Theatre Today In London

Three To See on 3 Jul: Wirework, Carnival Queen, Flesh and Bone

By | Published on Tuesday 26 June 2018

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

Wirework | Tristan Bates Theatre | 3-7 Jul
A British premiere for this play, first performed in South Africa in 2009, about the relationship and artistic collaboration between a black man and a white woman. “Set in the isolated landscape of the South African Karoo and inspired by images from pictures and postcards, their world becomes dominated by form and colour. In her struggle to find the ‘light’, Helen looks towards Mecca as Koos faces the reality of apartheid prejudice and survival.” See this page here for more.

Carnival Queen | Theatre503 | 3-6 Jul (pictured)
This is part of Mountview Academy’s annual Catalyst Festival, a fab looking one woman show from multi-tasker Tiannah Viechweg: “Enter the world of carnival, where masked figures weave the extraordinary tale of Claudia Jones, the woman who brought the spirit of Caribbean carnival to the UK. Blurring the lines of time, politics and race, Carnival Queen celebrates the life of this extraordinary woman and the origins of carnival in the UK.” See the venue website here for details.

Flesh and Bone | Soho Theatre | 3-21 Jul
“Feast your eyes upon the depravity, triumphs and utter hilarity of the underprivileged in a vivid and fast-paced ride through a working class estate which fuses Shakespeare-inspired lyricism with cockney accents. Award-winning Unpolished Theatre will thrust you into their stories, hold you by the scruff of the neck, and make you listen.” You’ll know all about this one because of that Q&A we did about it last week, but you know, I just thought I would remind you… see this page here to book tickets.