The Shipment

 
 
ADDRESS
Barbican The Pit, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y 8DS 
 
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Dates:
10th to 14th Jun 2014
 
OPENING TIMES
7.45pm
 
PRICES
£18
 

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A 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

LondonTown.com - The Shipment Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

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

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Barbican Centre 22 Legion
 
0 minutes walk
 
Barbican Centre 33 Legion
 
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Further articles featuring The Shipment on LondonTown.com

 
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The Montcalm At Brewery London City
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £111  24% off
52 Chiswell Street, EC1Y | 2 minutes from The Shipment
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London City Suites by Montcalm
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £85  35% off
42-46 Chiswell Street, EC1Y | 3 minutes from The Shipment
The London City Suites by Montcalm are within a grade II listed heritage building, located in the City of London. The 5-star accommodation provides all the ... More
 
 
 
Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £104  41% 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
 
 
 
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The Sea
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 18th to 24th Apr 2014
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as The Shipment
Art historian Max Morden is devastated by the death of his wife Anna. He seeks refuge in the coastal community of his childhood, where he looks ...More
 
 
 
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What The Funk'! Informal Wine Tasting
London > Events > Leisure  Dates: Thursday 24th April 2014 - 6pm-9pm
Vinoteca, 7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, EC1M | 7 minutes from The Shipment
Celebrating everything organic, biodynamic and natural. One of our famously fun, informal tastings and an evening of delicious, interesting wines - we just open the bottles ...More
 
 
 
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Peace Begins With Me: Attuning To Peace Through The Breath:Talk
London > Events > Sporting Events  Dates: Thursday 24th April 2014 - 6.30pm
St Ethelburga Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, 78 Bishopsgate, EC2N | 12 minutes from The Shipment
Practice breathing techniques with Viviana....More
 
 
 
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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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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
 
 
 
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Barbican Centre
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Shipment
Huge, multifaceted arts and entertainment centre. Described by the Queen as “one of the wonders of the modern world”, this multifaceted performance and arts venue forms one ... More
 
 
 
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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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Shopping near The Shipment

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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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Ted Baker & Friends
London > Shopping > Clothing
120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 7 minutes from The Shipment
We love the average Ted Baker store but with Ted Baker & Friends the cool fashion label has taken the shopping experience one step further - ... 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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Wood Street Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
53 Fore Street, EC2Y8AX | 2 minutes from The Shipment
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Chiswell Street Dining Rooms
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
56 Chiswell Street, City, London EC1Y | 3 minutes from The Shipment
Chiswell Street Dining Rooms is a modern British restaurant, complete with seven private dining rooms. The brainchild of Tom and Ed Martin of ETM Group, responsible ... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Shipment

Near The Shipment
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from The Shipment
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 7 minutes from The Shipment
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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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 12 minutes from The Shipment
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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The Shipment gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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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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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 8 minutes from The Shipment
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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London Dance Academy
London > Leisure >
The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, EC1V | 8 minutes from The Shipment
London Dance Academy is a dance studio in the middle of the City, five minutes' walk from Old Street and Barbican, which offers dance classes and ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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The Hat & Feathers
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 7 minutes from The Shipment
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Artillery Arms
London > Nightlife > Bars
102 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from The Shipment
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Vinoteca
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 7 minutes from The Shipment
Wine bars in the UK were given a bad name in the 1980s but places like this show us how it should be done. Both the ... More
 
 
 
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Fabric
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
77a Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 7 minutes from The Shipment
Built on the site of a Victorian meat cellar, Fabric continues to boast the most sensational line-ups in the capital. Its global reputation is founded on ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Shipment.
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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
 
 
 
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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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Butchers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
87 Bartholomew Close, Barbican, City, London EC1A | 5 minutes from The Shipment
... More
 
 
 

Barbican The Pit events

 
She She Pop and their Fathers: TestamentShe She Pop and their Fathers: TestamentShe She Pop and their Fathers: TestamentExperimental female German theatre collective She She Pop uses Shakespeare's King Lear as a structure for their exploration of the complex relationships between generations. For this label-defying piece that includes film, Shakespearean readings, dance and big-band numbers, the group are joined by their real fathers. Testament is performed in Germa3rd June 2014Saturday 7th June 2014 Where:
Barbican The Pit,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
She She Pop and their Fathers: Testament
event > Theatre
DATES  3rd to 7th Jun 2014
VENUE  Barbican The Pit 
Experimental female German theatre collective She She Pop uses Shakespeare's King Lear as a structure for their exploration of the complex relationships between generations. For this label-defying piece that includes film, Shakespearean readings, dance and big-band numbers, the group are joined by their real fathers. Testament is performed in Germa... More about this event
 
The ShipmentThe 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 re10th June 2014Saturday 14th June 2014 Where:
Barbican The Pit,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
The Shipment
event > Theatre
DATES  10th to 14th Jun 2014
VENUE  Barbican The Pit 
A 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 re... More about this event
 
 

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London Symphony Orchestra
Concerts | On 24th April 2014 

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Kristjan Jarvi conducts Arvo Part's Fratres and Symphony No 3, plus works by Dhafer Youssef....More

Everything Is Moving
Exhibitions | Until 15th June 2014 

Barbican Centre

Photographs documenting the changing urban landscape of East London between 2012 and 2013....More

United Visual Artists: Momentum
United Visual Artists: Momentum
Exhibitions | Until 1st June 2014 

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The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
Exhibitions | Until 17th August 2014 

Barbican Centre

The first major exhibition of the work of fashion's most theatrical of designers, Jean Paul Gaultier. More than 140 pieces ...More

 
Melissa Pender & Neda Dana-Haeri: Passages
Exhibitions | Until 26th April 2014 

Barbican Centre

Photography and prints exploring the relationships between time and memory, and community and structure....More

All That Jazz: The Golden Age Of British Popular Music 1919-1950
Exhibitions | Until 29th April 2014 

Barbican Centre

Material from the National Jazz Archive, providing an insight into the sociocultural impact of jazz in Britain during the forgotten ...More

Jean Paul Gaultier: From The Sidewalk To The Catwalk
Exhibitions | Until 17th August 2014 

Barbican Centre

The first major survey of the established French couturier's avant-garde fashion designs spanning 35 years....More

'Tis Pity She's a Whore
'Tis Pity She's a Whore
Theatre | Until 26th April 2014 

Barbican Theatre

Cheek By Jowl reprise their production of John Ford's Jacobean tragedy 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, directed by Declan Donnellan. ...More

 
'Tis Pity She's A Whore
Theatre | Until 26th April 2014 

Barbican Centre

Cheek by Jowl's production of the 17th century bloody and shocking drama, written by John Ford, about a brother and ...More

The Anatomy Of A Suit
Exhibitions | Until 1st June 2014 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican The Pit

Historical suit jackets from markets across the capital, exploring the technical expertise that goes into their design and creation....More

 
 
 
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