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Three To See on 15 Jan: Calm Down Dear – Big Bang #1, Cry Blueberry, Knock Knock

By | Published on Monday 8 January 2018

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

Calm Down Dear – Big Bang #1 | Camden People’s Theatre | 15 Jan (pictured)
The Calm Down Dear festival at Camden People’s Theatre today, so it seems apt to begin with a, er bang, by tipping ‘Big Bang #1’ (because trust me, there’ll be more from Calm Down Dear coming up). The Big Bangs, as you may know already, are CPT’s collections of work in progress pieces, and this one, of course, has the feminist theme of the festival running through it. See the venue website here for details.

Cry, Blueberry | The Cockpit | 15-19 Jan
This one man play, written and performed by Richard Canal, focuses on Isaac Solomon Loew, a Jewish Mississippian performing as Blueberry, the happy-go-lucky Pierrot, on vaudevillian Broadway. The show sees him entering his dressing room for the final time – having lost his job – and reflecting on the memories, mistakes and misdeeds of a lifetime. See this page here for more.

Knock Knock | Tristan Bates Theatre | 15-27 Jan
“When the play ended, the audience didn’t move, didn’t breathe for what felt like an age; even now, hours later, I’m still reeling.” Is what our reviewer wrote after seeing this play up at the edfringe last summer. And yes, you may recognise this as something we tipped when there was a one-off performance at TheatreN16 in November. But now you have more chances to see it! Please don’t miss it this time, because it really is remarkable. Information right about here.