Dance & Physical Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 14 Sep: O Deptford, When You Fall Down, Bridges Y Puentes

By | Published on Thursday 7 September 2017

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

O Deptford | The Albany | 14-17 Aug
“It is a very special day in Deptford…Her Royal highness the Queen is coming! What to wear and how to prepare? Granny Dumpling is cooking up her best batch of dumplings as she fondly reminisces meeting Her Royal Highness from when she first came to Deptford in the early 90s. But what are the rest of her East Asian neighbours doing for this Royal affair?” This sounds like fun, a promenade performance offering a window into the lives of the East Asian community living in this part of London. Click here for more.

When You Fall Down | Hen & Chickens | 14-15 Sep
This show is about silent screen star Buster Keaton, telling the comedy actor’s story from his earliest movie-making experience in 1917 to when he was signed by MGM a decade or so later. This theatrical tribute is performed by James Dangerfield, who played Keaton on stage back in 2009 and has apparently been planning this show ever since, so it sounds like it’s had a lot of thought and effort put into it. See this page here for details.

Bridges Y Puentes | Stratford Multi-Storey Car Park | 14-16 Sep (pictured)
Well, as the saying goes, you wait weeks for a promenade performance, and then two come along all at once. Ahem. This one, presented by Ragroof Players, is about about migration and the search for home and is delivered in a mixture of ways – spoken word, song, music and dance – by six actor-dancers in a multi-storey car park. I think that sounds brilliant. See the Theatre Royal Stratford East website here for info and to book.

Photo: Dik Ng