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Three To See on 15 Jun: In Search Of Dinozord, Mamzer Bastard, Last Night I Met You Dreaming

By | Published on Friday 8 June 2018

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

In Search Of Dinozord | The Place | 15-16 Jun (pictured)
“Dancers and actors move through a landscape of ruins in the post-apocalyptic Congo as they search for forgotten dreams. With elegant, haunting and highly political energy they delve into the wrenching history of the Congo, recounting legends from their childhoods and mourning the loss of a friend as they attempt to create a myth that truly reflects their lives.” Another fab show on as part of the LIFT 2018 lineup, See the venue website here for info.

Mamzer Bastard | Hackney Empire | 14-17 Jun
The world premiere of this opera by young Israeli-born composer Na’ama Zisser, which utilises Jewish cantorial style music and is set in the New York Hasidic community in the 1970s: “It is the night before Yoel’s wedding, an arranged marriage within his Orthodox Hasidic community. He is wracked with doubt. A chance encounter with a stranger reveals truths about Yoel that change everything.” Details here.

Last Night I Met You Dreaming | Ovalhouse | 14-16 Jun
“When mysterious documents are blocked by her editor she is transported to ‘The Region’, a lush green place on the verge of collapse. There she uncovers the truth about a dangerous mining operation with the help of the spirit world and an extraordinary young woman who opens her eyes and unlocks her heart.” This is described as a “magic realist story” and magic realism is one of my favourite things, so of course I want to see it. Head this way for more if you do too.