Dance & Physical Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 1 Dec: End The Silence, Head-Rot Holiday, Fresh

By | Published on Saturday 24 November 2018

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

End The Silence | Ovalhouse | 1+3 Dec
“A storm is brewing. For many years Rebuild (a UK charity) has preyed on and abused the broken, vulnerable women it was incorporated to serve. Its survival has been predicated on the assurance of the silence of its victims. But Connie Harrington has decided to speak out.” ‘End The Silence’ follows six women in a fight for justice and for their voices to be heard, in a play that looks at power and how it corrupts, as well as healing and restoration. More here.

Head-Rot Holiday | The Hope Theatre | 27 Nov-22 Dec
A revival of Sarah Daniels’ irreverent dark comedy about women in prison: “In a secure hospital for the ‘criminally insane’, three women prepare for the Christmas disco. The parole board’s recipe for early release: put on a dress, wear some make-up… and dance with a rapist or killer of your choice. Ruth hears voices but distracts herself with karaoke. Claudia defies the racist nurses and longs to see her children. Dee applies mascara for the first time and is paid a visit by an angel. Behind iron bars, the patients and nurses of Penwell Hospital ask: in such a topsy-turvy world, who are you to say that I’m insane?” Details right about here.

Fresh | The Place | 1 Dec (pictured)
This is the kind of thing you know we like – some bite size pieces or extracts brought together in one lovely performance, and this physical-focused one threatens to be a “fierce, go-getting performance”. Expect appearances from sister duo Alleyne Dance and physical comedy types Project Gibbon, among others. Head this way for all the information, and to book your tickets.