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Three To See on 20 Jul: Kin, Vessel, Carl Donnelly and Jacob Hawley

By | Published on Friday 13 July 2018

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

Kin | King’s Head Theatre | 20-12 Jul
“A dying father. Two estranged sisters reunite after 20 years. One night to bury the hatchet. In an airless room over a single night, they talk it out. When the only thing they have left in common disappears, is their relationship worth saving? Written by Max Dickins (The Man on the Moor and The Trunk), this gripping story of sibling rivalry examines the meaning of family. How can you forgive the past when you can’t even agree on what it looks like?” Another pick from King’s Head Theatre’s Playmill fest. See this page here to book.

Vessel | Old Red Lion Theatre| 20-21 Jul
More from the Old Red Lion Theatre’s line up of Edinburgh Fringe previews, and one that’s really piqued my interest. “There is a woman. Woman is pregnant. Abortion is still illegal in her country. She will bring a court case against the government to demand a legal abortion. There is a man. Man is a journalist. He meets Woman and starts to cover her story. A story that will change the world. A story that will change his world.” For more information and to book tickets see this page here.

Carl Donnelly and Jacob Hawley | Pleasance Theatre | 20 Jul (pictured)
And now for – yes – yet another Edinburgh preview, though this time it’s a comedy double, two acts in one evening. We’ve been following fringe veteran Carl Donnelly’s career for some time now and so we know that he is blooming brilliant. We’re less aware of Jacob Hawley because he’s not been on the scene for as long, but he’s a 2017 BBC New Comedy finalist and his debut hour sounds really interesting. See this page here for all the details.