Barbican Centre

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  • The Barbican

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    The Barbican
  • The Barbican hall

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    The Barbican hall
  • Barbican stairs

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    Barbican stairs
  • Barbican theatre's stage

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    Barbican theatre's stage
  • The Barbican

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    The Barbican
  • The Barican's view

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    The Barican's view
  • The Barbican fountains

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    The Barbican fountains

The Barbican

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    Barbican Centre Silk St
    London
    EC2Y 8DS

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A Midsummer Night's Dream (As You Like It)

West End, Drama, Shakespeare

Russian director Dmitry Krymov brings his unique take on Shakespeare's fairy comedy to London. Commissioned by the RSC for the World Shakespeare Festival in 2012, the piece focuses solely on the amateur actors in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' trying to...

  1. Wed Nov 12 – Sat Nov 15
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. £16-£35
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Antigone

West End, Drama

French film star Juliette Binoche last hit the Barbican stage in a disappointing production of Strindberg's 'Miss Julie' in 2012. There should be no such worries on her return, though: the visionary Belgian director Ivo van Hove – the man responsible...

  1. Wed Mar 4 2015 – Sat Mar 28 2015
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. £16-£55. Runs 1hr 40mins (no interval)
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Boyhood

Rating: 5/5

Looking at it one way, ‘Boyhood’ is a spectacularly cheap way of saving on actors’ salaries. To capture his rambling yet absorbing Texas family drama, director Richard Linklater (‘Before Midnight’) agreed with several actors – including his eight-yea...

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Finding Vivian Maier

Rating: 3/5

In life she was an eccentric: a Chicago nanny who took the children she looked after on trips to the city’s rougher neighbourhoods. Her name was Vivian Maier, and this intriguing but slapdash doc uncovers a side of her that friends and employers neve...

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Guardians of the Galaxy

Rating: 4/5

To misquote Forrest Gump’s mother, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is like a box of chocolates. Or rather, it’s like a vast, family-sized festive crate of chocolates, all wrapped in the shiniest packaging, all exploding with sweetness and surprises. Maybe...

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    • 15:15

Joe

Rating: 3/5

Adapted from Mississippi writer Larry Brown’s 1991 novel, ‘Joe’ is a moody, melancholic throwback to the dramas that first gained director David Gordon Green (‘George Washington’) attention, and which he ditched to make stoner comedies like ‘Pineappl...

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A Promise

Rating: 2/5

Alan Rickman and Rebecca Hall star in this sensible but staid English-language period drama from French director Patrice Leconte (‘Intimate Strangers’). Leconte whips us back to Germany, 1912, where Rickman is Karl, the ailing owner of a steel factor...

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    • 18:15

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bigsands

I would love to do a gig here as this is London's answer to Carnegie hall on 7th Avenue. It is however sad to read the comments from the dissatisfied bride below. So anyone getting married in London should have a look at recommended venues: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIB4nvvLkNk Notwitstanding, the Barbican does other things very well and is worth a visit.

PS

I love going to shows, the art gallery and cinema here. Really cool 60s building.

dissatisfied bride

I had a lovely wedding, the location was spectacular and I had a fantastic day as did all my guests. It ended rather abruptly though with the music being turned off at 11 on the dot. I can hardly complain, but I do have some serious complaints regarding the service. The food at the wedding was a much lower quality than what I was served at my tasting. The appetiser, which had been lovely at the tasting, held no resemblance to what I was served at my wedding and the creme brulée instead of being luscious and creamy as it had been at the tasting, was a stiff gelatine. After the wedding the staff didn't pack up my crockery hire correctly which made me lose my deposit and they were completely unremorseful about it, ignoring my emails and not helpful at all. The cherry on top of the cake, 2 months after the wedding, after we had settle all accounts the wedding planner started bothering us for another 600 pounds. We had spent the budget, the invoices had all been settled and he was haggling us for more money. Quite unprofessional.