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Three To See on 27 Jul: Little Mermaid – The Circus Sensation, Tokyo Love Hotel, Bury The Hatchet

By | Published on Friday 20 July 2018

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

Little Mermaid – The Circus Sensation | Underbelly Festival | 24 Jul-12 Aug
“The Little Mermaid longs for life on land, the Prince is consumed by the lure of the sea. When a raging storm brings them together the wheels of fate are set in motion. Sacrificing her voice to the powerful Sea Witch, the Little Mermaid and her Prince will face many more obstacles if they are ever to be together.” The traditional tale staged in a format that includes circus and songs, sounds like the perfect recipe for a family outing (recommended for 8+). See this page here for details.

Tokyo Love Hotel | Ovalhouse | 27-28 Jul
Now, this one from Lemonade & Laughing Gas is 18+ and therefore definitely not one for a family outing (unless all your family are 18+, I suppose) but it’s a short and sweet work in progress that I dare say might be appropriate to take in with a friend… But what topic does it explore? Well, over to them: “n an age of Tinder and Grindr, of Netflix and chill; in a world of screens and diminishing touch, of decreasing birth rates and increasing levels of social anxiety… what happens to intimacy now?” See the venue website here for more info.

Bury The Hatchet | The Hope Theatre | 24 Jul-11 Aug (pictured)
Back in my teens, I was weirdly interested in reading about famous murder cases (and I assure you, not because I was a serial killer in the making, I am beyond all doubt a very compassionate peace-lover, honest) and I was a bit fascinated by the story of Lizzie Borden and gruesome deaths-by-axe of her unfortunate parents. She was acquitted, of course, but there’s been speculation ever since about whether she actually did it. Anyway, this “fun feminist re-imagining” of the story, complete with bluegrass music (which I do love) was a hit at the most recent Vault Festival. Not sure quite how murder can be fun, but I’d like to find out. More here.