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Barbican - new theatre and dance online

THE Barbican has announced new digital content available for everyone to read, watch and listen to for free. All content is available at and via the Barbican’s social channels.

Theatre and Dance

For one week, from Friday, May 15 to Friday, May 22, 2020, Complicité’s award-winning production of The Encounter (2015), co-produced with and filmed at the Barbican, is available to stream here.

Directed and performed by Simon McBurney, it will be accompanied by a live discussion event and public Q&A on Wednesday, May 20 at 7.30pm. Audiences can register for the event at

Every Friday, Cheek by Jowl’s Artistic Directors Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod release a new podcast, in conversation with the host Lucie Dawkins. Insights into theatre, acting, directing and life are discussed around a particular theme each week. The podcast is available here.