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Three To See on 19 Aug: The Parade, Clown Clown and Pigeon – The Lamentable Comed-ilogy, A Little Hero,

By | Published on Sunday 12 August 2018

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

The Parade | Camden People’s Theatre | 19 Aug
Your daily Camden Fringe dose: “Two siblings, a brother and sister live in a confined room all alone expecting a parade to take place that day. They chat, argue and share their dreams/nightmares with each other. Their only contact with the outside world is a small window in their room which looks down on the town’s square. The noises and sounds start to gradually get sinister.” Well, I’m intrigued. Let’s try clicking this link here..?

Clown, Clown and Pigeon – The Lamentable Comed-ilogy | The Hope Theatre | 19-20 Aug (pictured)
Clown, Clown and Pigeon tackle three stories from Ovid’s metamorphoses, and are inspired by characters from Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. “Quince is determined to put on a show, Bottom is determined to act, and Snug is determined to have a nap. Together, they will create before your very eyes, three fantastical and lamentable tales of love and loss (Pyramus and Thisbe), of violence (The Fall of Troy) and one of betrayal (Julius Caesar).” Sounds like we may have a hilarious comedy on our hands, head this way for details.

A Little Hero | White Bear Theatre | 7-25 Aug
Not really sure what to expect from this production but I do think it’s interesting from a historical and political perspective. It’s a world premiere for ‘A Little Hero’ by young Russian playwright Valeriy Pecheykin, which stands no chance of being staged in the playwright’s home country because of a law about the distribution of literature with gay themes. Fourteen year old Vovochka idolises president Putin and seeks to put the world to rights after learning about homosexuality in school. See this page here for more.