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Theatre & Live Events Around The World: January 2019

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By Claire Hammond

Happy New Year! Start the year off right with some of these fabulous live events, entertainment, theatre and arts events we’ve found for you this month. What’s happening around the world?  

January, 2019

LONDON INTERNATIONAL MIME FESTIVAL, LONDON, UK

The London International Mime Festival is an annual theatre event in London. It features live art, new circus, clown, object and physical theatre, performed by companies from Belgium, Finland, France, New Zealand, Norway and Spain, at various central London venues.

OTHELLO, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

The critically-acclaimed Shakespeare play Othello is coming to Dubai Opera. The production, reimagined and directed by Richard Twyman, will be performed in January 2019. It is the first time that Dubai Opera has hosted a play and it looks like it’s going to be spectacular!

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Experience the wonders of Willy Wonka when Roald Dahl’s delicious tale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opens its factory doors in Sydney from January 2019. It’s a delectable treat featuring songs from the original film, including Pure ImaginationThe Candy Man and I’ve Got a Golden Ticket, alongside a brand new, toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score.

1ST IRISH FESTIVAL, NEW YORK, USA

The 2019 Origin Theatre 1st Irish Festival celebrates its eleventh anniversary this January. New York’s only month-long theatre festival exclusively devoted to presenting contemporary plays from the island of Ireland. It shows fifteen events in total, originating from Belfast, Derry, Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Queens and Manhattan, and takes place in a number of distinguished venues across New York City.

WHEN WE HAVE SUFFICIENTLY TORTURED EACH OTHER, LONDON, UK

When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other is a new play by Martin Crimp that breaks through the surface of contemporary debate to explore the messy, often violent nature of desire and the fluid, complicated roles that men and women play. Cate Blanchett and Stephen Dillane make up the cast for the National Theatre.

ABQ SOLO, ALBUQUERQUE, USA

The 5th Annual ABQ Solo Festival of Solo Performers takes place this January at the Aux Dog Theatre, Nob Hill. This year features six emotionally powerful solo productions.

UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL, NEW YORK, USA

Over the last 15 years, New York institution The Public Theatre’s Under The Radar Festival has presented over 229 companies from 42 countries. It has grown into a landmark of the New York City theater season and is a vital part of The Public’s mission, providing a high-visibility platform to support artists from diverse backgrounds who are redefining the act of making theatre.

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