Shoreditch Town Hall has announced its 2022 autumn season.
The venue has revealed a raft of premieres, partnerships and hit shows for the upcoming season, the first to be curated by Head of Cultural Programme Ellie Browning and CEO Beth Byrne since their appointments in 2021.
With a bold and eclectic mix of genre and themes, the season welcomes audiences to experience dance, performance, LGBTQ+ stories, and to engage as artists.
Highlights include Antler’s Civilisation (8 – 11 September), an experiment in theatrical realism and contemporary dance about the things we’ve lost and the things we’ve built, created by Jaz Woodcock-Stewart and Morgann Runacre-Temple.
Nouveau Riche will present Caste-ing (13 – 15 September), a rhythmic show presenting the realities, structures and pressures of the acting industry, and how black women navigate them.
Next, the venue will partner with Outbox on GROOVE (20 September – 1 October), the premiere of an intergenerational queer show based on LGBTQ+ testimony celebrating the dance floor.
The season will also include STAMP Connects (4 October), an annual event for new to mid-career artists to connect with London venues and programmers, and Chinese Arts Now Creative Lab, a brand new partnership between Shoreditch Town Hall and Chinese Arts Now.
Plus, Pecs: Kings of Darkness (28 October) will see the drag kings make a welcome return for Halloween following the success of their Christmas Special in 2021.
Ellie Browning, Head of Cultural Programme, said: “Joining us on our journey as a new team, we are delighted to welcome a number of artists and companies that are new to Shoreditch Town Hall. Our autumn programme presents a range of stories, lived experiences and a mix of genres.
“Antler’s Civilisation uses dance to explore loss and grief and Nouveau Riche’s Caste-ing uses beatbox, rap, spoken word and song to explore the structures and pressures of the acting industry on black women.
“Also this season we partner with Outbox to tell intergenerational LGBTQ+ stories told through their connection with the dancefloor in GROOVE, and David Finnigan shares a first look at his next piece tackling climate change. Alongside these shows we continue to support artists in their development including through a new partnership with Chinese Arts Now and with our artists’ hot desk initiative.”
For more information and tickets, visit shoreditchtownhall.com