Music Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 6 Jun: Undersong, The End Of History, The Yellow Wallpaper

By | Published on Wednesday 30 May 2018

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

Undersong | Ovalhouse | 5-9 Jun
‘Undersong’ is described as a a live, human surround-sound experience, in which the audience are “wrapped in song”. It’s the work of Verity Standen, who has a well established reputation for having a very innovative approach to music-making, as she explores the ways an audience can experience human voices, using a range of vocal techniques and harmonies. Nine a capella singers weave amongst the audience and throughout the space creating effects from a whispered duet to a screaming mob. See the venue website here for all the details.

The End Of History | St Giles-in-the-Fields | 5-23 Jun
“She’d seen him before; pink shirt, dark hair, grey suit… jaw. Oh yes, she’d seen him before. He couldn’t quite place her face…. What happens when two totally different Londoners find themselves face to face on the worst day of their lives?” A site-responsive piece exploring the impact of gentrification on two very different individuals, which promises to be moving and funny. See the Soho Theatre website here for info and to book tickets.

The Yellow Wallpaper | Omnibus Theatre | 5-24 Jun (pictured)
Yes, based on the short story that many of you will be familiar with, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and it looks great. For those of you less familiar: “Alice has not formed the correct bond with her baby. That’s what her doctor and husband say. Isolated from her child and banished to the country for ‘rest’, Alice falls further down the rabbit hole of her own mind. The wallpaper haunts her. But is she really sick, or are there more sinister forces at play?” More here.