Dance & Physical Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 14 Oct: From Zimbabwe With Love, Dracula – Welcome To D’s, Petrichor

By | Published on Sunday 7 October 2018

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

From Zimbabwe With Love | Jermyn Street Theatre | 14 Oct
“One man’s journey across continents and cultures; a heart warming story about family-ties, live, truth and honesty. Meet Robert Matalasie, a professional footballer join him as he tells his funny touching, and explosive story within the world of the beautiful game.” A new play, written and performed by Michael Angus Clarke and directed by Steve Wooldridge, see the venue website here for more.

Dracula – Welcome To D’s | Greenwich Theatre | 14 Oct (pictured)
Chantry Dance Company present this fab looking new ballet, a re-imagining of the classic vampire tale, inspired by Bram Stoker’s novel and given a steampunky Victorian setting. Not that it wasn’t always set in Victorian times, of course. It’s the steampunkiness that’s a bit different, I suppose. And yes, no writing in to tell me that steampunky and steampunkiness aren’t real words. Hie ye hence for ticketry and more info. And no, ticketry’s not a word either.

Petrichor | Finborough Theatre | 14 Oct
Must confess, I was attracted to this one because I really love the smell of petrichor, and so the title leapt out at me from the line up of plays on as part of Finborough Theatre’s Vibrant 2018 strand. Anyway, when I looked more closely, I discovered it’s not just the title that’s promising. It’s by young playwright Hannah Morley, and was originally written as part of the Writer’s Lab course at Soho Theatre. To read more about it, head to this page here, and scroll down until you find it.