Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 5 Apr: Labels, Russian Dolls, The Taming Of The Shrew

By | Published on Tuesday 29 March 2016


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

Labels | Theatre Royal Stratford East | 5-30 Apr
This was a huge huge HUGE success when it appeared as part of the 2015 Edinburgh Festival, and here’s the account of our own reviewer, who awarded full marks to this “very special show”. Written and performed by Joe Sellman-Leava, who tells honest and touching tales about his mixed heritage, immigration, and growing up in rural England in the 1990s. See this page here for details and to book.

Russian Dolls | King’s Head Theatre | 5-23 Apr

This new play from award winning writer Kate Lock examines the relationship of two people from different generations, and their search for a shared purpose. The result is a piece which celebrates cross-generational interconnection and self-determination while offering an insight into the lives of both the young and the old. See the venue website here for tickets and info.

The Taming Of The Shrew | The Arts Theatre | 5 Apr-3 May
Bit of a theatre day, today, then, though I didn’t altogether plan it. This production of the Shakespeare classic is the flagship event of the new and upcoming Verve Festival, which aims to focus on issues of diversity and gender. In line with those aims, this is a gender-reversed version of the play, so that should make for an interesting watch. Follow this link here for details and tickets.

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