Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 8 Nov: The Dark Room, Poetry House, The Butch Monologues

By | Published on Wednesday 1 November 2017

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

The Dark Room | Theatre503 | 8 Nov-2 Dec
A UK premiere for this thriller by Australian writer Angela Betzien, produced by Paperbark Theatre, who specialise in bringing Aussie stuff to an international audience, and whose critically acclaimed debut production ‘This is Where We Live’ you may remember. A tale of six lost souls who collide in a lonely motel room, which explores how society allows the mistreatment of the most vulnerable, and the degree to which we’re responsible for each other’s lives. See the venue website here for more.

Poetry House | The Cockpit | 8-9 Nov
The Voila Europe festival, showcasing work from across Europe and the UK, kicks off this week at The Cockpit and other venues, and this is one of the earliest events. It’s described as “dramatic celebration of Europe’s greatest poets” – Rimbaud, Lorca, Keats – and is performed mostly in English by a Lecoq trained cast. For info on the festival as a whole, click here, and for information on this particular show, see this page here.

The Butch Monologues | Theatre Royal Stratford East | 8-10 Nov (pictured)
A collection of secret stories that explore sexuality, vulnerability and desire, developed from interviews with butches, masculine women, gender rebels and transmen from around the world. It’s performed by The Drakes, a London based private members’ group who came together back in 2012 to promote female masculinity and butch pride. For details, head right this way.

Photo: Christa Holka

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