Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 25 Apr: Masterpieces, In The Shadow Of The Mountain, Citizen

By | Published on Wednesday 18 April 2018

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

Masterpieces | Finborough Theatre | 24 Apr-19 May
Sarah Daniels’ 1983 play gets a first professional London production in 35 years. Three couples having dinner in a restaurant exchange sexist jokes, and it makes one person deeply angry. Rowena, through her experience of pornography and other objectification of women finds herself becoming radically opposed to what she regards as female subjugation. The play takes a stand against the objectification of, and violence against women. If anything, that’s more of an issue now than it was back then, so this seems like a timely revival. See the venue website here for details.

In The Shadow Of The Mountain | King’s Head Theatre | 24-29 Apr
Yesterday saw the start of King’s Head Theatre’s Who Runs The World season, featuring the work of five female playwrights, presented in direct response to the under-representation of female voices on stage. This one, by Felicity Huxley-Miners, is about a couple beginning a relationship amidst the challenges of mental health issues. Click this link here to book.

Citizen | The Space | 24 Apr-5 May
“A British mother is arrested whilst visiting family overseas with her baby daughter. A family of political refugees are moving to Australia to start a new life. American citizens, working, travelling, and holidaying around the world, fall victim to Trump’s executive order against 7 Muslim countries, and can’t return home. They are all human. They are all Iranian. Their only crime: their ethnicity.” A promising sounding production drawing on the real life experiences of Iranian immigrants, see this page here for information.