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Three To See on 14 Dec: We’ve Got Each Other, Thark, Great Expectations

By | Published on Thursday 7 December 2017

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

We’ve Got Each Other | Camden People’s Theatre | 14-16 Dec
“With the modern jukebox musical traditionally comes a multi-talented cast, a live band (or orchestra if you are lucky), opulent sets and decadent costumes, extravagant dance routines, dramatic key changes and the odd hydraulic lift or two. ‘We’ve Got Each Other’ has none of these things (they cost a lot of money), but Paul still tries to create this all singing, all dancing spectacle using the powers of your imaginations.” Paul O’Donnell’s “imagined Bon Jovi musical” which invites the audience to help complete the story sounds fun. Click here for more.

Thark | Drayton Arms Theatre | 12 Dec-6 Jan
I like farce and I am also a bit of a sucker for anything set (or indeed, written) in the 1920s or thereabouts, and that’s why this jumped out at me: Ben Travers’ 1927 play ‘Thark’, about Mayfair-based Sir Hector Benbow, his attempts to spend time with an attractive lady without his wife finding out, and an investigation into whether his home is haunted. I am primed to expect something entirely frothy and full of witty dialogue. See the venue website here for details.

Great Expectations | Old Red Lion Theatre | 12 Dec-3 Jan (pictured)
A version of the Dickens tale, reflecting all the themes of the novel, but set in an entirely different time. In this contemporary adaptation Pip is a boy from a council estate who has no money and little hope for the future, whose single mother is a police officer struggling to provide for the both of them. The rest of the familiar characters turn up, some in slightly modified form – ‘Magwycz’, Estella and Miss Havisham – as Pip makes his way towards big city success. More information right about here.