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Three To See on 5 Feb: King Lear Retold, Nick Mohammed – Characters, Gein’s Family Giftshop – Volume 3

By | Published on Monday 29 January 2018

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

King Lear Retold | Greenwich Theatre | 5-6 Feb
As you might gather from the title, this is a retelling of the King Lear story, from the enormously talented storyteller Debs Newbold. If you’re a follower of her work, then you will no doubt be aware that this isn’t the only show in which she’s tackled Shakespeare – she’s also performed versions of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘MacBeth’ – and if you haven’t seen her ‘Lear’ yet, you’ll be feeling very happy about this opportunity to do so. Head this way for details.

Nick Mohammed – Characters | Soho Theatre | 5-10 Feb
The excellent Nick Mohammed is about to voice a lead character in an upcoming Disney feature and also to play a regular role in the new BBC/Netflix series ‘Collateral’, and is frankly always popping up on TV screens, so I am surprised he has time for a run at Soho Theatre. But he does, you lucky lot, so don’t waste time, hie ye hence to this page here to book your tickets before they all disappear.

Gein’s Family Giftshop – Volume 3 | Soho Theatre | 5-10 Feb
Sticking with the Soho Theatre, now, because we just can’t stay away, especially when a TW favourite like Gein’s is headed there. “This talented cast establish their own characters as personalities running through the show, and share the limelight through cracking lines, silly mime and comic timing”, wrote our reviewer of Volume 2. “It’s top quality fooling, but they’re clearly no idiots.” Click here for info.



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