Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 4 Nov: Exodus, All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, Billy Bishop Goes To War

By | Published on Sunday 28 October 2018

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

Exodus | Finborough Theatre | 4-20 Nov SMT (pictured)
“ On the eve of the last factory in town closing, four neighbours hatch a plan that is literally pie in the sky… Mary, Ray, Mike and Timmy gather in an allotment, decide to build a plane, and take off down the high street. Past the butchers, past the curry house and above the Chapel in search of a life free from politics and the grind.” Intriguing and funny sounding premiere from acclaimed new Welsh theatre company Motherlode. Find all the info here.

All We Ever Wanted Was Everything | Bush Theatre | 31 Oct-24 Nov
Our reviewer saw this show – best described as gig-theatre, I think – up at the good old edfringe in 2017 and gave it top marks – or five out of five as we call it – and warned potential theatre-goers to “prepare to leave the theatre reeling.” It follows the lives of two children growing up in very different circumstances, but who ultimately find themselves facing the same end – as an asteroid hurtles towards the earth. See this page here for all the details.

Billy Bishop Goes To War | Jermyn Street Theatre | 31 Oct-24 Nov
“Canada 1914. Billy Bishop signs up to fight in Europe and is soon in a military training camp. But one day, he spots a single-seater plane circling overhead. Overcoming intense prejudice and astonishing danger, Billy becomes the most successful fighter pilot of his generation.” The much praised and most performed play in Canadian Theatre gets a UK airing, see the venue website here for more.