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Live In The Square coming to London’s Grosvenor Square

Music, dance and theatre will take over the central location this summer.

Live In The Square will take over London’s stunning Grosvenor Square, in the heart of Mayfair, for a series of music, theatre and dance events.

Kicking off on the 27 July 2018 with a performance by the English National Ballet, the series of events runs through until Saturday 18 August, when Matthew Herbert’s Brexit Big Band takes to the square.

As well as the English National Ballet and Matthew Herbert, throughout the series fans will be able to catch The Exploded Circus, Wondrous Strange, St Germain, Sister Sledge, and Submotion Orchestra.

Craig Charles will also be joining Sister Sledge, with Pete Josef appearing alongside St Germain.

With so much to see, here’s the current breakdown of who’s heading to Live In The Square in Mayfair.


Ballet In The Square: English National Ballet

When: 27 – 29 July 2018

The English National Ballet brings world-class ballet to fans. The evening promises classical and contemporary work, featuring leading talents from across the world. The performance will also feature young talent, including the ENBYouthCo.


Theatre In The Square: The Exploded Circus

When: 1 – 5 August 2018

The all-female cast promises breath-taking acrobatics, aerial feats and masterful juggling. Billed as a story of change, hope and belonging, the event is hosted by the contemporary circus company, telling stories about human connection. The production tells the tale of an explosion frozen in time, the remnants of the big top caught mid air.


Theatre In The Square: Wondrous Stage

When: 8 – 12 August 2018

By the same company delivering The Exploded Circus, Mimbre was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Comany to create Wondrous Strange, celebrating Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary. The result is a physical and visual reimagination of his iconic plays.


Live In The Square with Ronnie Scott’s: St Germain / Pete Josef

When: 15 August 2018

Electronic music pioneer St Germain finds inspiration in a mixture of machines and instruments. Drawing from blues, jazz and more, expect hypnotic loops and vocal samples. St Germain will be joined by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Pete Josef, blending together jazz, soul, pop and electro.


Live In The Square with Ronnie Scott’s: Sister Sledge / Craig Charles

When: 16 August 2018

Debbie and Kim, daughters of entrepreneur and actress Florez Sledge and Broadway performer Edwin Sledge, take to Grosvenor Square to perform their iconic jazz, soul, gospel, disco and R&B. They’ll be joined by funk and soul DJ, actor, and British institution Craig Charles.


Live In The Square with Ronnie Scott’s: Submotion Orchestra / Hidden Orchestra

When: 17 August 2018

Described by The Guardian as “stunning”, and The Observer as “full of brilliance and charm”, Submotion Orchestra began in 2009. Blending electronica, jazz, soul and ambient sounds, their unique sound is set to take to Grosvenor Square with music from their fifth studio album Kites.


Live In The Square with Ronnie Scott’s: Matthew Herbert’s Brexit Big Band / Ronnie Scott’s House Big Band

When: 18 August 2018

Across two years, Matthew Herbert has teamed up with collaborators from across Europe, celebrating art, music and culture across national borders. The project will culminate with an album release at the same moment Britain leaves the EU in 2019.


Tickets for Live In The Square are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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