Comedy Theatre ThisWeek In London Words & Events

Three To See on 1 Apr: White Guy On The Bus, Rob Auton work in progress, Death Of A Hunter

By | Published on Sunday 25 March 2018

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

White Guy On The Bus | Finborough Theatre | 27 Mar-21 Apr
This sounds interesting and promises to be shocking, in that it apparently “blows open the racial fault-lines of Trump’s America”. It”s about Ray and Roz, a white liberal couple living in the relatively safe suburbs of philadelphia, he a financial consultant, she a teacher at an inner city school. One day, instead of taking his car, Ray starts riding the public bus through the African-American neighbourhoods of the city, and gets to know Shatique, a young, black single mother who is studying to become a nurse. But what are Ray’s motives, and just what does he want from Shatique? See the venue website here for details.

Rob Auton work in progress | The Bill Murray | 1 Apr
You may know that we’re massive fans of Rob Auton here at TW Towers, so much so that we’d probably turn up to hear him cough for a bit, so no surprise that we’re happy to recommend this work in progress. Our reviewers have been loving his Edinburgh shows over the years, and finally, last summer, we did what we should have done earlier, and gave him an award. Anyway, his new show is about talking, and is as the blurb points out, therefore suitable for people who talk, have talked and who want to talk. Info here.

Death Of A Hunter | Finborough Theatre | 1-17 Apr SMT (pictured)
“Unable to write anymore, Ernest Hemingway fights his last and loneliest battle as he tries to find the courage to commit suicide. He confronts his demons, questions old certainties and comes face to face with the ghosts of his past…” Back to the Finborough for this English language staging of renowned and radical german playwright Rolf Hochhuth’s 1976 work, which examines the cult of celebrity and the trappings of fame through the lens of the last hour of the esteemed writers’ life. See this page here for more.