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Three To See on 24 Jun: Ed Night – Anthem For Doomed Youth, Working, Perpetual – A Sonic Opera

By | Published on Saturday 17 June 2017

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

Ed Night – Anthem For Doomed Youth | Museum Of Comedy | 24 Jun (pictured)
“Can young people salvage their future? Are unpaid internships worse than The Somme?” I am quite keen to hear what Ed Night has to say on this subject, not least because he’s young, but also because he’s a talented and promising comedian. Most publicity blurbs go on about things being “hotly anticipated”, but with regard to this particular debut hour, it’s probably true. Well, it is here at TW Towers, in any case. See the venue website here for more.

Working | Southwark Playhouse | 2 Jun-8 Jul
They’re quite well into the run of this production of Stephen Schwartz’ 1977 musical based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with the American workforce, but there’s still lots of time to see it. This is the European premiere, and it seems surprising that it’s not been staged here before given its fairly universal themes about life and the daily grind. It’s had some great reviews, see this page here for details.

Perpetual – A Sonic Opera | The Bunker | 20 Jun-1 Jul
“Lazarus, resurrected by the hand of Jesus, has wandered the world for millennia, unable to die. Seeking eternal rest he returns to his ancient tomb. In his lonesome madness he tirelessly thrashes against the walls of his immortal body, uttering half-remembered words of Christ.” Completely intrigued by the sound of this ‘sonic opera’, which apparently “places emphasis on the ‘physicality of sound”. Click here for more.