Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 27 Oct: Fake News, No Direction Home – Where We Began, White Teeth

By | Published on Saturday 20 October 2018

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

Fake News | Waterloo East Theatre | 23-28 Oct
“A young journalist lands a dream internship at the country’s biggest online news company. But a few months into the role – in a hasty bid to find a major scoop that will go viral – he inadvertently publishes a catastrophic error that risks unhinging his entire career. Is he about to lose it all – or is there no such thing as bad publicity?” This has already won some positive critiques, and sounds rather good. See this page here for info.

No Direction Home – Where We Began | Camden People’s Theatre | 26-28 Oct (pictured)
Another pick from CPT’s No Direction Home season and one which offers a “wild and vivid vision of the future” depicted by a team of international performers via the media of storytelling, movement and live music. “When every citizen is ordered to return to their place of birth, ‘Where We Began’ examines where we could end up.” See the venue website here for details.

White Teeth | Kiln Theatre | 26 Oct-22 Dec
You can’t have failed to have heard of the novel by Zadie Smith, and it’s adapted for the stage here by acclaimed playwright Stephen Sharkey. “You’re in Kilburn. Melting pot where nothing’s actually melted. It’s all just kinda stuck together at the bottom in a gooey mess. Rosie Jones, the Iqbal twins, their parents, their grandparents, Mad Mary and an avalanche of other characters who make up the everyday chaos of Kilburn High Road come together in an extraordinary revelry of NW6.” More here.