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New Ramin Karimloo solo performance features in Southbank season

The season also sees appearances from Gugu Mbatha Raw, Simon Amstell and Lemn Sissay

Simon Amstell, Gugu Mbatha Raw and Ramin Karimloo
Simon Amstell, Gugu Mbatha Raw and Ramin Karimloo
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The Southbank Centre has announced its line-up of dance, theatre and readings for the remainder of 2017 and into 2018.

The season features one-off performances including readings from Nelson Mandela's new book, Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years, from Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lemn Sissay and Adjoa Andoh on 22 October, a talk by Simon Amstell and an evening of new and favourite material from Ramin Karimloo.

Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables star Ramin Karimloo will perform a solo show on 13 January, with musical theatre hits from a variety of shows alongside new material Karimloo has written.

The Being a Man festival will return for its fourth year in November, featuring a series of pop-up performances musing on modern masculinity. Simon Amstell will do a one-off performance on the 25 November, to coincide with the release of his new book Help.

Elsewhere in the season, international company Dramanon will present an experimental play based on Yakshagan dance, discussing female representation in the modern world as part of the India@UK 2017 Year of Culture.

As part of their exploration of Nordic culture, the Southbank will present the show Tröll, based on Iceland's folk tales and settlement stories. It runs from 25 to 27 October.

From 9 to 11 November, Proto-Type Theater will present a foray into the world of global surveillance with A Machine They're Secretly Building.

Slava's Snowshow returns to the Southbank Centre with a combination of clowning and festive spectacle from 18 December to 4 January. Danish children's theatre company Teater Reflekson and Andy Manley will also present Night Light, a family friendly show based on a poetic adventure through darkness from 19 to 31 December.