Roll up, roll up
If you have ever dreamed of running away with the circus, then you might think twice after watching LaStrada at The Other Palace (from 30 May), formerly the St James Theatre. Based on Federico Fellini’s Italian classic from 1954 – which won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film – this stage adaptation is directed by Sally Cookson ( The Play That Goes Wrong) and features a score by Benji Bower along with a live chorus on stage. The story follows Gelsomina after her penniless mother sells her to Zampano, a cruel, dominating sideshow strongman. They perform across the Italian countryside to earn their keep – until she escapes and meets tightrope walker II Matto (Bart Soroczynski). But when Zampano finds her, how will he react? Watch the show to find out.