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Three To See on 15 May: Pyar Actually, Gifted, Sex With Robots And Other Devices

By | Published on Tuesday 8 May 2018

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

Pyar Actually | Theatre Royal Stratford East | 15-19 May
“Polly has a reliable husband, two bright children, a well-paid job at the council and detached house with a double garage. She’s got it all. She may not be living the life she dreamed of back when she was a teenager, but who does? Bali is a successful businessman. Loving his jet set lifestyle he swore he’d never return to the small town he grew up in. So why is he back? Is it too late for second chances? And is love, actually, all you need?” Sukh Ojla’s acclaimed comedy returns to Stratford East, see this page here for more.

Gifted | Pleasance Theatre | 15-19 May
A very contemporary pertinent theme being dealt with here, given the rise of revenge porn and online bullying and harassment: someone uploads videos of Jasper and Milly’s sex life, and when Milly discovers it, ends up on a path to a dangerous and unexpected course. Expect an examination of how society treats – and fails – victims of sexual violence. All the information right about here.

Sex With Robots And Other Devices | King’s Head Theatre | 15 May-2 Jun (pictured)
“Consider the future of sex. The terrifying, the inevitable, or perhaps the exciting answer to our problems. In a world where your partner can arrive in an Amazon package, or your child can be chosen off the shop shelf, how much will curiosity and ease play into people’s temptation.” A piece inspired by the work of Isaac Asimov, Abyss Creations and their development of ‘real dolls’, and the Science Museum’s robotics exhibition 2017, which takes a probably very necessary look at the ethics of it all. See the venue website here to book tickets.