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Three To See on 24 Jan: Ken, Collective Rage, Psychopomp

By | Published on Wednesday 17 January 2018

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

Ken | The Bunker Theatre | 24 Jan-24 Feb
“1978, London. A 23 year old aspiring playwright in a rundown flat-share off the North End Road is wrestling with his masterpiece for the Royal Court. The house phone rings, the young man answers… a call for the person who used to occupy his room, recently moved to Amsterdam. But even once this information is imparted, the man at the other end doesn’t hang up. He’s called Ken.  And he’s about to change the young man’s life forever.” A theatrical tribute to the legendary Ken Campbell, see this page here for more.

Collective Rage | Southwark Playhouse | 17 Jan-10 Feb (pictured)
The UK premiere of this piece from US playwright Jen Silverman, which focuses on five very different women, all named Betty, all from New York, who “meet, fall in love, rehearse, revel and rage, they realise that they’ve been stuck reading the same scripts for far too long”. Expect something absurd, funny and uncompromising, influenced by cabaret and female drag, see the venue website here for details.

Psychopomp | Camden People’s Theatre | 24 Jan
Back to CPT for more of that Calm Down Dear goodness, this time an utterly intriguing sounding work in progress that you will want to see even if you’re the sort of person who’d normally rather wait until it’s no longer a work in progress. This is a sci-fi feminist epic inspired by vaporwave (an electronic music/meme microgenre, if you’re not sure) and gaming culture and consisting of found text, art animation, dance and an original soundtrack. Head this way for all the info.

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