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Three To See on 26 Apr: Acting Up, Whatever Happened To Vandal Raptor, Coat

By | Published on Thursday 19 April 2018

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

Acting Up | Rich Mix | 26 Apr
A new improvised comedy show where the audience judge the best performances, hosted by Ashley J and Tee J who have have devised a ‘Battle of the Sexes’ special: two teams, one female and one male, going head to head. Expect good things and a line up of East London talent that includes Bradley Charles, Danielle Vitalis, Francis ‘Don’ Joani, Kiell Smith-Bynoe, Monique Campbell, and Rosie-Marie Christian. See this page here for more.

Whatever Happened To Vandal Raptor | Ovalhouse | 26-28 Apr
Punk poet Henry Raby tells the tale of fictional band Vandal Raptor, through spoken word, poetry, live music and story-telling. They were the greatest 4-piece dinosaur-themed punk band in the scene, and sang about changing the world, before they broke up… ten years later they are accidentally reunited on their old stomping ground. Can they revive their passionate approach of the past..? Info on the venue website here.

Coat | Battersea Arts Centre | 26-28 Apr (pictured)
“Picture this: Nigeria. A grandmother passes. London. A son cooks a pot of stew for his mother hoping to uncover hidden stories and unanswered questions.” Yomi Sode walks the line between Nigerian and British cultures, and tackles the issues of immigration, identity and displacement, as well as how the mistakes of older generations leave younger ones unsure of what’s expected of them, in a play that promises to be both humorous and moving. All the details are here.