Theatre Today In London

Three To See on 5 Sep: Agent Of Influence – The Secret Life Of Pamela More, Coriolanus, Judith – A Parting From The Body

By | Published on Tuesday 29 August 2017

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

Agent Of Influence – The Secret Life Of Pamela More | Drayton Arms Theatre | 5-23 Sep
“London. 1936. Lady Pamela, Times fashion columnist and socialite, is recruited by MI5 to keep notes on Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII, suspected to be colluding with the German Embassy. But Pamela suddenly realises that what began as an adventure has led to a deadly struggle for power in a world in the shadow of war.” The star of this one woman show has been praised for a superb performance, and it’s also intriguing subject matter, see this page here for more.

Coriolanus | The Rose Playhouse | 5-15 Sep
A staging of one of The Bard’s less frequently performed plays, in the always-atmospheric surroundings of The Rose Playhouse. As the blurb points out, this depiction of conflict between leadership and democracy may be set ancient Rome but it’s got a lot of contemporary relevance, given the state of the world in 2017. See the venue website here for details.

Judith – A Parting From The Body | Arcola Theatre | 5-9 Sep (pictured)
Catherine Cusack performs in this production of Howard Barker’s 1992 play, which previously ran at the Arcola in 2015 as part of a double bill of the playwright’s work, a show we interviewed director Robyn Winfield-Smith about, if you want to take a look. The short piece re-imagines the deuterocanonical legend of Judith – the widow who, on the night before battle, infiltrates the enemy camp to seduce and kill Holofernes, head of the invading army. Click here for info.