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Three To See on 31 Oct: Unassailable Us, The Exorcism, The Funeral Director

By | Published on Wednesday 24 October 2018

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

Unassailable Us | Omnibus Theatre | 31 Oct
“Rachel Birch-Lawson and Khyle Eccles have been a couple for 10 years. Unassailable Us is their anniversary gift to each other. Despite the fact that they both felt there was no way they could make a show about being together, they found that that was exactly what they seemed to be doing. And along the way they’ve realised that the story isn’t just theirs – it belongs to anyone who has been in a long-term relationship that has flourished, struggled; changed and grown.” This sounds intriguing. Info here.

The Exorcism | Battersea Arts Centre | 30 Oct-3 Nov
The fabulously talented Ross Sutherland (who you’ll probably remember from shows like ‘Stand By For Tape Back-Up’) presents this brand new ghost story. “The Vatican believes that the best way to understand a haunting is to approach it like a work of art. A haunted house, therefore, is basically a temporary gallery, full of terrible demonic art installations. The role of the exorcist is simple: we must be the most vicious art critic imaginable…” Head this way for more.

The Funeral Director | Southwark Playhouse | 31 Oct-24 Nov (pictured)
The latest Papatango New Writing Prize winning play, by the brilliant Iman Qureshi, and it tackles some really interesting themes: “Life as the director of a Muslim funeral parlour isn’t always easy, but Ayesha has things pretty sorted. She and Zeyd share everything: a marriage, a business, a future. Until Tom walks in to organise his boyfriend’s funeral. A snap moral decision, informed by the values of Ayesha’s community and faith, has profound consequences. Forced to confront a secret she has hidden even from herself, Ayesha must decide who she is – no matter the cost.” Details here.