Cabaret Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three to see on 17 Apr: This Is Not A Safe Space, Mother’s Ruin – A Cabaret About Gin, The Gulf

By | Published on Tuesday 10 April 2018

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

This Is Not A Safe Space | Camden People’s Theatre | 17-21 Apr (pictured)
Award-winning poet and theatre-maker Jackie Hagan presents this new solo show dealing with the important issue of the poverty of disabled people, based on interviews with those affected. Hit hard by by benefit cuts, half of people in poverty are disabled or live with a disabled person and it’s a crappy, unfair situation. Yet, it sounds like this show won’t be anything remotely like a downer – expect witty and comical as well as pointed puppetry, poetry and anecdotes. Part of CPTs Common People festival, which explores working class experiences, see the venue website here for all the details.

Mother’s Ruin – A Cabaret About Gin | The Other Palace | 17-21 Apr
God, I love gin. Any and all gin, probably. What a pity I’ve had to all but stop drinking because of all the drugs I’m on (prescription ones, obv). Luckily, here’s a way to feed my gin love without actually drinking half a bottle of it: this brilliant and acclaimed cabaret, which is satisfyingly dark and comical, while at the same time being historically informative – one of my other favourite things – so it’s all just too good. Head this way to book.

The Gulf | Tristan Bates Theatre | 17 Apr-5 May
“Lovers Betty and Kendra waste away a languid summer day fishing on the Alabama Delta, stranded on a boat together, they are forced to confront their differences and untangle the issues they’re faced with.” Audrey Cefaly’s acclaimed play centred on a lesbian couple deals with challenges faced by all relationships, regardless of sexuality. See this page here for more.