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Three To See on 14 Nov: Rendezvous In Bratislava, Natalie Palamides – Nate, Dogmatic

By | Published on Wednesday 7 November 2018

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

Rendezvous In Bratislava | Battersea Arts Centre | 13-24 Nov
I am really intrigued by this: “Miriam and her granddad are making a cabaret together. They’re the perfect double act: he’s got the stories, she loves telling them, and they both have a flair for the theatrical. The only problem is – they’ve never met. And he’s been dead for 37 years. Laco Kalina was a dramaturg, satirist, collector of jokes, and writer of cabarets, born in Slovakia in 1913 and died in Germany in 1981.” This contemporary cabaret uses his autobiographies and material to bring together the “generationally challenged duo”. Info here.

Natalie Palamides – Nate | Soho Theatre | 13 Nov-1 Dec
Award winner Natalie Palamides took this show Edinburgh in the summer, if I remember correctly (give me a break, I’m getting old now), and of course won loads of acclaim for it because she is basically brilliant, and collaborated on this with Dr Brown, who is also brilliant. Anyway, this set is all about consent and #metoo, viewed through the lens of the character Nate, a “woke American douchebag”. See the venue website here for details.

Dogmatic | Camden People’s Theatre | 13-14 Nov (pictured)
“Jamal used to be dogmatic. Well, he still slightly is. But now he is more open to hearing different opinions. Exploring free speech, Facebook debates, police brutality, privilege and self-reflection… Dogmatic focuses on what happened when Jamal became more aware of racial inequality and how he allowed this to consume him.” This combination of storytelling, performance lecture and protest sounds really interesting. See this page here for more.

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