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World Stages London, World Stories for a World City May 2012

World Stages London is a once-in-a-lifetime celebration through theatre of the exhilarating cosmopolitan diversity of London's people and culture. Below are three highlights from the program. There is a 10% discount when you book for more than one show at a time.

Check out the official website here: worldstageslondon.org.uk

 

WILD SWANS
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A Young Vic / American Repertory Theater / Actors Touring Company co-production
Written by: Jung Chang; Adapted by: Alexandra Wood
Directed by: Sacha Wares
Venue: Young Vic Theatre
13th of April 2012 — 13th of May 2012

The first-ever stage version of the worldwide phenomenon.

Through the eyes of one fiercely courageous family, Wild Swans takes us on a journey from the early days of Communist hope and struggle, through the chaos and confusion of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, to the birth of a superpower.

 

THREE KINGDOMS
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A Lyric Hammersmith, Munich Kammerspiele and TEATER NO99 production
Written by: Simon Stephens
Directed by: Sebastian Nüebling
Venue: Lyric Hammersmith
3rd of May 2012 — 19th of May 2012

‘It’s not going to get dark tonight.'

A dark new thriller by Simon Stephens, set across three countries exploring human trafficking and the vice trade. As the severed human head of an Estonian woman is found in a river in Hammersmith, two British detectives set off in search of her origins in Europe and how she came to be found dead. Fighting to cross international borders and language barriers, the pair enter a nightmarish world that will change one of them forever. Three Kingdoms tells the stories of trafficked women, the gangs and the police forces across Europe that attempt to control the trade.

 

BABEL
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WildWorks and Battersea Arts Centre
Written by: In collaboration with Lyric Hammersmith, Theatre Royal Stratford East and Young Vic
Directed by: Bill Mitchell
Venue: A Major London Location
8th of May 2012 — 27th of May 2012

Promising to be one the most talked about events of 2012, BABEL will be a theatrical experience of truly epic proportions.

A spectacular show created for an outdor London setting, BABEL is staged through a unique partnership between WildWorks and Battersea Arts Centre and will feature a cast of 500 community and professional actors and musicians.