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Three To See on 28 Sep: Freeman, Grey (First Bite), The Lesson

By | Published on Friday 21 September 2018

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

Freeman | Canada Water Theatre | 28-29 Sep (pictured)
Writer Camilla Whitehill explores the link between mental ill health and systemic racism, inspired by the first man in the US to plead insanity as a defence. “Throughout time and across waters, from William Freeman to Sarah Reed, six true stories are threaded together and told through physical theatre, spoken word, gospel singing, shadow puppetry and more. History is bound to repeat itself when the thumb is permanently bearing down on the loop button, so has anything really changed?” More here.

Grey (First Bite) | Ovalhouse | 27-29 Sep
The brilliant Koko Brown returns, with this early look at new work ‘Grey’, the second instalment of a trilogy, performed using spoken word and vocal looping, and focusing on depression and black women’s mental health. “Koko is a strong, independent, black woman. She has a roof over her head. She has food in her fridge. She lives a good life. She’s also a little bit sad, a lot of the time. She doesn’t understand why.” Head this way for details.

The Lesson | The Hope Theatre | 25 Sep-13 Oct
“When an enthusiastic young student arrives at The Professor’s house for her lesson, she is wide-eyed and ready to learn. But no amount of studying can prepare her for the odyssey that lies ahead.” A staging of Eugene Ionesco’s excellent comic drama about “the tyrannical nature of power, the dangers of enforced education and how words can be used as weapons”. Info right about here.