Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 30 Apr: A Gym Thing, Everything I Am, Tomorrow At Noon

By | Published on Monday 23 April 2018

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

A Gym Thing | Pleasance Theatre | 30 Apr-13 May
“Driven by a daily quest for perfection, Will takes us on a fast paced, sweaty, physical exploration of how the gym has strengthened and weakened his relationships, his physique and ultimately his life. A complex love story from a gym addict’s point of view, set within a 60 minute workout, tackling body image and bigorexia, leaving those who don’t visit the gym with a greater understanding of ‘why we do what we do’” This did well up in Edinburgh last summer, more information about it here.

Everything I am | King’s Head Theatre | 30 Apr (pictured)
Part of the previously mentioned woman-focused Who Runs The World season at the King’s Head Theatre, but only on for one night so don’t miss it! It’s an autobiographical piece from Natasha Brown, looking at the intersections of identity, celebrity worship and belonging, and offering a rallying cry against holding your tongue – something women have been forced to do for eons. Tash is taking her cue from someone who never fails to speak his mind – Kanye West – and will not be silenced. Book your tickets here.

Tomorrow At Noon | Jermyn Street Theatre | 24 Apr-15 May
You remember we told you a couple of weeks back about the run of Noel Coward short play cycle ‘Tonight At 8.30’ at Jermyn Street? Well, ‘Tomorrow At Noon’ is a collection of three new one act plays written specifically in response to those. ‘Glimpse’ by Jenny Ayres is inspired by Coward’s ‘Still Life’ and is the story of a woman whose history holds too much for her to leave behind. Emma Harding’s ‘The Thing Itself’ is a reaction to ‘Shadow Play’, and sees Vic and Simone facing a day when the sun fails to come up. ‘Smite’ by Morna Young is a response to ‘The Astonished Heart’ and is story of buried answers, blind hearts, and life after loss. More here.