Theatre Today In London

Three To See on 13 Jan: There Shall Be Fireworks, Gazing At A Distant Star, Winter Solstice

By | Published on Friday 6 January 2017

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

There Shall Be Fireworks | New Diorama | 13-14 Jan (pictured)
I am entirely intrigued by the sound of this one, here, read the blurb and be entirely intrigued yourself, just as I was: “Inspired by the path to Afghanistan, well trodden down the ages whether by western merchants, missionaries, hippies or soldiers, ‘There Shall Be Fireworks’ unearths a startling true story from a 200-year-old cemetery in Kabul known as the Kabre Gora (‘the Graveyard of Foreigners’)”. See? Head this way for more info and to book.

Gazing At A Distant Star | Greenwich Theatre | 13-29 Jan
This also sounds rather promising and comes from Sian Rowland, a playwright who has been shortlisted for the Women’s Theatre Award. The play, which has its premiere at Greenwich Theatre, portrays the intersecting lives of three different people, and explores loss, those who go missing and those who are left behind. See the venue website here for all the details.

Winter Solstice | Orange Tree Theatre | 12 Jan-11 Feb
And onto another first, the UK premiere of ‘Winter Solstice’, by Germany’s most performed playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig, as translated by the accomplished and experienced David Tushingham. It’s got a great cast, and is directed by the excellent Ramin Gray, so you can expect good things from this sharp comedy about family and betrayal. Click here for more.

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