If you feel this is the week when you want to hear monologues performed, belt out a musical classic, learn more about movement, or banish all instruments from songs, then worry not – we’ve got you covered!
Do you like to move it, move it?
Over at the Old Vic on Friday is a gathering of choreographers, movement directors, and dancers who work in theatre, TV, and films including Bohemian Rhapsody and The Crown. They’ll be chatting about the work they do in the world of dance and movement, and they’ll take questions, too. A great chance to network with some of the biggest movers and theatrical shakers. (£10)
Catch a mono-performance
Who doesn’t love a good monologue? If you want to see how other actors do it, get down to MonologueSlam at Theatre Royal Stratford East on Monday. Twenty-two actors will be showcasing their talents in front of an audience including industry figures and agents – so get to it. (£12)
Hit the high notes in SW19
Fancy yourself as a bit of a Barden Bella, Treblemaker, or one of Mr Schuester’s star pupils? On 9 March, the best of the A Cappella best will be singing their little hearts out in the New Wimbledon Theatre. The UK Finals of the Varsity Vocals International Championship promises “riffing, humour, and superb musicianship.” (From £20)
Are you a poet but don’t know it?
On Monday, the brilliant Bang Said the Gun (BSTG) takes over the Soho Theatre with their “poetry night for people who don’t like poetry.” Billed as the night that made poetry cool again, BSTG prides itself on throwing out all the rules and being “loud, raucous, political, trivial, serious, and very funny.” If you like language then this is for you. (£18)
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Belt out a banger
Thursday is the new Friday, which is the new Saturday, which is the new black, got it? Anyway, if you feel the urge to belt out a musical classic on Thursday, why not get down to the Phoenix Club underneath the West End’s Phoenix Theatre. This late-night singalong gets full quickly – so act now! (£1)
Check out Backstage’s UK audition listings!