Comedy Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 22 Jul: Global Female Voices, Rosie Jones – Fifteen Minutes, Mr Burns – A Post Electric Play

By | Published on Sunday 15 July 2018

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

Global Female Voices | Arcola Theatre | 22 Jul
Hurrah, this is brilliant, and back by popular demand following success at the venue’s Creative/Disruption strand earlier in the year: staged readings of stories from international women playwrights. Tonight you’ll hear extracts from ‘Where We Belong’ by Madeline Sayet (Mohegan Nation, USA), ‘Dream Team’ by Minna Nurmelin, translated by Kristian London (Finland), ‘The Life of Planes’ by Vanessa Vizcarra (Peru), ‘Body Art’ by Sol Rodrígues Seoane, translated by Clara Tilve (Argentina) and ‘Inside Voices’ by Nabilah Said (Singapore). See the venue website here for details.

Rosie Jones – Fifteen Minutes | Museum Of Comedy | 22 Jul (pictured)
Another edfringe preview for you (yes, there have been loads lately) from another highly talented comedian. “During birth, Rosie’s shoulder got stuck. Well, it was her fault. It was the eighties and she did insist on wearing exceedingly stylish shoulder pads. As a result of this sexy shoulder slip up, Rosie didn’t breathe for fifteen minutes, which led to her developing cerebral palsy.” In this show Rosie ponders on who she would have become and what her life might be like now if that fifteen minutes had gone differently. See this page here for more.

Mr Burns – A Post Electric Play | The Bunker Theatre | 22-23 Jul
Anne Washburn’s 2012 post-apocalyptic dark comedy that sees survivors of a global catastrophe gather and attempt to recount the story of a specific episode – Cape Feare – of The Simpsons, and, as the play continues, form a troupe dedicated to re-enacting stories from the popular TV series. Although that sounds a bit crazy, it’s really about the idea of capitalism and consumerism bringing about the demise of civilisation. And here it’s staged as one of Drama Studio London’s graduating shows. Book here.