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Three To See on 26 May: Vixen, Room, Othello

By | Published on Friday 19 May 2017

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

Vixen | The Vaults | 26 May-10 Jun (pictured)
The excellent Silent Opera offer another interesting and immersive reimagining of a classic, this time Leos Janacek’s ‘The Cunning Little Vixen’, which you’ll absorb wearing headphones and while following the cast through the tunnels of The Vaults. What a brilliantly up close and different way to take in the genre. In this version, Vixen is a young girl, a runaway living on the streets of London, abducted by a man known as The Forester, from whom she must escape. See this page here for all the details.

Room | Theatre Royal Stratford East | 2 May-3 Jun
They’re close to the end of the run, so it’s time to get your shizzle together and make sure you see this acclaimed production while you still can. It may seem like an odd idea, making a musical of Emma Donoghue’s best-selling novel ‘Room’, given the fairly serious nature of the book, which deals with abduction and imprisonment, and the aftermath of escape. Apparently it works beautifully, though. Click here for more.

Othello | Wilton’s Music Hall | 16 May-3 Jun
Another show that you need to see quickly because it’s not far off finishing, and given the huge praise that’s been flying around for this new interpretation which shines a harsh light on the destructive nature of racism and prejudice through a contemporary re-setting. Expect a production that offers a fresh take on the well known play, and is exactly as brutal as it should be. See the venue website here for info.