Children's Shows Dance & Physical Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 9 Feb: Boys Don’t, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch — Viktor, An Act Of Kindness

By | Published on Friday 2 February 2018

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

Boys Don’t | Greenwich Theatre | 9 Feb
A brilliant show for pre-teens, this one. It’s spoken word, featuring performances by leading poets and performers – the likes of Justin Coe, Hadiru Mahdi, Tanaka Mhishi and Steve Tasane – in rep, and deals with the issue of male emotions: boys are under pressure to suppress their feelings, but here we hear about real life experiences in which they express them. This is important stuff. See this page here for more about it.

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch — Viktor | Sadler’s Wells | 8-11 Feb
A chance to see the late Pina Bausch’s 1985 creation ‘Viktor’, inspired by – and indeed, commissioned by – the city of Rome, which was to be the first of a number of such travelogue pieces, produced in response to various locations around the world. It’s a fairly dark and visceral thing (there’s a corpse couple getting married, you know) and, set to folk, waltzes, and dance music from across the ages, it’s an experience worth seeking out. Head this way for details.

An Act Of Kindness | Vault Festival | 7-11 Feb (pictured)
“Two strangers meet at a bus stop. Martin, a successful young professional, leads a wildly different life to Leila, a daydreaming waitress at a greasy spoon. Living amidst the chaos of London, both struggle with what is expected of them as a man, as a woman, and where they fit into society.” We loved this when we saw it in Edinburgh in the summer. Don’t miss your chance to see it at Vault, click here.