Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 29 Aug: Caterpillar, New Nigerians, Tobacco Road

By | Published on Wednesday 22 August 2018

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

Caterpillar | Theatre503 | 29 Aug-22 Sep
“Bayview is the only B&B closed for business on the busiest weekend of the year in this faded seaside town. Greasy fish n chips, sticks of rock and pot-bellied Spiderman is throwing himself off the pier. The annual ‘Birdman’ competition is in full flight. Caterpillar is a darkly funny, searing and tender drama about when we find ourselves standing on the edge, do we dare to step off?” A fab sounding new play from Alison Carr, see this page here for more.

New Nigerians | Arcola Theatre | 29 Aug-15 Sep
Oladipo Agboluaje’s hit comedy returns for a short run ahead of a national tour. “Nigeria: ‘The Giant of Africa’. Conservatives rule over the biggest economy on the continent, and one of the largest and youngest populations in the world. What if the people wanted something different? What if they got it? As time runs out to build a coalition, can Greatness win power without losing his integrity? Could this be the beginning of a new Nigeria?” Info here.

Tobacco Road | Greenwich Theatre | 29 Aug-2 Sep
Here’s a show that’s come straight from the Fringe, and I mean, literally: they were performing in Edinburgh just a couple of days ago. It’s about historical gangsters and will definitely appeal if you’re a ‘Peaky Blinders’ fan, and this is what our reviewer thought: “The performances are staggeringly physical, the spectacularly choreographed dance and fight sequences making remarkably effective use of the space, fists and feet flying over the audience’s heads. Beneath the spectacle, the living, breathing characters exude depth and complexity, all powerfully conveyed by the talented – and presumably very fit – cast.” Read more in our Q&A here, and book your tickets here.

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