walk from The Shipment

Exhibitions & Art, Crafts....More

Come & Sing: Saint-Saens
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St Bride's Church 15 minutes walk from The Shipment

Live Music, Choir....More

Victorians Decoded: Art And Telegraphy
Exhibitions | Until 22nd January 2017 

Guildhall Art Gallery 18 minutes walk from The Shipment

Never-before-seen paintings from the City Corporation's art gallery and work by prominent Victorian artists will be on display as well ...More

St Jude's In The City
Exhibitions | Until 4th December 2016 

Bankside Gallery 19 minutes walk from The Shipment

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Cubism
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Shipment

Exhibition illuminating the perceptual and conceptual aspects of the art movement, whose name was coined as an insult but which ...More

Niki De Saint Phalle And Richard Serra
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Shipment

Works by two artists in the Arte Povera tradition, using materials derived from industry and everyday life....More

Joseph Beuys: Artist Rooms
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Shipment

Made towards the end of Beuys's life, this major installation addresses themes of finality and death but also ideas of ...More

 
 
 
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