Launching in September 2016, Live At Zédel, produced in partnership with United Agents, will bring together all art forms in one extraordinary building, featuring music, theatre, comedy and literary events. This highly anticipated launch will deliver a multi-disciplinary programme in an inclusive entertainment space for discerning and curious culture-hungry Londoners of all ages.
Utilising both the Brasserie and Crazy Coqs spaces within the Zédel building, Live At Zédel’s programme features acts as diverse as Doc Brown, Grayson Perry and the Philharmonia Orchestra, and will merge up-and-coming talent with established acts, fusing genres and bringing a new energy to Soho’s nightlife scene.
Seasonal programmes curated by well-known names from the worlds of art, literature and fashion will be a feature of the new events calendar:
The internationally acclaimed songwriter Scott Alan has been appointed Artistic Director in Residence for the Autumn season, and his programme will include Shoshana Bean, Rachel Tucker, Mark Shenton and Julie Atherton, amongst others.
A series of themed festival weeks will see Grace Dent and Gizzi Erskine perform alongside Levi Roots and The Jay Rayner quartet in a series of gastronomically inspired evenings.
One off spoken word performances include a special evening with BAFTA winning presenter and Reith lecturer Grayson Perry, whose Typical Man In A Dress show discusses the notion of masculinity.
Live At Zédel will host some of the UK’s most talked about musical talent, across the genres. From classical to jazz and folk to pop and cabaret, already confirmed in the line-up are three-time Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman, Sam Smith’s pianist Reuben James, singer-songwriter Jono McCleery, X Factor winner Matt Cardle, drag super-group DENIM, La Voix and Crazy Coqs’ favourite Miss Hope Springs.
‘After Hours’ and ‘The Early Late Show’ will give post-dinner revellers the chance to dance to the city’s best jazz musicians and DJs.
Proudly announcing itself as the official London partner venue for the London Philharmonia, Live At Zédel will host a series of monthly intimate concerts in the Crazy Coqs, culminating in a breath-taking one-off performance with a 23-piece line-up in the main Brasserie Space in early 2017.
Woman are at the forefront of Live At Zédel’s comedy and theatre line-up. Girl power troupe Birthday Girls and Theatre With Legs will bring barrel laughs and sketches, while Israeli company Althea Theatre premieres their new show Double Trouble, and Dolls Eye Theatre transfer their sell-out show Might Never Happen. Young and vibrant theatre groups Damsel Productions and the Etch Theatre Company will contribute new writing, rehearsed readings and theatrical workshops during the day.
Highly creative and broad in its scope, Live At Zédel’s new season offers something for all ages, budgets and tastes.