Art & Culture
Dido’s Bar is in full swing at The Factory
New immersive theatre and music production, Dido’s Bar is in full swing at The Factory in North Woolwich, and with just seven performances left at the Royal Docks we’re encouraging you to book your place so you don’t miss any of the action. Tickets are available now including discounted tickets for local Newham residents!
This incredible production from award-winning arts organisation Dash Arts and co-produced by the Royal Docks Team, is an epic retelling of Virgil’s Aeneid through the eyes of refugees today. A story of migration, love and assimilation told through sumptuous music and electrifying storytelling set within an old Tate & Lyle factory warehouse turned bar.
It’s definitely an amazing indulgence if you enjoy hearing original world music and very much worth the journey to the Royal Docks.
Jamie Tolentino, London Unattached
Don’t just take our word for it, see what reviewers have to say about Dido’s Bar:
Dido’s Bar is one of the most diverse productions I’ve ever seen, not only in the casting but also in the theme’s natural incorporation into the music and script. The immersive theatre also takes on a new level of comfort in this music club setting as you are seated and treated to live music the entire time while the action happens around you. It’s definitely an amazing indulgence if you enjoy hearing original world music and very much worth the journey to the Royal Docks. - Jamie Tolentino, London Unattached
London’s docklands, once the heart of a global trading network, is a great site-specific location for a work that explore themes of international immigration. Director Burton makes inventive use of the venue’s immense space, with scenes unfolding behind a well-stocked bar, on stage with a tremendous live band, and at various tables scattered amongst the audience. – John Cutler, The Reviews Hub
Dido’s Bar is an evening of music and theatre, where gods and mortals walk amongst and interact with the audience. There are even opportunities to get up and dance.
…this is immersive in a different way. No longer a ghost on the sidelines, here you are in the thick of it. Sit down at Dido’s Bar! Grab yourself a drink! Venus and Juno will be along to say hello shortly. – Salterton Arts Review
Don’t miss your chance to see this immersive spectacle for yourself, tickets are available now including discounted tickets for local Newham residents.
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