Musicals Theatre Today In London

Three To See on 20 Jun: Food, The English Heart, The Quentin Dentin Show

By | Published on Tuesday 13 June 2017

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

Food | Finborough Theatre | 20 Jun-15 Jul
“On a stretch of Australian highway, sisters Elma and Nancy run their family takeaway joint – their days heavy with deep frying and memories. While they quietly wage war with their past and dream of a brighter future, a young life-loving Turkish traveller arrives, bringing a charm and sensuality that turns their world upside down.” This sounds rather interesting, and is the work of an acclaimed playwright, directed by a great director, so it all seems a bit win-win. See the venue website here for info.

The English Heart | Etcetera Theatre | 13 Jun-2 Jul (pictured)
A new comedy from Matthew Campling, whose ‘Abominations’ won praise and an award nomination when it was on at the Etcetera last year. ‘The English Heart’ is set in in contemporary times in Boston, Lincolnshire, which, topically, is the area of the UK that polled the highest percentage of votes to leave Europe. It focuses on Andre, who, after a period in South Africa, has returned home to the UK and decides to buy his old family farmhouse from married couple Marie and Jake, who frustrate his desire for peace and solitude. See this page here for details.

The Quentin Dentin Show | Tristan Bates Theatre | 20 Jun-29 Jul
It’s described as “The Rocky Horror Picture Show for the new Millennium”, and during previous runs it’s garnered the sort of attention and critical responses that have ensured a burgeoning cult status. Quentin Dentin’s on a mission to make humanity happy via his music therapy, and I pretty much guarantee that musical-lovers will be hugely pleased by the show’s original soundtrack, live rock band and fab choreography. Click this link for more.