MONDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2022 THISWEEKCULTURE.COM
EMILIA TEGLIA: ON THE LINE
Coming up soon at Camden People's Theatre is the staging of 'On The Line', a play written and directed by Emilia Teglia, and produced through her company Odd Eyes Theatre.

The play is based on real life experiences and created in collaboration with young people from London, and it tackles some really important issues.

I decided to find out more about the play, and Emilia herself, ahead of opening night.

CLICK HERE to read this Caro Meets interview.

'On The Line' is on at Camden People's Theatre from 29 Nov-3 Dec. See the venue website here for more information and to book tickets.



CLAIRE LOUISE AMIAS: THE MASKS OF APHRA BEHN
I've always been interested in the Seventeenth Century writer Aphra Behn, not least because she seemed to be so ahead of her time.

So of course I was interested when I heard that writer and performer Claire Louise Amias is bringing her one woman show about Behn to the White Bear Theatre shortly.  

'The Masks Of Aphra Behn' is directed by Pradeep Jey and produced by A Monkey With Cymbals, the company Amias and Jey founded in 2009. 

I spoke to Claire to find out more about the play, the company, and her career on stage and screen.  

CLICK HERE to read this Caro Meets interview.

'The Masks Of Aphra Behn' is on at The White Bear on 29 and 30 Nov, and at The Space on 17 and 18 Feb. See the White Bear website here to book tickets for the upcoming dates.
Shows to see in person in London and online - including performances from people and companies we first discovered at the Edinburgh Festival.


FAMILY SHOWS>>

We're Going On A Bear Hunt | Little Angel Theatre | 25 Nov-29 Jan
As I think I may well have said at least once in the last couple of weeks, it's that time of year when all the family shows set to be performed over the festive period start their runs. And here's the proof of it, because we have three of them for you this time, to either go to straight away or maybe schedule in for when the Christmas holidays actually kick off. We start with this tried and tested adaptation by Peter Glanville and Barb Jungr of the well loved picture book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. More here.

The Wind In The Willows Wilton's | Wilton's Music Hall | 24 Nov-31 Dec (pictured)
And another classic adaptation for you, this time by Piers Torday, which sets Kenneth Grahame's 'The Wind In The Willows' in modern day London, beginning its story in Hyde Park in the springtime, making its way along the Thames as the seasons pass by, finishing with Christmas and carols once the adventure is over. Which all sounds lovely and festive! Find more info and book tickets here.

Robin Hood | Greenwich Theatre | 24 Nov-8 Jan
Over now to Greenwich Theatre, because we always go over to Greenwich Theatre when it's time for the latest offering from their acclaimed and award winning pantomime production team. This year's panto is 'Robin Hood', so we can expect the legendary hero to stop that dastardly Sheriff Of Nottingham from taking money from the poor, along with the usual suspects - Friar Tuck, Maid Marian et al. Details here.


SHORT STOPS>>

Shoot From The Hip | 2Northdown | 26 Nov
Some short stops now, and let's start with something to make you laugh when it's all dark and cold and rainy out there. To be honest, I think it's also time for mandatory fairy lights, I'm fed up of everyone waiting for December. Anyway, here's some improv comedy over at 2Northdown for you to get your teeth into (well, don't literally do that, they're a very good troupe and deserve better). Find out more here.

Motherload | Camden People Theatre | 24-25 Nov
More funny for you now over at Camden People's Theatre - this acclaimed theatrical piece is described as a "dark comedy for the end of days", which seems promising. "Meet Mother Nature, the sexiest woman alive turned dumpster fire. She's doing a TED Talk, a last chance bid to save her favourite creation". Yes, I think I may well be on board for that! Find more details on the show, and book your tickets, right about here.

Delicate | Jacksons Lane | 25-26 Nov (pictured)
"Their lives are different, but one thing unites them: they're frustrated with their bodies changing, ageing, breaking, no longer obeying. Outraged that they can't override this. They climb, hang, balance, slide, collapse, hold and hug". An intriguing physical performance from Extraordinary Bodies, a collaboration between Cirque Bijou and Diverse City, a charity that champions diversity and equity in the performing arts. More here.


LONGER RUNS>>

Tunnels | The Park Theatre | 28 Nov-10 Dec
Right, on to some slightly longer runs that you have a bit more time to see, so you know, feel free to see them straight away, but you don't have to be in a massive rush. 'Tunnels' at Park Theatre is on as part of the venue's Make Mine A Double season and also had a well-reviewed run at edfringe in the summer. Set during the Cold War, it's about cousins Paul and Freddie Metz, who are trying to escape from East Berlin. More here.

The Kola Nut Does Not Speak English | Bush Theatre | 28 Nov-17 Dec
"Tasha needs to tell us a story. About her life, the North West London flat where she grew up, and the houseplants she can't keep alive. Suddenly, the distance between herself and the generations of green-fingered Igbo women that came before her feels greater than ever". A celebration of self-discovery written and performed by Tania Nwachukwu, delivered through immersive storytelling, dance and song. Info here.

We Were Promised Honey | Soho Theatre | 22 Nov-3 Dec (pictured)
Another show now that had an acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2022, this one walking away with a sizable handful of very complimentary reviews. "It's the story of a baby born in a lighthouse, of someone on fire in the middle of the desert, of two lovers reunited in a flooded city, of a spaceship on the edge of a black hole. Everything has already been decided. This is the story of the end". Details here.


MORE GREAT STUFF>>

Triggered | White Bear Theatre | 22-26 Nov
More great stuff, and all running on exactly the same dates, which I assure you is a coincidence. Anyway, it's all fab, and this is a show that might ring a bell because we interviewed the writer and director of 'Triggered', Emma Burnell, when the play was on at a different venue earlier this year. It's a play about the human side of politics, focusing on the story of the deselection of a Labour MP. Read more here.

This Divine Existence | King's Head Theatre | 22-26 Nov (pictured)
"Victor is practicing his TED talk. Sam wants to be YouTube famous. Danny finds his voice in a podcast. Worried Charlotte is trying to get an online appointment with a doctor. Thomas calls the Samaritans. While Frank... Frank watches, and waits". This compelling-sounding show is part horror, part murder mystery, part psychological thriller, and is inspired by 'Frankenstein'. Find out more here.

We're Few And Far Between | Drayton Arms Theatre | 22-26 Nov
Our final pick of the week is a new play by Claudia Vyvyan, and was shortlisted for Hope Mill Theatre's national playwriting competition, so you can expect good things, as well as serious themes. "Is an abused narrator necessarily an unreliable one? In a story of obsession and manipulated narratives, who gains our sympathy? Learn the rules of the game: imitation, control, sarcasm". Head this way to book tickets.
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