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Three To See on 23 Jun: Pat Cahill – The Fisherman, Infinite Joy, Estamos Presente

By | Published on Saturday 16 June 2018

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

Pat Cahill – The Fisherman | Soho Theatre | 22-23 Jun
This is what one of our edfringe reviewers said about Pat Cahill: “an assured stand-up, plugging a down-beat but optimistic outlook on life through a combination of sing-along songs, anecdotes and poetry. Considering how sporadic and bizarre his topics are, Cahill pulls off the impressive feat of forming a cohesive whole.” Another wrote “It’s almost certainly the only Fringe show you’ll come out of singing about coconuts.” In any case, you can expect something quirky and hilarious. See this page here for more.

Infinite Joy | Southwark Playhouse | 23 Jun-14 Jul
This musical is playing in rep with ‘Sticky’, a show we recommended for yesterday, and this looks equally interesting: “A small stormy island, a tribe of teenagers and their “Mother” live in complete isolation. Cut-off from the outside world, when a piece of modern technology washes up on the rocks, it opens up a strange new world of endless possibilities. These possibilities offer infinite joy, but at what cost?” For info, see the venue website here.

Estamos Presente (We Are Present) | Roundhouse | 23 Jun (pictured)
Another spoken word treat from the Last Word Festival, this time from a bi-lingual collective of young British Latino writers who will celebrate the culture of the half a million Latinos living in the UK, and challenge the stereotypes – drugs, Shakira and football – associated with them. You can expect diverse themes, from political tragedy and magic realism to samba and telenovelas. See this page here for details.