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Three To See on 24 Aug: Xerse, Around The Block, Sam Fletcher – Live In Tufnell Park

By | Published on Friday 17 August 2018

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

Xerse | Arcola Theatre | 24-26 Aug
Get out your hankies, not because this show is tragic, but because it’s the last of our picks from Arcola’s Grimeborn opera fest. I suppose we should look on the bright side and assume that it will definitely be back next year with loads more good stuff, and console ourselves that it’s not too long until Christmas or something. Anyway, here it is, Cavalli’s ‘Xerse’: “With a story that intensely revolves around jealousy and unfulfilled love, beautiful music and gripping recitatives, this dramatic comedy will keep you entertained in another minimalist production by Marcio da Silva.” Click here.

Around The Block | Etcetera Theatre | 24-26 Aug (pictured)
The company behind this show have been appearing at Camden Fringe for twelve years, according to my sources, and according to my brain, Camden Fringe was set up about twelve years ago so it seems like they’ve been around from the get go. Anyway, I am highly interested by this “Cityscape of Female Voices”, the rotating stories of five women, each sharing their funny and/or sad tales of surviving in the capital city. See this page here for more.

Sam Fletcher – Live In Tufnell Park | Aces & Eights | 21-24 Aug
And, because, as you know, dear dear Camden Fringe is ending soon, let’s stay with them for some excellent comedy from the very good Sam Fletcher, who purports to have made a bit of a mistake about the name of his show. “So, that title is wrong. There’s meant to be an ‘s’ after ‘live’. It’s supposed to say ‘Sam Fletcher – LIVES in Tufnell Park’. Because that’s where I live. Anyway, what’s done is done…” Lol. Info right about here.

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