March 15, 2020

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What is the meaning of life? We saw Half Life by ‘Tangled Feet’ in the Gulbenkian on 21 February. 

A devised performance inspired by the actor’s experiences and questions about life. The company worked in the performance for over 20 years...

February 14, 2020

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How can we change the world? This was the question addressed by Boundless Theatre and Boom Shakalaka productions, who were at the Gulbenkian theatre on 5 December 2019 with their performance, Parakeet.

The story of Parakeet is about...

February 14, 2020

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Everyone needs a little space, but what happens when we get isolated? On 29 November, we saw ‘A Little Space’ at the Gulbenkian theatre, a collaboration brought by Mind the Gap and Gecko. 

The performance was about escaping the real world...

January 22, 2020

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Stepping into the Gulbenkian for its monthly poetry night, I was immediately engulfed in what seemed like a warm hug in the midst of a winter spell. Welcomed by a smiling host, I settled among the crowd of people cradling their beer...

November 29, 2019

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Harry Baker is a world-renowned mathematician-turned-slam-poet, and more importantly, the poetry slam champion in Kent. His work ranges from heartfelt poetry, to music, to an obscure comedy-jazz performance duo. He was kind enough to take o...

November 23, 2019

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Syrian Composer Maya Youssef describes herself as many things, she is a performer, an activist, a mentor to musicians and a speaker, but above all, she is a storyteller, who uses the Qanun and her take on contemporary Arab music to bri...

October 27, 2019

On 13 October, the Gulbenkian was graced with the presence of comedian and impressionist Jon Culshaw and comedy writer Bill Dave, both notable for their roles in BBC Radio 4’s Dead Ringers. They performed in their comedy show The Great British Take Off  in which no cel...

October 26, 2019

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After a huge success in 2013 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag hit London’s West End in 2016. Following months of sold-out shows, the stage performance became the basis for a television adap...

October 21, 2019

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Gary Clarke with his premiere of ‘Wasteland’ brought the party to Canterbury.

Watching it I feel like I just went to a rave. That's the power of theatre right? To transport you to the setting of the story its portraying.


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