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Three To See on 17 Dec: Crick Crack Club – Gilgamesh, The Newcomers, Shazia Mirza

By | Published on Monday 10 December 2018

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

Crick Crack Club – Gilgamesh | Soho Theatre | 17 Dec
“A bored king, a wild man tamed by a whore, a quest for eternal life, and the deepest secrets of the gods…” Brilliant storyteller Ben Haggarty is accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Jonah Brody as he brings ‘Gilgamesh’ to life. “Deities are irritated and appeased by turn, supernatural beings are slain, apocalypse is averted, and our anti-hero turned hero, discovers what it really is to be a man.” See this page here for more.

The Newcomers | Theatre503 | 17 Dec
For those of you who, like us, enjoy seeking out the new and the fresh, as well as anything that gives us bite size samples of anything (and not just in the supermarket), here’s a collection of extracts and works in progress. It’s all the work of the Five-0-Fresh: Forward collective, alumni of Five-0-Fresh, an intensive course open to young people living in Wandsworth. They’re tackling an interesting range of themes and topics, and you can see the ‘menu’ (and book tickets) on the venue website here.

Shazia Mirza | Battersea Arts Centre | 17-22 Dec (pictured)
And finally for today, I thought it was time for some comedy. And who better to ask for some comedy than a highly seasoned professional like Shazia Mirza? For lo, she is performing three shows over at Battersea Arts Centre in the run up to Christmas, and don’t be put off by the fact that they are ‘in progress’, because it’s Shazia Mirza, obv. Head this way for all the details.

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