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Three To See on 12 Oct: Declaration, Hopeless, Richard Carpenter Is Close To You

By | Published on Friday 5 October 2018

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

Declaration | Stratford Circus Arts Centre | 12-13 Oct
A show about not fitting in, a blend of autobiographical storytelling, comedy, and conversations with audiences, developed in consultation with medical professionals and mental health support groups. Sounds like it might be a good one for older teenagers, as it promises to be “a vibrant and daring adventure of school day survival tactics, super-hero alter-egos and the stumbling blocks to self-acceptance.” See the venue website here for more.

Hopeless | Camden People’s Theatre | 12-13 Oct
“Leyla Josephine is hopeless, she’s been lying in bed all day eating full viennettas by herself again.” Our reviewer saw this darkly comic show up at the Edinburgh Festival back in 2017, and wrote a highly complimentary four-star review of it. So I can guarantee quality here, though I think it’s fair to say that there’s also a lot of anger and bleakness, so be prepared for that: it’s justified, though, isn’t it? Hard at times to look around at the world we are living in and be entirely optimistic… very much worth seeing, in any case, see this page here for all the details.

Richard Carpenter Is Close To You | Bloomsbury Theatre | 11-12 Oct (pictured)
If you were at edfringe in 2017, or even just reading our publication about it, you might remember this hit show from Matthew Floyd Jones of Frisky and Mannish fame. It’s an acclaimed one man theatrical musical comedy which is kind of about Richard Carpenter but not, in that he’s the inspiration, but it’s not a biographical show. You can in fact read all about the show if you take a look at our Q&A here, and after that, you will surely want to book tickets, so head right this way.