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Three To See on 10 Oct: Falling Through The Cracks, The Little Prince, The Trench

By | Published on Wednesday 3 October 2018

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

Falling Through The Cracks | White Bear Theatre | 10-13 Oct
“Ben is 35 years old and has been on the streets of London town for the last ten years. He finds himself trapped in a world of no escape. Where thoughts of entering the land of the so called living seem like an unrealistic dream… That is until he meets Beth.” An exploration of homelessness, how we are all just a few steps away from being destitute, and how hard it is to get back out of the trap. See this page here for more.

The Little Prince | The Cockpit | 10-14 Oct
A version of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s well loved tale, directed by renowned Central Asian theatre director Ovlyakuli Khodzhakuli with a focus on the themes of the book: love, responsibility and loyalty. It’s a story that resonates with both adults and children, of course, but this particular staging is in Russian with English surtitles, so best for older kids with appropriate reading skills. Unless they speak Russian, obv. Head this way for info.

The Trench | Southwark Playhouse | 10 Oct-17 Nov (pictured)
The absolutely very brilliant Les Enfants Terribles are the team behind this First World War epic featuring music, puppetry and physical performance. It’s inspired by the true story of a miner who became entombed underground in a collapsed tunnel during the Great War: as the horror of his situation starts to take over, he finds that not everything in the darkness is what it seems, and the lines between fantasy and reality blur as he attempts to survive in extreme circumstances. See the venue website here for all the details.