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Three To See on 20 Jan: Darren Harriot – Defiant, The Flying Lovers Of Vitebsk, The War Has Not Yet Started

By | Published on Saturday 13 January 2018

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

Darren Harriot – Defiant | Soho Theatre | 19-27 Jan (pictured)
This is the show that won Darren Harriot a shower of highly positive reviews as well as a nomination for the Edinburgh Comedy Award’s Best Newcomer gong, when he debuted at the Festival Fringe in the summer of 2017. Expect high quality material on a range of subjects from international politics to personally inspired anecdotes about his time as a bouncer. Head this way to book tickets.

The Flying Lovers Of Vitebsk | Wilton’s Music Hall | 17 Jan-10 Feb
“Partners in life and on canvas, Marc and Bella are immortalised as the picture of romance. But whilst on canvas they flew, in life they walked through some of the most devastating times in history.” Another show that inspired much acclaim in Edinburgh last year, Emma Rice’s exploration of the marriage and times of Marc and Bella Chagall also won the Carol Tambor Best Of Edinburgh Award. More here.

The War Has Not Yet Started | Southwark playhouse | 17 Jan-10 Feb
A surreal black comedy courtesy of Moscow-based stage and screenwriter Mikhail Durnenkov, translated by Noah Birksted-Breen and directed by Michael Fentiman. Twelve “modern fables” explore the fears and the strangenesses that make up our daily lives through themes including sexual gamesmanship, lying politicians, lying journalists and finding ‘the one’. See the venue website here for all the details.

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