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Three To See on 21 Jul: Treating Odette, Above The Mealy Mouthed Sea, The Shape Of The Pain

By | Published on Friday 14 July 2017

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

Treating Odette | Upstairs At The Gatehouse | 21 Jul-6 Aug
“In 1949 two of the most famous women in Britain met in a fashionable Mayfair beauty salon. One was the film star Anna Neagle and the other was the wartime heroine Odette. Under the gentle hands of their young beautician they were to reveal the explosive secrets that neither the press nor the Gestapo ever discovered.” Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Especially given it’s based on truth. See this page here for more info.

Above The Mealy Mouthed Sea | Omnibus Theatre | 21 Jul
This is the first of two Edinburgh previews that we are recommending today, a piece by Unholy Mess, whose Fringe debut ‘Melody’ won a fair amount of critical acclaim. In a fusion of poetry and song, performance poet Jemima Foxtrot explores memory, childhood and how the way we remember things can be skewed. See the venue website here for details.

The Shape Of The Pain | Battersea Arts Centre | 21 Jul
I don’t want to make this all about me, really, but I must confess that this caught my eye because of the fact that I’ve had some dealings with chronic pain and those who suffer from it, and this show is about physical pain, how we talk about it, and how love and joy can happen despite it. It’s the work of Fringe First winners China Plate, so you can feel sure that this will be a well put together production. Click here for more.

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