Dance & Physical Spoken Word Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 28 Nov: Boys, Fragments Of A Complicated Mind, Don’t Forget The Birds

By | Published on Wednesday 21 November 2018

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

Boys | New Diorama Theatre | 27 Nov-1 Dec
“The way we move. The way we talk. The way we think. We want to show you the things about boys that you never get to see. From our tenderness to our silliness, our strength to our vulnerability, from the way we walk, to the pitch of our voice, Boys is a celebration of manhood. We’ll show you stories of our brothers, best friends, parents and lovers.” An already acclaimed show exploring the “possibilities that make up a man”, and it’s accompanied by a number of post show events, see the venue website here for all the info.

Fragments Of A Complicated Mind | Theatre503 | 28 Nov-1 Dec (pictured)
Not quite sure how to sum up this show from talented multitasker Damilola DK Fashola, though the blurb has been quite helpful, I suppose in suggesting that “this new form of storytelling is a genre all on its own.” What you can expect is a fast changing mixture of direct addresses, sketches, dance and poetry, and an exploration “into a black girl writer’s perspective on the burdens of modernity.” Details here.

Don’t Forget The Birds | Battersea Arts Centre | 27 Nov-1 Dec
“A heart-lifting, true story of how prison took a mother from a daughter, and their moving journey to find each other again. Told by a real-life mother and daughter, Cheryl and Abigail Byron, trying to reconnect once the prison gates open.” A based on real life story offering a realistic but funny take on on women in prison, staged by an award winning company, see this page here for more.