Dance & Physical Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 13 Jul: Bluestockings, Patrias, Stalking The Bogeyman

By | Published on Wednesday 6 July 2016


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

Blue Stockings | Cockpit Theatre | 13-17 Jul (pictured)
Set in Cambridge in 1896, this play explores what women had to go through in the past to graduate from academia, depicting the fight for equality that Girton college mistress Elizabeth Welsh and her students went through, and the historical changes they achieved. Important stuff, this, especially when women – aside from a few notable exceptions – have been so consistently airbrushed out of history and their own achievements. Presented by GSA BA Acting Graduates: Class of 2016, see the venue website here for more info.

Patrias | Sadler’s Wells | 12-16 Jul
Oh, just the thought of this makes me feel sort of shivery with excitement, and that’s probably because I love flamenco, but even if it doesn’t make you go funny, like me, this is definitely worth checking out. Legendary guitarist Paco Peña brings this rather personal new work, an exploration of the physical, cultural and emotional impact of the Spanish Civil War on his home country. It’s inspired by the life and output of the utterly brilliant Federico Garcia Lorca, who was of course a casualty of the conflict. Click here for all the details.

Stalking The Bogeyman | Southwark Playhouse | 13 Jul-6 Aug
“Twenty-five years after he was sexually assaulted, award-winning journalist David Holthouse learns his ‘bogeyman’ has moved to his new neighbourhood. Armed with a pistol and a plan, he plots to enact revenge on the man who stole his childhood.” This play won much critical acclaim when it premiered off-Broadway in 2014; now’s your chance to see it starring familiar TV faces Gerard McCarthy and Glynis Barber. Head this way for information and to book.