Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 6 Jul: Fat Jewels, The Play About My Dad, A New And Better You

By | Published on Friday 29 June 2018

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

Fat Jewels | The Hope Theatre | 3-21 Jul (pictured)
“A South Yorkshire council estate. Pat’s having strange dreams. He can’t shake them. He’s gone round to Danny’s for a chat and some healthy advice. Lonely and dangerous, Danny insists that what Pat needs is a therapy programme of Danny’s own making, involving cricket bats and trips to the zoo…” A surreal tragi-comedy from Joseph Skelton about a pair of “lonely repressed and marginalised individuals”; an important topic, people who feel disenfranchised and disempowered, and what it can lead to. See the venue website here for more.

The Play About My Dad | Jermyn Street Theatre | 27 Jun-21 Jul
This production of this acclaimed play by US creative Boo Killebrew has been running for a few days and I did mean to tell you about it earlier so I am not really sure what happened. Anyway, it’s a really interesting piece, in which the playwright takes a look at her own father: his family, his job as an emergency room surgeon, his community of Gulfport, Mississippi, and how it was all devastated by Hurricane Katrina. See this page here for all the info.

A New And Better You | The Yard Theatre | 26 Jun-14 Jul
Another one that’s been on for a while and which I meant to talk about earlier. What’s gone wrong with my brain this last couple of weeks? Well, I suppose it could be the hot weather and the extra busy-ness generated by that upcoming edfringe. Anyway, have a look at this, a show about the culture of self-improvement that’s exploded thanks to the internet and rise of social media. Timely, a pertinent issue, and promising. Details right about here.