Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 24 Nov: Landscape (1989), Really Want To Hurt Me, The Crumple Zone

By | Published on Saturday 17 November 2018

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

Landscape (1989) | New Diorama Theatre | 24-25 Nov (pictured)
“A razed forest, a cluster of blooming mushrooms, and two people journeying towards the horizon. One foot in front of the other. As of 2018, The Doomsday Clock is the closest it’s ever been to midnight. In an age of climate change and nuclear anxiety, we like to tell stories about apocalypse, disaster, endings. This isn’t quite one of those stories.” An intriguing looking meditation on “forgotten histories and lost futures”. See this page here for info.

Really Want To Hurt Me | Theatre503 | 22-24 Nov
This one had an acclaimed run up at the old edfringe in 2018, so hurrah for this short stop at Theatre503: “Devon, 1984. Constant pressure to be straight and act ‘masculine’ makes a schoolboy feel like he’s living in George Orwell’s “1984”. School bullies. Teenage heartache. Suicidal self-hatred. That accidental first orgasm with your best mate. Trying to tape the Top 40 off the radio without the DJ talking over the songs. Dancing defiantly to your Walkman to stay alive. A long time ago… But have things actually changed all that much?” All the details right here.

The Crumple Zone | King’s Head Theatre | 24 Nov-9 Dec
A production of US playwright Buddy Thomas’s turn of this century comedy, which won a lot of acclaim when it first premiered off Broadway, drawing comparisons with the work of Neil Simon. It’s about three gay flat mates living in Staten Island, and is set during the Christmas period, so might get you in the mood for Chrimbo. But even if you don’t want to get in the mood for Chrimbo, I bet you’re in the mood for something hilarious, so step right this way.