Opera Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 4 Nov: The Lighthouse, The Diary Of A Nobody, War Plays

By | Published on Saturday 28 October 2017

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

The Lighthouse | Hackney Showroom | 3-4+11-12 Nov
Well, we’ve just had Hallowe’en and the dark nights have got darker, so why not take in something a bit spooky and operatic? Here’s my suggestion: this production of the late Peter Maxwell Davies’ chamber piece ‘The Lighthouse’, which was inspired by the true story of the mysterious 1900 disappearance of three light house keepers from the Flannan Isles Lighthouse. Details are here.

The Diary Of A Nobody | King’s Head Theatre | 31 Oct-18 Nov (pictured)
If you missed this the last time we tipped it (back in 2015) then here’s another chance to see this acclaimed piece of work based on the cult Victorian novel by George and Weedon Grossmith. If you’re extra interested, you might want to read the Q&A we did with the director, also back in 2015. To book your ticket right away, click here.

War Plays | Theatre N16 | 4-5 Nov
Four new plays about war, on as part of the venue’s Aftershock military season: ‘First Timers’, focusing on the firing from an RAF jet of an advanced missile; ‘Trip’, about Lucy, who volunteered to fight in a foreign revolution; ‘Are We There Yet’, an examination of how we think about borders and human connection; and ‘On Arriving at the Refugee Processing Centre, UNHCR’, in which a Syrian refugee explains what she most regrets leaving behind. All the details are here.