Time Out says
Posted: Fri Nov 30 2012
The cosiest venue in the Southbank Centre complex, the Purcell Room is an intimate, 365-seat auditorium within the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Literature events tend to be its mainstay with readings from prominent authors as well as lectures and spoken word events, though musicians are increasingly making their way into the listings from chamber orchestras to folkies.
What's on at Purcell Room
Fringe, Drama, Hip hop, Shakespeare
Hip-hop and Shakespeare might not normally mix, but with the Hop-Hop Shakespeare Company they're like two peas in a pod. This show is directed by artist Akala and comes in the form of a medley of songs adapted from scene and themes of Shakespeare's 'Richard...
A South London singer with a beguiling, Kate Bush-ish voice and a love for subtle, minimal instrumentation, Foy is quietly establishing herself as a force to be reckoned with. She's on course to be huge before too long – especially now she's dropped her...
West End, Drama
- Rating: 4/5
A Hindi word meaning ‘fearless’, Nirbhaya is a name the Indian public gave to Jyoti Singh Pandey, the young Delhi woman who was violently gang raped on a bus last December, dying of her wounds 13 days later. Tackling the subject of abuse against women...
West End, Puppetry, Kids' theatre
The always interesting children's theatre company Theatre-Rites present a new show about rubbish and the value of the things we throw away. Watch the discarded contents of a bin-bag come to life before your eyes. Ages 6+.
- Critics' choice
The soft, borderline ambient synths and cooing vocals on this group's songs belie their dark hearts. This is seriously moody and stylish stuff, as though Poliça were raised in the Lake District. Fans of The XX will find plenty to love here too.