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Wilton's Music Hall reopens with new season
Wilton's Music Hall in east London has announced that it will fully reopen to the public after four years of building works from September 2015 after completing much needed and vital Capital Project to secure the unique building.
The oldest surviving Music Hall in the world, Wilton's now plays home to theatrical productions, music concerts and community events. Their aims are to "showcase diversity in art form from theatre to dance to opera to classical music to puppetry to family shows with more popular performances sitting alongside more experimental works nurturing artists at the start of their careers."
The first production in their opening season will be The Sting by David Rogers, based upon the screenplay of the same name by David Ward which will run from 9 September to 17 October 2015, with an official opening on 14 September 2015. Based on the 1973 caper film in which two outraged, small-time con men set out to outwit a powerful mob leader, the production will transport Wilton's back to the 1930s depression era and give the audience the chance to explore the newly repaired building.
This will be followed by Box Tale Soup's Casing the Ruins which will play over half-term from 27 to 31 October 2015. An adaption of M.R. James' classic thriller this hour-long production will feature just two performers, one hand-made puppet and a soundtrack of original music.
The opera for the season will be l'Ospendale which is based on the work of seventeenth-century poet Antonio Abati, and set to music by an unknown composer. Directed by James Hurley and conducted by James Halliday, it will run from 10 November to 21 November, with a official opening on 11 November 2015.
The final production in the season will be Wilton's first traditional family pantomime, Dick Whittington which will be written by Roy Hudd and directed by Debbie Filtcroft. It will run from 1 December to 31 December 2015.