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Three To See on 12 Aug: The Erebus Project, The Scarecrows’ Wedding, Tubman

By | Published on Sunday 5 August 2018

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

The Erebus Project | Theatre503 | 12-13 Aug (pictured)
“Sam, a young and eager scientist, believes his new invention has the potential to reach beyond death. Can Sam persuade local patient Rory to become his first subject? Rory’s daughter, Beth, isn’t keen on the idea and her Doctor needs some convincing. Sam must bring them all around if he is to succeed with his experiment.” This promises to find humour in grief and sentiment within conflict, and to make you think carefully about the light at the the end of the tunnel. See the venue website here for more.

The Scarecrows’ Wedding | Leicester Square Theatre | 4 Aug-2 Sep
Another one for those of you struggling with bored kiddie-winks, from Scamp Theatre, the team that brought you the excellent ‘Stick Man’. “Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay are excellent scarecrows. Their wedding plans are all coming together until Harry leaves Betty’s side and the devilishly smooth Reginald Rake tries to take Harry’s place. Will Harry make it back in time to save their special day?” Click here for details.

Tubman | Etcetera Theatre | 11-12 Aug
Back to Camden Fringe and yes, if you’re noticing a pretty-much-everyday theme to this, you are correct, and I don’t apologise for it. This is a one woman show focusing on a historical character that I have always been very interested in – Harriet Tubman, American abolitionist and activist –  reimagined as a young woman growing up in Harlem through a theatrical lens. See the festival website here for info.