Roll up, roll up! For one night only the V&A will be transformed into a theatrical wonderland. Join us for a celebration of theatre in all its forms, from the London Fringe to West End musicals; new writing to classic Shakespeare.
This exciting, free, drop-in event will feature pop-up performances and promenades throughout the building, including fringe theatre, musicals, puppetry, dance and cabaret.
There will be talks, films, workshops and installations; a theatre bar and ice-cream usherettes; a special theatre menu in the Café; and a DJ in the Main Entrance.
On the eve of World Theatre Day (27 March), and just a few weeks after the prestigious Laurence Olivier Awards (13 March), this special Friday Late will bring theatre to the heart of the V&A.
All events are free and no booking is necessary.
A unique, promenade performance by The Factory, throughout the galleries and hidden spaces of the V&A
A taste of the music hall: exciting cabaret and performance installation by Les Enfants Terribles
Vintage tunes by toe-tapping girl group The Tootsie Rollers
Masterclass on Shakespearean verse by Janet Suzman, supported by Masterclass at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
Exclusive readings from Shakespeare’s First Folio by leading classical actors Samuel and Timothy West, directed by Poppy Burton Morgan
Exciting theatrical installation and performances by HalfCut Theatre,The Lab Theatre Collective, and FoxedUP
World Premiere trailer of Brighton Theatre’s Ballets Russes play ‘Dancing with Demons’
‘The Sneeze’: 3 hilarious short plays by Anton Chekhov, translated byMichael Frayn, performed by Roughhouse Theatre
A special director’s preview of ‘Madame Ida’, the stunning new short film by Parkville Pictures
A beautiful new dance and sound piece by the renowned seven sisters group
Overtures – over time: an extravaganza of live musical theatre by talented stage performers, in the lovely surroundings of the V&A café
‘Eye-Spy’ – fun dance games and performance by the Guerilla Dance Project
‘Living Sculptures’ by students from the Central School of Speech and Drama
Specially commissioned scratch performances by BAC, The Independents
Philip Levine, ‘Making Bald Sexy’ … come and see for yourself!