Wilton’s Music Hall, the world’s oldest surviving music hall has announced its 2016 January to April season, that will feature a combination of music, dance and theatre following its four year transformation project.
Executive Director at Wiltons, Holly Kendrick said: “After the sell-out success of Roy Hudd’s pantomime this Christmas, we’re very excited for our Spring season, with a spectacular array of cabaret, theatre, dance and music, as well as regular dance classes, workshops and history tours.”
Kicking things off in the New Year will be The Mozart Salons: Concert 1 (8th January) that will focus on the influential composer in this international project. Concert 2 in the series will take place on the 14th February.
Meanwhile, on the 12th-15th January The Faction – Transformations will see three stories completely revolutionised into contemporary solo performances. The stories selected for over the three days are: Cervantes’ Dialogue, Goethes Faust and Kafka’s The Metamorphosis.
The time-travelling Victorian magic duo Morgan & West arrive at the hall from the 19th to the 23rd January, with a show that is filled with illusion and impossibility.
Wilton’s will also be playing host to a variety show that is inspired by Shakespeare’s fairy tales. Wonderful Beast presents Bottom’s Dream (28 January) Wonderful Beast presents Bottom’s Dream (28 January) a feast of acts, monologues, poems, prose, drag, sketches, dance and music, presided over by cabaret royalty Iestyn Edwards playing Madam Galina.
Other highlights in the season will include: Springtime for Henry (and Barbara) (26-27 Jan) and join British sculptor Sir Henry Moore on his quest to conquer the world alongside gutsy heroine and old school friend Barbara Hepworth, the Mark Bruce Company that brought the multi award-winning production of Dracula to Wilton’s in a sell-out run in 2013, return with their brand new show The Odyssey (23 February-19 March) and Out of Joint will transform All That Fall by Samuel Beckett (22 March-9 April) into a rare 360° live sonic experience.