Comedy Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 3 May: Effigies Of Wickedness, Mental, Stephen Bailey

By | Published on Thursday 26 April 2018

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

Effigies Of Wickedness | The Gate Theatre | 3 May-9 Jun
“As the Nazis identified difference as something to be afraid of, the Weimar cabaret scene danced on with songs that celebrated it. With artists from Brecht and Weill to Schoenberg, this subversive underground scene was bursting at the seams with brilliant, visionary voices. No surprise then, that they were censored, exiled, and incarcerated shortly after as ‘degenerates’. And their songs have been all but lost since. Until now.” This collaboration from the Gate Theatre and English National Opera sounds incredible, and features some of our favourite performers. See this page here for more info.

Mental | Battersea Arts Centre | 3-5 May (pictured)
Our reviewer up at the old edfringe this summer absolutely loved this award winning show, co-written and performed by Kane Power, dealing with the subject of his mother Kim’s bipolar disorder and the way it affects her and those around her. I think it’s fair to say that this might not be the easiest thing to watch, but it has important things to say, and deals with a difficult subject in a dignified and respectful way. See the venue website here for details.

Stephen Bailey – Can’t Think Straight | Soho Theatre | 3-5 May
Stephen Bailey is someone else we first ran into up at the Fringe one year (not literally “ran into”, obviously, we’re not deliberately violent here at TWHQ, but we did manage to see his show) and thereafter decided that he was one to watch. Given his general up-and-comingness and appearances on TV and radio, I think its safe to assume that others agree with us. So, head this way to book your tickets to see this “working-class, ginger, gay, northern comic” in action.