Theatre Today In London

Three To See on 7 Feb: The Drill, Somewhere A Gunner Fires, The Moor

By | Published on Wednesday 31 January 2018

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

The Drill | Battersea Arts Centre | 5-17 Feb
Multimedia theatre makers Breach present another show mixing a variety of forms – documentary film, devised theatre and audience interaction – this one taking a critical look at emergency preparedness scenarios to consider today’s anxieties around security and terrorism. Expect a strong and searching exploration of the subject from this award winning company. See the venue website here for more information and to book tickets.

Somewhere A Gunner Fires | King’s Head Theatre | 6-24 Feb (pictured)
“In the final months of the First World War, as the gears of the Great War machine grind inexorably to a halt, as the snows thaw, and the troops desert – six stories reach their end. The volunteer, the girl in the blitz; the builder, the tailor, the American objector; the officer who can never live down his mistakes – survivors in a world gone mad.” This is described as a “First World War play for those who hate First World War plays” but I expect if you do like First World War plays, there’s a high chance you’ll like this too. See this page here for more.

The Moor | Old Red Lion Theatre | 6 Feb-3 Mar
A tense psychological thriller courtesy of Rive Productions, written by Catherine Lucie and directed by Blythe Stewart. Bronagh has lived on the moors for as long as she can remember, but her life is disturbed, initially by disquieting dreams, seemingly the herald of what’s to come: a murder investigation in which she and her boyfriend become entangled. Head this way for all the details.