Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 5 Nov: No Direction Home – Beyond The Blue, Mistero Buffo, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By | Published on Monday 29 October 2018

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

No Direction Home – Beyond The Blue | Camden People’s Theatre | 5 Nov
“Toyland is at war. Refusing to succumb to the reign of the Evil Queen and her army, four toys embark on a quest for a new home. From a sea-monster border-guard to a Samaritan Ice-Penguin, the toys meet smugglers and strange creatures on their journey as they search for a place of peace and belonging.” A new play for adults – but written by children – in response to the refugee crisis, part of the much tipped No Direction Home season at CPT. All the details are here.

Mistero Buffo | Arcola Theatre | 5-17 Nov (pictured)
Perennial favourite Dario Fo spent rather a long time creating Mistero Buffo, and the result was one of the most controversial – and entertaining – plays of the post war period. The always brilliant Rhum and Clay created this particular staging, and it had a hugely successful and award-winning run at the Edinburgh Fringe. Now it’s back in London and on at a venue near you for two weeks only. Head this way for info.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Orange Tree Theatre | 5-24 Nov
Oh, not more Shakespeare, I hear you say. Well, this isn’t any old production of Shakespeare, so there. It’s by Flute Theatre, who create productions especially for people with ASC and other educational needs, so the show is aimed at people with autism and their families. It’s interactive, allowing participants to take centre stage alongside the performers, to play sensory games to unravel the story of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. See this page here for more.