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Three To See on 17 Aug: Collision, Foreign Body, Earth – A Children’s Story For Adults

By | Published on Thursday 10 August 2017

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

Collision | Arcola Theatre | 17-19 Aug
Yes, yes, yes, we are back to Arcola’s Grimeborn season, and there’s a reason for that, it’s because everything looks so blooming good. This next one sounds like such a cracker, part absurdist science-fiction, part sultry cabaret, conceived by Kurt Schwitters in 1928 as a Dada-esque piece combining hyperactive farce and nihilistic satire, but never produced in his lifetime. Fantastic, see this page here for all the info.

Foreign Body | Soho Theatre | 16 -18 Aug
The blurb contains a warning that I feel it’s important to repeat here, and that’s that this show contains sensitive material on the subject of sexual assault, so it might be a tough watch. If you can bear it, however, Imogen Butler Cole’s debut solo show promises to be liberating and life-affirming, an exploration of healing and forgiveness after sexual assault told from the dual perspective of both survivor and perpetrator. See the venue website here for details.

Earth – A Children’s Story For Adults | Hen & Chickens | 16-20 Aug
“Earth was born in a family of orphans and she struggled whilst trying to gain independence from her overly possessive elder brothers, Sun and Jupiter. Despite her brother’s warnings, she is determined to become a mother, unaware of the complications involved.” This interesting sounding one-woman show, written by Kashyap Raja and performed by Karolina Kriks is an autobiographical fairy tale narrated by Earth herself. Part of Camden Fringe, see the festival website here for more.