Comedy Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 3 Sep: Private Peaceful, That Girl, Dilruk Jayasinha – The Art Of The Dil

By | Published on Monday 27 August 2018

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

Private Peaceful | Leicester Square Theatre | 3-8 Sep
There are lots of shows that were on at the Edinburgh Fringe doing dates in London this month, and here’s one of them, Scamp Theatre’s adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel about a young WW1 soldier awaiting the firing squad. The company have been staging this show for a while (I think we first saw it back in 2011), and of course it’s as relevant (and as heart-breaking) as ever. I don’t think I could bear the sadness right now, to be honest (I am tired and emotional), but it’s a great family show, and one that really brings home the reality of a brutal war. See this page here for more.

That Girl | Old Red Lion Theatre | 3-15 Sep
“Hatty was a child actor, picked from obscurity and thrust into the limelight when she was aged just 10. As the young star of the film Madeline she travelled the world and became the toast of Hollywood. She’s now approaching 30, works in advertising and enjoys jogging. She’s also being kicked out of her flat because her housemate is getting married.” A new play about female friendships, based in part on writer Hatty Jones’ own experiences. See the venue website here for details.

Dilruk Jayasinha – The Art Of The Dil | Soho Theatre | 3-8 Sep (pictured)
You probably won’t have seen this chap in action yet because this is his London debut, though if you were up in Edinburgh this summer, you might have, as he made his Fringe debut this year too. He’s originally from Sri Lanka, but Australia is his adopted homeland, and he’s been doing rather well there in recent years, selling out shows at comedy festivals and garnering loads of very complimentary reviews. Head this way to book tickets.