The Encounter, We Can Time Travel, Border Tales, Belonging, Eddie And The Slumber Sisters

The Encounter – tour starts 14 April

Complicité tours again with The Encounter.

Simon McBurney’s spell-binding solo show which premièred at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2015 has won Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, The Stage, The Evening Standard and Tony awards.

It uses a ground-breaking binaural sound design transmitted direct to the audience through provided headphones, to tell the true story of National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre who becomes lost in a remote area of Brazil in 1969, which leads to a startling encounter that was to change his life.

The Encounter visits Barbican London amongst international dates.

We Can Time Travel – tour starts 18 April

We Can Time Travel joins storytelling with gig and is delivered, part-sung, part-spoken, to a back drop of '80s synths and drum machines.

Inspired by H G Wells’s 1895 The Time Machine, it is a contemporary sci-fi fairy tale and loving homage to the music and blockbuster sci-fi movies, by musician and theatre-maker Dom Coyote and Rich Rusk. The show is performed by Dom Coyote; Rusk directs.

We Can Time Travel is a Shoreditch Town Hall commission supported by Quarterhouse Folkestone and Bristol Ferment.

We Can Time Travel visits South Street Arts Reading, Folkestone Quarterhouse and Shoreditch Town Hall London.

Border Tales – tour starts 19 April

Award-winning dance company Protein combines dance and dialogue in Border Tales, to look at stereotypes and clichés of multicultural life in Britain.

Conceived and directed by Luca Silvestrini, devised by the original cast with Salah El Brogy, Stuart Waters, Femi Oyewole and Jodie Honeybourne, the cast of this production comprises Temitope Ajose Cutting, Eryck Brahmania, Andrew Gardiner, Kenny Wing Tao Ho, Stephen Moynihan, Yuyu Rau and musician Anthar Kharana.

Border Tales was developed from research with migrants and refugees across Europe, Palestine, India and the UK and features dialogue based on the performers’ own experiences.

Music is composed by Andy Pink.

Border Tales starts its tour at The Albany London then visits Warwick Arts Centre Coventry, South Hill Park Arts Centre Bracknell, Leicester Grammar School, Stantonbury Theatre Milton Keynes and Norwich Playhouse.

Belonging – tour starts 26 April

Belonging is to have a second national tour following its success in 2016.

Presented by Re-Live Theatre Company, the show took home the Wales Theatre Award for Best Actor for Llion Williams, Best Director for Peter Doran and a Best Playwright nomination for its writer, Karin Diamond.

The story follows the lives of two families as they discover that love and laughter don't have to stop because of dementia, with a story influenced by the company's work with people living with dementia and their families for over five years.

Re-Live Theatre Company are offering a ‘Live for £5’ ticket for anyone aged under the age of 26 to take the message to a younger audience.

Belonging visits Chapter Cardiff, Torch Theatre Milford Haven, Theatr Clwyd Mold, Taliesin Swansea and Borough Theatre Abergavenny.

Eddie And The Slumber Sisters – tour starts 27 April

Eddie and the Slumber Sisters mixes music, magic and imagination in its fable looking at grieving through the eyes of a child, Eddie, whose dreams.

Created and directed by Gill Robertson and written by Anita Vettesse, the show has music composed by Danny Krass.

In the cast are Chiara Sparkes as young Eddie who has wild and sometimes terrifying dreams since her gran died and Angela Darcy, India Shaw-Smith and Colette Dalal Tchantcho as the all-singing trio The Slumber Sisters, whose job it is to monitor our dreams and ensure that night-time wanderings remain healthy and safe.

The show is presented by Scotland’s producer of work for children and young people Catherine Wheels Theatre Company and the National Theatre of Scotland.

Eddie And The Slumber Sisters visits The Brunton Musselburgh, The Corn Exchange Haddington, Galashiels Volunteer Hall, Dunoon Burgh Hall, Raasay Community Hall, Macphail Theatre Ullapool, Mareel Shetland, Clarkston Hall East Renfrewshire, Dalbeattie Town Hall as part of Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival and Southside Community Centre Edinburgh as part of Edinburgh International Children’s Festival.

Check web sites for information regarding post–show Q&As, captioned, signed and relaxed performances and age suitability. At the time of going to press, some dates may not yet be on sale.