Spoken Word Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 3 Mar: Paper Scissors Stone, The Time Machine, Why Forgive? Real Stories Told Live

By | Published on Saturday 24 February 2018

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

Paper Scissors Stone | Vault Festival | 3 Mar (pictured)
Back to Vault Festival (hurrah) for a work in progress piece from the outrageously talented Katie Bonna, Fringe First winner, co-creator of ‘Dirty Great Love Story’ and creator of ‘All The Things I Lied About’. This one’s inspired by the Greek chorus and the golden age of musical theatre, and tells the stories, interwoven, of three generations of women from the same small market town. Threatens to “crack open” the gender conditioning we don’t always see, which I like the sound of. More here.

The Time Machine | ArtsDepot | 3 Mar
“2018: In this age of uncertainty, where the shadows of tyranny, intolerance and war darken the path into tomorrow, how much time do we have left? If civilisation falls today, what will become of us? Can we change the future? Or has the end already begun?” What promises to be a new and radical adaptation of the novel by HG Wells, one that we sadly missed when it was on at the Edinburgh Festival, in a handy location for north Londoners, for one night only. See this page here for more information.

Why Forgive? Real Stories Told Live | Vault Festival | 3 Mar
I’m intrigued by the sound of this event looking at “the twists and turns of the human heart and perspectives often left unheard” through lived experience, film and written testimony. It’s part of The Mulligan Collection, a series of theatre and academia exploring forgiveness and its role within society and art. See the festival website here for details, and scroll down for links to other related shows.