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Three To See on 22 Nov: Nightclubbing, Clamour, Elsie Thatchwick

By | Published on Thursday 15 November 2018

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

Nightclubbing | Stratford Circus Arts Centre | 22 Nov (pictured)
We tipped this previously, when it was on in the spring at Camden People’s Theatre, but I thought I’d notify you all of this additional chance to see it. “1981: Grace Jones releases her landmark album ‘Nightclubbing’; her body is brown and soft. 2015: Three women are refused entry into a London nightclub; their bodies are brown and soft. Grace Jones; a dark skinned, androgynous, Jamaican woman, transcending societal norms to become an international superstar. Then later, three young black women, discriminated against and excluded, their bodies branded: ‘undesirable’.” See this page here for all the info.

Clamour | Roundhouse | 22 Nov
“Sealand – a lone outpost surrounded by vast swathes of ocean, is a survivor of global catastrophe. Now faced with an existential fight for its future, its people must forge the tools they require. New rules must be written, paving the way for a new state of being. With their resourcefulness and through working together what could go wrong?” An interactive mixed media theatre experience exploring how social media influences our responses. See the venue website here for details.

Elsie Thatchwick | Theatre503 | 22-24 Nov
“After seeking the advice from her eclectic mix of Scottish comrads, Elsie takes the bus from Glasgow to Manchester. When she finally gets to meet her father, it is not at all what she expected.” Skye Lourie is the star and writer of this coming of age comedy-drama set in Glasgow in the late nineties, which depicts the life of working class Scots, and explores themes of growing up, forming relationships, as well as “ the decisions we are forced to take and our extraordinary ability to empathise even when we can’t understand”. See this page here for more.