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Three To See on 30 Mar: Free Lunch With The Stenchwench, Battery Life, Bliss/Mutluluk

By | Published on Thursday 23 March 2017

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

Free Lunch With The Stenchwench | Camden People’s Theatre | 30 Mar-1 Apr (pictured)
It’s described as “a one-woman flea circus with faded glory, austerity pants, drop scones and hot chocolate”, and examines the drive for survival, and the will to fit into a society in the grip of austerity. Catherine Hoffman presents an account of shame and poverty, of Cheap clothes, thrifty bread, cold baths, and growing up as part of a “feral underclass”. See this page here for info.

Battery Life | Lyric Hammersmith | 30-31 Mar
It’s on at the Lyric, but it’s the work of Chickenshed Theatre and Chelsea’s Youth Theatre, and it considers the relationships we humans have with technology, the impact on our lives of digital advances. Classic tales – ‘Snow White’, ‘Goldilocks’, ‘Billy Goats Gruff’ – are given a thought-provoking, technological twist. Click here for more.

Bliss/Mutluluk | Arcola Theatre | 30 Mar-1 Apr
“Lake Van, Eastern Turkey. Meryem, a fifteen-year-old rape victim, is accused of shaming her family. Cemal, her cousin, is tasked with an honour killing. But their journey takes an unexpected turn…” This new musical adaptation of Zülfü Livaneli’s ‘Bliss’ is directed by Arcola Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen, and is only on for three nights before embarking on a European tour. Don’t worry about it being in Turkish, there are surtitles, see the venue website here for details.


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