Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 16 Nov: Superblackman, Polaris, Chutney

By | Published on Friday 9 November 2018

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

Superblackman | Battersea Arts Centre | 16 Nov-1 Dec
“Al has a secret. He can fly. To break the news to his family and friends, he’s made a graphic novel and is going to turn it into a blockbuster movie.” An exploration of mental health and representation in which “mythology, pop culture and graphic novel collide in a multi art form mash up”. All things considered I am very piqued by the sound of this piece from The Stage Debut Director Award winner Lekan Lawal. For information and to book see this page here.

Polaris | Theatre503 | 16-17 Nov
Our reviewer thought this show was charming when she saw it up in Edinburgh this summer, so we know it’s worth seeing. Holly&Ted take a look at the normalisation of hatred, toxic masculinity and the violence of language through the medium of three different storylines: “Tracy and Val are dinosaurs from different cultures. Aoife is a female astronaut leading a crew of distrusting males. Sarah-Jane and Lou-Ann are two teenage girls just trying to survive Year 10.” See the venue website here for details.

Chutney | The Bunker Theatre | 6 Nov-1 Dec
“Gregg and Claire are a power couple. Well-to-do and up-and-coming. They’ve got the house. The car. The careers. They’re living out their parents dreams in blissful suburbia. They also have an insatiable desire to murder animals. This mutually discovered urge threatens to gut their world to its very core.” As an animal loving, meat-avoiding pacifist, this might not seem like a a natural choice for me. But you know, I’m intrigued, and expect at least a few of you are too. Head this way for more.