The Second Violinist  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 8TH SEPTEMBER 2018

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, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y 8DS
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
6-8 Sep, 7.45pm
 
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£16-£40
 
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The Second ViolinistThe latest collaboration between Irish playwright Enda Walsh and composer Donnacha Dennehy, The Second Violinist is a modern opera that tells the foreboding story of a life falling apart. The drama at the Barbican unfolds as Martin, an orchestral violinist, is consumed by social media platforms, morbid fantasies and violent video games. Seeking solace in the music of Italian Renaissance composer Carlo Gesualdo, his inner turmoil becomes ever more apparent as he searches for beauty in a dark world. Concluding its five star reviewThe Guardian said, "Like its recurring filmed image of a murmuration of starlings, it soars."

 

About Barbican Theatre

The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to drama, from established artists to those at the start of their careers. One of the country's largest arts centres, the distinctive concrete walls of the Barbican continue to house high-quality theatrical productions. More about Barbican Theatre

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Barbican Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Moorgate Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
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Hoxton Overground Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
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Barbican Centre 22 Legion
 
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London > Events > Leisure  Dates: 1st to 21st December 2018 - 10am-6pm
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The Second Violinist, 11 13 & 14 South Place, Moorgate, EC2M | 4 minutes from The Second Violinist
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London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Silk Street, City, London EC2 | Same location as The Second Violinist
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London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Gallery Floor (Level 3), Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
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London > Shopping > Music Shops
Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from The Second Violinist
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86 Moorgate, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from The Second Violinist
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The Barbican Centre, Level 2, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
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1st floor Barbican Centre, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
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Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
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106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from The Second Violinist
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161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 7 minutes from The Second Violinist
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London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 12 minutes from The Second Violinist
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King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from The Second Violinist
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London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 8 minutes from The Second Violinist
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The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 8 minutes from The Second Violinist
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115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes from The Second Violinist
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Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
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Barbican Theatre events

 
Merce Cunningham: Night of 100 SolosMerce Cunningham: Night of 100 SolosMerce Cunningham: Night of 100 SolosOn the day that the giant of US choreography, Merce Cunningham, would have turned 100, the Barbican stages the world premiere of Night of 100 Solos. 75 dancers across three venues - the Barbican Theatre, BAM in New York City and UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance in Los Angeles - perform 100 solos choreographed by Cunningham, with live music 2019-04-16T00:00:00+01002019-04-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Mixed Programme
PRICING  £16-50 plus booking fee
DATES  Tuesday 16th April 2019
VENUE  Barbican Theatre 
On the day that the giant of US choreography, Merce Cunningham, would have turned 100, the Barbican stages the world premiere of Night of 100 Solos. 75 dancers across three venues - the Barbican Theatre, BAM in New York City and UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance in Los Angeles - perform 100 solos choreographed by Cunningham, with live music ... More about this event
 
Jesus Christ SuperstarJesus Christ SuperstarJesus Christ SuperstarTim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's seminal musical comes to the Barbican following two sell-out seasons at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. "A gorgeous, thrilling, heavenly musical" ran The Guardian headline above its four-star review back in 2015 and it has proved just as popular ever since. Over 45 years after Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's ro2019-07-04T00:00:00+01002019-08-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Theatre > Open Air
PRICING  £15-£62.50
DATES  4th July to 24th August 2019
VENUE  Barbican Theatre 
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's seminal musical comes to the Barbican following two sell-out seasons at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. "A gorgeous, thrilling, heavenly musical" ran The Guardian headline above its four-star review back in 2015 and it has proved just as popular ever since. Over 45 years after Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's ro... More about this event
 
 
 

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London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle
Concerts | On 13th December 2018 

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A site-specific installation, combining ceramics, tapestry, glassblowing and sculpture, transforming the space with a variety of archetypal figures....More

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Feliks Topolski: Drawing Debden
Exhibitions | Until 31st July 2019 

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