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Three To See on 18 Nov: The Rake’s Progress, Catriona Knox – Adorable Deplorable, The Coolidge Effect

By | Published on Saturday 11 November 2017

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

The Rake’s Progress | Wilton’s Music Hall | 17-25 Nov
A first production from OperaGlass Works, and it’s a staging of a classic, ‘The Rake’s Progress’, as musicked by Stravinsky and libretted by WH Auden and Chester Kallman (yes, I may have just made a couple of words up, but it’s been a tough week). It tells the story of Tom Rakewell, who abandons true love for the excitement of the city and is seduced by the vice-ridden underworld of London’s East End, which looked a bit different back then from how it does now. See the venue website here for more.

Catriona Knox – Adorable Deplorable | Pleasance Theatre | 18 Nov (pictured)
“Some men have brought us to the brink of apocalypse. Now meet their wives. For too long they’ve been kept in the shadows. For too long they’ve been just a piece of lean meat on the arm of a sociopath. Well, not any more, London. For one hour only, open your earholes and hear them speak!” Really very excellent character comedian Catriona Knox introduces you to the women behind some not-great men. Head this way for info and to book.

The Coolidge Effect | New Diorama | 18 Nov
Storytelling, poetry and science come together to tackle the difficult subject of what effects the exponential growth of the porn industry and the consumption of porn is having on our mental health, relationships and sexual experiences. With the aim of opening up that conversation, this show has been devised using interviews with porn advocates, addicts, mental health experts and scientists to create a quartet of intertwining narratives. Important stuff. See this page here.

Photo: Idil Sukan