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Three To See on 7 May: Beerey, Pete n Keely, Spectral Paradigms

By | Published on Sunday 30 April 2017

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

Beerey | Theatre N16 | 7-8 May (pictured)
This is a verbatim piece tackling a difficult and not-often-covered issue, which is that of the impact on families of arrest and wrongful conviction. It tells the story of the family of Jon Beere, who was arrested in 2011 during UK drug smuggling investigation Operation Disorient, is serving 24 years in prison, and maintains that he is innocent. While he and his fellow convicts, known as the ‘Freshwater Five’, are still fighting for their freedom, this play focuses on those family members left behind – what happens when your ordinary family suddenly becomes the focus of a high profile drugs case? Click here for more info.

Pete n Keely | Tristan Bates Theatre | 2-20 May
“It’s 1968. America’s Swingin’ Sweethearts, Pete Bartel and Keely Stevens, are performing live on national television! The only catch? They haven’t spoken to each other in five years.” The divorced pair’s story is told by a series of flashbacks, building to an explosive confrontation, and featuring a soundtrack of hits from the fifities and sixties. Expect a highly entertaining, funny and touching experience from this European premiere of an off-Broadway hit musical. See the venue website here for details.

Spectral Paradigms | All Saints Church Tooting | 5-19 May
An exhibition from the Wandsworth Fringe, this, and one which sounds very interesting, featuring as it does the work of a diverse group of contemporary and new media artists working with a mixture of digital, sound, installation, video, and mixed media techniques. The display aims to investigate what constitutes truth and reality, and explore themes of what happens when the ‘unreal’ enters the realm of the real. See this page here for info.