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Three To See on 6 Nov: Not I, On Missing, Best Of the Fest – Zoo

By | Published on Tuesday 30 October 2018

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

Not I | The Albany | 6-7 Nov
If you’ve seen the award-winning ‘Backstage In Biscuit Land’, you’ll be aware that its star Jess Thom has Tourettes, which you’ll also know is a condition that means she makes movements and noises she can’t control, called tics. Here, she performs Samuel Beckett’s ‘Not I’, which provides the perfect text through which to explore neurodiversity and ask “who is allowed to perform what and who gets the final say?” More info here.

On Missing | The Cockpit | 6-8 Nov (pictured)
The Voila Europe! Festival has begun, with events taking place at three venues – The Cockpit, Etcetera Theatre and Applecart Arts. There’s loads of attractive offerings to choose from, and we are starting with this one, a meditation on the experience of migration, combining traditions of Polish and Nigerian Theatre. “Is leaving your home like leaving a piece of your body behind? For some of us absence is what we long for, for others it is fleeting,
but for all of us it is unavoidable.” Head this way for details.

Best Of The Fest – Zoo | Theatre503 | 6-10 Nov
“When a hurricane heads straight for Miami, zoo keeper Bonnie hurries to keep her animals safe. Across the pond in Yorkshire, bat expert Carol feels the repercussions. However, the danger for both is deeper and darker than the weather.” As you can probably tell from the heading, this is part of Theatre503’s season of edfest imports, and this one is very much a goodie, which our reviewer liked rather a lot. See this page here for more.