Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 15 Sep: Square Rounds, The Human Voice, Distance

By | Published on Saturday 8 September 2018

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

Square Rounds | Finborough Theatre | 4-29 Sep
“England, 1915. With all the men fighting at the Front, six women in a munitions factory have taken over the male jobs – until they go one step further, and decide to play some of the inventors of modern technological warfare themselves.” The first UK production in nearly 30 years of Tony Harrison’s 1992 play ‘Square Rounds’. Hang on, does that mean it’s nearly thirty years since the start of the nineties? Oh my god. Anyway, this should be worth seeing, see this page here for more.

The Human Voice | Gate Theatre | 13 Sep-6 Oct
“‘I’m whispering into your ear – and we couldn’t be further apart.’ A woman, a phone call, a final conversation.” Thirty Four years after it was first produced at the Gate Theatre (could you all stop casting back thirty years, please, it’s making me feel well old), a new production of Jean Cocteau’s iconic play. It’s a monologue, those of you who don’t know, that sees a woman speaking on the phone to her long time lover, who is poised to marry another, and observes her fight for the person she loves. More info right about here.

Distance | The Park Theatre | 5-29 Sep (pictured)
“Steven, recently separated and heading towards divorce, bumps into an old friend on the journey to a job interview. A complex recent past and a fragile present collide, as Steven tries to make sense of the world around him and his place within it. We accelerate headlong into Steven’s chaotic and troubled inner life, as the everyday encounter unravels into something dark, disturbing and unrestrained.” An examination of the effects of mental illness on the individual and those connected with them. See the venue website here for details.