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coletivA ocupação recommended

If you’re looking for a close-up encounter with dance, live music and performance this week, ‘When It Breaks It Burns’ by coletivA ocupação at Battersea Arts Centre might be just the ticket. Read about that and other shows in our Three To See tips here.

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Gillian Greer Q&A

This week’s Caro Meets Q&A is with playwright, dramaturg and Soho Theatre literary manager Gillian Greer, whose latest play ‘MEAT’ opens at Theatre503 this week. Read it here.

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Company Nil recommended

Dance fans should make a date with ‘Blowin In The Wind’ by Daniel Phung and Company Nil, which has another performance at Rich Mix tonight as part of the CAN Festival. Read about it in our Three To See tips here.

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Arrows & Traps recommended

Don’t miss the excellent Arrows & Traps’ ‘Chaplin: Birth Of A Tramp’, currently on at Jack Studio Theatre. Read about it, and other shows, in our latest set of Three To See recommendations here.

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Little Angel recommended

‘The Wolves In The Walls’ – an adaptation of the graphic novel by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean, opening at the Little Angel Theatre this week – is one of the tipped shows in our latest Three To See recommendations. Read them here.

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Sticky Door recommended

As you’re probably aware, Vault Festival is in full swing and there are loads of great shows on this week, including Katie Arnstein’s ‘Sticky Door’. Read about that, and other Three To See recommended Vault shows, here.

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Hannah Norris Q&A

This week’s Caro Meets Q&A is with Hannah Norris, who will soon be appearing alongside her mother Angela in the acclaimed ‘After You’ at Soho Theatre. Find out more about the show by reading the interview here.

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Tryst recommended

Sell out show ‘Tryst’ returned to the Chiswick Playhouse (ex Tabard) this week and runs to the end of the month. And we’re excited about that! Read more about this show and other events in our Three To See recommendations here.

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I Woke Up recommended

‘I Woke Up Feeling Electric’ by Jack Robson has opened at The Hope Theatre this week and we think it sounds rather intriguing. Read more about it, and other tipped shows, in our Three To See recommendations here.

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Impact Dance recommended

Dance lovers are in for a treat over at Battersea Arts Centre this week with ‘The Landscape’, by Impact Dance, being performed on Friday as part of their ‘Outrageous Behaviour’ series. Read more about it, and other Three To See recommended shows, on this page here.

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Vault Festival recommended

So, Vault Festival is now very much up and running and there’s loads to see – including one of our Three To See tipped shows this week: ‘What The Dolls Saw’ by The House Of Macabre. Read about that, and other recommended shows, here.

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Border Crossings recommended

This week’s Caro Meet’s Q&A is with Michael Walling, founder of Border Crossings and director of the company’s latest show ‘The Great Experiment’, which tours London venues this month starting at Enfield’s Dugdale Centre. Read about it here.

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Dawta recommended

The Old Red Lion Theatre’s ‘Where Are We Now?’ season of work by emerging artists has begun – and ‘Dawta’ by Dionne Draper is on as part of it this week coming. See our Three To See tips for more information on that, and other shows, here.

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The Bee In Me recommended

This week’s Three To See recommendations include a tip for an excellent show aimed at older children called ‘The Bee In Me’, on at the Unicorn Theatre and directed by Rachel Bagshaw. To read about this and other show picks for this week, click this link.

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Frankie Foxtone recommended

The Vault Festival begins this week – hurrah! – and we have selected three shows from the programme that we think you should see. Included is Amy Gwilliam’s ‘Frankie Foxtone’ walking tour, but read about all of them here.

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Harry Darell Q&A

One of our two Caro Meets Q&As for this week is with Harry Darell of Admission Productions, writer and director of ‘For The Sake Of Argument’, which begins a run at the Bridewell Theatre tonight. Read about it here.

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Jodie Irvine Q&A

Vault Festival begins this week and one of our acts of celebration was to arrange a Q&A with Jodie Irvine, writer/performer of ‘Gobby’, the edfringe show which is appearing at this brilliant London festival from 4-9 Feb. Take a look at our Caro Meets interview with her here.

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Chickenshed recommended

Those of you looking for things to do with younger children in the next few weeks might be interested in ‘Tales From The Shed’ at Chickenshed Theatre. You can read more about it, and other recommended shows, in our latest Three To See selection here.

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Coulrophobia recommended

This week’s Three To See recommendations feature several festival picks, including a tip for ‘Coulrophobia’ by Opposable Thumb, on at Jacksons Lane as part of the London International Mime Festival. Read about that, and lots of other shows on in London this week, here.

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1599 recommended

A favourite funny show of ours, which we saw and loved at edfringe, is headed to Chiswick Playhouse this week: ‘Great British Mysteries 1599’ is surreal, historical and hilarious. Read about this, and other recommended comedy shows, in our Three To See tips here.

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Emma McDonald Q&A

One of this week’s Caro Meets Q&As is with Emma McDonald, who stars in stagings of two Shakespeare plays – ‘Macbeth’ and ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ – being performed in rep by the Watermill Theatre Ensemble at Wilton’s Music Hall in the coming weeks. Read the interview here.

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Lilac Yosiphon Q&A

Lilac Yosiphon, artistic director of Althea Theatre, recently spoke to Caro about the company’s latest production: ‘The Glass Will Shatter’ by Joe Marsh opens at Clapham’s Omnibus Theatre this week. Read the Q&A here.

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The Other Room recommended

‘American Nightmare’ is one of three plays in a dystopian trio from The Other Room that has been appearing at Theatre503 this week – why not take in all three? Read about those and also see all the other shows in our Three To See recommendations this week here.

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All Wrapped Up recommended

If you’re looking for ways to entertain a child or two this week, we’ve got three recommendations in our Threes To See. Amongst them is ‘All Wrapped Up’ by the excellent Oily Cart, which is for under fives, and is on at Stratford Circus Arts Centre. See all the tips here.

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Gig theatre recommended

‘The Canary And The Crow’ – an acclaimed gig-theatre piece from Daniel Ward and Middle Child – begins a run at the Arcola Theatre tomorrow. Our reviewer called it “storytelling at its most dynamic” at the 2019 edfringe. Read about this and other Threes To See here.

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Hamlet recommended

We found a trio of Shakespeary shows to recommend in our Three To See tips this week, and one of them is the fab-sounding ‘Hamlet: Rotten States’, on at The Hope Theatre, courtesy of 6FootStories. Hie you hence to read all about all three shows here.

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Aylin Bozok Q&A

This Week’s Caro Meets Q&A is with Aylin Bozok, director of ‘The Importance Of Being Earnest – Played By Immigrants’, which is produced by Pan Productions and is currently being staged at north London’s Tower Theatre. Read all about it here.

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Antigone recommended

Lots of this week’s Three To See recommended shows still have performances this weekend and next week, including the production of ‘Antigone’ from Holy What at the New Diorama Theatre. Check out all the tips here.

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Sophie Duker recommended

We’ve got three great shows with short runs upcoming in among this week’s Threes To See for London. And that includes the rather fine Sophie Duker who is bringing her show ‘Venus’ to the Soho Theatre next week. Check out all this week’s tips here.

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Paul Hunter Q&A

Another Caro Meets Q&A for you. She chats to Paul Hunter about ‘The Strange Tale Of Charlie Chaplin And Stan Laurel’, which is being performed as part of the London International Mime Festival at Wilton’s Music Hall next week. Find out more about the show in the interview here.

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Rosalind Blessed Q&A

This week Caro Meets Rosalind Blessed to chat about her plays ‘The Delights Of Dogs And The Problems Of People’ and ‘Lullabies For The Lost’, both of which are being performed at the Old Red Lion Theatre this month. Check out the Q&A here.

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The Time recommended

And we’re back with the tips! Our first Threes To See for 2020 include three recommended shows from the London International Mime Festival, including ‘This Time’ at Shoreditch Town Hall from the rather magnificent Ockham’s Razor. Check out all the tips here.

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