Mayfair Magic at Live in the Square:
The last time we had a summer like this in England was 1976. I remember it well – my O-Level year. We all tried our best to revise while sunbathing (frying gently in baby oil rather than factor 30). This year, exams are well behind me and I’m enjoying the summer by going to open-air theatres in addition, of course, to catching new shows in the West End. So far I’ve been to Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and to EastWall – an al-fresco production at the Tower of London. And I’m really hoping to catch one of the shows making up Live in the Square. There’s plenty to choose from in Grosvenor Square’s first outdoor festival of music and performance. Everything starts on 27th July, with a programme of ballet performances by English National Ballet and there’s circus, theatre and live music too. The programme until 19th August so there’s plenty of time to plan ahead if you are thinking of going.
Here’s what’s on…
Ballet in the Square by English National Ballet
Dates: 27th – 29th July 2018
About: English National Ballet will launch the series with performances of the best classical and contemporary work that will showcase English National Ballet’s leading and rising talent from the ENBYouthCo and English National Ballet School.
Theatre in the Square by The Exploded Circus
Dates: 1st – 5th August 2018
About: Mimbre’s The Exploded Circus, is an all-female circus spectacle that is set to astonish audiences with daredevil acrobatics, aerial feats and masterful juggling.
Theatre in the Square by Wondrous Stage
Dates: 8th – 12th August 2018
About: Commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Shakespeare’s legacy, a raucous romp through his most loved and documented classics.
Live in the Square in association with Ronnie Scott’s
Dates: 15th – 18th August
About: Guests are invited to immerse themselves in live performances in association with legendary Soho jazz institution, Ronnie Scott’s, who will complete series with a unique line-up of contemporary and traditional music featuring cult classic acts from Sister Sledge with Craig Charles, to nu-jazz favourites St Germain with Peter Josef, Submotion Orchestra and the Matthew Herbert Brexit Big Band.
Tickets are now available at www.liveinthesquare.co.uk, Ticketmaster & See Tickets
Performances will take place in Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, W1K 4AG
Doors open at 5pm for 7.30pm performance