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Three To See on 21 Jan: Nathan Cassidy – The Man In The Arena, Beautiful (Not The Carole King Musical), Symposium – Clowns and Power

By | Published on Saturday 14 January 2017

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

Nathan Cassidy – The Man In The Arena | Leicester Square Theatre | 21 Jan (pictured)
Nathan Cassidy won my enduring, loving esteem when he created a number of shows about one of my life’s greatest joys, the Back To The Future films (don’t worry, I love my children too). This is a new show that will preview a number of times over the next few months, so it’s early days, but there’s no doubt in my mind that it will already be a very well prepared and fab thing. See this page here for more info.

Beautiful (Not The Carole King Musical) | Arcola Theatre | 20-22 Jan
This looks good, but is only on for three nights, so make sure you don’t miss it. Featuring the music of “Sir Jon Bon Jovi”, the show “takes a sideways look at the pomp and circumstance of modern jukebox musicals, and asks us to question if the art of imagination is being lost to machinery, illusion and extravagance”. Head this way for details.

Symposium – Clowns and Power | Jacksons Lane | 21 Jan
Another event from the London International Mime Festival for you to get your teeth into, and this time it’s a symposium (duh) so this is really one for those of you who are very into this sort of stuff, for whatever reason (you might actually be a clown, or someone who wants to be one, for example). A panel of leading practitioners take a serious look at the art form, and how its performers engage with power play. See the venue website here for more.


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