Children's Shows Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 2 Dec: Burke And Hare, Jeannie, Return To Elm House

By | Published on Sunday 25 November 2018

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

Burke And Hare | Jermyn Street Theatre | 28 Nov-21 Dec
“1828, Edinburgh. William Burke and William Hare hit on a new money-making scheme. The first rule of business? Supply and demand. In the leading city for medical research, there’s a huge demand for bodies and inconveniently few deaths. The profitable solution? Murder, of course. As the infamous pair flourish in their new careers, the more they murder, the less they care. But for how long will they get away with it?” A historical black comedy about Auld Reekie’s famous corpse-dealing duo. See the venue website here for more.

Jeannie | Finborough Theatre | 27 Nov-22 Dec
And another with a Scottish connection (I didn’t plan it, honest), a play described as a 1930s version of the Cinderella story, written by late Scottish writer Aimée Stuart: “It is 1936 in a “wee one-eyed” town in Scotland. Jeannie is a drudge for her mean controlling father, but dreams of a different life. When she receives a large inheritance, she seizes the opportunity to finally escape to the glamour and sophistication of European travel. During her stay in Vienna, she encounters Stanley, a washing machine inventor from Yorkshire, and then a real Viennese Count. But Jeannie is no pushover. She knows her own mind, she is a stickler for the truth, and she hates scroungers.” Details here.

Return To Elm House | Battersea Arts Centre | 1-30 Dec (pictured)
This is a great one for families (which is kinda reflected in the fact that you can buy a family ticket) and is a fab-sounding immersive production. “A long time ago, on the very spot where Battersea Arts Centre now stands, a brave woman lived in Elm House. As the years ticked by, her inspiring story was long forgotten. Until now… The spirit of Elm House has awoken, bursting through Battersea Arts Centre and scattering Jeanie’s lost tale behind old doors and down hidden corridors, waiting to be found.” All the info is right about here.