Festivals Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 17 Aug: And Tell Sad Stories Of The Death Of Queens, Quarter Life Crisis, Blue

By | Published on Friday 10 August 2018

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

And Tell Sad Stories Of The Death Of Queens | King’s Head Theatre | 14-19 Aug
“When Candy, a New Orleans queen, brings home a sailor neither knows that this one night will bind them together. Both are soon lost believing in fantasy versions of each other”. Tennessee Williams’ short one act play, never performed during his life because of its openly gay characters, and first staged in the US in 2004, which explores the boundaries of love, passion and heartbreak. See this page here to book your tickets.

Quarter Life Crisis | Soho Theatre | 16-18 Aug
If you’re a regular reader you’ll probably have heard of this show before, because of our previous inclusion of it in these here tips, and because of the Q&A we ran with its creator Yolanda Mercy. We also sent a reviewer to see it last year at edfringe, and she praised its “highly amusing anecdotes” and described it as an “authentic performance that manages to be genuinely moving, comical and particularly easy to relate to if you’re turning 26”. So, to conclude, a great show that you will like, so, a no brainer: head this way for more.

Blue | Etcetera Theatre | 15-19 Aug (pictured)
“Meet Blue. She’s up on the Moon. Will she get home anytime soon?” We are headed back over to the good old Camden Fringe now for ‘Blue’, a “new abstract fairy tale for adults underlining why it’s important to reach out when you’re ‘not OK”. Expect to follow Blue on her journey through space, to explore her experiences with mental health, via the media of “poetry, clowning, cardboard and a lobster called Spock”. See the festival website here for details.