Comedy Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 14 Jul: A State Of Mind, In The Night Time (Before The Sun Rises), The Glenda J Collective

By | Published on Saturday 7 July 2018

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

A State Of Mind | King’s Head Theatre | 14-15 Jul
The Playmill festival is still going over at King’s Head Theatre, and here’s our latest pick from it: “There is never a dull moment with Billie. She’ll have you laughing and crying through her daringly dark and wonky life! A 50 minute one woman verbatim play about the struggles in life and how we overcome them. Dealing with mental health, the use of medicinal and recreational drugs and how relationships form the ways in which we live and share ourselves with others. Billie bares all. The good, the ugly and the downright painful.” Book here.

In The Night Time (Before The Sun Rises) | Orange Tree Theatre | 14-21 Jul
“Two new parents are up in the middle of the night and their baby daughter won’t stop crying. They try to soothe her with stories, but the stories tell of a dark and hopeless world outside. Their fears and anxieties come to life and seep into the nursery through the cracks. Maybe bringing a child into this world wasn’t such a good idea?” God, this sounds scarily familiar. Nina Segal’s acclaimed play, which premiered at The Gate in 2016, staged for Orange Tree Theatre’s Directors’ Festival. See this page here for more.

The Glenda J Collective | Soho Theatre | 12-14 Jul (pictured)
The blurb describes The Glenda J Collective as “superheroes of improv” and I am very much on board with that notion given that the group comprises four legends of the genre: Josie Lawrence, Pippa Evans, Ruth Bratt and Cariad Lloyd. So, as you can imagine, it looks like tickets for these evenings of “improvised songs, sketches and japes created right there on the spot” are selling very quickly, If you head this way right this minute you might just manage to get a ticket for this last night of the run.