Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 9 Oct: Finishing Touches, Skate Hard Turn Left, Elephant And Castle

By | Published on Tuesday 2 October 2018

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

Finishing Touches | White Bear Theatre | 9-13 Oct
This deals with a difficult subject, and it’s an important issue to discuss. The show looks at the impact of childhood sexual abuse on four survivors, each at various ages and stages of adult life. The story sees the relationship between between a mother and daughter, Carol and Dawn, reaching breaking point while their family friend Neil has a chance encounter with policeman Roy, a friend he hasn’t seen since boarding school, and is forced to look back at his past. See the venue website here for info.

Skate Hard Turn Left | Battersea Arts Centre | 9-13 Oct
This is interesting, a collaboration between theatre makers and skaters, exploring space, gender and resistance, directed by Jemima James and starring Lucy Bairstow, Rachel-Leah Hosker, Anna Tierney and Yasmin Zadeh. “A female sporting community built on sweat, speed and fierce ownership is growing at a phenomenal pace. In sports halls all over the UK, skaters are redefining what it means to be a woman in sport. Taking up space. Taking charge. A revolution is happening and it’s happening on wheels.” Details here.

Elephant And Castle | Camden People’s Theatre | 9-20 Oct
“Do you tell the truth when you talk in your sleep? Are sleep-talkers always on the verge of admitting some dark desire or, even more unthinkable, telling the person we share a bed with what we really think of them?” This sounds fascinating, a gig theatre piece about sleep talking, and its possible effect on people’s most intimate relationships. “The first time my wife and I shared a bed I told her “I want to get in a wardrobe and take you to Elephant and Castle”. I was asleep.” See this page here for more.