Ballet in the Square
The inaugural summer spectacular kicks off with Ballet in the Square. For one weekend only (27 – 29 July), the English National Ballet will perform a number of renowned dances from their repertoire, as well as offering some of the leading lights from their youth programme, the ENBYouthCo, a platform on which to demonstrate their talents.
Theatre in the Square
The Exploded Circus, depicts, well, just that. An exploded circus has been frozen in time, leaving the remnants of a big top suspended in mid-air, along with all the other paraphernalia of a circus. However, the show must go on. Six female performers must come together to turn chaos into order, and in essence, to create a new art form. The show weaves together daring acrobatics with a sensitive, but unspoken exploration of some more earnest themes.
Next up for Mimbre is Wondrous Strange which premiered at Stratford-upon-Avon in April 2016. Wondrous Strange sees some of Shakespeare’s most beloved figures come together in a celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. In this raucous romp through Shakespeare's most beloved plays, Romeo meets Hamlet, Ophelia floats down the river and kings and queens battle through riotous acrobatics. Wondrous Strange is a celebration of the spirit of Shakespeare and is suited to Shakespeare beginners and aficionados alike.
Live in the Square
Closing the Grosvenor Square summer festival is Live in the Square (15 – 18 Aug), curated in collaboration with legendary Soho jazz institution, Ronnie Scott’s. For the final weekend, live music comes courtesy of a star-studded line-up of acts, including Sister Sledge, St Germain and Submotion Orchestra.
|What||Live in the Square, Grosvenor Square|
|Where||Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London, W1K 4AG | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Bond Street (underground)|
27 Jul 18 – 18 Aug 18, Times vary
|Website||Click here for more information and to book tickets|