Kent to welcome Pussy Riot as part of the Gulbenkian's 2022/23 season

Katherine Moss

Kent’s Gulbenkian Arts Centre has announced it’s exciting and eclectic 2022/23 season programme, featuring some of the performing arts industries biggest names including Pussy Riot, The Foreign Office, 1927 and Improbable. This bold and ambitious multi-arts programme is making a serious bid to redefine the expectations of university-based arts centres.

The theatre programme kicks off with the iconic Pussy Riot and the UK premiere of the new, updated version of their acclaimed gig theatre work Riot Days (14th – 17th & 22nd – 24th September). Newly announced Associate Artists 1927 will debut their brand new show Please Right Back (3rd – 6th May), featuring social realism, science fiction and dystopian mischief.

The programme of events includes music, comedy and theatre, with performers from across the globe.

David Sefton, Artistic Director of the Gulbenkian says: ‘We were genuinely thrilled with how well our launch season went in the face of everything it was up against.  Now we’re pushing the programme into new territory with a season of vital, timely and brilliant work. I am incredibly proud of this year and delighted at what we will bring to Kent in the coming year.’

The full programme, including further music, community events, talks and shows for all the family, is available here.