The Second Violinist †

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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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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £93† 39% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 7 minutes from The Second Violinist
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £205† 40% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 9 minutes from The Second Violinist
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St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 9 minutes from The Second Violinist
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London Symphony Orchestra
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Sunday 17th February 2019 - 7pm
The Second Violinist, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
Sir Simon Rattle conducts Rameau's Les Indes Galantes - Suite, Ravel's Piano Concerto In G and La Valse, Betsy Jolas's A Little Summer Suite and Poulenc's ...More
Ongoing
Making Music Together
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 16th January to 23rd March 2019 - Various Times
The Second Violinist, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
This exhibition features quotes, posters and film from Making Music member groups and a specially commissioned series of portraits of leisure-time musicians....More
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Daria Martin: Tonight The World
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 31st January to 7th April 2019 - Various Times
The Second Violinist, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
Drawing upon dream diaries kept by her grandmother over a 35-year period, the London-based artist creates a new installation for The Curve using film and gaming ...More
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
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 ... More
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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or ... More
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Barbican The Pit
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
In the two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and the Pit - you can enjoy everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance ... More
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
Part of the Barbican Centre for arts and conferences the Curve Gallery, situated on the ground floor, has changing exhibitions of photography, art and design. ... More
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Barbican Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Silk Street, City, London EC2 | Same location as The Second Violinist
The Barbican is renowned as one of London's top venues for theatre, art and dance. At the Barbican Art Gallery on level 3 you get ... More
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Barbican Conservatory
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Gallery Floor (Level 3), Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
Home to over 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees, the Barbican's Conservatory is a hidden tropical oasis in the heart of the city. So it ... More
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Barbican Chimes Music Shop
London > Shopping > Music Shops
Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from The Second Violinist
Tucked away near the Barbican multi-arts centre and the world-renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Chimes Music is in illustrious company. Since opening in 1983 ... More
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Flittner
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
86 Moorgate, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from The Second Violinist
An old-fashioned barber’s patronised by city gentlemen and established in 1904. As well as a shampoo and cut you can also have the traditional hot towel ... More
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Ted Baker & Friends
London > Shopping > Clothing
120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 7 minutes from The Second Violinist
We love the average Ted Baker store but with Ted Baker & Friends the cool fashion label has taken the shopping experience one step further - ... More
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Searcy's Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
The Barbican Centre, Level 2, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
Modern European cuisine. Booking advised. Dress smart casual. ... More
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Bonfire
London > Restaurants >
1st floor Barbican Centre, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
Only quality ingredients are used at Bonfire, the burger bar on the first floor of the brilliant multi-purpose Barbican Centre arts hub. Burgers at Bonfire - ... More
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Osteria
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
In the centre of Osteria , the Italian restaurant on the second floor of the Barbican Centre, is ... More
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London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from The Second Violinist
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 7 minutes from The Second Violinist
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 12 minutes from The Second Violinist
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from The Second Violinist
Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ... More
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 8 minutes from The Second Violinist
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
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London Dance Academy
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The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 8 minutes from The Second Violinist
London Dance Academy is a dance studio in the middle of the City, five minutes' walk from Old Street and Barbican, which offers dance classes and ... More
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 5 minutes from The Second Violinist
One of the oldest pubs in Smithfield, The Old Red Cow has stood on this spot on Long Lane since the year dot. Steeped in history, ... More
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Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes from The Second Violinist
This renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years. Under the Malmaison umbrella - the ... More
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 7 minutes from The Second Violinist
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London > Nightlife > Bars
50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | 5 minutes from The Second Violinist
Following the huge success of the Cocktail Trading Company in Oxford Circus, launched in January 2015, the award winning team ... More
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Artillery Arms
London > Nightlife > Bars
102 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from The Second Violinist
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Simmons Farringdon
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105 Charterhouse Street, EC1M | 6 minutes from The Second Violinist
The rapidly expanding Simmons Group has cracked the code when it comes to running a successful drinking spot with its bars (13 and counting) opening up ... More
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Barbican Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
The Barbican Centre is the jewel in London's artistic crown, with its theatres, concert halls, art galleries and cinema providing a year-round programme of ... More
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The Brewery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Chiswell Street, City, London EC1Y | 2 minutes from The Second Violinist
While the City of London is not short of modern, flexible event-spaces, not many can claim to be located in a Grade II listed building, or ... More
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Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, London EC2V | 4 minutes from The Second Violinist
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Barbican Theatre events

Ballet Black: Double BillBallet Black: Double BillBallet Black: Double BillUK-based Ballet Black, led by Artistic Director Cassa Pancho, return to the Barbican Theatre for the fourth consecutive year following their previous sell-out seasons, this time with two world premieres. The first, a Barbican co-commission, Ingoma (Song), portrays a milestone moment in South African history when 60,000 black miners took courageous 2019-03-14T00:00:00+00002019-03-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Theatre, † Silk Street† † † EC2Y 8DS
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Mixed Programme
PRICING£16-£30
DATES14th, 15th, 16th and 17th Mar 2019
VENUEBarbican Theatre
UK-based Ballet Black, led by Artistic Director Cassa Pancho, return to the Barbican Theatre for the fourth consecutive year following their previous sell-out seasons, this time with two world premieres. The first, a Barbican co-commission, Ingoma (Song), portrays a milestone moment in South African history when 60,000 black miners took courageous ...†More about this event
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
DATESTuesday 16th April 2019
VENUEBarbican 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
DATES4th July to 24th August 2019
VENUEBarbican 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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