Opera Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 6 Dec: Charming Dick, Scenes From The End, Benighted

By | Published on Tuesday 29 November 2016


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

Charming Dick | Cockpit Theatre | 6-23 Dec
‘Charming Dick’ was the 2015 edition of the long running institution that is the Royal Vauxhall Tavern’s Christmas panto, and it’s headed for the Cockpit theatre, kicking off a more-than-two-week run this very day. It’s got a great cast, and will no doubt be great fun for all you big kids out there. I don’t think I really need to spell out that this one isn’t suitable for actual children. See this page here for info.

Scenes From The End | Tristan Bates Theatre | 6-10 Dec (pictured)
Bit of a change of scene from bawdy panto, this, a one woman opera focusing on themes of death, grief and endings. Don’t be turned off by the doomy subject matter, though, this is a critically acclaimed and powerful piece of work that will very possibly take your breath away. I’ve tipped it before, and may well tip it again. See the venue website here for details.

Benighted | Old Red Lion | 6 Dec-7 Jan
I love JB Priestly, but this is JB Priestly with a difference, in that it’s a stage adaptation of a 1927 novel, published when the esteemed playwright was yet to become well known. A party are lost in Wales on a treacherously stormy night, and abandon their car to seek refuge in a ramshackle mansion house, and if I tell you that this inspired ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ you’ll see just where this creepy comedy is headed. Head this way to find out more.