Theatre Today In London

Three To See on 13 Jan: This Will End Badly, Give Me Your Love, Jekyll and Hyde

By | Published on Wednesday 6 January 2016

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

This Will End Badly | Southwark Playhouse | 12 Jan-6 Feb
This play by Rob Hayes, which garnered a heap of praise-filled reviews when it was staged in Edinburgh this summer, depicts a trio of male characters in crisis. Their darkly humorous tales are brought to life by the talented Ben Whybrow, whose performance in the show has generated much critical acclaim. I think this is one of those I’ll refer to as a “safe bet”. For more info, and to book tickets, see the venue website here.

Give Me Your Love | Battersea Arts Centre | 12-30 Jan (pictured)
The very excellent Ridiculusmus (you may in recent times have seen their rather well received ‘The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland’) have a new show about post traumatic stress and the therapeutic effects of MDMA, and this is it. It’s exactly the sort of thing I’d expect from this company,  a warm and witty black comedy dealing with an interesting scientific issue. This is one that I’ll call “not to be missed”. See this page here for more info and to sort yourself some tickets.

Jekyll and Hyde | Cockpit Theatre | 12 Jan-6 Feb
Ooooh, this production had me at the tagline. “Addiction, Murder, Sex, Violence & Desire”. I mean, I don’t want it (well, not all of it), but you know, it tends to make for quite interesting forms of entertainment. Anyway, you know the source material, so you’re probably going to expect that sort of thing; what you might not expect is lots of jazz standards and a 1930s setting, but that’s what you’ll get. Sounds atmospheric and exciting. I’ll perhaps label this “one to watch”. See this page here for all the gen.



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