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Three To See on 25 Oct: I Wish I Was A Mountain, Princess Charming, No Direction Home – Belong

By | Published on Thursday 18 October 2018

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

I Wish I Was A Mountain | Battersea Arts Centre | 24-26 Oct (pictured)
“On the day of the famous annual fair, the town of Faldum receives an unexpected visit. A wanderer offers to grant a wish to anyone who wants one. Before long, the city is transformed. Mansions stand where mud huts once squatted, and beggars ride around in horse drawn carriages. And one man wishes to be turned into a mountain.” Another suggestion for a child-focused event in recognition of the fact that it’s half term and you may be looking for ways to entertain the kids. Expect good things from former Glastonbury Poetry Slam Champion Toby Thompson. See this page here for more.

Princess Charming | Ovalhouse | 23-27 Oct
And another – yes, another – family friendly show, this time a cabaret exploring gender stereotypes and the intense pressure that’s on children (and humans in general, to be fair) to conform to standards of approved modes of masculine or feminine behaviour. “We don’t like being told what to do. Some boys like pink. Some girls like football. Whatever. We’re here to sing, shout, stamp, dance, dress up. And be ourselves.” And quite right too. Details here.

No Direction Home – Belong | Camden People’s Theatre | 26 Oct
“Zambian born, London based choreographer Lindy Nsingo presents a series of powerful, energetic and soulful performances that blends contemporary dance, text and music. Using voice recordings from her family and traditional Zambian song, join Lindy for an evening of dance, informed by ideas of migration and of responding to a foreign space.” Another promising looking pick from CPT’s No Direction Home season, book your tickets here.