Opera Theatre Today In London

Three To See on 29 Aug: The Queen’s Lace Handkerchief, Out In Africa, Adam & Eve

By | Published on Tuesday 22 August 2017

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

The Queen’s Lace Handkerchief | Wilton’s Music Hall | 29-31 Aug
Apparently Johann Strauss’s ‘Das Spitzentuch der Konigin’ was a huge success in Vienna and the US back in the 1880s but was never performed in London. Despite that, many of its tunes have become familiar to us as the composer later re-used them in his orchestral waltzes. Which seems like a very good reason to take in this first professional production of the operetta, which tells a tale of political intrigue and royal adultery. Click here for info.

Out In Africa | Arcola Theatre | 29 Aug-2 Sep (pictured)
This new play by South African TV writer and playwright Mpumelelo Paul Grootboom is based around an event in which western tourists are kidnapped in Kenya by Islamic rebels; focusing on the hostages’ struggle for survival, it promises to be a gripping and powerful watch. See the venue website here for more.

Adam & Eve | Jack Studio Theatre | 29 Aug-2 Sep
“Newlyweds Adam & Eve are moving to the countryside, leaving the city behind for good. They’re going to buy a house, start a family and live happily ever after. But when Adam is suspended from work and accusations are made, they’re forced to question how well they really know each other.” A play about the nature of truth, trust and accusations, interesting in light of how we seem to be in that post-truth society everyone’s been talking about. Head this way for details.