Comedy Spoken Word Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 21 Jun: Mercenary, Luisa Omielan, Likkle Rum With Grandma

By | Published on Thursday 14 June 2018

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

Mercenary | Battersea Arts Centre | 21-23 Jun
This sounds really interesting: it’s a collaboration between a Sri Lankan-Australian footballer-artist and an Egyptian-Italian-American musician, and it explores “the reality of what it takes to build our global World Cup Dreams”. As you probably now, Qatar is poised to stage the 2022 event, and as work on huge stadiums have begun, so too has the emergence of stories of wide-scale exploitation of a diverse migrant workforce. For more information on the show, see this page here.

Luisa Omielan – Politics For Bitches | Underbelly Festival | 21 Jun
Ah, the bright and brilliant Luisa Omielan, a stand-up comedian you’ll no doubt be entirely aware of because of her brilliant shows ‘What Would Beyonce Do?!’ and ‘Am I Right Ladies?!’, is performing her latest, which is headed up to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe later this summer. This time – as you have no doubt already surmised – she tackles the political world: “Politics. Brexit. The world doesn’t make sense right now. Luisa believes she has the right to have an opinion on something she knows absolutely nothing about. It’s time to start caring!” Info here.

Likkle Rum With Grandma | Roundhouse | 21 Jun (pictured)
Back over to the Last Word Festival now, hurrah. This piece from Croydon based writer Jeremiah ‘SugarJ’ Brown sounds like a real emotional journey and mixes poetry, storytelling and a Jamaican grandmother’s voice to explore issues of loneliness, immigration, community and what distance does to family love. “Come chill and catch a vibe as we get to know grandma, and a young man gets to understand himself,” we are urged. I am more than tempted, see this page here for all the details.

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