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Shoreditch Town Hall 2019 programme features Kneehigh improvised promenade Ubu musical

The east London venue has announced plans for the coming year

Barely Methodical Troupe's Shift
© Chris Nash

Shoreditch Town Hall has announced plans for its 2019 season.

Kneehigh will present Kneehigh's Ubu – a singalong satire, an improvised promenade musical which will run from 5 December to 21 December. Conceived by Carl Grose, Charles Hazlewood and Mike Shepherd, the piece takes audiences on a journey through the world of King Ubu, a character first created in Alfred Jarry's 1896 French play Ubu Roi. Featuring a band of Kneehigh performers and iconic rock anthems, audiences are encouraged to sing along and join in the story. The piece first ran in Cornwall in August 2018.

Circus company Barely Methodical Troupe will return to London to present SHIFT, about trying to find certainty in an unusual dreamscape. The piece runs from 7 to 18 May. Curious Directive will present their augmented reality dining experience Gastronomic, which explores how food and community are inextricably linked. ThisEgg and Made My Wardrobe's award-winning dressed. will run from 26 March to 5 April as part of a UK tour.

The 2019 programme will also feature a number of one-off talks and events from individuals and collectives such as The Cocoa Butter Club, Matt Haig, Geraldine Pilgrim and Reggie Yates.

Artistic director James Pidgeon said: "Our new approach to programming embraces a purposefully eclectic mix of longer runs and one-off events that celebrate and respond to the Town Hall's heritage and origins as a space for music hall and variety."

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