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Three To See on 20 Feb: The Shape Of The Pain, Tracing Grace, Dust

By | Published on Tuesday 13 February 2018

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

The Shape Of The Pain | Battersea Arts Centre | 20 Feb-10 Mar (pictured)
I tipped this show last year, ahead of its performances at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, because I thought it sounded like an interesting and important subject to tackle: it’s about complex regional pain syndrome – ie, pain with no cause – and pain with no cause, or hard-to-diagnose pain, is a freaking trial. It’s since had a very warm critical response, so I think it’s important to draw your attention to it again. Click here for details.

Tracing Grace | Theatre503 | 20-24 Feb
“Strict routine, sudden outbursts of anger and Little Mix on repeat; sometimes the world outside Grace’s bedroom can be all too much. Enter a world where not everything is as it seems. At just three weeks old Grace was diagnosed with encephalitis and all is about to change.” This debut play from Annie Eves, whose sister suffered from encephalitis, tells a story of its effects on the central character, Grace, as well as its impact on her family. See this page here for more info.

Dust | Soho Theatre | 20 Feb-17 Mar
This was another show that won lots of acclaim at the most recent Edinburgh Festival, and now heads Soho-wards for a nice long run. Writer and performer Milly Thomas plays Alice, who, after killing herself because life isn’t worth living, discovers that death doesn’t actually offer her the change she had hoped for. Tickets are selling very quickly by the look of things, so don’t delay, click here.



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