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Three To See on 22 Aug: Black Cat – Bohemia, Twelfth Night, Carmen The Gypsy

By | Published on Wednesday 15 August 2018

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

Black Cat – Bohemia | Udderbelly Festival | 22 Aug-30 Sep (pictured)
The Brilliant Black Cat Cabaret return, threatening to turn London’s Southbank into a new Bohemia, and bringing a host of “world-class acrobats, aerialistes, fire-breathers and other gloriously talented reprobates”. MCd by Frisky of Frisky & Mannish reknown, soundtracked by a live band, and selling tickets pretty quickly, by the look of things (not hugely surprising). Quickly, head to this link here to get yours.

Twelfth Night | Tristan Bates Theatre | 22-25 Aug
“Viola survives a shipwreck and washes up on the shores of Illyria, quickly becoming embroiled in a story of romance, trickery and disguise, when she enters Duke Orsino’s service, and starts carrying lovelorn messages to the Countess Olivia. The ensuing story raises contemporary questions of family, love, gender, desire, and madness.” Yes, you know all about it. But have you seen a production of it lately? Here’s a promising looking one for your consideration. Details here.

Carmen The Gypsy | Arcola Theatre | 22-25 Aug
“This is Carmen’s story, and she wants to break free. Free from a brutal husband and the shackles of tradition.” So, not only are we waving goodbye to Camden Fringe for another year this week, Arcola Theatre’s fabulous opera fest Grimeborn is also winding down, and this is one of our last couple of picks from it. This looks like an interesting version of ‘Carmen’, set in the British traveller community. See the venue website here for more.