Spoken Word Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 17 May: How To Survive A Post Truth Apocalypse, Jack O Kent, Schism

By | Published on Thursday 10 May 2018

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

How To Survive A Post Truth Apocalypse | Battersea Arts Centre | 17-19 May
The brilliant Francesca Beard returns with a show we talked about when she performed it as part of Roundhouse’s Last Word spoken word festival in 2017. The show – as you might expect – is about the post-truth world we are living in, in which people in authority don’t hesitate to lie, but also the wider ways in which untruths are used – from political spin to polite fibs. See this page here for all the details.

Jack O Kent | Ovalhouse | 17-19 May
This looks interesting: a new and visual adaptation of Ibsen’s ‘Peer Gynt’, using 3D projection and storytelling to recreate the characters of Norwegian folklore. The blurb promises “a world of lavish fantasy, morality and humanity in which Jack attempts to discover what is real and what is not”, and features a cast of deaf and hearing actors using British Sign Language and Visual Vernacular performance. See this page here for info.

Schism | Park Theatre | 16 May-9 Jun (pictured)
“Failed architect Harrison had plans to end his life. The last thing he needed was Katherine, a young student, breaking into his house begging for his help… As their chaotic first encounter turns into the beginning of a twenty year relationship, the unlikely couple grow to realise that they are capable of either building something great together – or absolutely destroying each other.” This new play by Athena Stevens won much praise during its original run at Finborough Theatre, see it now if you didn’t see it then, see this page here to book.