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Three To See on 13 Aug: V, Sparky TKO: Mansplaining, There Be Migrants Here

By | Published on Sunday 6 August 2017

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

V | Arcola Theatre | 13 Aug
This is another pick from the previously mentioned Grimeborn fest at Arcola, and I’ve a couple of reasons to be extra interested in this show: Firstly, it’s a musical conceived by younger people aged 14-25 from Arcola’s Creative Engagement department and written and composed by emerging artists. Secondly, it’s inspired by ‘Twelfth Night’, and I have always liked ‘Twelfth Night’. See this page here for info.

Sparky TKO: Mansplaining | Hen & Chickens | 13-15 Aug (pictured)
“Sparky’s new narrative adventure (not geographical per se) through song and poem explores the shouldn’t-actually-be-that-complex-but-is topic of gender – the problems with binary perspectives, the ongoing pursuits of equality, and just what his obsession with his arch nemesis is. How can the privileged work to support a more level playing field?” Very contemporary issues explored in an interesting manner. Definitely on my to-see list. Click here for info.

There Be Migrants Here | Theatre503 | 13-14 Aug
Another very contemporary issue explored by playwright Sara Bodinar, but from a slightly surprising angle: “In the Brexit aftermath, war rages in England and France. Daisy and Tom are British refugees who have escaped to the relative calm of rural Romania, where ill-equipped to cope with life on the run, they stalk the house of local couple; Mariam and Cezar, looking for somewhere to hide.” Head this way for details.