Comedy Spoken Word Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 20 Jun: Shebeen, Your Sexts Are Shit – Older Better, Stiff & Kitsch – Adele Is Younger Than Us

By | Published on Wednesday 13 June 2018

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

Shebeen | Theatre Royal Stratford East | 20 Jun-7 Jul
“It’s a hot, humid summer in 1958. Tempers are flaring and Teddy Boys are on the march. Jamaican couple Pearl and George are helping Caribbean migrants to cut loose at their Shebeen – a forbidden party where drinks flow, music plays, food is plentiful, and carefree attitudes roam. On a night fuelled by rum, calypso and dancing, the Shebeen is under threat from the police, and as tensions build everyone is forced to confront some uncomfortable truths.” Award winning writer Mufaro Makubika’s play inspired by the Windrush generation, directed by Matthew Xia. See this page here for more.

Your Sexts Are Shit – Older Better | Battersea Arts Centre | 19-21 Jun (pictured)
New show from the very super Rachel Mars focused on wordy declarations of lust: “Before sexts there were hand-written letters. And loads of them were filthy. With the help of the internet, friends and two sexologists, Rachel has unearthed missives dating back centuries. Triangulating these sex and love letters of a long dead artists with contemporary sexts and a meditation on the construction of the queer female body, the show is a funny, tender and intimate hour that asks – how do we write ourselves and for whom?” All the info is right about here.

Stiff & Kitsch – Adele Is Younger Than Us | 19-21 Jun
I’ve reached the age where it seems like a vast majority of the people I look up to are younger than me and achieving a lot more, so I was naturally drawn to this title, and the themes of the show – “we’ve all been there, the shattering realisation that you’re not Adele” – and I know for a fact that this is going to be good because I heard lots of good things about it when it was on at the old edfringe a couple of years back. For details and to book, head right this way.

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