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Three To See on 6 Jan: Heartbreak House, The Ten Thousand Year Clock And Other Stories, Any Suggestions Doctor?

By | Published on Saturday 30 December 2017

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

Heartbreak House | Union Theatre | 4 Jan-3 Feb
The opener of Union Theatre’s Essential Classics 2018 season, a production of George Bernard Shaw’s satirical black comedy, starring West End and Broadway leading lady type Helen Anker. We love Bernard Shaw plays, and this one, like all the others, frankly, hasn’t lost its relevance. For more information and to book, see this page here.

The Ten Thousand Year Clock and Other Stories with David Rooney | King’s Place | 6 Jan (pictured)
“Have you ever wondered how long a clock can keep running, and how time was synchronised before the digital age? Why do rock crystals set the tempo of our daily existence, and how can we fight back against the remorseless beat of the clock?” Part of the venue’s collection of ‘Time Unwrapped’ events, which was always guaranteed to fascinate me. David Rooney, Keeper of Technologies and Engineering at the Science Museum, reveals the secrets and stories behind precision time-keeping. Click here for more.

Any Suggestions Doctor? An Improvised Adventure in Space & Time | Canal Cafe Theatre | 6 Jan
Back over to Canal Cafe Theatre (well, we were there yesterday for NewsRevue) for a session with the Any Suggestions Improv troupe, who with this show offer a themed twist on the standard improv fare as they create a brand new episode of ‘Dr Who’ using your suggestions. Seems like it would offer a lot of scope for creative locations, given the interstellar, time-hopping nature of Tardis travel. See the venue website here for details.