Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 10 May: Yvette, 213 Things About Me, Isaac Came Home From The Mountain

By | Published on Thursday 3 May 2018

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

Yvette | Shoreditch Town Hall | 10-12 May (pictured)
“Evie is thirteen and lives in Neasden with her Mum. She wants to tell us about something… her crush on Lewis, trying to be a woman, friends, virginity, garage remixes, hello kitty underwear… an ‘Uncle’ lurking in the corner of her story. She wants to make us laugh, she’s pretty good at it. She wants to tell us something, but she daren’t let it out.” This play about stolen childhood is touring a number of different London venues this month. Check the venue website here for info, and all the dates.

213 Things About Me | Battersea Arts Centre | 9-12 May
This sounds sad, given its focus on autism and social exclusion, even though it promises to be darkly comedic. It’s semi-biographical, with some basis in the life of a real person, a singer songwriter who was diagnosed with Asperger’s as an adult, who created a list of the titular 213 traits, later dying by suicide. It explores important themes, and I think this is something you ought to consider seeing, see this page here for more.

Isaac Came Home From The Mountain | Theatre503 | 9 May-2 Jun
The premiere of a Bruntwood Prize long-listed play, directed by Carla Kingham. “Bobby’s out of school and out of work. There’s nothing going and nowhere to go. A job with Mike seems like everything he needs. A steady wage. A bit of self-respect. A chance to make good. If only it were that easy. Driven by a dogged determination to prove his worth, Bobby makes a devastating mistake and risks throwing away his new life before it’s begun.” See this page here for details.