Fans of the stage have two reasons to return to Bloom at Canary Wharf as The Space brings Othello and Blown Away to Crossrail Place Roof Garden.

The classic Shakespearean tale and the puppet adaptation of Rob Biddulph’s story are the highlights of the free summer programme of festivals, performances, workshops, family shows and music.

Bloom runs until the end of August.

Othello - Thursday, July 21 at 7pm

Othello

This stylish, fast-paced adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic transfers the 16th century epic to the cityscape of modern London.

In the cutthroat financial world, the audience will dive into an abyss of power and intrigue, riddled with suspicion and jealousy.

Time Zone Theatre’s acclaimed contemporary interpretation of Othello also played at the historic Rose Playhouse, Bankside in 2015.

Blown Away - Saturday, July 23 at 2pm

Blown Away

The adaptation of Rob Biddulph’s award-winning children’s book focuses on Penguin Blue who is excited about her brand new kite.

But on a particular windy day she is unsure where to take it on its maiden flight.

Penguin Blue and her friends go on an acrobatic adventure full of good ideas, homesickness and the perils of kites.

With a trio of acrobatic penguins, alongside magical puppetry and live music, Metta Theatre’s Blown Away has been hailed as a joyous stage adaptation of the beloved children’s tale.

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