Children's Shows Musicals Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 25 Nov: Renaissance Men, Seussical, Showmanship

By | Published on Sunday 18 November 2018

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

Renaissance Men | Old Red Lion Theatre | 25-26 Nov
“In a squalid London flat, Irvine (bookish, but not musty), has been having the dreams again. Something happened at The Brass Cat. But Irvine doesn’t want to talk about that. Winston’s giving up drinking. Once he’s had his last beer for breakfast, last rum and coke for dinner – and wasn’t there a bottle of wine that needed finishing? And Quentin’s discovered a lost masterpiece in a charity shop in Streatham. All his dreams are about to come true.” This is described as a “bleak and bitter” look at toxic masculinity. But don’t worry, it’s a comedy, so hopefully it won’t be too depressing. See this page here for more.

Seussical | Southwark Playhouse | 22 Nov-29 Dec
The weekends are getting colder and grimmer. Now more than ever, it would be a great idea to take the kids to a fun family show, wouldn’t it? Yes, I hear your pain, and here’s a possible solution: A production of this well loved musical based on the stories of Dr Seuss. And of course you don’t have to have a family to go, feel free to go all by yourself. Seriously. Book your tickets here.

Showmanship | Theatre503 | 25-26 Nov (pictured)
What promises to be a new and funny one woman psychological thriller based on the doings of “charlatan psychics”, from BoonDog Theatre. “1935. Dust Bowl America. As the worst recorded dust storm in history is about to hit, a tinpot circus rolls into town. Myra Collins, the fortune-teller, is plying her trade, for there is trade here to be done. People are desperate for even the smallest sign of hope, but these are desperate times, and hope comes at a price…” head this way for all the details.