Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 10 Jul: Alkaline, Locked Up, UMUADA

By | Published on Tuesday 3 July 2018

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

Alkaline | The Park Theatre | 10 Jul-4 Aug
“Sophie and Sarah have been best friends forever. Sophie is newly engaged to her fiancé Nick and wants to celebrate. Sarah also has a new fiancé, Ali, and some more big news – she has recently converted to Islam. One hot summer evening the two couples have a get together. Sophie is desperate to meet Ali and even more desperate to rescue her drifting friendship with Sarah.” Ultimately, an uninvited guest turns up with life-changing news, in this play about change, friendship, faith and fear. See this page here for all the details.

Locked Up | Tristan Bates Theatre | 10-28 Jul (pictured)
A new play from up and coming playwright Heather Simpkin exploring issues of trust, betrayal and comradeship: “two men are trapped in a confined space which they interpret as their cell.  Since being taken against their will, the only world that exists for them is that cell and an enigmatic White Room where there are few clues to their immediate predicament.” See the venue website here for more.

UMUADA | King’s Head Theatre | 10-14 Jul
If this looks familiar, that’s because we ran a Q&A with the writer of this, Justina Kehinde, just last week, ahead of these performances of the play on as part of the King’s Head Theatre’s Playmill Festival. It’s an “an exploration of mental health, migration and motherhood in the urban African diaspora”, and if you want to know lots more about it, see our article here. To book your tickets, head right this way.