Spoken Word Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 4 Feb: Happiness Ltd, Cyril’s Success, Love Songs

By | Published on Sunday 28 January 2018

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

Happiness Ltd | New Diorama | 4-5 Feb
“When video game designer Vi broke up with Becky, she used what she knew. She wrote herself a list. A list of the little things. The everyday things. The achievable things. She turned piecing herself back together into a game. Just for her. When her rambunctious colleague Tyler begins to play along, however, he sees an opportunity. Not just to make money but perhaps to rid the world of clinical depression once and for all.” A new, humorous play taking a look at ambition and how we measure the success of a life. Info here.

Cyril’s Success | Finborough Theatre | 4-10 Feb SMT
The Finborough are celebrating 150 years of the Finborough Theatre building with a selection of plays from 1868. ‘Cyril’s Success’ by playwright and local resident Henry J. Byron has not been staged since 1890, and tells the story of a young playwright at the start of a glittering career, who finds that his newly won fame and fortune takes a toll on his marriage to a loving and supportive spouse. For all the details see this page here.

Love Songs | Camden People’s Theatre | 4 Feb (pictured)
A work-in-progress from CPT’s short The Shape Of Things To Come season. It’s a one woman show exploring the personal and political aspects of our love lives, promising to provide a “cautionary guidebook on how to navigate the millennial dating scene”. Expect all this to be delivered via a mixture of music rap and spoken word that will break your heart as well as making you laugh. Head this way for more.