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Three To See on 8 Oct: Eastern Star, Handa’s Surprise, Eleanor Morton – Angry Young Woman

By | Published on Sunday 1 October 2017

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

Eastern Star | The Cockpit | 8 Oct
A play focusing on the experiences of journalist Christopher Gunness, who, in 1998 as a young reporter for the BBC World Service, found himself at the centre of the Burma/Myanmar revolution that brought Aung San Suu Kyi onto the international stage. Rather timely, I feel, given all the shit that’s going down there at the moment, though the show seems to focus primarily on who it is who writes history, and therefore determines what we view as the truth of it. See this page here for info.

Handa’s Surprise | Jacksons Lane | 8 Oct
I’ve got a soft spot for ‘Handa’s Surprise’, because it was a book that my daughter and her friends focused on during her early years at primary school. It’s a sweet and engaging story for little ones, and should be especially so at this performance, with its physical performance, puppetry and live music. See the venue website here for details.

Eleanor Morton – Angry Young Woman | The Bill Murray | 8 Oct (pictured)
“Fabulous”, “vivid”, “appealing”, “cheeky”, “whimsical”, “endearing” – just some of the words we have in the past used to describe Eleanor Morton. So hurrah, that this definite TW favourite is headed to The Bill Murray to entertain us with her latest show, which she performed up in Edinburgh in the summer. Click here for more.