Comedy Dance & Physical Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 20 Oct: The Hotel Cerise, Wallflower, Richard Gadd – Monkey See Monkey Do

By | Published on Thursday 13 October 2016


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

The Hotel Cerise | Theatre Royal Stratford East | 20 Oct-12 Nov
This new play by Bonnie Greer is inspired by Chekhov’s ‘The Cherry Orchard’ and is set in and around the Hotel Cerise, a haunt of middle class black people during the time of segregation. In the present day, Anita Mountjoy is at risking of losing her family’s beloved retreat, a place where “Martin Luther King rested and Miles Davis played”. See this page here for info and to book.

Wallflower | Battersea Arts Centre | 20-22 Oct
I am so intrigued by the sound of this show from Quarantine, which is part of the much-mentioned-lately Dance Umbrella. Here, I’ll let it speak for itself: “It’s unlikely that you remember every dance you’ve ever danced – the school disco, your first slow dance, a drunken boogie down the street or a wedding waltz perhaps? Well Wallflower is here to remind you… it changes at every show, as each performer chooses which of their memories of dancing to dance”. See this page here for more.

Richard Gadd – Monkey See Monkey Do | Soho Theatre | 18 Oct-12 Nov
Hardened comedy lovers won’t need my encouragement, I am sure, to attend the show that won Richard Gadd this year’s big Edinburgh comedy award. Non-hardened comedy lovers should be advised that this show goes beyond the comedic and on to the visceral, violent, emotional and heartbreaking, so be prepared. Book your tickets here.

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