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Three To See on 26 Apr: Luke Wright, Ross & Rachel, Divine Chaos Of Starry Things

By | Published on Wednesday 19 April 2017

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

Luke Wright – The Toll | Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club | 26 Apr (pictured)
Long, long, long, term TW favourite Luke Wright is on a national tour performing poems from his new book ‘The Toll’, which, he says, cover a range of topics – politics, family, duty, heartache, and the toll life takes on you, though don’t make the mistake of thinking it will be all tears and misery – I bet he’ll make you laugh out loud, too, even given those themes. Book your tickets here.

Ross & Rachel | Battersea Arts Centre | 25 Apr-13 May
This is another of those things I happened upon when covering the Edinburgh Fringe, back in 2015, if I remember correctly, but it’s gone on to bigger things since then. Don’t be swayed by the title into thinking that this is some kind of lightweight sitcom themed thing, though it does have a light touch. What it offers is a long hard look at the myths of modern love, through the heartbreaking story of what happens when the couple that was always meant to be together gets together. Click here for more.

Divine Chaos Of Starry Things | White Bear Theatre | 25 Apr-20 May
“Paris 1871: A revolt takes control of a global city. In the final days, working class women – from seamstresses to teachers to sex workers – choose to take up arms, desperate to defend the freedoms they have won. Their attempt fails and these female revolutionaries are exiled to remote New Caledonia.” Paul Mason’s play, based on the memoirs of 19th century feminist Louise Michel, takes a look at what happens when a people experience the transformation of their lives via the power of mass action. See the venue website here for details.

Photo: Idil Sukan