Comedy Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 15 Dec: One Jewish Boy, Cinderella – A Fairy Tale, Tales From Elsewhere

By | Published on Saturday 8 December 2018

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

One Jewish Boy | Old Red Lion Theatre | 11 Dec-5 Jan
Our tips have been full, these last few weeks, of frothy Christmas focused treats, but here’s one that is far from frothy, and highly deserving of your attention, a piece about anti-semitism, and its effect on an individual life. “Jesse is paranoid and he’s frightened and it’s messing up his relationship, his job, his daughter and his life, but Jesse has every reason to be frightened. From his next door neighbour and the micro-aggressions around why she would vote for Corbyn but could never support Blair, to the dinner party where his slightly left of him liberal mates can’t quite grasp the difference between Likkudy foreign policy and the position of diaspora Jews.” See the venue website here for more.

Cinderella – A Fairy Tale | Jack Studio Theatre | 12 Dec-5 Jan
“Ella lives in the forest with her loving and devoted father. When her father remarries, Ella is soon at the mercy of her cruel and scheming new relations. A chance encounter leads to an invitation to a ball and a hilarious and heart-warming reversal of fortunes begins, with surprising twists along the way.” This promises to be a “thrilling and imaginative” new adaptation of the classic fairy tale, so if you’re up for that, head right this way.

Tales From Elsewhere | Soho Theatre | 12-15 Dec (pictured)
Your last chance tonight to see this, so don’t miss it, if at all possible, because it’s really good. “When three young whippersnappers stumble across a box of cassette tapes, leading them to the deadly secret at the centre of the town’s openly suspicious Abandoned Laboratory, they are left asking: what is the cause of the disappearances? Why does everyone slap each others’ backs quite so hard?” See this page here for all the details.