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Arts Around the World: January 22 – 28, 2018

By Claire Hammond

There’s something for everyone this week, with musicals, plays and festivals taking centre stage. Mark your calendars for these exciting live entertainment and theatre events happening around the world!

January 22 – 28, 2018

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, Melbourne, Australia, from January 22
Get ready to shake your groove thing as Australia’s most successful homegrown musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert rocks into Melbourne’s Regent Theatre from January 21! The 10th Anniversary Celebration Tour of this iconic hit musical has more glitter than ever, featuring a dazzling array of more than 500 award-winning costumes, 200 headdresses and a nonstop parade of dance-floor classics including It’s Raining Men, I Will Survive, and many more.

Vault Festival, London, U.K., from January 24
From January 24th to March 18th, over three hundred new shows explode across a festival of festivals in Waterloo. With new venues, new bars, new food and plenty of surprises, VAULT 2018 is the biggest, fairest platform in London for artists to present innovative, daring work. The Festival is London’s biggest and boldest annual arts festival, hosting hundreds of events each year; reaching across theatre, comedy, film, live performance, and more.

The Lathe of Heaven, Washington D.C., USA, from January 25
Spooky Action Theater Company present Natsu Onoda Power and Richard Henrich’s adaptation of Usula LeGuin’s book, at the Devine Theater, Davis Performing Arts Centre. This is part of the Women’s Voices Theatre Festival, celebrating and supporting the work of women theatre-makers in the community.

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