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Three To See on 7 Jul: Circulate, (Even) Hotter, The Lampoons – House On Haunted Hill

By | Published on Saturday 30 June 2018

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

Circulate | The Albany | 7 Jul-25 Aug (pictured)
Five events taking place over the course of four weekends to mark the end of ‘Circulate’: a three year, London based project staging free outdoor arts events all over the capital. ‘Steli’ sees people come together to build a giant sculptural structure from brightly coloured sticks, ‘Belly Of The Whale’ is a performance from the brilliant Ockham’s Razor, ‘Conseqüències’ is an award-winning acrobatic dance-piece exploring the relationship between reality and fiction, ‘D-Construction’ is a brilliant sounding hip-hop dance performance set around a metal scaffold structure, and ‘Exo’ is a fascinating looking collaboration between dancers and JCB Diggers. More here.

(Even) Hotter | Old Red Lion Theatre | 7 Jul
“This is a show about blushing, sweating, pinkness and pleasure. The moments when our bodies give us away. About being embarrassed and embarrassing. About your body and being able to love it and laugh at it.” We saw a first instalment of this at the Edinburgh Fringe last August and our reviewer thought it was a “frequently funny, endearingly frank show” and praised the heartfelt and often hilarious performances of Mary Higgins and Ell Potter, who give voice to the experiences of a broad range female and non-binary members of the public, aged from 13 to 97. This second show also heads to the Scottish capital this summer, but catch it before it does, details here.

The Lampoons – House On Haunted Hill | Pleasance Theatre | 7 Jul
And yet more of stuff that will end up at the old edfringe next month: “Join these four professional idiots in a hilarious reimagining of a Hollywood classic. An eccentric millionaire offers four strangers $10,000 if they last the night at his haunted house party. Tasty! Portuguese ghost cats. Killer pickles. And Vincent Price’s rogue moustache. If you find a more haunted house, we’ll double it!” Go on, I’ve a feeling you won’t regret it, because it sounds lovely and silly. see this page here.