Musicals Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 21 Mar: The Paper Cinema’s MacBeth, Songs For Nobodies, Assassins

By | Published on Wednesday 14 March 2018

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

The Paper Cinema’s MacBeth | Battersea Arts Centre | 20 Mar-4 Apr
We’ve actually recommended this show before, but when it was on as a ‘scratch’ performance back in June. Now that it’s fully formed and on for a proper run, we’d like to bring it to your attention again. Of course you’ll be familiar with the story, but you won’t have seen a ‘MacBeth’ like it: telling the tale through illustration, puppetry and a live score, this company create a silent film as you watch. See this page here for all the details.

Songs For Nobodies | Wilton’s | 21 Mar-7 Apr (pictured)
The UK premiere of this acclaimed play by  Joanna Murray–Smith, in which the characters of five ordinary women recount their tales of brief encounters with five iconic singers: Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf and Maria Callas. It’s a one woman show, written specifically to showcase the talents of its performer, singer and actress, Bernadette Robinson. For all the info see this page here.

Assassins | Pleasance Theatre | 20 Mar-8 Apr
“Over the last 152 years, 9 Americans have tried to kill – no, assassinate – 8 American presidents, only 4 of them successfully. Why?” A production of Stephen Sondheim’s 1990/2004 musical about the “ambitious, deluded, passionate, desperate people” who have assassinated – or attempted to assassinate – US Presidents. Pretty dark topic, but you know, it won Tony awards, and acclaim. Head this way for more.