Sep 23
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Oct 15

Dido’s Bar

£10.00 – £25.00

Set in a music club, teetering on the edge of belonging, Dido’s Bar is an epic retelling of Virgil’s Aeneid, created and performed by a multilingual international ensemble of actor-musicians. Full of original songs, Dido’s Bar brings to life the classic myth of migration, love, and assimilation, through the eyes of refugees today. Nightly, divine bar managers Juno and Venus welcome world-class artists onto their stage and, around their performances, the drama unfolds.

Part of Royal Docks Originals, a programme of new work made in the Royal Docks. Dido’s Bar takes place in a disused warehouse, at The Factory, adjacent to Tate and Lyle’s famous sugar refinery overlooking the Thames. A site of immigration for hundreds of years, the Royal Docks is now home to one of the youngest and most diverse communities in the UK. Dido’s Bar will be staffed by local community members, include nightly guest slots by Newham artists, and be complemented by a community engagement programme.

The event will take place at Unit F, The Factory, Factory Rd, Royal Docks, London E16 2HB.

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