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Three To See on 28 Apr: Working Class Dinner Party, Not Talking, Gracie

By | Published on Saturday 21 April 2018

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

Working Class Dinner Party | Camden People’s Theatre | 28 Apr
Back over to Camden People’s Theatre now for another tasty treat from the Common People festival line up. Part show, part discussion, ‘Working Class Dinner Party’ sees working class artists, thinkers and fakers explore what it means to grow up on a council estate and who creates the definitions of working class identity. Head this way for details.

Not Talking | Arcola Theatre | 25 Apr-2 Jun (pictured)
It’s a play by an Olivier Award winning writer but it’s never been seen before. Promising to be a gripping and lyrical drama, Mike Bartlett’s first play, written in 2005, is about cultures of silence: “A relationship where it has become impossible to talk. A system that protects abuse of power. How do you speak out?” See the venue website here for info.

Gracie | Finborough Theatre | 29 Apr-15 May SMT
“Gracie was born into a polygamous religious community, and brought across the US border to Canada at the age of eight, when her mother became the eighteenth wife of an elder there. A lively and irrepressible child, her world is full of faith and family, but by the time she is fifteen, and at marriageable age, she feels increasing pressure to conform…but will she ever dare to take the leap and step into the outside world?” The European premiere of this play by veteran Canadian playwright Joan MacLeod, see this page here for more.



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