Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 13 Nov: The Troth, Walk Swiftly And With Purpose, Tobacco Road

By | Published on Tuesday 6 November 2018

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

The Troth | The Place | 13 Nov
Akademi present this new dance theatre production, inspired by the classic Hindi short story ‘Usne Kaha Tha’, in association with the British Army. “Moving from rural Punjab to the horrific darkness of the Belgian trenches, where young Indian men have been brought to fight for the Allies, we learn about the secret promise made by one soldier, Lehna Singh, as he makes the ultimate sacrifice to save another.” For details see this page here.

Walk Swiftly And With Purpose | Theatre503 | 13-17 Nov (pictured)
“Meet Eve, Lana, Robbie and Misha — four friends on the cusp of adulthood. Until now they’ve lived mostly in their imagination ­­­— suddenly, real life interrupts, and their loyalties are tested.” This debut play from Siofra Dromgoole is described as “History Boys meets Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour”, and is about young women growing up in the 21st Century. The show had a successful run in Edinburgh this summer so great to see it on in London. Info here.

Tobacco Road | Pleasance Theatre | 13-17 Nov
Another show that was on at edfringe during the summer, and that caused glowing words to issue forth from our reviewer. Here’s part of what he said: “The performances are staggeringly physical, the spectacularly choreographed dance and fight sequences making remarkably effective use of the space, fists and feet flying over the audience’s heads. Beneath the spectacle, the living, breathing characters exude depth and complexity, all powerfully conveyed by the talented – and presumably very fit – cast.” Bet you’re interested after reading that, head this way for more.