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Three To See on 23 May: Shirleymander, The Daughter In Law, Ben Moor – Pronoun Trouble

By | Published on Wednesday 16 May 2018

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

Shirleymander | The Playground Theatre | 23 May-16 Jun
“London is in the midst of a housing crisis. Properties stand empty while homelessness soars. Close-knit communities are destroyed for profit. Local councils are accused of “social cleansing”, as families are evicted and forced to move away or into unsafe accommodation while affordable homes are sold as investment properties. It’s the 1980s and in City Hall Tesco heiress Shirley Porter reigns supreme as the Leader of Westminster Council”. This won much acclaim when first heard as a radio play. See this page here for more.

The Daughter In Law | Arcola Theatre | 23 May-23 Jun
Do you know what I used to really enjoy? A book I had of DH Lawrence short stories. They were really good. I must dig it out and read them again to see if I still enjoy them. And, also, go and see this, the writer’s groundbreaking play about sex and inequality set against the backdrop of the Nottinghamshire mines, which was never published or performed during his lifetime. Well, he was a bit controversial at times, you know. Head this way for info.

Ben Moor – Pronoun Trouble | Hen & Chickens | 23-24, 30 May + 1 Jun (pictured)
Do you know what else I (and the TW team in general) enjoy? Pretty much anything Ben Moor does. His performances are just so clever and brilliant and lyrical and lovely. So yes, we you might say that I (and indeed, we) are very excited to see him headed for the Hen & Chickens theatre this week because we missed the fact that he was performing this show there in October and February. Damn. But it’s okay, a wrong is righted. Get ye hence for details.