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Three To See on 22 Nov: Eugene Onegin, Sex Workers’ Opera, Typhoon West 2017

By | Published on Wednesday 15 November 2017

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

Eugene Onegin | Arcola Theatre | 22 Nov-23 Dec (pictured)
Hurrah, the brilliant OperaUpClose are back with a new English version of Tchaikovsky’s ‘Eugene Onegin’. The company have set their production in the early 1960s, which seems like a promising setting for a coming of age story of lost innocence and hard-won independence, and of course, you know that the music is glorious. See the venue website here for all the details and to book.

Sex Workers’ Opera | Ovalhouse | 22 Nov-2 Dec
“Whether you want to save us, judge us, lust for us or empathise, come down for a night of opera to hip-hopera, contemporary dance to pole dance, where Sex Workers take back the stage to tell our own stories in our own words.” This multimedia production, written and performed by sex workers and their friends, has won much acclaim in recent years, see this page here for more info.

Typhoon West 2017 | Soho Theatre | 22-24 Nov
An international play reading festival, featuring three new works in development by East Asian playwrights, brought to you by Yellow Earth Theatre. Tonight, you can attend ‘Fulfilment’ by Jeremy Tiang, about the pursuit of the American Dream; tomorrow it’s ‘Zen’, by Joyce Lee, about a Hong Kong expat living in London, under pressure and looking for peace; and on Friday it’s the turn of ‘Forgotten’ by Daniel York Loh, set in China in 1918, inspired by the little known story of the Chinese Labour Corps who worked behind the front lines during the first world war. More details here.