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Three To See on 11 Aug: The Monk and The Lotus, Dancehall Sweethearts, zaZu Part II – A Fete Worse Than Death

By | Published on Friday 4 August 2017

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

The Monk and The Lotus | Arcola Theatre | 11-16 Aug
Another show from Arcola Theatre’s Grimeborn season, ‘The Monk and The Lotus’ is an operatic adaptation of well known Chinese story ‘Zen Master Yu’, and combines a modern operatic approach with elements of classical Chinese aesthetics and innovative stage direction. For more info see this page here.

Dancehall Sweethearts | Upstairs At The Gatehouse | 11-13 Aug
Back over to the Camden Fringe now for this play by Mial Pagan, which is set during the Northern Irish sectarian civil war of the 1970s and 80s. Focusing on music loving teenager Donal, it promises to be a hard hitting drama which examines how even the unwilling can end up involved in conflict, and what impact that can have on their lives, and those of their families. See the venue website here for details.

zazU Part II – A Fete Worse Than Death | Soho Theatre | 11 Aug (pictured)
If you are a regular reader then you possibly know just how much we like the work of the zazU team and the wacky narratives that come forth from their alternate universe. They’re actually doing a run of their whole trilogy, but I somehow managed to miss the first one. Thank goodness I managed to find out about the second and third parts in time to tell you about them. Click here for number 2 and here for number 3.