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Three To See on 2 Feb: Medea Electronica, Angels With Dirty Accents, Masood Boomgaard – African Indian

By | Published on Friday 26 January 2018

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

Medea Electronica | Ovalhouse | 30 Jan-10 Feb (pictured)
Pecho Mama, a new company described as “genre-defying”, present their production of Euripides’ savage tragedy, which is a gig theatre version, set in the 1980s, and therefore featuring an original mash-up of contemporary electronica and 80s inspired prog rock. Certainly looks like this will be a fairly novel take on a classic. See this page here for all the info.

Angels With Dirty Accents | The Cockpit | 31 Jan-17 Feb
“They are everywhere… they infect our streets like lice. A disease that scurries around our bins and alleyways. Spreading fear, crime and anarchy on an unprecedented scale. Our citizens live in fear; trapped patrons and long suffering pioneers of democracy. Constantly being pestered and heckled by filth ridden renegades of our communities. Drop outs, losers, perverts and paedophiles… I am of course, talking about angels.” I’m intrigued by the sound of this black comedy from RKID Productions. If you are too, see this page here.

Masood Boomgaard – African Indian | Leicester Square Theatre | 2-3 Feb
South African comedian Masood Boomgaard is a big name in his native country, rather than here, which is possibly why I don’t know an enormous amount about him, though I have watched him in action on the old YouTubes. Anyway, he seems like an act with a lot of interesting perspectives to offer, not least his take on the ‘first world’ and the ‘third world’, as someone who has lived in both developed and developing countries. Head this way for details.