Dance & Physical Spoken Word Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 14 Jun: Chronophob, Austerity & Me, Insomniac’s fable

By | Published on Thursday 7 June 2018

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

Chronophob | Roundhouse | 14 Jun
Yay, more from Roundhouse’s Last Word Festival, which is absolutely full of good stuff. Including this: “Chronophob is about two strangers who are lost in a time they’re afraid to live in. In an attempt to escape, they travel to their scariest memories but get trapped once they discover parts of their identity they never knew existed.” For more info on this show, see this page here, and for all the other Last Word listing see this page here.

Austerity & Me | Ovalhouse | 14-16 Jun (pictured)
“The big word we’re told so little about. It’s reported to have caused over 120,000 deaths in the UK to date. It’s arguably the most pressing socio-political issue of our time. But what exactly is it? How does it actually affect us? And can we do anything about it?” The big word is of course ‘austerity’, and Ovalhouse Performance Company, a brand new performance collective for 18-24 year olds from South London, presents this debut performance, a spoken word and physical theatre piece based on personal stories and experiences. See the venue website here for more .

Insomniac’s Fable | Jacksons Lane | 14-16 Jun
Part of the much-previously-mentioned Jacksons Five season of visual theatre and new writing, this has a non-verbal narrative inspired by the art of printmaking, and is performed by circus artist Sakari Männistö and dancer Emma Lister. The show, complemented by specially commissioned woodcuts as projections, promises to be an “intimate contemporary circus piece about the realities – or unrealities – of love”. Click here for details.