And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…
Shame and Scandal | Albany Deptford | 9-10 Oct
This is a comedy drama about an affluent Jamaican family, and is based on the lyrics of ‘Shame and Scandal’, the much covered song popularised by the The Wailers; it looks great, because it’s got a super cast, and the play is by acclaimed novelist Alex Wheatle. To find out more about the show and to book tickets, see this page here.
A House Repeated | Battersea Arts Centre | 7-24 Oct
Did you read those ‘choose your own adventure’ books when you were a child? I know I did (my daughter still does), and if you did too, then you might find this show interesting. You might even find it interesting even if you had no interest in the said adventure books, but it is inspired by those, as well as by early computer games, and offers an immersive, interactive performance. Sounds ace, doesn’t it? More info and tickets here.
Barenaked Ladies | indigo at the O2 | 9 Oct
When it became clear to me that Barenaked Ladies are currently touring the uk, my brain started seemingly endlessly turning over a number of their classic tracks. The fact that so much of their music makes me feel deeply nostalgic is probably a testament to how old I am getting, but I will cough to it, anyway – this lot helped create the soundtrack to some of the most misspent hours of my youth. Funny, clever and catchy stuff, if by any chance you’re not aware of them. More info from right about here.