Three To see on 23 Feb: Princess Suffragette, Cul De Sac, Lizzie
By TW Editorial | Published on Thursday 16 February 2017
And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…
Princess Suffragette | Vault Festival | 22-26 Feb (pictured)
Despite her prominence as a suffragette and for her campaigning against British imperialism, I don’t know much about Sophia Duleep Singh, and I’d hazard a guess I’m not the only one; so here’s a great opportunity to learn more about her, as well as important moments in Indian and British history. Expect a variety of performance styles, and an eclectic soundtrack, see this page here.
Cul De Sac | Jacksons Lane | 23-24 Feb
As you may have anticipated, given that it’s Jacksons Lane, this is a physical piece involving juggling, dance and acrobatics and dance, as performers performers Gemma Palomar and José Triguero “take us through a cycle of love, irritation, pain, euphoria, caresses and carelessness as they journey beyond the stereotypical male-female relationship”. See the venue website here for more.
Lizzie | Greenwich Theatre | 22 Feb-12 Mar
Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty whacks…. I read all about Lizzie Borden as a child (I was at least 10, by the way, before you judge my parents for letting a tot read about murder) and was rather fascinated by the mysterious case. Seems like a slightly odd subject for a musical, perhaps, but I have seen odder, plus, though this is the UK premiere, it’s been around for a while in the US and has won considerable praise. Click here for details.