Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 6 Sep: Doubt – A Parable, Keep Calm – I’m Only Diabetic, Thebes Land

By | Published on Wednesday 30 August 2017

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

Doubt, A Parable | Southwark Playhouse | 6-30 Sep
I’m sure you will have heard of it, not least because John Patrick Shanley’s 2004 play won Pulitzer and Tony Awards in 2005, and was made into an Oscar and BAFTA nominated film starring Meryl Streep in 2008. It’s a great piece, and this production has a great cast led by Stella Gonet. See this page here for info.

Keep Calm, I’m Only Diabetic | The Cockpit | 6-7 Sep
“If you think Type 1 Diabetes is a disability, think again.” This is a satirical one man show depicting one diabetic’s journey and the obstacles he has had to overcome to make his dreams come true. “Yes there’s heartbreak and tears as some opportunities are cruelly closed off from him”, runs the blurb. “But in a career spanning professional sport, music, and showbusiness this is ultimately a tale of laughter and joy, and how to reach to the top when the odds are stacked against you.” See the venue website here for details.

Thebes Land | Arcola Theatre | 6 Sep-7 Oct (pictured)
This play by Sergio Blanco had a very much critically acclaimed run when it was on at Arcola Theatre in 2016, ingeniously staged (in a cage) by Daniel Goldman, but now it’s back as part of the CASA Festival of Latin American theatre and culture. We’ll be picking other stuff from that line-up, but this is a start, see this page here for info and to book.