Barbican

Matt Trueman: Is music the most powerful thing in theatre?
Matt Trueman on music's ability to transport you straight back into the theatre
Valentijn Dhaenens: 'Words can change history if they are treated well'
The theatremaker discusses his double bill BigMouth and SmallWar
New interactive theatre piece to take place in Barbican foyer
The public will choose one of six audio tours around the centre which will explore the themes of acceptance, lost friendships and moving on
Cardboard Citizens to stage new play inspired by Cathy Come Home
Fifty years since Ken Loach's film, the theatre company are taking a new production on tour to theatres, prisons and hostels
Phaedra(s) (Barbican)
Isabelle Huppert stars in this piece from Odéon-Théâtre de L'Europe
The Forbidden Zone (Barbican Theatre)
Katie Mitchell's production for the Schaübuhne Berlin is an unsettling look at the legacy of war
Michael Billington: 'The West End is constructed to defy critics'
The theatre critic has said that critics are often superfluous to requirements for big West End shows
Barbican announces new season
Highlights include Jude Law returning to the stage and three dance premieres
Jude Law returns to the stage with Ivo van Hove
The actor will star in a piece directed by Ivo van Hove in 2017
Kings of War (Barbican)
Ivo Van Hove returns to the Barbican with this modern take on Shakespeare's Henry V, Henry VI and Richard III