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Three To See on 19 Jul: The Midnight Gang, Nina – a story about me and Nina Simone, Twilight Song

By | Published on Wednesday 12 July 2017

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

The Midnight Gang | Chickenshed Theatre | 19 Jul-6 Aug
“When the clock strikes midnight most children are fast asleep, but for the Midnight Gang the journey is just beginning.” Chickenshed bring to the stage David Walliams’ novel ‘The Midnight Gang, which, if you haven’t read it, is about five children, all in hospital for different reasons, and the surprising adventures they get up to. See this page here for all the info.

Nina – a story about me and Nina Simone | Young Vic | 19-29 Jul
The highly experienced and award-nominated Josette Bushell-Mingo is the creative force behind this theatre piece accompanied by live band which was – as you may have cleverly devised from reading the title – inspired by the life and music of the brilliant Nina Simone. Not just a tribute, I think, but a piece with important contemporary relevance, looking at the singer’s political activism and how far we’ve come with regard to social inequality. Click here for more.

Twilight Song | The Park Theatre | 12 Jul-12 Aug
This has quite a starry cast, including that lovely Bryony Hannah off ‘Call The Midwife’, but that’s only one reason to see it. Another is that it’s the premiere of the final work of late award-winning playwright and screenwriter Kevin Elyot. Set on summer evenings of the 1960s and of the present day, the play follows one family’s hidden liaisons over half a century. See the venue website here for details.